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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.

The militarisation of US police: The Stream – Taking up arms (Video)

info-pictogram1 A look at the militarization of police in the United States. Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.