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From the Ted Talk by Clint Smith: How to raise a Black son in America

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But this cannot be what defines us. Because we have parents who raised us to understand that our bodies weren't meant for the backside of a bullet, but for flnyig kites and jniumpg rope, and laughing until our stomachs bsurt. We had teachers who tahgut us how to raise our hands in class, and not just to saingl surrender, and that the only thing we should give up is the idea that we aren't worthy of this world. So when we say that black lives matter, it's not because others don't, it's simply because we must affirm that we are worthy of eiixtsng without fear, when so many things tell us we are not. I want to live in a world where my son will not be presumed guilty the monemt he is born, where a toy in his hand isn't mistaken for anything other than a toy.

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But this cannot be what defines us. Because we have parents who raised us to understand that our bodies weren't meant for the backside of a bullet, but for ______ kites and _______ rope, and laughing until our stomachs _____. We had teachers who ______ us how to raise our hands in class, and not just to ______ surrender, and that the only thing we should give up is the idea that we aren't worthy of this world. So when we say that black lives matter, it's not because others don't, it's simply because we must affirm that we are worthy of ________ without fear, when so many things tell us we are not. I want to live in a world where my son will not be presumed guilty the ______ he is born, where a toy in his hand isn't mistaken for anything other than a toy.

Solution

  1. existing
  2. burst
  3. taught
  4. moment
  5. flying
  6. jumping
  7. signal

Original Text

But this cannot be what defines us. Because we have parents who raised us to understand that our bodies weren't meant for the backside of a bullet, but for flying kites and jumping rope, and laughing until our stomachs burst. We had teachers who taught us how to raise our hands in class, and not just to signal surrender, and that the only thing we should give up is the idea that we aren't worthy of this world. So when we say that black lives matter, it's not because others don't, it's simply because we must affirm that we are worthy of existing without fear, when so many things tell us we are not. I want to live in a world where my son will not be presumed guilty the moment he is born, where a toy in his hand isn't mistaken for anything other than a toy.

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