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Divided States: Georgia Auto Mechanic Ties Racial Tensions To Obama

Mechanic Jimmy Arno and his wife, Dami, in their home near Atlanta. A photograph of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee hangs above them.
Arezou Rezvani
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Mechanic Jimmy Arno and his wife, Dami, in their home near Atlanta. A photograph of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee hangs above them.

Jimmy and Dami Arno of the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, Ga., say the country is in trouble. "I know that we were a whole lot further along racially 8 years ago than we are today," Jimmy says.

They plan on voting for Donald Trump this November.

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