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 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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