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Trump's tactics widening the racial divide in the US

By raising the bogeyman that white America is under threat, he hopes middle-class whites will vote for him. He may yet succeed - but will worsen US race relations.

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The Black Lives Matters (BLM) movement was originally begun to protest the use of deadly force by police against unarmed black men, but has since widened into a call for action to deal with race relations in the US.

SKIM through American newspapers of the last five decades, and you are bound to run into more than a few op-eds and commentaries each year that predict that the country has reached the inflection point in race relations, and that they were about to change. ("We shall soon overcome the deep...

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