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Essay: A racially challenging week in America

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Take a glance at the anniversary calendar this year and it's clear that in America, racial progress comes in fits and starts. The Emancipation Proclamation declared slaves to be free 150 years ago. Within a decade, a trio of amendments to the Constitution made them citizens. Over the next century, the Supreme Court and Jim Crow segregation in the South snatched their rights...

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