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Poverty America is a country based off the belief that it is the land of opportunity and prosperity, where hard work and determination will lead to success and the American dream. For many Americans, the sad truth is that no matter how hard they work they will never be able to live the American Dream. As Jay MacLeod points out in the book Ain’t No Making It, the lower class in America are so far removed from the American Dream that many do not have any realistic chance of living it. Most of the people in the lower class will be stuck there, with little chance of moving up in our society. American society has developed in such a way that it is difficult for a person who is born into the lower class to work their way out of it. By looking at the people and the institutions that influence the Hallway Hangers and the Brothers, the difficulties of escaping the lower class are evident. These people and institutions are what constitute the class structure in America and create a system of domination that limits upward social mobility to members of all classes. The class structure in America has developed in a way that it benefits certain
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SOCY 132 taught by Professor Besecke during the Spring '07 term at Kenyon.

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