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aint no makin it - A Land of Opportunity? Social inequality...

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A Land of Opportunity? Social inequality is something that has plagued American society for centuries. The difference between the upper class and the lower class in the United States is great. The wealth distribution in American society is vastly controlled by the top five percent of the upper class, while a great number of Americans are in debt. Although income has been rising, the rich exponentially get richer, while the poor remain in poverty. In Jay MacLeod’s bestselling book, Ain’t No Makin’ It , Macleod follows around two groups in the low-income neighborhood Clarendon Heights. The two groups are the Brothers, a group of primarily black youths, and the Hallway Hangers, a group of white teenagers. MacLeod investigates the two groups in attempt to discover the two groups motivation to escape their low class stratification and if they are able to actually break their social boundaries. MacLeod wants to see whether America meteoritic and if social mobility is possible through aspirations and achievement. A main difference between the two rival groups I Clarendon Heights is their outlook on social mobility. Even though the restrictions put on them through race inequality in society, the Brothers have a much brighter aspect on their future than the
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