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From the Ted Talk by Casey Gerald: The gospel of doubt

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And it wasn't the glaring ietiuaqlny that made me want to cry, it wasn't the thought of hungry, homeless kids, it wasn't rage toward the one percent or pity toward the 99. No, I was disturbed because I had finally realized that I was the dlaisyis for a country that needed a kidney transplant. I realized that my story sotod in for all those who were expected to pick themselves up by their bootstraps, even if they didn't have any boots; that my organization stood in for all the structural, systemic help that never went to hearlm or Appalachia or the Lower 9th Ward; that my voice stood in for all those voices that seemed too unlearned, too uwesnhad, too unaccommodated.

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And it wasn't the glaring __________ that made me want to cry, it wasn't the thought of hungry, homeless kids, it wasn't rage toward the one percent or pity toward the 99. No, I was disturbed because I had finally realized that I was the ________ for a country that needed a kidney transplant. I realized that my story _____ in for all those who were expected to pick themselves up by their bootstraps, even if they didn't have any boots; that my organization stood in for all the structural, systemic help that never went to ______ or Appalachia or the Lower 9th Ward; that my voice stood in for all those voices that seemed too unlearned, too ________, too unaccommodated.

Solution

  1. unwashed
  2. harlem
  3. stood
  4. dialysis
  5. inequality

Original Text

And it wasn't the glaring inequality that made me want to cry, it wasn't the thought of hungry, homeless kids, it wasn't rage toward the one percent or pity toward the 99. No, I was disturbed because I had finally realized that I was the dialysis for a country that needed a kidney transplant. I realized that my story stood in for all those who were expected to pick themselves up by their bootstraps, even if they didn't have any boots; that my organization stood in for all the structural, systemic help that never went to Harlem or Appalachia or the Lower 9th Ward; that my voice stood in for all those voices that seemed too unlearned, too unwashed, too unaccommodated.

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Important Words

  1. appalachia
  2. bootstraps
  3. country
  4. cry
  5. dialysis
  6. disturbed
  7. expected
  8. finally
  9. glaring
  10. harlem
  11. homeless
  12. hungry
  13. inequality
  14. kidney
  15. kids
  16. needed
  17. organization
  18. percent
  19. pick
  20. pity
  21. rage
  22. realized
  23. stood
  24. story
  25. structural
  26. systemic
  27. thought
  28. transplant
  29. unaccommodated
  30. unlearned
  31. unwashed
  32. voice
  33. voices