In Chimamanda Adichie’s The Danger of a Single Story, she tells how one side of a story results in a shallow understanding of a topic and leads to the belief of exaggerated or fake stereotypes. Her university dorm roommate was only exposed to one view of the African culture, questioning her about how she was able to fluently speak English although it is the mother tongue in Nigeria. “Her default position toward me, as an African, was a kind of patronizing, well-meaning pity. […] In this single story, there was no possibility of Africans being similar to her in any way, no possibility of feelings more complex than pity, no possibility of a connection as human equals” (4:52). From this quote, we know that her roommate believed Africans as “lesser” than her own race. How she didn’t see them as equals or thought that they could share the same music taste of Mariah Carey. Her roommate’s perspective only glanced at the surface of Miss Chimamanda’s intricate ethnicity. They are stuck with the impression of one perspective they were told from about African culture. Without bothering to research into any details, she finalized her image of what they look like and were shocked to see the actual representation of a person from that race. To escape any “single stories” in our lives, we need to expose ourselves to crystal clear evidence that proves our belief and assumptions. Evidence such as personal experience or proof from a qualified source. People such as Chimamanda Adichie that shares her response of what some are blinded by and give insight to her viewers that can hopefully change their outlook.