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From the Ted Talk "Alice Goffman: How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison"

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In the first 18 months that I lived in this neighborhood, I rweot down every time I saw any naocttc between police and people that were my neighbors. So in the first 18 months, I watched the police stop driestsnepa or people in cars, search people, run people's names, chase people through the streets, pull people in for questioning, or make an arrest every single day, with five exceptions. Fifty-two times, I watched the police break down doors, chase lpeoep through euoshs or make an arrest of someone in their home. Fourteen times in this first year and a half, I watched the police punch, choke, kick, stomp on or teab ugony men after they had caught them.

Open Cloze

In the first 18 months that I lived in this neighborhood, I _____ down every time I saw any _______ between police and people that were my neighbors. So in the first 18 months, I watched the police stop ___________ or people in cars, search people, run people's names, chase people through the streets, pull people in for questioning, or make an arrest every single day, with five exceptions. Fifty-two times, I watched the police break down doors, chase ______ through ______ or make an arrest of someone in their home. Fourteen times in this first year and a half, I watched the police punch, choke, kick, stomp on or ____ _____ men after they had caught them.

Solution

  1. people
  2. beat
  3. pedestrians
  4. young
  5. houses
  6. contact
  7. wrote

Original Text

In the first 18 months that I lived in this neighborhood, I wrote down every time I saw any contact between police and people that were my neighbors. So in the first 18 months, I watched the police stop pedestrians or people in cars, search people, run people's names, chase people through the streets, pull people in for questioning, or make an arrest every single day, with five exceptions. Fifty-two times, I watched the police break down doors, chase people through houses or make an arrest of someone in their home. Fourteen times in this first year and a half, I watched the police punch, choke, kick, stomp on or beat young men after they had caught them.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
young people 17
justice system 6
high school 6
criminal justice 6
court fees 4
assault case 4
poor kids 3
incarceration rate 3
high incarceration 3
crime rate 3
civil rights 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
criminal justice system 6

Important Words

  1. arrest
  2. beat
  3. break
  4. cars
  5. caught
  6. chase
  7. choke
  8. contact
  9. day
  10. doors
  11. exceptions
  12. fourteen
  13. home
  14. houses
  15. kick
  16. lived
  17. men
  18. months
  19. names
  20. neighborhood
  21. neighbors
  22. pedestrians
  23. people
  24. police
  25. pull
  26. punch
  27. questioning
  28. run
  29. search
  30. single
  31. stomp
  32. stop
  33. streets
  34. time
  35. times
  36. watched
  37. wrote
  38. year
  39. young