What could be the defining sentiment of 2017 emerged May 2 from what should have been an unlikely source.
“Nothing is at rest when it comes to race,” Baltimore Orioles All-Star Adam Jones said.
Jones was speaking after a specific event — racial slurs hurled at him the night before from the stands during a game in Boston — but also more broadly. Indeed, America’s unresolved issues with race — 50 years after the civil rights movement — threaded through much of the news this year, from sports to politics, crime to schools.
Here is a review of some of the events this year in which race played a role.
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