African Americans Must Work to Achieve the American Dream

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To many people across the globe, the United States of America appears to be a place where one can be proud of. America the land where dreams come true and there is always a chance for any person to succeed. People who are not from the United States have been painted a beautiful picture of what life in our country is like. Not only do they think that there is a special place in America for them and the perfect career for each individual, but unfortunately this is not always true. The American dream is not necessarily to get rich quick, it is more along the lines of a hard worker having an opportunity to be financially stable and to live a pleasant life. The dream is that their sons and daughters will not have to suffer the same things that they did. Their children will be better off in the long run because of their hard work. Why hasn't the African American community been able to reach the American dream In America everyone is guaranteed the opportunity to succeed and reach the American dream. In many instances, American citizens have been deprived of such a dream because other fellow citizens are prejudice. This bigotry suppresses the African-American people in the crime filled ghetto in which few blacks make it to old age much less with a decent home and a retirement fund. Many things impede the African Americans' quest for their dream, such as the media and music. "The history of the Black American is largely the story of their struggle for freedom and equality" . Since the dawn of time the color black has always signified something Dirty, soiled, evil, wicked, disgraceful and without hope. Unfortunately for the African American community this definition does not work for their advantage. The black man has long be... ... middle of paper ... ... number of pathetic people who are hampered and made miserable by the malady popularly called the inferior complex . This is what the African american community is suffering from, so it may seem like the best thing for them to do is go to a phycologist. Unfortunately it seems a lot easier than truly is, and the pride of the community will prevent it from happening. And we all know that the economic status of many black americans will keep this from happening. So what can the African Americans do to change their social status? Work. This is the only thing that anyone can do, but this is exceptionally difficult because there is an entire group of millions of people that must work. This work is not the typical kind of work, it is a struggle for social equality. The situation isn't the same as it had at one time been and people are not as prejudice as the had once been.
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