The American Dream

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Education and The American Dream
James Truslow Adams once said, “If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be given a chance to go as far as your God-given ability will take you.” This simple but influential message has lifted several people’s spirits to pursue the American Dream. To achieve the American Dream, one must attain education from higher institutions. Education has become one of the best weapons to achieve the American Dream. Most successful people credit education as the reason for their success. It is almost hard to pursue the American Dream without attaining an education from a higher institution.
Despite the importance of education to uphold the American Dream, why do African-Americans dawdle behind whites when it comes to attaining a higher education when it will provide them with greater advantages? Some may argue that African-Americans have a lack of aptitude and intelligence. Unemployment, drug use, and permissive cultural values are all considered to be factors of academic failure. On the contrary, there are several reasons why blacks are falling behind when it comes to education. Some of the major issues that cause this hold up are the racial perceptions of African-Americans or identity development through race like racial centrality, negative stereotypes, and a parents’ management and mentorship.
The importance of education for the growth of national economy and technological advancement has never been debatable. On 2017 the national
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