Do you believe the American Dream is still alive?
Of course. The American dream is subjective. Each and everyone of us has our own American Dream. As long as we are pursuing our own individual "American Dream" and achieving it or just parts of it. We are living the American Dream.
The American dream IS still alive, but I think the Republicans are trying to limit who has access to it, and it is being limited along racial and economic lines. IF you are a minority, you're going to have a tough time making it. If you are under educated or poor, you will have a tough time climbing out of the hole. Politicians are less effective in changing that fact as the years go by. If you are interested in having a CIVIL conversation about race, I've just started a blog. Visit realtalkaboutrace.com. My goal is to have visitors of different races provide answers to eachother's questions about race. It's only a week old, but things have started to pick up a little bit.
If you cannot participate without getting angry, then ignore this invitation. Otherwise, this group looks like it will be very interesting... with elections coming up and all.
I don't think the American Dream still stands the same as it was before...times have changed. The American Dream for me is being a good person, living within my means, traveling, spending time with my family/friends and have some type of purpose.
Yes I do.
Yes, but I think you have to work *a lot* harder for it nowadays.
I think it is. You just have to hold true to yourself and your family values. :) We live the American Dream the way we see it. We are just simple people with simple values. WE are not out to keep up with anyone in the money department or other material things. :)
I would like to say yes, but looking around I am not so sure. It seem easier for immigrants to obtain grants and loans to reach the 'american dream' than citizens. Not that I have a problem with them making a living too as long as they are here legally, but everyone should be given a fair shot at opportunity.
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