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Thursday, 14 September 2017 05:00

America's 'Racial Generation Gap' Is Starting to Shrink

Written by  Ronald Brownstein

The maelstrom of Donald Trump’s polarizing presidency has provided few reasons for optimism about any aspect of American race relations.

From Charlottesville to the repeal of the deferred-action program for young undocumented immigrants, to battles over policing, Black Lives Matter, voter-identification laws, and a border wall, racially barbed conflict has been a defining feature of the Trump years—with the president appealing to white racial resentments more explicitly than any national political figure since George Wallace.

But demographic trends offer some guarded reasons for hope that the United States is living through peak years of discord over its growing racial and ethnic diversity—even if the temperature isn’t likely to lower very quickly.

Read more at TheAtlantic

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