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From the Ted Talk by Michael Rain: What it's like to be the child of immigrants

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These misconceptions and complex cultural ieusss are not just the inquiries of children. auldts don't know who immigrants are. If we look at current trends, if I asked you: What's the fastest-growing immigrant demographic in the United States, who would you think it was? Nine out of 10 people tell me it's Latinos, but it's actually African immigrants. How about in aaiccemds? What's the most eaetcdud immigrant demographic? A lot of people presume it to be ainass, but it's actually African immigrants. Even in matters of policy, did you know that three out of the eight countries in the so-called "travel ban" are African countries? A lot of people assmue those targeted Muslims only live in the midlde East, but a lot of those banned polepe are Africans. So on these issues of education and policy and religion, a lot of things we presume about immigrants are ineroccrt. Even if we look at something like workplace diversity and inclusion, if I asked you what gender-ethnicity combination is least likely to be promoted to senoir managerial positions, who would you think it was? The answer is not Africans this time.

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These misconceptions and complex cultural ______ are not just the inquiries of children. ______ don't know who immigrants are. If we look at current trends, if I asked you: What's the fastest-growing immigrant demographic in the United States, who would you think it was? Nine out of 10 people tell me it's Latinos, but it's actually African immigrants. How about in _________? What's the most ________ immigrant demographic? A lot of people presume it to be ______, but it's actually African immigrants. Even in matters of policy, did you know that three out of the eight countries in the so-called "travel ban" are African countries? A lot of people ______ those targeted Muslims only live in the ______ East, but a lot of those banned ______ are Africans. So on these issues of education and policy and religion, a lot of things we presume about immigrants are _________. Even if we look at something like workplace diversity and inclusion, if I asked you what gender-ethnicity combination is least likely to be promoted to ______ managerial positions, who would you think it was? The answer is not Africans this time.

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  6. adults
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  9. educated
  10. asians

Original Text

These misconceptions and complex cultural issues are not just the inquiries of children. Adults don't know who immigrants are. If we look at current trends, if I asked you: What's the fastest-growing immigrant demographic in the United States, who would you think it was? Nine out of 10 people tell me it's Latinos, but it's actually African immigrants. How about in academics? What's the most educated immigrant demographic? A lot of people presume it to be Asians, but it's actually African immigrants. Even in matters of policy, did you know that three out of the eight countries in the so-called "travel ban" are African countries? A lot of people assume those targeted Muslims only live in the Middle East, but a lot of those banned people are Africans. So on these issues of education and policy and religion, a lot of things we presume about immigrants are incorrect. Even if we look at something like workplace diversity and inclusion, if I asked you what gender-ethnicity combination is least likely to be promoted to senior managerial positions, who would you think it was? The answer is not Africans this time.

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