[SOLVED] Legal Systems
Journal Entry DescriptionChimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells us, Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person (10:04). Moreover, these definitive stories often misrepresent and oversimplify someones identity and/or life experiences. This occurs partly because a single story is larger than any individual: single stories are shaped bystructures of thought such as a stereotype, a belief system, or an ism(sexism, racism homophobia) andmaterial structures such as economic, educational, government, and legal systems.Entry InstructionsIn at least 200 words, for this entry, youll explore a structure of thought and/or a material structure in relation to single stories. How do broader social structures (material structures or structures of thought) oversimplify our understandings of identity. This relates to the concept of single stories because single-story ideas create and are an effect of the simplified ideas about identity.You can focus on a specific identity category (such as race, gender, sexuality, religion) or focus on the way that identity is structured in US society more broadly. Some questions that you could address areWhat isms and structures shape a specific single story about an identity category?How do the isms and structures create social/cultural norms and perceptions that shape single stories?How do isms and structures make single stories difficult to change?
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