Nigerian Author Opens Minds

Before trying to live or retire in — or even traveling to Mexico, it is important to take stock of what we believe about Mexico and Mexicans. As Americans we have been exposed to a narrow-minded and unflattering message about Mexico and we can be “innocent victims” of this message.

Chimamanda Adichie, a Nigerian novelist tells how a “single story” can blind us to reality. Watch her speech at http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html. She even talks about her own encounter with Mexico and about her false impressions, quickly shattered once she got there.

We must all be as honest as she is.

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