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From the Ted Talk by Amanda Williams: Why I turned Chicago's abandoned homes into art

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Now, we can all agree that race is a socially constructed penmneohon, but it's often hard to see it in our everyday ectnexise. Its pervasiveness is everywhere. The noeooihhgbrds I grew up in were filled with a kind of culturally coded beauty. Major commercial corridors were liend with brightly painted storefronts that competed for black cmnsuoer dollars. The visual mash-ups of corner soetrs and beauty sulppy hseuos, currency exchanges, are where I actually, ilatvdntnreey learned the foundational principles of something I would later come to know is called color tohery. I can remember being pretty intimidated by this term in college — color theory. All these stuffy old withe guys with their treatises and obscure terminologies. I'd mastered each one of their color palettes and associated principles. Color theory essentially boils down to the art and science of using color to form compositions and spaces. It's not so complicated.

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Now, we can all agree that race is a socially constructed __________, but it's often hard to see it in our everyday _________. Its pervasiveness is everywhere. The _____________ I grew up in were filled with a kind of culturally coded beauty. Major commercial corridors were _____ with brightly painted storefronts that competed for black ________ dollars. The visual mash-ups of corner ______ and beauty ______ ______, currency exchanges, are where I actually, _____________ learned the foundational principles of something I would later come to know is called color ______. I can remember being pretty intimidated by this term in college — color theory. All these stuffy old _____ guys with their treatises and obscure terminologies. I'd mastered each one of their color palettes and associated principles. Color theory essentially boils down to the art and science of using color to form compositions and spaces. It's not so complicated.

Solution

  1. stores
  2. supply
  3. white
  4. lined
  5. inadvertently
  6. houses
  7. theory
  8. neighborhoods
  9. existence
  10. consumer
  11. phenomenon

Original Text

Now, we can all agree that race is a socially constructed phenomenon, but it's often hard to see it in our everyday existence. Its pervasiveness is everywhere. The neighborhoods I grew up in were filled with a kind of culturally coded beauty. Major commercial corridors were lined with brightly painted storefronts that competed for black consumer dollars. The visual mash-ups of corner stores and beauty supply houses, currency exchanges, are where I actually, inadvertently learned the foundational principles of something I would later come to know is called color theory. I can remember being pretty intimidated by this term in college — color theory. All these stuffy old white guys with their treatises and obscure terminologies. I'd mastered each one of their color palettes and associated principles. Color theory essentially boils down to the art and science of using color to form compositions and spaces. It's not so complicated.

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