January 7 2010
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One of my favorite websites to visit is TED.com. If you haven't heard of TED.com it is site full of very interesting, creative, and inspiring video from a variety of people from around the world. However, there is one speech that stood out for me in 2009, and it came from a young author by the name of Chimamanda Adichie. Her speech was on the danger of the single story. Basically to sum it up, it was speech on how assumptions, stereotypes can not only get us in to trouble, but set back human progress and understanding. Watch and listen and let me know what you think. When I watch this, I think of how mainstream Milwaukee and certain establishments treat hip hop as just a single story instead of layers of textures and complexities. Agree or Disagree?
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.