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2 Phrases That Won't Heal Racial Divides: 'Law and Order,' 'Stop-and-Frisk'

On Sept. 26, a record number of Americans tuned in for the first presidential debate of the general election season. A number of issues were covered that pertain to justice, peace, and the mission of Sojourners. But I was especially struck by a very illuminating section of the debate, when the candidates were asked to speak to the issue of race relations in America. NBC moderator Lester Holt asked each candidate: The share of Americans who say race relations are bad in this country is the highest it's been in decades, much of it amplified by shootings of African-Americans by police, as we've seen recently in Charlotte and Tulsa.
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