Discrimination In Maggiacomo's Awakening The American Dream

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The American dream is “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” In Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream speech he speaks to us about the discrimination that they have received. Like the Ted talk “Awakening the American Dream” by Kevin Maggiacomo the speech also encourages to stop excluding people and to embrace diversity. In my opinion both Kevin Maggiacomo and Martin Luther King Jr were right, everyone should embrace different. Overtime the american dream has done the opposite of evolved, it has devolved. Many people come to America to accomplish their dreams, but when they get hear all they’re greeted with is blank stares and empty pockets. In 1988 the U.S was ranked as number one place to live for opportunity. Now the U.S has been ranked number one among…show more content…
This shows how much not only the American Dream had devolved, but how much America in general has also devolved. Martin Luther King Jr talks about the difficulty he has experienced while trying to live his American Dreams in his speech. He talks about the people who have been left “battered by the persecution of land and staggered by the winds of police brutality” all because they were fighting for their right to have the american dream, which they were deprived of for being different. The american dream is still attainable, but to be able to attain it we need to learn to embrace different. John F. Kennedy once said “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” If everyone tries to make difference by embracing different, than the american dream will be attainable to everyone that works hard for it.

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