Social Mobility In The American Dream

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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. Within social mobility, many people fail to have a sense of the realization of the American Dream because of the fewer advantages and…show more content…
-- and that’s the problem” by Steve Lopez, where he writes about the city of L.A and lives who struggle through making ends meet. Secondly, in “Prosperity, Not Upward Mobility, Is What Matters” by Neil Gilbert, he explains whether hard work is enough to lift people in the economy and overcome their parents physically and financially .“Serving in Florida” by Barbara Ehrenreich tells her experience working minimum wage and “Class in America - 2012” by Gregory Mantsios, where it shows problems that many minorities face because of high status. In all of these texts, these authors demonstrate the challenges and obstacles facing people within the social…show more content…
As you reach higher positions in jobs, the study becomes more complicated and harder to achieve. A strong foundation in education will lead to a more top paying job. Unfortunately, for the lower class that is not the case. Children have to juggle between their part-time jobs and their education to help their family to make ends meet. The struggle of choosing between work and school causes a strenuous amount of time and effort on them. It takes a physical and emotional toll always to have to worry about trying to get an education and succeed. With social class, it is more robust for minorities to get a life and get an education because there are many other obstacles they have to overcome such as house rents. In Lopez’s article, he states that “People moving into California are better-educated and have higher incomes than those who are moving out," he said, and that 's having a direct effect on rising rents” (par 13). This quote expresses that education plays a big role to get high incomes. As a result, minorities who struggle to get an education are affected by social class to realize the ‘American Dream”.
Even though with all the hard work and determination that you put through, the “American Dream” is not a possibility for everyone. Social class plays a huge role and affects our ability to see the realization of the “American Dream” because of the problems that minorities have to go through.
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