Race, Inequality Of Opportunity And Life Chances Essay

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The United States of America was built upon ideologies that were carved to restore freedom. The United States was established by numerous ideologies, but one in particular has thrived throughout centuries and still hold a very deep meaning. The American Dream, an ideology which states that America is a land of opportunity where an individual with talent and hard work can achieve upward intergenerational mobility. This ideology is one of the important forces behind the immigration to America. But sadly today it can be said that this ideology is not true anymore, not to the current and upcoming generations of individuals of the American society. Today, America is not a land of opportunity where an individual with talent and hard work can achieve upward intergenerational mobility. This change did not happen suddenly, the American Dream has become difficult to attain over the course of years due various reasons. Many of these reasons can be attributed to the overarching themes of race, inequality of opportunity and life chances. The first concept critical in understanding how today American is not a land of opportunity where intergenerational mobility happen is race. Race is a system for classifying people who are believed to share common descent, based on perceived innate physical similarities. Although many people practice color-blind racism, which states that race does not exist and there are no consequences behind the concept of race since it is an archaic concept (Manza,…

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