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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

So I have a call to ______ for you. There are three things that I want to _____ us today to think about as ways to stop Ferguson from happening again; three things that I think will help us reform our images of young black men; three things that I'm hoping will not only protect them but will open the world so that they can ______. Can you _______ that? Can you imagine our country _________ young black men, seeing them as part of our future, giving them that kind of openness, that kind of grace we give to people we love? How much better would our lives be? How much better would our country be?

Solution

  1. offer
  2. embracing
  3. thrive
  4. action
  5. imagine

Original Text

So I have a call to action for you. There are three things that I want to offer us today to think about as ways to stop Ferguson from happening again; three things that I think will help us reform our images of young black men; three things that I'm hoping will not only protect them but will open the world so that they can thrive. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine our country embracing young black men, seeing them as part of our future, giving them that kind of openness, that kind of grace we give to people we love? How much better would our lives be? How much better would our country be?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  5. embracing
  6. ferguson
  7. future
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  10. grace
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  20. open
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  22. part
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  24. protect
  25. reform
  26. stop
  27. thrive
  28. today
  29. ways
  30. world
  31. young