This should be submitted in Office 2003 version or later as a (.doc or docx) file type or as an
.RTF document. All work must be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New
Roman font with Word default margins.
Section A: The Dangers of a Single Story (45 points) This should be at least 150 words.
Watch the video, provided to you on Canvas “The Dangers of a Single Story” Chimananda
Ngozi Adichie argues that the best way to really control a religion, or group of people is to tell
just one story about them and make it their reality. We have examined the very real
consequences when this happens. So for the this Assignment, in order to send us back into the
world with some positive movement forward, you are going to try to do what Adichie
recommends as the answer to this danger and create a “balance” of stories for one religion or
group usually defined by a single story.
You will choose a religion or group in the United States who are often represented by a single
story and replace that with a balance of story/stories. How do you think the repetition of a single
story can affect an individual in that religion or group? How far can a single story go?
What is the misconception? This should be at least 150 words.
Section B: (45 points) This should be at least 150 words.
Understanding race and racism or why this could be the important topic to study. We are also
learning religions through social, cultural, political issues and understand that race and topics of
racism are no less urgent and relevant now as they were then.
For instance: Prophet Muhammad-declare No person is above another by virtue of race or
ethnicity, except by piety and good actions. Watch the videos and readings provided, and what
have you learned from the past months/years or anything else that you want to include to write a
reflection on racism/racism and religion (or search more perhaps through the Internet).
You can also include the following in your reflection, about skin-tone bias, women skin
lightening and colorism after America’s current issue on race that people are talking about.