A Poverty Mindset

A Poverty Mindset

In 2009, Novelist Chimamanda Adichie gave a TED talk entitled The Danger of a Single Story about how people often develop a specific opinion of a certain ethnicity, country, region or people group because of one single story being told about them. She grew up in Nigeria, went to school in the States and realized that many of her school peers had only heard a single story of Nigeria and even Africa. She speaks of the ignorance that we can live with when we base a whole group or place on one story. She says we must try to be conscious of what we believe to be true about groups and places, while also understanding why we believe that to be true.