The Problem with Stereotypes

“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are WRONG, it’s that they are incomplete.”

Chimamanda Adichie


Watch her amazing insight into the “Danger of a Single Story.” This is quite possibly the best Ted Talk I’ve seen. Got twenty minutes? You won’t be disappointed. She talks about how we limit a group of people by portraying them in only one way, with only one story. It’s the easiest way to dispossess a people. It’s the easiest way to gain power over them. Check it out.

One response to “The Problem with Stereotypes

  1. Mox, that is magnificent, real, raw, and important for every single human being to see and feel. What do you think about sharing it with students? We were just talking about the destructive nature of stereotypes in class today. WOW. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

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