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The American Dream is the concept that anyone can achieve success in America with hard...

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korn-flakes | Student, College Freshman | Honors

Posted June 12, 2012 at 2:53 PM via web

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The American Dream is the concept that anyone can achieve success in America with hard work, but is this concept completely true ?

Then what about African and Native Americans who mostly live poor lives.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 12, 2012 at 3:09 PM (Answer #1)

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In general, we can say that the American Dream is available to all individuals, but that not all groups have the same access to it.

There is no doubt that some groups have more access to the American Dream than others do.  White Americans as a group are privileged when compared other groups.  It is more likely that they can get ahead in life and achieve success if they work hard.  

But the American Dream is available to individuals from every group.  There are many examples of people from minority groups who have achieved the American Dream.  This makes it clear that it is possible for members of any group to achieve this dream.  

So, while groups in the US are not equal, the members of the various groups do all have access to the American Dream.

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