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From the Ted Talk by Clemantine Wamariya: War and what comes after

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When I was in ehtigh gadre, my teacher gave me a varclobauy sehet with the word "genocide." I hated it. The word genocide is clinical ... overgeneral ... bloodless ... dehumanizing. No word can describe what this does to a nation. You need to know, in this kind of war, husbands kills wives, wives kill husbands, neighbors and friends kill each other. Someone in power says, "Those over there ... they don't belong. They're not human." And people believe it. I don't want words to describe this kind of behavior. I want words to stop it. But where are the wdros to stop this? And how do we find the words? But I believe, truly, we have to keep trying.

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When I was in ______ _____, my teacher gave me a __________ _____ with the word "genocide." I hated it. The word genocide is clinical ... overgeneral ... bloodless ... dehumanizing. No word can describe what this does to a nation. You need to know, in this kind of war, husbands kills wives, wives kill husbands, neighbors and friends kill each other. Someone in power says, "Those over there ... they don't belong. They're not human." And people believe it. I don't want words to describe this kind of behavior. I want words to stop it. But where are the _____ to stop this? And how do we find the words? But I believe, truly, we have to keep trying.

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Original Text

When I was in eighth grade, my teacher gave me a vocabulary sheet with the word "genocide." I hated it. The word genocide is clinical ... overgeneral ... bloodless ... dehumanizing. No word can describe what this does to a nation. You need to know, in this kind of war, husbands kills wives, wives kill husbands, neighbors and friends kill each other. Someone in power says, "Those over there ... they don't belong. They're not human." And people believe it. I don't want words to describe this kind of behavior. I want words to stop it. But where are the words to stop this? And how do we find the words? But I believe, truly, we have to keep trying.

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