English 1A CRN 20452
November 3, 2013
Priceless American Dream
Does one need wealth to success? What kind of environment will lead us to our goal? Do different class and race negatively impact individuals’ achievements of the American Dream? With much speculation, this topic has become a very intriguing argument. For many years, people of different races that grew up in a poor family have been struggling to reach the American Dream. Being raised with no money for education seems impossible to many, yet over the decades it has become more prevalent. In today’s society, many people have become successful whether they had had really good educational background. The problem lies in the difference of children raised by wealthy family versus children raised by lower class family. What people must understand is that achieving the American Dream does not rely on the wealth of a family but the effort and solid work. People of different races and economical classes can have the same chance and opportunity to reach the American Dream.
People claim that the only way for children to have the ability to reach the American Dream is to be raised by a wealthy white family. When a topic such as this one has a broad amount of variables, it is impossible to simply link these problems to the wealth of a family and race. In the article, “American Dream Not American Reality”, author Jonathan Turley states, “People from lower income family or different race than white tent to fail on reaching their American Dream and face the reality because they have lack of economic support from the family”. This is the simple statement that shows people from poor family will result in failure. What Turley must understand is that it can be extremely difficult for people from low income family to achieve their American Dream without any education and economic support. They must spend more time to study and work as a full time to pay for their school...