The American Dream By James Truslow Adams

1611 WordsMay 1, 20177 Pages
What is the purpose of our government? Is the meaning of Lady Justice true? Does every citizen have equal rights and opportunities as stated in the United States Constitution? If so, why are there so many cases of people fighting for equality? How can we approach this effectively? The United States of America has this idea that everyone can live the American Dream, and that we are a perfect nation. It is taught from a young age that the American Dream is promising for anyone to have. Parents and teachers tell us to shoot for the stars and that we can achieve anything we put our minds to. But as I progressed throughout life, I question the American Dream is a made up thing to get the economy back up and running again. According to…show more content…
Since it is 2017 many people are blindfolded to the inequality people face every single day. There are still cases of injustice against minority groups and there are still cases of discrimination against people in the “so free, so equal” country called the United States of America. If today’s world was so equal for everyone, then why are there current groups of activists who protest and fight for equality? I am here to tell you why. There are three groups discussed in this paper. They are most certainly not the only groups, they are just the most popular and the frequently reported. These groups of activists are; Black Lives Matter (BLM), Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, and Queer, (LBGTQ) and Women’s Rights. The three of these groups were recreated not even a decade ago. “Racial minorities, particularly Black Americans, have had a long and troubling history of disparate treatment by U.S criminal justice authorities.” (Birzer, 23) I am not here to give you another lesson on slavery, Jim Crow laws, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s or any other struggle we faced in our history, but I do want you to keep it in mind as you read about the current struggle we still face in 2017. You would think that America would give us a break since we’ve been fighting for equality for centuries, but they are not simply because of the color of our skin. When I say “they” I mean White America. Now, don’t get me
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