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American Dream

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From Berkeley to St. Louis to Charlottesville — even on NFL playing fields — youths across the country have been watching the nation's adults respond to issues of race, culture and ideology. Today, psychologist Wes Crenshaw returns with a panel of teens to discuss whether America is measuring up to the democratic values it claims to hold dear.

You know the story; with a good education, hard work, and a little stick-to-itiveness, you can make a better life for yourself and your kids. It's quite literally the American dream. Political scientist and author Robert D. Putnam wonders, though, if that narrative is becoming less attainable.

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In this country it was long believed that if you worked hard then you could share in the prosperity this land had to offer.  So – who stole the American Dream?

Over the years in this country, Washington and Wall Street have taken one step after another to dismantle the middle class.