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Documentary: Is the American dream dead? (Video)

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info-pictogram1 A Johns Hopkins University study shows that for big segments of the population the American dream is dead. Johns Hopkins University researchers followed nearly 800 Baltimore schoolchildren for decades. What they discovered isn’t pretty: These children’s fates “were substantially determined by the family they were born into.” Correspondent Adam May joins some of those children on a “tour” – from prison, to schools, to the blighted neighborhoods they called home – to understand what the chances really are of escaping urban poverty in America. Read the full story.

Imam Siraj Wahhaj: “Things Ain’t Good in the ‘Hood” (Video)

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info-pictogram1 United For Change 3rd Annual Conference: “United We Stand: One Nation, One Destiny”. In his bestselling book, Ill Fares the Land, Tony Judt passionately argues that individualism, egoism, greed and the politics they gave birth to are undermining the very basis of community, equality and social justice. In the ensuing social carnage no one suffers more than the poor and disenfranchised members of our society. What are the political foundations of community, equality and social justice? Can America be a great nation if it tramples on its poor and downtrodden? How can more affluent Muslims display more compassion for the less fortunate members of our society both Muslims and others? These are some of the questions Imam Siraj Wahhaj answers in this lecture.
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