Inequality is necessary a bad thing for America?
It’s been a dilemma of one disadvantaged group after another; blacks, women, Hispanics and immigrants has been increasingly established in the United States, conceded equal rights and brought into the minorities. At the same instance, in commercial lingoes, America has gone from being a fairly equal nation to one disappointingly deceitful inequality in the globe. Both moves are each vast and enormously important: one shows a balanced march toward democratic inclusion, the other concerning acceptance of economic classification of people into groups based on shared socio-economic conditions that would have been unthinkable a generation ago. Top of Form
The executive branch of the United States’ government is predicated on the belief that anyone can be president. Many people point to Barack Obama as a supporting example, citing the fact that he grew up in an impoverished home, the son of a black African immigrant from Kenya and a white American mother. Over the last 110 years, over half of the presidents have attended Harvard, Yale, or Princeton, with our last four presidents being Harvard or Yale alumni. As a result we have become both more comprehensive and more selective. It’s a surprising disagreement. Is the appointment of these two results a mere historical accident? Other countries seem to deal with the same challenge: either comprehensive, or economically just. European nations have conserved much more economic equality but continue to struggle with discrimination, being relatively less amicable to minorities as compared to the United States. A long history of racial discrimination in the United States exemplified an awkward and serious question to our country’s true commitment to the equal opportunity that has been touted as a central national slogan. The firm establishment of the Jim Crow laws (Bardes) was a vivid contradiction of the supposed “equal chance” that everyone was to have. The obvious...
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