American Dream or Nightmare?
Ariel Lopez

Good for you! And continued success. Just two quick points: as a white, college-educated woman who had a professional career and “did everything right,” but was hit by multiple setbacks outside of my control and is now indigent, be assured — the American Dream can fail anyone.

(Sadly, even though I have fallen into a hole I will never be able to dig out of, I am aware that when I walk into a room of strangers I still have “White Priveledge” and am still viewed by many as somehow superior to my black friends who have managed to do better than I did. When I was growing up I actually thought we would have solved the problem of racism by now.)

Second, I would suggest that it was not college that failed you, but our nation’s economic system of the last 40 years.

Best to you!

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