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Unformatted text preview: Tara Marquez 6385956251 WRIT 140 Suraj Shankar 8/28/07 Diagnostic There is no Grey Patch in the American Dream Every change America endures causes the “American dream” to manifest itself to keep up with the current popular culture. After the new world was discovered the dream was the desire to reach America and know that class will not limit ones potential in society. With the current media constantly distorting what perfection and happiness should be the American dream has transformed to a complex entity that embeds peoples’ beliefs on race relation. Our society has generalized the “All American family” to be Caucasian, attractive, wealthy, athletic and happily married. However, the irony is apparent because America has never been merely “Caucasian”. While America has gotten past many racial conflicts there is still racial strife in tinsel town the glamour of Los Angeles. Racial strife is apparent while driving down Sunset Blvd. The diverse cultures present in Los Angeles are reflected by the distinct lifestyles ranging from Little Armenia, Chinatown, East Central, Beverly Hills to the mansions of Hollywood. Such distinct lifestyles reflect the race relations in L.A. The American dream seems unattainable because it is hidden by the façade of Los Angeles and is incapable of overcoming the barriers built within the fast-paced culture. (Maybe because the population has grown so much that you are a needle in the haystack vrsus 150 years ago you were the only one around??? seems that behind the rolling cameras Los Angeles is a superficial city that is blinded by materialistic entities that cause most people to ignore race relations. Rodney King woke us up for a little while but the attention has been diverted to other popular subjects. While it is difficult to generalize what all outsiders diverted to other popular subjects....
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