The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap Setting & Symbolism

Matt Taibbi
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Wall Street

The billionaire bankers and lenders on Wall Street oversaw operations within their organizations that led to the financial collapse that impacted the entire world. To date, not one of these men has been investigated, arrested or prosecuted despite the irreparable damage they did to companies, investors and even entire countries.

New York City

While Wall Street billionaires were playing with other people’s money, the NY Police Department was following a policy known as “stop-and-frisk.” Minority neighborhoods were targeted and their residents were profiled, arrested, framed and brought up on bogus charges like riding a bike on the sidewalk, loitering or obstructing pedestrian traffic.

Gainesville, Georgia

Undocumented immigrants in Gainesville had to be careful not to be caught by the police driving a car without a license which was impossible for them to obtain. The laws in Georgia were so harsh that it drove Gainesville’s...

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