An interesting TED talk by the novellist Chimamanda Adichie on the power of stories, and how a multitude of stories are required in order to fully understand other people.
Key quote is thirteen minutes into the speech:
I have always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or a person, without engaging with all the stories of that place and that person. The consequence of the Single Story is this: It robs people of dignity. It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult. It emphasises how we are different, rather than how we are similar.
That’s my kind of multiculturalism.