The Danger of a Single Story and Institutional Racism in The 13th
Format: Double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-pt font, with 1” margin on all sides
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Paper # 1: “The Danger of a Single Story” (2.5 pages)
(Online on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg&t=216s)
- With reference to Chimamanda Adichie’s TED talk, “The Danger of a Single Story,” critically analyze and discuss the “danger” inherent in “a single story”. What is the “danger” that Adichie talks about? Make sure you include specificreferences to the video (and the examples mentioned by Adichie).
- Also, have you ever been subjected to “a single story” and/or subjected someone else to one? Discuss in detail (with specific examples)
Paper # 2: Institutional Racism in The 13th(2.5 pages)
(Online on Netflix)
- Using the documentary, The 13thas an example, discuss the issue of “institutional racism,” particularly with reference to the African-American community in the United States. Make sure you mention specific examples from the documentary to support your argument. Also, don’t forget to define the term at the very onset!
For paper #1 the second bullet point, I am Arab specifically from the middle east, and i have encountered foreigners who come here for the first time and thing that us middle easterners don’t have the freedom to go out without the male partner, so go out without abaya’s and so on. You can mention something like that.