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"From the Ted Talk by Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them"

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So in fact, what the scientists are telling us is, no way. Don't even think about color blindness. In fact, what they're suggesting is, stare at awesome black people. (Laughter) Look at them directly in their faces and memorize them, because when we look at awesome folks who are black, it helps to dicssoitae the association that happens automatically in our brain. Why do you think I'm snohiwg you these beautiful black men behind me? There were so many, I had to cut them. Okay, so here's the thing: I'm trying to reset your aoimtatuc aioniscaotss about who black men are. I'm trying to remind you that young blcak men grow up to be amazing human beings who have changed our lives and made them better.

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So in fact, what the scientists are telling us is, no way. Don't even think about color blindness. In fact, what they're suggesting is, stare at awesome black people. (Laughter) Look at them directly in their faces and memorize them, because when we look at awesome folks who are black, it helps to __________ the association that happens automatically in our brain. Why do you think I'm _______ you these beautiful black men behind me? There were so many, I had to cut them. Okay, so here's the thing: I'm trying to reset your _________ ____________ about who black men are. I'm trying to remind you that young _____ men grow up to be amazing human beings who have changed our lives and made them better.

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  1. showing
  2. associations
  3. black
  4. automatic
  5. dissociate

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So in fact, what the scientists are telling us is, no way. Don't even think about color blindness. In fact, what they're suggesting is, stare at awesome black people. (Laughter) Look at them directly in their faces and memorize them, because when we look at awesome folks who are black, it helps to dissociate the association that happens automatically in our brain. Why do you think I'm showing you these beautiful black men behind me? There were so many, I had to cut them. Okay, so here's the thing: I'm trying to reset your automatic associations about who black men are. I'm trying to remind you that young black men grow up to be amazing human beings who have changed our lives and made them better.

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