Trayvon Martin and the Power of Cultural Narrative

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  1. John King January 17, 2014, 2:33 pm

    Tragically, the ways diverse communities interpreted the media coverage of this case most likely reinforced their discordant cultural narratives. Jesus rocked the cultural narrative of his original audience when he told the story we naively call “The Good Samaritan.” That would have been an oxymoron for the people to whom he spoke.

    It takes a new, truer, narrative to replace a faulty one. I am convinced this is the power of Discovery–people are exposed to a new/old narrative that rewires how they see themselves, what is wrong with their environment and what can/should be done to effect change.

    1. Paul Watson January 17, 2014, 2:34 pm

      Exactly, John. I couldn’t say it better.