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Danger Of Literacy Essay

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This paper will examen and conclude how literacy is used to harm a person or people
I first talk about Brandt's theory of sponsors of literacy
Next the paper will inform the reader on knobloch’s theory of the definition of cultural literacy
Also how books and other sponsors of literacy fits into my thesis.
Next I will bring up an example of how easy it is to judge a people on how the media interprets them.
Then I will talk more on how Baca is a good example of not knowing one's history Finally I will conclude the paper by giving final examples and things to think

The Dangers of Literacy

Recently the New York Times put out an article about a Texas mother who objected how the newest history textbook was discussing slavery. Instead of addressing the issue of slavery it instead avoided it by calling the slaves “indentured servants” and “workers.” Mrs. Dean Burren sued in
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By examining Baca and Adichie narratives, we can find examples of these types of dangers. For example, in Adichie’s presentation she argued how dangerous only knowing a single story of someone or even a society can be. As she says "Now, I loved those American and British books I read. They stirred my imagination. They opened up new worlds for me. But the unintended consequence was that I did not know that people like me could exist in literature.”
Books that children read are important sponsors of literacy. They help students learn how to read and understand their world. However, if a child is only introduced or given stories that can’t relate to, they will not identify themselves as somebody that could be part of that story. For example, Adichie describes the books she read as a child. As a Nigerian child she only read books about British children. She recalls in her
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