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In this devastating inquiry into our nation’s prison system, legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander detonates any notions that the election of Barack Obama heralded a new age of post-racial unity. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness outlines how the War on Drugs has empowered law enforcement to detain and incarcerate an entire segment of society, effectively creating a new underclass.

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Major media outlets have been reporting extensively on the role that Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer at the Trump Organization, plays in Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.'s criminal investigation of the company. But Vanity Fair's Bess Levin, in her June 21 column, emphasizes that Weisselberg isn't the only one in the Trump Organization who is under scrutiny by Vance's office.

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