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From the Ted Talk by Titus Kaphar: Can beauty open our hearts to difficult conversations?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The panntiig was started because on a trip to New York to see some of my own art with my brother, as we snept hours walking in and out of geelrials, we ended the day by being stopped by an undercover police car in the mdidle of the street. These two police officers with their hands on their gun told us to stop. They put us up against the wall. They accused me of stealing art out of a gallery space where I was actually exhibiting art. And as they stood there with their hands on their weapons, I asked the police officer what was different about my citizenship than that of all of the other people who were not being disturbed in that moment. He informed me that they had been following us for two hours and that they had been getting complaints about Black men, two Black men wilakng in and out of galleries. That painting is about the raeilty, that it's not a question of if this is going to happen again, it's a qeosuitn of when.

Open Cloze

The ________ was started because on a trip to New York to see some of my own art with my brother, as we _____ hours walking in and out of _________, we ended the day by being stopped by an undercover police car in the ______ of the street. These two police officers with their hands on their gun told us to stop. They put us up against the wall. They accused me of stealing art out of a gallery space where I was actually exhibiting art. And as they stood there with their hands on their weapons, I asked the police officer what was different about my citizenship than that of all of the other people who were not being disturbed in that moment. He informed me that they had been following us for two hours and that they had been getting complaints about Black men, two Black men _______ in and out of galleries. That painting is about the _______, that it's not a question of if this is going to happen again, it's a ________ of when.

Solution

  1. reality
  2. galleries
  3. walking
  4. question
  5. painting
  6. spent
  7. middle

Original Text

The painting was started because on a trip to New York to see some of my own art with my brother, as we spent hours walking in and out of galleries, we ended the day by being stopped by an undercover police car in the middle of the street. These two police officers with their hands on their gun told us to stop. They put us up against the wall. They accused me of stealing art out of a gallery space where I was actually exhibiting art. And as they stood there with their hands on their weapons, I asked the police officer what was different about my citizenship than that of all of the other people who were not being disturbed in that moment. He informed me that they had been following us for two hours and that they had been getting complaints about Black men, two Black men walking in and out of galleries. That painting is about the reality, that it's not a question of if this is going to happen again, it's a question of when.

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