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When Americans wake up from the dream, there’s much to do on race

It’s been 50 years since Martin Luther King’s iconic speech, but the grim reality is that not much has changed for African-Americans since then.

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Big trouble in Ital(ly) Chinatown

A Chinese shopkeeper and his nine-month-old baby Joy were brutally gunned down in a suburb of Rome in a robbery that went horribly wrong, writes Josephine McKenna, a freelance journalist in Rome.

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The Root | PEOPLE & IDEAS|

PHOTO GALLERY: The blackest whities around

To celebrate Black History month in the US, The Root examines the white folk who claim “blackness” and whether they really would make the cut. It helps if you can sing, are religious and like black women.

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Getting your stolen Safran knickers in a twist

Blackface! A crucifixion! Masturbation! This week’s coveted Wankley award goes to the outrage surrounding John Safran’s new show Race Relations before it had even aired. Storm in a teacup, anyone?

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Eureka Street | TV & RADIO|

John Safran’s Race Relations pulls it off. Just.

Former ABC religion reporter Peter Kirkwood reviews John Safran’s controversial new show, Race Relations: Safran may be the ” “holy fool” of secular culture, but he gets away with it.

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Double X | FILM & TV|

Will Sex and the City finally get colourful?

The things that bothered other people about Sex and the City never really bothered me. Its lily-white vision of New York, however, did, says Nina Shen Rastogi. Will the new movie make amends?

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New York Times | PEOPLE & IDEAS|

Segregation on prom night

In Georgia, some prom nights are still segregated — one for blacks, one for whites. Even though schools were integrated in 1971, so-called traditions and unspoken rules are harder to change.

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