The American Dream

The American Dream is dead some people may say. Some say the American dream needs to be reformed. Others have a glimmer of hope that it still is alive. Whether if it’s alive or dead there are factors that contribute to those beliefs to create numerous idea of the American Dream that the founding fathers had mapped out for our nation; the foundation of our reason why we built America. The American Dream is about freedom, the right to have the three unalienable rights: life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. However, the American Dream became a disillusionment when promises of expanding opportunity and equality are jeopardized by discrimination and prejudice, but faced with an expanding culture and opportunities opening the path to the American …show more content…
Finally black people were allowed in a white schools. Little Rock Nine: the first black students to enroll to a white school in 1957. Although they faced racial slurs and hate. This was the starting point of new opportunities stretching its horizon of acceptance. One senior out of Little Rock Nine became the first graduate from a white school on May 25, 1948: Ernest Green. Green became the assistant secretary of the Federal Department of Labor for President Jimmy Carter (“Integration of Central High School”). This is an example of cultural expansion proving that no matter what skin color, and where you start from, the American Dream is …show more content…
In fact Asian Americans have become one of the highest income, well educated people in the U.S. This is where the stereotype of “Asians are smart...Asians are good at math.” are originated from this phrase. The immigration of Asians are driven from the sound of opportunity, as many Asian families believes in hard work in order to gain success. According to PewResearchers, Asians who are twenty five or older with a bachelor degrees is 49%, while the U.S population 28%. Hard work is emphasized in an Asian family as it is believed that it will eventually lead to a pot of “gold” in other words success. 61% of Asian immigrants has a bachelor degree, this is proof to show that others are still striving to achieve the American Dream (Piccorossi). It’s opportunity what they are working for. A life they couldn’t pursue in their home country and that is something the American dream promised, a land of

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