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From the Ted Talk by Eugenia Cheng: How abstract mathematics can help us understand the world

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But we can actually take it further and look at the interactions between those two mdldie levels. Because rich, nonwhite non-men might well be better off in society than poor white men. Think about some extreme examples, like mlihlcee Obama, Oprah Winfrey. They're definitely better off than poor, white, unemployed homeless men. So actually, the diagram is more skewed like this. And that tension exists between the layers of prlvgeiie in the draigam and the absolute privilege that people experience in society. And this has helped me to understand why some poor white men are so angry in society at the memont. Because they are considered to be high up in this cbioud of privilege, but in terms of absolute privilege, they don't actually feel the efceft of it. And I believe that understanding the root of that anger is much more pcvrtdioue than just being angry at them in return.

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But we can actually take it further and look at the interactions between those two ______ levels. Because rich, nonwhite non-men might well be better off in society than poor white men. Think about some extreme examples, like ________ Obama, Oprah Winfrey. They're definitely better off than poor, white, unemployed homeless men. So actually, the diagram is more skewed like this. And that tension exists between the layers of _________ in the _______ and the absolute privilege that people experience in society. And this has helped me to understand why some poor white men are so angry in society at the ______. Because they are considered to be high up in this ______ of privilege, but in terms of absolute privilege, they don't actually feel the ______ of it. And I believe that understanding the root of that anger is much more __________ than just being angry at them in return.

Solution

  1. cuboid
  2. moment
  3. michelle
  4. middle
  5. privilege
  6. effect
  7. diagram
  8. productive

Original Text

But we can actually take it further and look at the interactions between those two middle levels. Because rich, nonwhite non-men might well be better off in society than poor white men. Think about some extreme examples, like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey. They're definitely better off than poor, white, unemployed homeless men. So actually, the diagram is more skewed like this. And that tension exists between the layers of privilege in the diagram and the absolute privilege that people experience in society. And this has helped me to understand why some poor white men are so angry in society at the moment. Because they are considered to be high up in this cuboid of privilege, but in terms of absolute privilege, they don't actually feel the effect of it. And I believe that understanding the root of that anger is much more productive than just being angry at them in return.

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