My American Dream

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My American Dream has always been driven by success. Employment/ career, Family and community success to be more specific. The advancement of myself ,my family, and my community has always been a priority. Being that I am a Black American born in the United States my struggle to obtain the American Dream differs from most people. There are many obstacles to overcome such as racism, stereotypes and just being motivated to reach the next level in life. Personal and family success can be obtained by getting a good education and securing a good job or career. Community success takes a little longer especially if the community has been on a economic roller coaster ride since the 1950s and 1960s.
Roseland is the community in Chicago I decided to call my home. I have resided in Roseland for about two years now. Roseland is a mostly African American community and I love living around other African American families. Roseland is located far south of the loop on the edge of Lake Calumet it is bordered by Pullman and West Pullman communities. It is definitely possible to see the economic struggles of the past when walking through the Roseland neighborhood. But on the other hand the economic rise is also noticeable. One of the highest ranked high schools in Chicago is located in Roseland, Gwendolyn Brooks Preparatory Academy. Also there is a beautiful park district right in the middle of Roseland, Palmer park.
To understand the rise and decline of the of Roseland economically
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