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This was a week in American history when a racially motivated mass shooting led to southern states re-examining the use of the Confederate battle flag.
Then on Friday the country's supreme court effectively legalised gay marriage in all 50 states.
The human rights organisation the Southern Poverty Law Centre summed it up in one cartoon:
There it is.Cartoon by Bob Englehart.Posted by Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday, 26 June 2015
There it is.Cartoon by Bob Englehart.
We can't put it any better.
Note: The original cartoon (the first three panels) is from Bob Englehart for the Hartford Courant. The final two panels are edited versions of the first two.
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