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From the Ted Talk by T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison: The trauma of systematic racism is killing Black women. A first step toward change...

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TMD: So we don't usually put our business in the streets. Let's just put that out there. But I have to tell you the statistics. Black women are dying at aailmnrg rates, and I used to be a classroom teacher, and I was at South alttana High School, and I remember standing in front of my classroom, and I remember a statistic that half of black girls will get detibaes unless diet and levels of activity change. Half of the girls in my classroom. So I couldn't teach anymore. So I saerttd taking girls hnikig, which is why we're called GirlTrek, but vnaessa was like, that is not going to move the dial on the health crisis; it's cute. She was like, it's a cute hiking club. So what we thought is if we could rally a million of their mothers ... 82 preenct of black women are over a healthy weight right now. 53 percent of us are obese. But the nebumr that I cannot, that I cannot get out of my head is that every silgne day in America, 137 black women die from a preventable disease, heart disease. That's every 11 minutes. 137 is more than gun violence, criatgtee smoking and HIV cnmoebid, every day. It is roughly the amount of people that were on my plane from New jesrey to Vancouver. Can you imangie that? A plane fileld with black women crashing to the ground every day, and no one is talking about it.

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TMD: So we don't usually put our business in the streets. Let's just put that out there. But I have to tell you the statistics. Black women are dying at ________ rates, and I used to be a classroom teacher, and I was at South _______ High School, and I remember standing in front of my classroom, and I remember a statistic that half of black girls will get ________ unless diet and levels of activity change. Half of the girls in my classroom. So I couldn't teach anymore. So I _______ taking girls ______, which is why we're called GirlTrek, but _______ was like, that is not going to move the dial on the health crisis; it's cute. She was like, it's a cute hiking club. So what we thought is if we could rally a million of their mothers ... 82 _______ of black women are over a healthy weight right now. 53 percent of us are obese. But the ______ that I cannot, that I cannot get out of my head is that every ______ day in America, 137 black women die from a preventable disease, heart disease. That's every 11 minutes. 137 is more than gun violence, _________ smoking and HIV ________, every day. It is roughly the amount of people that were on my plane from New ______ to Vancouver. Can you _______ that? A plane ______ with black women crashing to the ground every day, and no one is talking about it.

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  14. hiking

Original Text

TMD: So we don't usually put our business in the streets. Let's just put that out there. But I have to tell you the statistics. Black women are dying at alarming rates, and I used to be a classroom teacher, and I was at South Atlanta High School, and I remember standing in front of my classroom, and I remember a statistic that half of black girls will get diabetes unless diet and levels of activity change. Half of the girls in my classroom. So I couldn't teach anymore. So I started taking girls hiking, which is why we're called GirlTrek, but Vanessa was like, that is not going to move the dial on the health crisis; it's cute. She was like, it's a cute hiking club. So what we thought is if we could rally a million of their mothers ... 82 percent of black women are over a healthy weight right now. 53 percent of us are obese. But the number that I cannot, that I cannot get out of my head is that every single day in America, 137 black women die from a preventable disease, heart disease. That's every 11 minutes. 137 is more than gun violence, cigarette smoking and HIV combined, every day. It is roughly the amount of people that were on my plane from New Jersey to Vancouver. Can you imagine that? A plane filled with black women crashing to the ground every day, and no one is talking about it.

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