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In her new book, Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the laws and practices that created what she describes as a bipolar, Black and white caste system in the United States. Above, a sign in Jackson, Miss., in May 1961. William Lovelace/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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It's More Than Racism: Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System

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British archaeologists work, on October 2, 2009, at the ruins of an arena built early in the third century BC outside Ostia, the ancient imperial port near Rome. Sarah Parcak's work using satellite imagery and data led to the discovery of the site. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

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'Vivek Oji' Is Very Much Alive In This Boundary-Breaking New Novel

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White Too Long, by Robert P. Jones Simon & Schuster hide caption

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American Christianity Must Reckon With Legacy Of White Supremacy, Author Says

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A Mean Ghost Story And A Souped-Up Crime Novel Will Wise You Up Fast

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Maria Sherman's new book gives critical consideration to a too-often maligned phenomenon within pop music: the boy band. Alex Fine/Courtesy of Black Dog & Leventhal hide caption

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A New Book Traces The History Of Boy Bands, The Pop Phenomenon 'Larger Than Life'

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When it comes to the climate change, "you can see these vast changes in the future, and you can be worried about them, but you can still continue to do good and work in the moment for small things," says Zach St. George. Above, a sequoia in California's Giant Sequoia National Monument in July 2002. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Believe It Or Not, Forests Migrate — But Not Fast Enough For Climate Change

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Natasha Trethewey served as U.S. poet laureate in 2012 and 2013. She won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her 2006 collection Native Guard. Nancy Crampton/Broadside hide caption

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After Years Of 'Willed Amnesia,' Trethewey Opens Up About Her Murdered Mother

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