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"From the Ted Talk by Brittney Cooper: The racial politics of time"

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Professor Sharon hollnad asked: What happens when a person who exists in time meets someone who only occupies space? These racial struggles are battles over those who are pivereecd to be space-takers and those who are perceived to be world-makers. Those who corotnl the flow and thrust of hosrtiy are considered world-makers who own and matesr time. In other words: whtie pleope. But when Hegel famously said that Africa was no historical part of the world, he implied that it was merely a voluminous land mass taking up sacpe at the bottom of the globe. Africans were space-takers. So today, white people cintuone to control the flow and thrust of history, while too often treating black people as though we are merely taking up space to which we are not eitntled. Time and the march of progress is used to justify a stunning degree of violence towards our most vulnerable populations, who, being perceived as space-takers rather than world-makers, are moved out of the places where they live, in service of bringing them into the 21st century.

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Professor Sharon _______ asked: What happens when a person who exists in time meets someone who only occupies space? These racial struggles are battles over those who are _________ to be space-takers and those who are perceived to be world-makers. Those who _______ the flow and thrust of _______ are considered world-makers who own and ______ time. In other words: _____ ______. But when Hegel famously said that Africa was no historical part of the world, he implied that it was merely a voluminous land mass taking up _____ at the bottom of the globe. Africans were space-takers. So today, white people ________ to control the flow and thrust of history, while too often treating black people as though we are merely taking up space to which we are not ________. Time and the march of progress is used to justify a stunning degree of violence towards our most vulnerable populations, who, being perceived as space-takers rather than world-makers, are moved out of the places where they live, in service of bringing them into the 21st century.

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  5. control
  6. history
  7. master
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  10. people

Original Text

Professor Sharon Holland asked: What happens when a person who exists in time meets someone who only occupies space? These racial struggles are battles over those who are perceived to be space-takers and those who are perceived to be world-makers. Those who control the flow and thrust of history are considered world-makers who own and master time. In other words: white people. But when Hegel famously said that Africa was no historical part of the world, he implied that it was merely a voluminous land mass taking up space at the bottom of the globe. Africans were space-takers. So today, white people continue to control the flow and thrust of history, while too often treating black people as though we are merely taking up space to which we are not entitled. Time and the march of progress is used to justify a stunning degree of violence towards our most vulnerable populations, who, being perceived as space-takers rather than world-makers, are moved out of the places where they live, in service of bringing them into the 21st century.

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children born 3
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