Above, a moving talk by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie at TED on the dangers of the "single story." Adichie helps illustrate her point by describing a visit to Guadalajara from the U.S. and being surprised -- and then shamed -- to see people "going to work, smoking, laughing." She had succumbed to the American "single story" on Mexico.
"I realized that I had been so immersed in the media coverage of Mexicans that they had become one thing in my mind, the abject immigrant," Adichie says. "I had bought into the single story of Mexicans."
Her anecdote about 'American Psycho' is also very good.
* Thank you, John M.