Unequal Equality In America

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"Now, as a nation, we don 't promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That 's an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine where you end up." —Barack Obama
Unequal Equality America is the land of freedom and opportunity — or at least it used to be. Over the past few decades the U.S. has declined in areas regarding economic, racial, and educational equality. There have been far too many hard-working citizens left behind in low-class. Far too many racially motivated killings and outcomes have occurred in this country. And far too many students are either not able to afford college, or can 't find a job once they 're out. The United States of America has shafted the common man by cultivating a new age of inequality.
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During the mid-1970 's the Red Scare began to slowly move past us and home life settled; there was a new problem dawning, economic inequality. During the 70 's the income gap widened as lower/middle-class American 's income growth slowed down, while the high-class continued to see marginal gain. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the top 1% of earners have experienced a 200% annual income increase from 1980—2010. During his January 28 'th 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama claimed "America does not stand still - and neither will I, so wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that 's what I 'm going to do." Despite the promises, hope, and trust that is created when a President addresses the people, it’s always brought to an end by the realization of perpetuating
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