How does this relate to the American Dream?
What Do the Experts Say?
- Let's look at some discussions about the American Dream. As you read, try to answer the following:
- What is this opinion saying?
- Do you agree? Why or why not?
- How does this demonstrate functionalism or conflict theory? (Both?)
- Is the American Dream really dead? Let's take a look!
- Has our definition of the American Dream changed in this country? (Is it the same as 100 years ago? 200 years ago?)
- What would functionalists say about the "idea" of the American Dream? What would conflict theorists say about it?
Are We All Doomed?!
Before you leave...
Think back to the statement from the first-day survey:
How do you feel about this statement now? Do you agree? Why or why not?
If you had to update the equation below, what would it look like?