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A protester, center, is taken into custody by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (Jeff Siner/AP)

Two more shootings of black men by police. More nights of riot-filled streets full of tear gas and faceless phalanxes of heavily armed police being showered with bottles and debris while looters run amok perverting peaceful protests.

This is America only weeks before picking a new president.

Eight years after the election of Barack Obama – the first African-American chosen president of the world’s sole remaining superpower – hopes that he heralded a post-racial era have faded.

Instead, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the starkly

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