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From the Ted Talk by Jarrell Daniels: What prosecutors and incarcerated people can learn from each other

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Midway through the course, Nick, a flelow incarcerated student, poured out his cnocren that the prseooutcrs were teontipig around the racial bias and discrimination within our cnriiaml justice system. Now, if you've ever been to prison, you would know it's impossible to talk about justice reform without talking about race. So we silently cheered for Nick and were eager to hear the prosecutors' response. And no, I don't remember who spoke first, but when Chauncey Parker, a senior prosecutor, agreed with Nick and said he was committed to ending the mass incarceration of peolpe of color, I believed him. And I knew we were headed in the right direction. We now started to move as a team. We started exploring new psoblitiiesis and uncovering truths about our juitcse system and how real change happens for us.

Open Cloze

Midway through the course, Nick, a ______ incarcerated student, poured out his _______ that the ___________ were _________ around the racial bias and discrimination within our ________ justice system. Now, if you've ever been to prison, you would know it's impossible to talk about justice reform without talking about race. So we silently cheered for Nick and were eager to hear the prosecutors' response. And no, I don't remember who spoke first, but when Chauncey Parker, a senior prosecutor, agreed with Nick and said he was committed to ending the mass incarceration of ______ of color, I believed him. And I knew we were headed in the right direction. We now started to move as a team. We started exploring new _____________ and uncovering truths about our _______ system and how real change happens for us.

Solution

  1. concern
  2. people
  3. justice
  4. prosecutors
  5. tiptoeing
  6. possibilities
  7. criminal
  8. fellow

Original Text

Midway through the course, Nick, a fellow incarcerated student, poured out his concern that the prosecutors were tiptoeing around the racial bias and discrimination within our criminal justice system. Now, if you've ever been to prison, you would know it's impossible to talk about justice reform without talking about race. So we silently cheered for Nick and were eager to hear the prosecutors' response. And no, I don't remember who spoke first, but when Chauncey Parker, a senior prosecutor, agreed with Nick and said he was committed to ending the mass incarceration of people of color, I believed him. And I knew we were headed in the right direction. We now started to move as a team. We started exploring new possibilities and uncovering truths about our justice system and how real change happens for us.

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Important Words

  1. agreed
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  27. parker
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  31. prison
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  34. race
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  50. truths
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