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Should black Americans get slavery reparations?

Image copyright API How does a country recover from centuries of slavery and racism? In the US, a growing number of voices are saying the answer is reparations. Reparations are a restitution for slavery – an apology and repayment to black citizens whose ancestors were forced into the slave trade. It’s a policy notion that many black academics and advocates have long called for, but one that politicians have largely sidestepped or ignored. But increased activism around racial inequalities and discussions among Democratic 2020 presidential candidates have thrust the issue…

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One thing Americans find hard to talk about

An American psychologist who specialises in conflict resolution around the world is now turning her attention to race in the US. We went along to one of Dr Paula Green’s sessions in Massachusetts to find out what this means. This video is part of Crossing Divides, a BBC season bringing people together in a fragmented world. For more stories go to bbc.com/crossingdivides. Video by Hannah Long-Higgins and Chelsea Bailey. Source link

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YouGov survey: British sarcasm ‘lost on Americans’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “With the greatest respect…” Britons like to think they have a “special relationship” with the US, based on a common language and cultural, historical and political ties. But, according to one of the UK’s most respected polling companies, there’s one chasm the English language can’t always bridge – the British love of passive-aggressive statements. In the words of YouGov, “half of Americans wouldn’t be able to tell that a Briton is calling them an idiot”. YouGov showed a number of common British phrases, including…

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Trump: Third of Americans see media as ‘enemy of the people’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president says the media misrepresent his administration US President Donald Trump has launched a fresh assault on the US media, saying he has “forcefully condemned hatred and bigotry” but this goes unreported. Speaking at a rally in Florida ahead of next week’s mid-term elections, he said a third of Americans believed that the media was “the enemy of the people”. He did not provide evidence for this. Critics accuse him of fomenting violence by using extreme and divisive rhetoric against opponents, the media,…

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Amsterdam stabbing: Pair injured on Friday revealed as Americans

Image copyright AFP Image caption The motive remains unclear, authorities say Two people injured in a stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s central railway station on Friday are American tourists, the US ambassador has said. “We are aware that both victims were US citizens and have been in touch with them and their families,” Pete Hoekstra said in a statement on Saturday. The suspected attacker was shot and wounded by police. He was later identified as an Afghan citizen. The motive is unclear and officials say an investigation is under way. The…

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Swimming: Americans dominate Pan Pacs’ final day, Campbell wins five golds

TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States, headlined by Katie Ledecky and Ryan Murphy, dominated the final night in the pool of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Sunday, whilst Australian Cate Campbell secured her fourth and fifth golds of the meet. FILE PHOTO: Jul 27, 2018; Irvine, CA, USA; Ryan Murphy celebrates after winning the Men’s 50 LC Meter Backstroke finals with a new American Record of 24.24 during the 2018 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships swim meet at William Woollett, Jr. Aquatic Center. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports American…

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Five things Americans can expect from Love Island

Image copyright ITV2 Love Island is heading to the US – the hit British show on ITV2 has been bought by CBS in America. It is the eighth country to buy the show’s format. But what can they expect? 1. A dating show like no other Americans already have their own massively popular dating show – just as exotic and bursting with beautiful people – The Bachelor and its spin-off The Bachelorette. But imagine there’s 13 bachelors and bachelorettes together in one villa cut off from the outside world trying…

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Isner joins elite club of Americans with fifth Atlanta title

(Reuters) – John Isner joined elite company when he saved four of five break points en route to beating compatriot Ryan Harrison 5-7 6-3 6-4 to win the Atlanta Open for the fifth time on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Jul 13, 2018; London, United Kingdom; John Isner (USA) reacts during his match against Kevin Anderson (RSA) on day 11 at All England Lawn and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports Top seed Isner became the fifth American man to win the same event at least five times after Jimmy…

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