Week 11: Is The American Dream Still Alive?

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Our ethos – the American Dream – has propelled generations of immigrants to pursue a better life. The promise of success and prosperity through hard work or even luck brought many to our shores and borders and still does.

But does the American Dream still exist for their descendants, the once robust middle class, or the new immigrants? And what about the less quantifiable metrics of the American Dream, like happiness? After all, it’s not just the economics of upward mobility that inspires us to wake up each day with renewed hope for our country and our future.

On this episode of Indivisible, host Kerri Miller asks: what does the American Dream mean anymore? Kerri is joined by historian and writer Elizabeth Catte and Rami Nashashibi, executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network.

Here are some tweets from this episode: