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Is political change around the corner?

Polls suggest close to 80% of Americans regard racial discrimination as a big problem and support the causes promoted by the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Marches and demonstrations against police brutality that were once dominated by African Americans and a few young white liberal activists, now look a much more diverse spectacle.

IT HAS been suggested that if you travelled on a time machine to England in the 19th century and informed workers there that they were living through the "Industrial Revolution", they would probably express astonishment. "Say what? What revolution?"

Indeed, it took a generation or two...

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