Loomis took nine flights -- logging 7,670 miles in the air and driving another 720 miles -- to meet these Americans who responded to CNN/Kaiser Family Foundation's poll on race.A unitary definition does not exist–the American dream probably has a different meaning to every US citizen.Gates (pictured above with her grandchildren) traveled and provided for her five daughters, one of whom has a Ph D.
Despite severe health issues, Sanchez says he's fortunate, especially compared to his father, who lived on the streets from the age of 7 after his mother abandoned the family and his father died.
Paul Mc Ewen, 40 Mc Ewen knows he can earn good money as an information technology consultant. He's hoping to start working full-time and earning more once he obtains additional credentials.
The booming US industry during the first half of the 20th century caused the myth s role of the American dream is a matter of discussion.
Some think that the American dream is still a viable element today, for others it is only an illusion. On the other hand, the same advantages are disadvantageous for society: there is no social fond for the poor and there is no serious interest in important issues like environmental protection etc.
He's planning on moving to Denver, where his parents and younger sister live.
He'll rent for now, but hopes to buy a house in the next year, putting him one step closer to achieving his American Dream.Regina Gates, 60 For years, Gates lived the American Dream.The Walnut Grove, Mississippi, resident owned a beauty salon, making more in an hour than her dad, a forklift driver, made in a week.Currently unemployed, the former Buddy Holly impersonator lives with his wife and two younger children in Monmouth, Oregon.His eldest daughter lives a few hours away with her 3-year-old daughter.Bobby Wood, 33 A truck driver, Wood averages 66 hours a week on the road, hauling produce and meat between San Diego and Chicago.With the economy growing, it's much easier to find a good-paying job like his these days, he says.The American dream focusses on the success of the individuum (not the wellbeing of the whole population). The American dream is often a topic for essays or debates.The questions raised are usually: definition of the American dream.On the surface they live in a new home, Drive new cars, And have a degree, But most middle class people today don't actually own any of that.Instead they borrow it from a bank that has the federal reserve print the money into existence causing our national debt to climb and inflation to increase.