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"From the Ted Talk by Deeyah Khan: What we don't know about Europe's Muslim kids"

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My father, though, was always really worried. He kept saying that even with the best ecaiodutn, I was not going to get a fair shake. I would still face discrimination, according to him. And that the only way to be accepted by white people would be to become famous. Now, mind you, he had this conversation with me when I was seven yaers old. So while I'm seven years old, he said, "Look, so it's either got to be sports, or it's got to be music." He didn't know anything about sports — bsels him — so it was music. So when I was seven years old, he gathered all my toys, all my dolls, and he therw them all away. In exchange he gave me a crappy little Casio keyboard and —

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My father, though, was always really worried. He kept saying that even with the best _________, I was not going to get a fair shake. I would still face discrimination, according to him. And that the only way to be accepted by white people would be to become famous. Now, mind you, he had this conversation with me when I was seven _____ old. So while I'm seven years old, he said, "Look, so it's either got to be sports, or it's got to be music." He didn't know anything about sports — _____ him — so it was music. So when I was seven years old, he gathered all my toys, all my dolls, and he _____ them all away. In exchange he gave me a crappy little Casio keyboard and —

Solution

  1. bless
  2. years
  3. education
  4. threw

Original Text

My father, though, was always really worried. He kept saying that even with the best education, I was not going to get a fair shake. I would still face discrimination, according to him. And that the only way to be accepted by white people would be to become famous. Now, mind you, he had this conversation with me when I was seven years old. So while I'm seven years old, he said, "Look, so it's either got to be sports, or it's got to be music." He didn't know anything about sports — bless him — so it was music. So when I was seven years old, he gathered all my toys, all my dolls, and he threw them all away. In exchange he gave me a crappy little Casio keyboard and —

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collocation frequency
young people 13
brown people 5
white people 4

Important Words

  1. accepted
  2. bless
  3. casio
  4. conversation
  5. crappy
  6. discrimination
  7. dolls
  8. education
  9. exchange
  10. face
  11. fair
  12. famous
  13. father
  14. gathered
  15. gave
  16. keyboard
  17. mind
  18. music
  19. people
  20. shake
  21. sports
  22. threw
  23. toys
  24. white
  25. worried
  26. years