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March 14, 2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The families ensnared in the college bribery scandal embody wealth and privilege in America: CEOs, Hollywood stars, Wall Street millionaires. A California vineyard owner. A prominent Manhattan lawyer.
If they're villains, they're villains made to order for a time preoccupied with deep divisions of class, privilege and race — a time when many regular Americans often feel they have little chance of getting ahead in a system that's engineered in favor of the richest of the rich.
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