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Roxane Gay: 2014 Was The Year Of 'Enough Is Enough'

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President Obama told NPR that he thinks the U.S. is less racially divided today than when he first took office. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Whites More Optimistic Than Blacks On Race Relations In The U.S.

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President Obama responds to a question from NPR's Steve Inskeep on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Here's Why Obama Said The U.S. Is 'Less Racially Divided'

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'Selma' Tells The Civil Rights Story Through Black Eyes

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Common plays James Bevel, Tessa Thompson plays Diane Nash, Lorraine Toussaint plays Amelia Boynton and Andre Holland plays Andrew Young in Ava DuVernay's Selma. Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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For Hollywood, 'Selma' Is A New Kind Of Civil Rights Story

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Protesters in Boston during a December demonstration against the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Mo. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Mayors Wrestle With How To Support Police And Grieving Residents

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David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King in the new movie Selma. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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A Vital Chapter Of American History On Film In 'Selma'

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For Updated 'Annie', The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

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Whiteness Project participants were filmed talking about race. The project doesn't use their names, to encourage frankness. Feral Films, Inc. hide caption

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The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America

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Martha McCullough shows off a photo of her grandfather, Christmas Moultrie, who was born on the Mulberry Grove Plantation before Gen. Sherman's army burned it down ahead of the capture of Savannah in 1864. Both McCullough and Hugh Golson, a descendant of the plantation's owner, knew Moultrie as children. Carl Elmore/Courtesy Savannah Morning News hide caption

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Bound By A Plantation, Two Georgians Remember A Special Christmas

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