Evaluate a Claim Against American Dream

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Evaluate a claim against American Dream The American Dream promises equality between races and religion; as well as a job and a good income of wealth. Yet despite this promise, immigrant minorities travel to America only to find injustice to their people. They are oppressed and discriminated against in the streets they live on. Also live in poverty and having no control over these things was nowhere in the promise the American Dream makes. That’s why I agree with the prosecuting argument of the American dream that Minorities, and women, were discriminated against. First off, minority men and women, like Book T. Washington, were oppressed daily by the majority. Slavery was once a very popular mindset of this country, however today we look upon it as cruelty. Book T. Washington was born into slavery and felt the white man oppressing him most of his life. He fought back and gave speeches against such oppression against him and his people. To quote one of his speeches only “One third of the population of the South is of the Negro race” and he fought and taught them as his goal to stop the oppression they faced. Next, even the character of Tateh who was depicted as the typical immigrant was discriminated against. He, like many others, traveled to this country to solve his “economic problems and support” his family. He and his minority were forced into poverty and “less than sufficient” living conditions. Despite him achieving success, the discrimination he faced was great, and most minorities were not so lucky. Looking at a chart of Factors for downward mobility, the minorities had less opportunity and were also forced to pay more than the majority. Finally, both Tateh and Booker T. Washington had to live under poor living conditions and unequal treatment in their lives. To quote the Declaration of Independence “…all men are created equal, that they are
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