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A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:47am

Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a "state-sponsored system of segregation," in which people of color were purposely excluded from suburbs.

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At 'The Dinner Party,' Stories That Walk The Line Between Tragedy And Comedy

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:00am

The 11 stories in Joshua Ferris' new collection have all been published before, but they provide a fine showcase for his sly wit, proceeding from the ordinary to the uncomfortable and even bizarre.

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Many Working Women Won't See Themselves In 'Women Who Work'

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:00am

Ivanka Trump's new book — named after her brand's marketing campaign — is packed with anodyne advice borrowed from others, and a striking lack of awareness about economic and racial realities.

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A Guide To Ivanka Trump's Manual For 'Women Who Work'

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:00am

Trump's new book is billed as a resource for women trying to reach their dream professional lives, but it is fairly short and nonspecific about how to get there.

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