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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I believe the future is what we make it. But first, we have to decide that time bneglos to all of us. No, we don't all get equal time, but we can decide that the time we do get is just and free. We can stop minakg your zip code the primary daemintrnet of your lifespan. We can stop setialng learning time from black children through excessive use of suspensions and expulsions. We can stop stealing time from black people through long periods of incarceration for nonviolent crimes. The police can stop stealing time and bclak lives through use of eixvsesce force.

Open Cloze

I believe the future is what we make it. But first, we have to decide that time _______ to all of us. No, we don't all get equal time, but we can decide that the time we do get is just and free. We can stop ______ your zip code the primary ___________ of your lifespan. We can stop ________ learning time from black children through excessive use of suspensions and expulsions. We can stop stealing time from black people through long periods of incarceration for nonviolent crimes. The police can stop stealing time and _____ lives through use of _________ force.

Solution

  1. stealing
  2. black
  3. making
  4. excessive
  5. determinant
  6. belongs

Original Text

I believe the future is what we make it. But first, we have to decide that time belongs to all of us. No, we don't all get equal time, but we can decide that the time we do get is just and free. We can stop making your zip code the primary determinant of your lifespan. We can stop stealing learning time from black children through excessive use of suspensions and expulsions. We can stop stealing time from black people through long periods of incarceration for nonviolent crimes. The police can stop stealing time and black lives through use of excessive force.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
black people 8
white people 5
zip code 4
social inclusion 3
voting rights 3
children born 3
stop stealing 3
political conditions 2
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

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
orleans zip code 2
stop stealing time 2

Important Words

  1. belongs
  2. black
  3. children
  4. code
  5. crimes
  6. decide
  7. determinant
  8. equal
  9. excessive
  10. expulsions
  11. force
  12. free
  13. future
  14. incarceration
  15. learning
  16. lifespan
  17. lives
  18. long
  19. making
  20. nonviolent
  21. people
  22. periods
  23. police
  24. primary
  25. stealing
  26. stop
  27. suspensions
  28. time
  29. zip