The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap - Chapter Seven: Little Frauds Summary & Analysis

Matt Taibbi
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Maria Espinosa answered her apartment door to find a man, Hispanic like her, standing there. He pushed her aside and went directly to her kitchen. Maria thought it was the police. Her boyfriend, Eduardo, had beat and harassed her frequently. He was worse when he drank. She was fearful of his violence and that he might harm her and their small son. She had finally kicked him out of her apartment. Finally, the man asked if she had applied for food stamps. She had applied for help at the local welfare office. She had legal status and qualified for help due to the domestic violence.

The man asserted that she had a problem with drugs which she vehemently denied. Then he accused her of having lots of problems with the police which she also denied. The man rooted through her kitchen...

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