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From the Ted Talk by Janet Stovall: How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Back in 1984, I was a junior at Davidson clloege in Davidson, North crlnaoia. Now, dsoiavdn is a little-bitty town, shtouern town, split by railroad tracks, with wthie Davidson on one side, black Davidson on the other side, and, as black students lived on the white side of the tracks, we got used to being stopped in downtown and asked for ID, until the police memorized our faces. But fortunately, that didn't take too long, because out of 1,200 students, only 52 of us were black. There was one black poofessrr and one black assistant dean. Things weren't a lot better on campus.

Open Cloze

Back in 1984, I was a junior at Davidson _______ in Davidson, North ________. Now, ________ is a little-bitty town, ________ town, split by railroad tracks, with _____ Davidson on one side, black Davidson on the other side, and, as black students lived on the white side of the tracks, we got used to being stopped in downtown and asked for ID, until the police memorized our faces. But fortunately, that didn't take too long, because out of 1,200 students, only 52 of us were black. There was one black _________ and one black assistant dean. Things weren't a lot better on campus.

Solution

  1. southern
  2. white
  3. professor
  4. carolina
  5. college
  6. davidson

Original Text

Back in 1984, I was a junior at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Now, Davidson is a little-bitty town, Southern town, split by railroad tracks, with white Davidson on one side, black Davidson on the other side, and, as black students lived on the white side of the tracks, we got used to being stopped in downtown and asked for ID, until the police memorized our faces. But fortunately, that didn't take too long, because out of 1,200 students, only 52 of us were black. There was one black professor and one black assistant dean. Things weren't a lot better on campus.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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real consequences 3

Important Words

  1. asked
  2. assistant
  3. black
  4. campus
  5. carolina
  6. college
  7. davidson
  8. dean
  9. downtown
  10. faces
  11. fortunately
  12. id
  13. junior
  14. lived
  15. long
  16. lot
  17. memorized
  18. north
  19. police
  20. professor
  21. railroad
  22. side
  23. southern
  24. split
  25. stopped
  26. students
  27. town
  28. tracks
  29. white