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"From the Ted Talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw: The urgency of intersectionality"

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Now, the experience that gave rise to intersectionality was my chance encounter with a woman neamd Emma DeGraffenreid. Emma DeGraffenreid was an African-American woman, a working wife and a mother. I actually read about Emma's sroty from the pages of a legal opinion written by a judge who had dismissed Emma's claim of race and gender daotinismrciin against a local car manufacturing plant. Emma, like so many African-American women, sought better elemymnpot for her family and for others. She wanted to ceatre a better life for her chlidern and for her family. But she apipeld for a job, and she was not hired, and she believed that she was not hired because she was a black woman.

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Now, the experience that gave rise to intersectionality was my chance encounter with a woman _____ Emma DeGraffenreid. Emma DeGraffenreid was an African-American woman, a working wife and a mother. I actually read about Emma's _____ from the pages of a legal opinion written by a judge who had dismissed Emma's claim of race and gender ______________ against a local car manufacturing plant. Emma, like so many African-American women, sought better __________ for her family and for others. She wanted to ______ a better life for her ________ and for her family. But she _______ for a job, and she was not hired, and she believed that she was not hired because she was a black woman.

Solution

  1. applied
  2. named
  3. discrimination
  4. create
  5. story
  6. employment
  7. children

Original Text

Now, the experience that gave rise to intersectionality was my chance encounter with a woman named Emma DeGraffenreid. Emma DeGraffenreid was an African-American woman, a working wife and a mother. I actually read about Emma's story from the pages of a legal opinion written by a judge who had dismissed Emma's claim of race and gender discrimination against a local car manufacturing plant. Emma, like so many African-American women, sought better employment for her family and for others. She wanted to create a better life for her children and for her family. But she applied for a job, and she was not hired, and she believed that she was not hired because she was a black woman.

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white women 3
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lost lives 3
gender discrimination 3
emma degraffenreid 3
black people 3
american men 3

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collocation frequency
african american women 5
african american men 3

Important Words

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