Analysis Of Matt Taibbi's The Divide

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Matt Taibbi’s “The Divide” uses extensive research to attempt to contradict the understanding of our nonpartisan justice system. According to Taibbi, while poverty has increased, crime has decreased, and the jail population has increased 600% since 1991 (page xvi). He states while individuals are being prosecuted based on race and financial status. In which Taibbi argues that other offenders are not being prosecuted compared to minority groups. Moreover, Taibbi states in which where you grew up determines your socioeconomic status. 1. In Taibbi’s “The Divide”, he argues that where you are raised determines your future. According to Taibbi, “If you grew up well off, you probably don’t know how easy it is for poor people to end up in jail…And
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