Racial Inequality

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“Turns out the American Dream may not be for everyone...", claims from CNN's Jack Cafferty, "A new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that a family's race, economic background and neighborhood play a role in economic mobility" - Perfectly describing the opportunities missed by individuals every day because of one obstacle; One's race. Racial tensions have always been present in the United States. Since the early 1900's, race tensions grew into matters about racial discrimination and class inequalities. In the U.S, the ratio between white Americans and minorities is pretty drastic as well. While there is about 67.3 percent of Caucasian people in the country, minorities fall behind at 12.2% for African Americans or blacks, 16.3% for Hispanics or Latinos, 4.7% for Asians and all others falling at lower percentages (info please-race-population). With such little representation, minorities receive the biggest obstacles when trying to achieve their American Dream. While some see the connection, some may say that its untrue that non-Americans are being prevented from achieving their American Dream. Authors such as Shayan Zadeh claim that although it is more difficult for immigrants and non-Americans to succeed in life through education and high positions jobs, your hard work and motivation is your biggest obstacle. In the novel, They Say I Say, Shayan Zadeh writes an essay on the way immigrants and foreigners view the American Dream and how many believe they are being
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