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From the Ted Talk by Kedra Newsom Reeves: How to reduce the wealth gap between Black and white Americans

Unscramble the Blue Letters

That's one family's story, and I sekippd a lot of things that happened between the end of slvreay and today: redlining, housing discrimination before the Fair Housing Act in the 1970s, the really important role that Black-owned banks played in building Black communities, the Savings and Loan ciriss of the 1980s, which crushed a lot of Black banks, and the suibrmpe crisis in 2008, which stripped a lot of Black and brown homeowners of their homes. There's a lot of history there, but that sotry tells you a bit about how we get to this 10x gap where we are today.

Open Cloze

That's one family's story, and I _______ a lot of things that happened between the end of _______ and today: redlining, housing discrimination before the Fair Housing Act in the 1970s, the really important role that Black-owned banks played in building Black communities, the Savings and Loan ______ of the 1980s, which crushed a lot of Black banks, and the ________ crisis in 2008, which stripped a lot of Black and brown homeowners of their homes. There's a lot of history there, but that _____ tells you a bit about how we get to this 10x gap where we are today.

Solution

  1. slavery
  2. skipped
  3. subprime
  4. story
  5. crisis

Original Text

That's one family's story, and I skipped a lot of things that happened between the end of slavery and today: redlining, housing discrimination before the Fair Housing Act in the 1970s, the really important role that Black-owned banks played in building Black communities, the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1980s, which crushed a lot of Black banks, and the subprime crisis in 2008, which stripped a lot of Black and brown homeowners of their homes. There's a lot of history there, but that story tells you a bit about how we get to this 10x gap where we are today.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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federal government 4
united states 3
wealth gap 3
world war 3
financial institutions 3
alternative data 3
venture capital 3
median wealth 2
black americans 2
black american 2
named silas 2
build wealth 2
important role 2
institutions play 2
black communities 2
checking account 2
credit file 2
marginalized groups 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
financial institutions play 2

Important Words

  1. act
  2. banks
  3. bit
  4. black
  5. brown
  6. building
  7. communities
  8. crisis
  9. crushed
  10. discrimination
  11. fair
  12. gap
  13. happened
  14. history
  15. homeowners
  16. homes
  17. housing
  18. important
  19. loan
  20. lot
  21. played
  22. redlining
  23. role
  24. savings
  25. skipped
  26. slavery
  27. story
  28. stripped
  29. subprime
  30. tells
  31. today