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Just four bouquets of flowers were left outside Kensington Palace this year on the sixth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. [The Independent, 9th November 2003] In the US, black women gain twice as many master’s degrees and 50 per cent more PhDs than black men. On current trends, in 20 years there will be three times as many black women in university as men. [Washington Monthly, March 2002] In the 1951 British general election, more than 200 MPs were elected by over 50 per cent of their electorate. In 2001, none were. [The Point of Departure…

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