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Los Angeles (AFP) – Boyhood, the innovative coming-of-age movie shot over a period of 12 years with the same actors, took home the Golden Globe for best drama film on Sunday.

The film — which took home three Globes — bested Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Selma and The Theory of Everything.

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Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch

In the two weeks since Election 2020, the country has oscillated between joy and anger, hope and dread in an era of polarization sharpened by the forces of racism, nativism, and hate. Still, truth be told, though the divisive tone of this moment may only be sharpening, division in the United States of America is not a new phenomenon.

Over the past days, I've found myself returning to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who, in 1967, just a year before his own assassination, gave a speech prophetically entitled "The Other America" in which he vividly described a reality that feels all too of this moment rather than that one:

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