TED “Color blind or color brave? / 人種問題にどう向き合うか” で英語学習


“Color blind or color brave? / 人種問題にどう向き合うか”というTED Talkで英語を勉強しましょう。ただ聞き流すだけではなく、下にある理解度チェックテストで、きちんと内容が聞き取れていたかを確認できます。非常に成功しているビジネスウーマンのメロディー・ホブソンがTEDプレゼンテーションのテーマとして選んだのは人種問題でした。最近は白人警官の黒人市民に対する暴力で人種問題がアメリカで再燃しています。アメリカ社会に根強く残る人種問題について、このクリアで力強いスピーチから学ぶことできます。

このTED Talkの紹介
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it’s a “conversational third rail.” But, she says, that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.


1. How does a topic of race make people in America today?

(a) Depressed
(b) Uncomfortable
(c) Offensive
(d) Uneasy

2. Which did Mellody NOT mention regarding racial disparities?

(a) Education
(b) Household income
(c) Job opportunities
(d) Healthcare

3. Which is a correct number to fill the fact Mellody described? "Of the 250 Fortune companies, there are only ---- CEOs that are minorities."

(a) two
(b) five
(c) seven
(d) ten

4. What does Mellody say about "color blindness" in her view?

(a) Color blindness doesn't exist.
(b) Color blindness is very dangerous.
(c) Color blindness is better than color brave.
(d) Color blindness is an idea found in a corporate study.

5. What is an action to be color brave Mellody suggested?

(a) To stand up against racial discrimination.
(b) To pretend that we don't notice race.
(c) To have proactive conversations about race.
(d) To tell our children that they can be anything.

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