This is not surprising. The numbers, however, are shocking. Is it any wonder that they have so much power that they own everything lock, stock, and barrel and as a result can buy the American Education System?
“The American dream is not just a yearning for affluence…but also for the chance to overcome barriers and social class, to become the best that we can be.”
We must fight against income equality and allow the American Dream to stand as an achievable goal for many.
We have come along way since the phrase was first coined by historian James Truslow Adams in 1931, but even with the diminished power of the 1% we still must work towards enfranchising those in our nation who have had little opportunity in the past.