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CURRENT EVENT | FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Black Vote in Presidential Election

As the presidential primaries continue, voters in the Democratic party are split between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Next up to vote: South Carolina. An important voting block for the Democratic party in the south is African Americans. And in South Carolina, as this story explains, black voters appear to be split between Sanders and Clinton. Listen to this story to hear from college students who are still undecided about who to support.

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Story Length: 3:34

Listen to the Story:

Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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