The American Dream and Poverty
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After watching Children on Poverty, discuss your opinion about the American Dream and the resources deficit mentioned by sociologist Dalton Conley. In this discussion forum address the following question:
Is it possible for those in poverty and the working class to pull themselves up and achieve a piece of the American Dream?