a single story

Kristof: http://ow.ly/K1Xy

(Reminds me of a good TED Talk that was floating around before–the danger of a single story, I think it was called. But I guess the single story can serve a good purpose too. Some of the social psych research Kristof cites on how we like to make individual/local versus massive/structural change makes a lot of sense. I got a $25 Donors Choose gift card, and when I was browsing which project to fund, it was so much more appealing to feel like your $25 could actually help make a classroom’s wish come true–we need $100 for us to buy a digital camera to do xyz!–versus being a drop in the bucket towards a $11,000 trip to Europe.)

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