However for the people who have been here longer, think of the dream more related to wealth than the traditional values (Rosenfeild). For example, the economically disadvantaged may just want the things that are necessary, such as a decent home, any mode of transportation, and a better education for themselves and their children. However, the economically advantaged want more than what is necessary, for example, more than one nice car, a bigger house than what they need, and more money than they could possibly ever use. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton are two of many who believe they have achieved the American Dream and show that it still exists today. Both were sons of alcoholic middle-class men but eventually through hard work, became two important people in the course of history (Meacham).
A family living at a poverty state, struggles just to stay at float and can never seem to move up the income bracket. In an analysis by reflectionsyale.org author Leslie G. Woods, a study from YALE divinity school states, “ Since 1979, the rate of increase for the bottom 90 percent has slowed… By contrast, the top ten percents dramatic rate of increase has handed them disportionately large share of the overall growth of the economy.” Some might argue that the gap is due to people not getting an education to boost them up the economic bracket. We can all agree that even with a degree, inequality still thrives in the workplace and women are the example of this. Women are treated differently in the workplace just due to them being female. From the way they are spoken to, to the money they earn.
The American Dream is so essential to our country as it is an honor to reach your goals and make it a reality. The American Dream is the national ethos that people’s lives would be better and more abundant with many opportunities. The American Dream was more accessible to attain back in the days, however, changed over the years. Although the “American Dream” is still possible, many people, minorities are affected by the lack of improvement in social mobility in our society. The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work.
However, both of them have different thoughts and explanation. The idea of the American Dream in Tan’s vision is more about the freedom that citizens can have. Moreover, it is a way or direction on how people want to build up their life stories and also the freedom of living creatively in the society. On the other hand, Hume focused more on people’s position and their economy. Hume thinks that parents back in the past thinks that if their children achieve a higher position in the society and have a higher waged job with a better living environment.
In the story “The Upside of Income Inequality”, Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy effectively express’s the importance and need for income inequality in our society. Furthermore, Holly Ellyatt’s newspaper article Income Inequality: Is It Good For Everyone? serves to also point out that economic success and greater productivity is linked to “income inequality”. Although it may seem extremely unfair for someone to make up to two hundred and fifty times as much money as someone else, this notion of “income inequality” actually benefits the society as a whole by encouraging others to work much harder in life and better themselves and their education. For example, the increase of income inequality in the 1980’s greatly increased the education for both women and men and other races such as African Americans.
They are often unable to send their kids to school because they are moving around a lot, and do not have a permanent home. They also will most likely not have enough money for clothes or school supplies. Admitting that only 11.69% of American citizens don't get an education, in some countries, education is not available for anyone. To restate, this proves that Americans are spoiled because we did not earn most of the things that we have, it was just given to
The issues that we face are being passed down to our children. The objections and reasons for hating one culture to the next are being passed down from one generation to the next. It almost seems as if it gets worse with each generation. It’s getting worse with each generation because of the effects of inequality on the American dream. Kids are no longer born with the thought of being able to achieve whatever they want.
They want them to work and not be educated. Because of money issues people don’t get to pay the fees of the schools. They do have educational centers but still some people of the country do lack education which brings the literacy rate of a country down. These countries are also called Periphery countries. Global Perspective Every country in the world has schools.
Thus being, can people achieve their American dream? Many people could achieve the American dream through self determination and perseverance, but the American dream could be unachievable when facing financial obstacles or the costs of college. In able to achieve the American dream, a person should have self determination. Someone who has self determination is one who is willing to take the lead in his or her life. For example, John Paul Mitchell went through many years of struggle, from childhood to adulthood, until his product became a success (Jenson).
Envision that you are apart of strict traditional family, the only expectation they have of you is to be apart of the working class of America. Imagine believing that is all you can become in this world, due to lack of money and moral support from family, friends, and teachers. These are the struggles young Chicanos of America face, this is sadly someone’s harsh reality. The silent truth is that the youth of the Latin community face constant oppression in their own culture whilst trying to assimilate and progress in America. Immigrant parents are not given the opportunity receive proper knowledge to educate their children who want to hone their talents whether it is extracurricular activities like skating or helping on simple