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Ferguson riot highlights racial divide in US

By Xinhua ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-19 06:52:58

In his landmark "I have a dream" speech, civil rights leader Martin Luther King voiced his strong aspiration for equal rights for black people in US society.

Fifty years later, such a dream has been partially realized. African-Americans living in the United States today have a higher political and social status than previously. Notably, the country is led by its first African-American president.

However, despite the progress, racial divisions still remain a deeply rooted, chronic disease that keeps tearing US society apart, as manifested by the recent riot in Missouri.

Ferguson riot highlights racial divide in US

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