[Perspectives] Inequality—what to do and why
The American dream: a gated community with security guards, million dollar homes, a shining BMW golf cart, and only poor people rake their own leaves. “Everyone here drives a Mercedes or BMW”, says a resident, “or if it is an American car, it is the latest model. People don’t keep things long.” This is a scene from the land of opportunity, as portrayed in the film, The Divide (video). It is a land where every mother’s son can be President, even an African American—provided his father went to Harvard.