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It has to be a debate and include evidence and example.
Talk about 1) the increasingly hostile climate in America
2) discrimination in America against immigrants
3) discrimination against LGBT individuals
I included an example of my friend’s paper
Please finish in 1-2 hours
American dream in our case is defined as the ability to move forward in life by being able to reach milestones including materialistic earnings as well as moving forward being associated with a peaceful and nurturing/diverse nation -mobility – the American dream has been centered as the dream and goal to one day be able to achieve some type of success. money being but one way to reach that success. However millennials and young adults have come to find that achieving monetary or financial success has become increasingly difficult and for some completely unattainable. In a research conducted at Stanford University Harvard University and UC Berkley only about 50% of people born in the 1980s are making more than their parents. People are striving to reach levels that surpass what they were given as children to live a better life but are not having much success as economic growth decreases. there has been an ongoing decrease in mobility meaning that there is a decrease of growth from generation to generation with regards to finances. Debt among college students forces them to live at home and not achieve the milestones they seek by their 30s including home ownership and even marriage a college education is_____% more expensive than it was in the past and many times people end up taking jobs after college to pay off debt and never get out we have more law degrees than lawyers. Popular and expensive cars are being leased instead of boughten young adults are spending money but not saving or investing. People are working part time instead of full time 19% of Americans 55-64 do not have any retirement savings. 63% of people believe their kids will be worse off than they are. debt in the American household has risen from 60 % to over 100% of disposable income middle class shrinking income mobility scores lower in the U.S than Denmark France Sweden Canada Finland and Norway income inequality in 2005 the top 1 % of workers earned more than the bottom 40% put together. Suicide rates have risen with an average of 121 suicides per day and 25 attempted suicides for every suicide and 44193 people dying from suicide each year America has become a harsh and prejudiced environment with about 74% of LGBT are bullied verbally in the year because of their sexual orientation (national school climate survey 2013) and 55.5% of LGBT students feeling unsafe at school. many can argue against the American dream becoming a nightmare by bringing up the fact that many immigrate to the U.S and prosper or thrive. However more than ever we see that the process of becoming a U.S citizen is a tedious and expensive process that can take several years to complete. The application to initiate the process alone has restrictions that don’t adhere to everyone. Many simply do not have the money to go through the process to begin with or the time when the process takes has taken a lot of it. On the other spectrum those who have successfully become citizens still suffer from scrutiny amongst those who are native born or those who have a bias against these individuals. Many come to America to be a part of the diverse and welcoming culture but time and time again America has failed those people by bullying or shaming/disgracing them based on their race and beliefs. Overall we can see that the infamous American Dream has been alluded with materialistic possessions and acceptance but has also been proven to be unrealistic with the true economic and social climate that circulates within the U.S and its culture. It is evident that America has proven to be a hostile place or environment for many who immigrate or even those who attend American schools attend local events and do even the simplest things like go out for coffee. We can see that there is a lesser call for diversity and racial slurs have become increasingly commonplace and many have suffered the repercussions. Likewise the ability for millennials and young adults to achieve major and popular milestones has decreased over the years due to a decreasing economic growth and increasing prices in college education that often leave people in financial crisis.