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The paradox of post-racialism

Political campaigning in the US is hampered by charges of racism, says Harriet Baber

PRESTON Smith Brooks was a Democratic congressman from South Carolina. On 22 May 1856, on the floor of the United States Senate, Brooks beat Senator Charles Sumner unconscious with his walking cane because he disagreed with a speech Sumner had made.

Brooks pounded Sumner until his stick broke, while a congressional colleague brandishing a pistol prevented other senators from intervening. After the news got out, Brooks’s constituents sent him dozens of new canes — one bearing the ...

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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH