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Is America's Racial Divide Permanent?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

For many, race has become a constant preoccupation. And over each of these incidents and disputes, the country divides along the familiar fault lines, and the accusations go on and on until a new incident engenders a new argument. The America of the 1960s, with its civil rights clashes and “long hot summers,” was a far more segregated society than today. Yet the toxic charge of “racist” is far more common now.