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From the Ted Talk "Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them"

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You know, biases are the stories we make up about people before we know who they actually are. But how are we going to know who they are when we've been told to avoid and be afraid of them? So I'm going to tell you to walk toward your tsmirfoodc. And I'm not asking you to take any crazy risks. I'm saying, just do an inventory, expand your social and professional circles. Who's in your circle? Who's missing? How many authentic relationships do you have with young black people, folks, men, women? Or any other major difference from who you are and how you roll, so to kspae? Because, you know what? Just look around your periphery. There may be somebody at work, in your rmlsaoosc, in your house of worship, somewhere, there's some albkc young guy there. And you're nice. You say hi. I'm saying go deeper, corels, further, and build the kinds of rhotieaipslsn, the kinds of hsifdnepsir that actually cause you to see the holistic person and to really go against the stereotypes. I know some of you are out there,

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You know, biases are the stories we make up about people before we know who they actually are. But how are we going to know who they are when we've been told to avoid and be afraid of them? So I'm going to tell you to walk toward your __________. And I'm not asking you to take any crazy risks. I'm saying, just do an inventory, expand your social and professional circles. Who's in your circle? Who's missing? How many authentic relationships do you have with young black people, folks, men, women? Or any other major difference from who you are and how you roll, so to _____? Because, you know what? Just look around your periphery. There may be somebody at work, in your _________, in your house of worship, somewhere, there's some _____ young guy there. And you're nice. You say hi. I'm saying go deeper, ______, further, and build the kinds of _____________, the kinds of ___________ that actually cause you to see the holistic person and to really go against the stereotypes. I know some of you are out there,

Solution

  1. relationships
  2. closer
  3. discomfort
  4. black
  5. classroom
  6. friendships
  7. speak

Original Text

You know, biases are the stories we make up about people before we know who they actually are. But how are we going to know who they are when we've been told to avoid and be afraid of them? So I'm going to tell you to walk toward your discomfort. And I'm not asking you to take any crazy risks. I'm saying, just do an inventory, expand your social and professional circles. Who's in your circle? Who's missing? How many authentic relationships do you have with young black people, folks, men, women? Or any other major difference from who you are and how you roll, so to speak? Because, you know what? Just look around your periphery. There may be somebody at work, in your classroom, in your house of worship, somewhere, there's some black young guy there. And you're nice. You say hi. I'm saying go deeper, closer, further, and build the kinds of relationships, the kinds of friendships that actually cause you to see the holistic person and to really go against the stereotypes. I know some of you are out there,

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Important Words

  1. afraid
  2. authentic
  3. avoid
  4. biases
  5. black
  6. build
  7. circle
  8. circles
  9. classroom
  10. closer
  11. crazy
  12. deeper
  13. difference
  14. discomfort
  15. expand
  16. folks
  17. friendships
  18. guy
  19. holistic
  20. house
  21. inventory
  22. kinds
  23. major
  24. men
  25. missing
  26. nice
  27. people
  28. periphery
  29. person
  30. professional
  31. relationships
  32. risks
  33. roll
  34. social
  35. speak
  36. stereotypes
  37. stories
  38. told
  39. walk
  40. women
  41. work
  42. worship
  43. young