Written Assignment – The American Dream

Humanities

Many immigrants are drawn the United States by the belief that American is the land of opportunity, while many Americans also strive for the American Dream, to do better than the generation before you. Reflecting on this week’s readings, discuss whether the American Dream is possible. What are some myths about income and opportunity? What are some barriers to social mobility? How might social class inhibit one’s mobility? What reform would you suggest to promote equality?

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