Watch Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story.” She discusses the danger ofjudging others based on our own worldviews and the undignified nature of stereotypes. Also, wewill read a text by Brent Staples titled, “Black Men and Public Space.” In his text, Staplesdiscusses his daily experiences as a “threatening” black man and how he is actually the victimwhen others become threatened by him. We will pair Staples’s text with Sterling K. Brown’sFacebook video, which discusses the literal and metaphorical masks that Black folk wear on adaily basis.
OPTION 1: Using Adichie’s, Staples’s, and Brown’s texts as a lens, narrate an experience youhave had during the COVID-19 or the anti-blackness pandemic. Describe a specific event thathas happened to you during one of these pandemics.Use sensory details and dialogue to further the plot of your story. At the end of your story, reflecton how this incident made you feel, what it is like to reflect back on it now, and what you havelearned from it. If applicable, you can also make a call to action to your readers.
OPTION 2: Using Adichie’s, Staples’s, and Brown’s texts as a lens, discuss a specific event inthe news that is related to either the COVID-19 or anti-blackness pandemic. Choose one specificnews article or social media post, describe the event using sensory details and dialogue (ifapplicable), reflect on how this incident made you feel, what it is like to reflect back on it now,and what you have learned from it. If applicable, you can also make a call to action to yourreaders.
The movie; “The Danger”