Earnings by the top 1% of Americans nearly tripled, while middle-class wages have been basically frozen for four decades, adjusting for inflation. Nearly 1 in 5 children in the US are now at risk of going hungry. Today, just over 40% of all American workers make less than $15 an hour—the equivalent of $30,000 annually.
We have become a nation in which, for half of our young people, the American Dream is falling out of reach. The promise of America seems too good to be true, but one thing that remains the same is the commitment of America’s people and the bouts of patriotism among the masses when our country is threatened.
Author, Speaker, and Immigrant Marina Shakour Haber is urging Americans to transform the negativity of our society and come together to bring the American Dream back to life.