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Summary of Sweet Sixteen Chapter VI (Stereotype)
Chelsea won the match and Aliya couldn’t be happier but she still could not finish her conversation with her father because he had to go out and she soon fell asleep as she tried to read the novel her father had given her.
Aliya couldn’t stay awake at night to save her own life, even while her friends stay up at night to study, she sleeps all through the night and reads during the day. Having said her prayers rather late the following day, Aliya goes downstairs for her breakfast of yam and fried eggs, she engages her parents in a serious discussion about what was being said on the news about the boko haram bombings which was becoming incessant.
The discussion leads to Aliya telling her parents about what one of her classmates, Rebecca had said about Muslims. According to the girl, Muslims were going to hell because they didn’t believe in Jesus and loved to kill people. This statement had almost caused Aliya to hit her but she was held back by Sade.
However, Mr. Bello tells Aliya that violence isn’t the best way to prove that Rebecca is wrong but to correct her calmly about her misconceptions. He goes on to say that whether a person is a Muslim, Christian or Hindu and such person does wrong, that individual is to be blamed and faulted not the religion he or she belongs, he says that every individual is responsible for their actions and people should not stereotype or generalize things based on what a Person or group of persons do.
He also uses a story of a slave master and his slaves during the time of slave trade, to explain Better to Aliya. The slave master had been very cruel and bitter to the slaves under him but a day came and he was at the mercy of one of the slaves but instead of dismissing him, the slave helped him through it all, saying that as humans, he ought to help his fellow human but he was in no position to punish him for his sins.