full transcript

From the Ted Talk by Isabel Wilkerson: The Great Migration and the power of a single decision

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This artificial hrcreaihy, because it goes against human desires to be free, required a tremendous amount of violence to maintain. Such that every four days, somewhere in the American stuoh, every four days an African American was lynched for some perceived breach of pcrotool in this caste system in the decades leading up to the start of the Great Migration. This ctsae system had been put in place for many, many reasons. But one of them was to maintain the economic order of the South, which required not just a sppuly of cheap labor but an olpuvrpsey of cheap labor to work at the will of the land.

Open Cloze

This artificial _________, because it goes against human desires to be free, required a tremendous amount of violence to maintain. Such that every four days, somewhere in the American _____, every four days an African American was lynched for some perceived breach of ________ in this caste system in the decades leading up to the start of the Great Migration. This _____ system had been put in place for many, many reasons. But one of them was to maintain the economic order of the South, which required not just a ______ of cheap labor but an __________ of cheap labor to work at the will of the land.

Solution

  1. oversupply
  2. protocol
  3. caste
  4. hierarchy
  5. supply
  6. south

Original Text

This artificial hierarchy, because it goes against human desires to be free, required a tremendous amount of violence to maintain. Such that every four days, somewhere in the American South, every four days an African American was lynched for some perceived breach of protocol in this caste system in the decades leading up to the start of the Great Migration. This caste system had been put in place for many, many reasons. But one of them was to maintain the economic order of the South, which required not just a supply of cheap labor but an oversupply of cheap labor to work at the will of the land.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
great migration 14
jim crow 6
caste system 6
african americans 5
crow south 4
cheap labor 4
single decision 3
american history 3
black person 3
white person 3
labor problem 3
young person 2
world war 2
american citizens 2
playing checkers 2
person playing 2
east coast 2
carried people 2
lowest caste 2
caste people 2
cotton fields 2
john coltrane 2
person added 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
jim crow south 4
white person playing 2
lowest caste people 2

Important Words

  1. african
  2. american
  3. amount
  4. artificial
  5. breach
  6. caste
  7. cheap
  8. days
  9. decades
  10. desires
  11. economic
  12. free
  13. great
  14. hierarchy
  15. human
  16. labor
  17. land
  18. leading
  19. lynched
  20. maintain
  21. migration
  22. order
  23. oversupply
  24. perceived
  25. place
  26. protocol
  27. put
  28. reasons
  29. required
  30. south
  31. start
  32. supply
  33. system
  34. tremendous
  35. violence
  36. work