Stereotypes Of America Essay

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American Dream United States of America is known as the land of opportunity for many immigrants who dream of a better life. Since the beginning of American history, the US has focused more about equal opportunity than any other country. There are many people who strongly believe that once they come to the United States it is almost guaranteed to find success. Also, they believe that we live in a very different world than them, living the American dream. However, it’s beginning to seem like this country is no longer the land of opportunity for those who are immigrants and the low class people.This is because of the difficulty to get a job, false assumptions, and heavily enforced social classes. In this article one will learn why America’s stereotype of the…show more content…
Social classes in America are often very overlooked in the eyes of many Americans and people throughout the world. Contrary to what many people believe, the wealth of a child’s parents has much to do with how successful that child is later in life. Wealth in America has a great deal of say in determining a child's future; for example, a child from a wealthy family is able to afford high quality pre-school before mandatory schooling begins. On the other end, a child coming from a poor family, that is not able to afford this extra schooling, will already be at a disadvantage when compared to that of a wealthy family. In an article by the New York Times titled, “A Great Nation If You’re Born Rich” author Miles Clark talks as if he were to come from poor parents in America and says: “If my parents lived in the U.S I would have a 1 in 5 chance of being stuck in the bottom 10% of the earnings distribution”(Clark). Clark clearly illustrates that an individual's parents’ money will most likely determine your money in the future. Money And class really is everything in America. Now, when immigrants from foreign

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