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From the Ted Talk by LaToya Ruby Frazier: A visual history of inequality in industrial America

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Grandma Ruby's stepfather Gramps was one of few blcak men to retire from Carnegie's mill with his peisnon. He worked in high temperatures, trenaig down and rebuilding furnaces, cleaning up spilt metal and slag. The history of a place is written on the body and the landscape. Areas of hvaey truck trafifc, exposure to bnezene and atomized metals, risk cncear and lupus. One hundred twenty-three licensed beds, 652 employees, rehabilitation programs decimated. A housing discrimination lawsuit against Allegheny cntouy removed where the projects Talbot twreos once sotod. Recent rezoning for more light industry has since aereappd. Google Maps and Google Earth poatxinlies conceal the flammable waste being used to squeeze the Bunn family off their home and land. In 2013, I chartered a helicopter with my cameras to document this agsrievgse dispossession. In flight, my observation reveals thousands of plastic white bundles owned by a conservation industry that claims it's eco-friendly and recycles millions of tires to pveersre people's lives and to improve people's lives.

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Grandma Ruby's stepfather Gramps was one of few _____ men to retire from Carnegie's mill with his _______. He worked in high temperatures, _______ down and rebuilding furnaces, cleaning up spilt metal and slag. The history of a place is written on the body and the landscape. Areas of _____ truck _______, exposure to _______ and atomized metals, risk ______ and lupus. One hundred twenty-three licensed beds, 652 employees, rehabilitation programs decimated. A housing discrimination lawsuit against Allegheny ______ removed where the projects Talbot ______ once _____. Recent rezoning for more light industry has since ________. Google Maps and Google Earth ___________ conceal the flammable waste being used to squeeze the Bunn family off their home and land. In 2013, I chartered a helicopter with my cameras to document this __________ dispossession. In flight, my observation reveals thousands of plastic white bundles owned by a conservation industry that claims it's eco-friendly and recycles millions of tires to ________ people's lives and to improve people's lives.

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Grandma Ruby's stepfather Gramps was one of few black men to retire from Carnegie's mill with his pension. He worked in high temperatures, tearing down and rebuilding furnaces, cleaning up spilt metal and slag. The history of a place is written on the body and the landscape. Areas of heavy truck traffic, exposure to benzene and atomized metals, risk cancer and lupus. One hundred twenty-three licensed beds, 652 employees, rehabilitation programs decimated. A housing discrimination lawsuit against Allegheny County removed where the projects Talbot Towers once stood. Recent rezoning for more light industry has since appeared. Google Maps and Google Earth pixelations conceal the flammable waste being used to squeeze the Bunn family off their home and land. In 2013, I chartered a helicopter with my cameras to document this aggressive dispossession. In flight, my observation reveals thousands of plastic white bundles owned by a conservation industry that claims it's eco-friendly and recycles millions of tires to preserve people's lives and to improve people's lives.

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