Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has. Text version is published here: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/the-original-underclass/492731/
When DNA evidence exonerated two men convicted in a 1987 murder, one took his chances on a retrial to overturn his conviction. The other accepted a special deal from prosecutors and left prison immediately—as a convicted murderer.
Read text edition here: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/1857/11/what-does-an-innocent-man-have-to-do-to-go-free-plead-guilty/539001/
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What went wrong in poor white America? Are the problems new, or has Donald Trump brought attention back to old realities that an emerging elite hoped to forget?
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ProPublica reporter Cezary Podkul speaks with Stephen Werner, the whistle-blower who exposed how New York City landlords are swindling tenants and taxpayers, and Ben Kallos, the city council member working to stop it.