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高二阅读理解When I was growing up Oprah was my favorite

时间:2019-07-04 19:49  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

When I was growing up, Oprah was my favorite imaginary auntie. She lived inside the TV and I looked forward to visiting her every day at 4 P.M. For one hour every Monday through Friday, I got to watch a Black woman command the airwaves and have control over the world. As a little black girl in a big White world, that was a powerful thing to witness—especially in a culture where girls like me seldom saw ourselves positively reflected in the media.
The kind of beauty celebrated around us had a way of making little black girls feel as if the bodies we were born into were somehow inferior. Apart from Auntie Oprah, the media’s portrayal of Black women was to a great extent limited in variety. Luckily, I had strong examples of women of color in my real life who watered the seeds that helped me believe I could dream beyond what I saw around me.
Fast-forward to two years ago, when I was appointed by longtime Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to lead Teen Vogue. I thought I was just a girl getting her dream job. But then the headlines hit. Suddenly, I was a Black woman making history. At 29 I had become only the second Black person and the youngest ever to helm (掌舵) a Condé Nast magazine.
Shonda Rhimes, Hollywood supreme black screenwriter, coined the term “First. Only. Different.” Being an FOD in your filed comes with a responsibility and an opportunity to rewrite the rules, to redefine standards, to represent for your communities. In my new position, I had an opportunity to help ensure that little black girls would never doubt their value. I was able to help undo some of the damaging accounts by changing the pages of the magazine to make them more reflective of my world.
My first book, More Than Enough, is not a career guide, because I believe only you can write your own blueprint for success, but I do share some of the hard-earned lessons that I am still learning to live by. My book is not intended as self-help but a love letter to anyone who has ever felt overlooked, overwhelmed, underestimated and undervalued—and who still chose to overcome.
My story, as it’s played out so far, is for all my fellow people of color out there, standing proudly as First, Only and Different. I am writing with love to all those who know what it is to be the lone Black voice in the room, because my story is your story. Trust that you will find your own rhythm and carve out a space to succeed in your own lane. I am also speaking up for anyone in her dream job, facing the barriers no one talks about. When you exist in spaces that weren’t originally built for you, remember that sometimes, just being you is the revolution. And this is especially for the ones who are Next Up, those of you who are responsible for taking the same systems that my generation is now breaking down and building better ones.
As you continue crafting the life you want, I hope you will always bear in mind that it is the very things you underestimate about yourself that will help you to create your own magic. Find it. Use it. Trust it. We spend too much time telling ourselves that we are not enough. Not smart enough. Not beautiful enough. Not successful enough. Not young enough. Not old enough. I want to be the voice reminding you to say “Enough!” to all that. You are enough. You were born enough.
The world is waiting for you. Let’s go.
65. The author adored Oprah mainly because of __________.
   A. a new culture reflected in the TV   B. her positive image represented in the media
   C. her absolute control of the program  D. the resemblance with the author’s favorite auntie
66. Which of the following can best interpret the underlined sentence in Paragraph 2?
   A. Black women tended to have rigid image in the media.
   B. Little attention was paid to black women except Oprah.
   C. There were too few TV hosts like Oprah to fight for equality.
   D. Not enough TV programs were produced to display black women.
67. The underlined word in Paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “__________”.
   A. made up   B. brought up   C. turned up   D. polished up
68. By helming Teen Vogue, what was the author able to do?
   A. Re-arrange all the pages she used to hate a lot.
   B. Make herself as influential as Vogue editor-in-chief.
   C. Totally remove prejudice against the minority groups.
   D. Partly change the conventional impression of black girls.
69. What is the focus of the author’s first book?
   A. Carving out a blueprint for her followers.
B. Sharing hard-earned lessons with editors.
   C. Salute to those fighting against discrimination.
   D. Instructions on how to achieve career success.
70. Which type of writing does the article belong to?
   A. An address in a fierce debate.    B. Acknowledgements of a book.
   C. A biography about a black girl.    D. Scripts of a TV programme.


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