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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In the future, do you see black people? Do black people have a ftuure? What if you belong to the very race of people who have always been pitted against time? What if your group is the group for whom a future was never imagined? These time-space clashes — between protesters and police, between gentrifiers and residents — don't pniat a very pretty picture of what America hopes for black people's future. If the pnrseet is any iatoindcr, our children will be under-educated, health maladies will take their toll and hsuonig will continue to be unaffordable.

Open Cloze

In the future, do you see black people? Do black people have a ______? What if you belong to the very race of people who have always been pitted against time? What if your group is the group for whom a future was never imagined? These time-space clashes — between protesters and police, between gentrifiers and residents — don't _____ a very pretty picture of what America hopes for black people's future. If the _______ is any _________, our children will be under-educated, health maladies will take their toll and _______ will continue to be unaffordable.

Solution

  1. present
  2. paint
  3. future
  4. indicator
  5. housing

Original Text

In the future, do you see black people? Do black people have a future? What if you belong to the very race of people who have always been pitted against time? What if your group is the group for whom a future was never imagined? These time-space clashes — between protesters and police, between gentrifiers and residents — don't paint a very pretty picture of what America hopes for black people's future. If the present is any indicator, our children will be under-educated, health maladies will take their toll and housing will continue to be unaffordable.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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historical part 2
black lives 2
racial struggles 2
voter id 2
orleans zip 2
years longer 2
black children 2
lost moments 2
stealing time 2

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collocation frequency
orleans zip code 2
stop stealing time 2

Important Words

  1. america
  2. belong
  3. black
  4. children
  5. clashes
  6. continue
  7. future
  8. gentrifiers
  9. group
  10. health
  11. hopes
  12. housing
  13. imagined
  14. indicator
  15. maladies
  16. paint
  17. people
  18. picture
  19. pitted
  20. police
  21. present
  22. pretty
  23. protesters
  24. race
  25. residents
  26. time
  27. toll
  28. unaffordable