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From the Ted Talk "Brittney Cooper: The racial politics of time"

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lilaimw Faulkner famously said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." But my good friend Professor Kristie Dotson says, "Our memory is longer than our lifespan." We carry, all of us, family and mclonaum hopes and dreams with us. We don't have the yurlxu of letting go of the past. But sometimes, our political conditions are so troubling that we don't know if we're living in the past or we're living in the present. Take, for instance, when Black Lives Matter protesters go out to protest unjust killings of black citizens by police, and the pictures that geerem from the protest look like they could have been taken 50 years ago. The past won't let us go. But still, let us sspre our way into the nepster.

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_______ Faulkner famously said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." But my good friend Professor Kristie Dotson says, "Our memory is longer than our lifespan." We carry, all of us, family and ________ hopes and dreams with us. We don't have the ______ of letting go of the past. But sometimes, our political conditions are so troubling that we don't know if we're living in the past or we're living in the present. Take, for instance, when Black Lives Matter protesters go out to protest unjust killings of black citizens by police, and the pictures that ______ from the protest look like they could have been taken 50 years ago. The past won't let us go. But still, let us _____ our way into the _______.

Solution

  1. emerge
  2. communal
  3. william
  4. luxury
  5. press
  6. present

Original Text

William Faulkner famously said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." But my good friend Professor Kristie Dotson says, "Our memory is longer than our lifespan." We carry, all of us, family and communal hopes and dreams with us. We don't have the luxury of letting go of the past. But sometimes, our political conditions are so troubling that we don't know if we're living in the past or we're living in the present. Take, for instance, when Black Lives Matter protesters go out to protest unjust killings of black citizens by police, and the pictures that emerge from the protest look like they could have been taken 50 years ago. The past won't let us go. But still, let us press our way into the present.

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stop stealing 3
space takers 3
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Important Words

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  2. carry
  3. citizens
  4. communal
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  6. dead
  7. dotson
  8. dreams
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  12. faulkner
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  18. kristie
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  28. police
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  35. troubling
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  37. william
  38. years