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    Inequality In The Usa V2 Inequality In The Usa V2 Presentation Transcript

    • Inequality in the USA
    • The American Dream
      • Everyone has the same chance of becoming successful in the USA
      • It doesn’t matter where you come from, your class, your gender or your race. With hard work anyone can succeed.
      How true is this statement?
      • In contrast to ‘the American Dream’ there is the American Reality.
      • If you are born white you have a 1 in 10 chance of being born into poverty.
      • If you are black you have a 1 in 3 chance of being born into poverty
      • Who has the better chance of being born into poverty?
    • The cycle of Poverty Poor Education Poorly paid job/ poor opportunities Low Wages Poor Housing Children born into poverty The cycle of poverty  
    • African Americans
      • A high percentage live in poverty
      • They live in ghettos (crime ridden, unhealthy, damp, diseases, gangs, drugs)
      • 2006 - 30% lived in poverty
      • 2007 - 20% earned less than $20,000 a year
      • 50% of black children live in poverty
    • Why are some African Americans living in poverty
      • If they do not earn enough money they cannot afford good quality housing
      • They have to take the cheapest housing in areas with problems.
      • Gang culture powerful, kids have people who are interested in them, they feel safe
      • Education does nothing for them
      • Parents bored and depressed so turn to drink and drugs
      • which are expensive but have they no money
      • HOW DO PEOPLE THEN GET MONEY?
      • They are stuck in the cycle of poverty
    • Question
      • “All Americans have an equal chance of achieving the American Dream.”
      • Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with this statement?
      • Use the evidence from the sources on the
      • question sheet to back up your answer.