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Next Time Someone Says 'White Privilege Isn't Real,' Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business

Think white privilege doesn't exist in America? Consider just how much the color of a child's skin changes his or her odds of escaping poverty later in life.

On Having an Accent in America

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

It's as if I am back in my seventh grade English class and forced to read a passage from some book out loud. I can still hear the snickering from my classmates as I stumbled over difficult passages, not understanding a word.

The Number One Question We Should Be Asking Low-Income Students

Isa Adney | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

One of the faculty who had worked with an elementary school where the teachers visited the homes of each parent shared how they start each meeting with a simple, yet profound question: "What are your hopes and dreams for your child?"

Derek Jeter's Career: An American-Dream

Ted Papadopoulos | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports
Ted Papadopoulos

In a time when baseball's reputation had been damaged by players posting statistically-fattening numbers and shattering long-standing records because of juiced-up cheaters, Derek Jeter managed to always play the game the right way while maintaining consistency throughout his career.

The Three Million Manav March: Why Indian-Americans are Giving Prime Minister Modi a Rock Star Welcome at Madison Square Garden

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Vamsee Juluri

Mr. Modi's arrival in New York comes at a moment when a sense of civilizational renewal is powerfully in the minds and hearts of Indians in India and the diaspora.

What's Driving Americans Out of the Country?

Ella Jameson | Posted 09.25.2014 | Money
Ella Jameson

While leaving the U.S. may never be an issue of economic survival, the new economic climate is making it a much more tempting option than ever before.

The Critical Need for a Citizens' Rights Movement

Frank Islam | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

Can citizens' movements make a difference? Absolutely, if they are targeted correctly, mobilized properly and sustained effectively.

Student Loan Debt and the Threat to American Homeownership

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 09.24.2014 | Money
Garrick T. Davis

An unsettling new normal has emerged in the wake of the Great Recession. There is an evolving relationship between student loan debt and homeownership in America. And it's not a good one.

Rebuilding the American Dream in a Global, Networked Economy

Techonomy | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

We've asked speakers at our upcoming Techonomy Detroit conference to share perspectives on topics they will discuss at the event relating to U.S. ec...

Jackie Robinson, Meet Jackie Robinson West. America, Meet Hope.

Frank Islam | Posted 09.10.2014 | Chicago
Frank Islam

Now, we are in the month of September, and the glory days of these young boys of summer are slowly slipping away. The question is whether this unexpected moment of hope can be captured, sustained and converted to others.

The Two Tooth Advantage

Will Durst | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

The plume of a great doom now looms. Talking about that wonderfully hideous first Monday in September -- Labor Day. Yeah, sure, it's a big time, bona fide holiday, but being the last warm wet splash of summer -- so bittersweet. Like the final free Continental breakfast buffet before checking out of a five-star hotel.

FHFA Report a Waste of Taxpayer Time and Money

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 08.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Garrick T. Davis

Released in July 2014, FHFA Brief 14-02, '"First Time Homebuyer Share and House Price Growth", arrives at a statistically supported conclusion that is at the very least predictable, if not painfully obvious.

It Sounds Like a Whisper

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

There is so much speculation regarding what happened in Ferguson. As always, the 24/7 news machine fills in the blanks before they have all the facts. They are full of conjecture and theory.

Time to Put Policy Over Politics

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

In the wake of Congress' failure to advance meaningful immigration reform, it has become crystal clear that Congress will not act in any way that matters. One thing that can be fixed now with a swipe of the pen is the regulation impacting DREAMers, preventing them from accessing health care.

16 Disturbing Photos That Reveal The Darker Side Of The American Dream (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts

Note: Some of the photos below contain graphic imagery. Those who grew up in the United States are likely familiar with the "American dream," the n...

Education Drives Expanded Access to Opportunity in the U.S.

Russell Krumnow | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
Russell Krumnow

Studies have shown that low-income children who attend high-quality preschool are more successful academically.

9 Important Things We Can Learn From The Younger Generation

Alison Sher | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Alison Sher

There are as many ways to navigate your 20s as there are 20-somethings. Here is what the next crop of human potential has working in its favor.

The American Dream

Diane Gilman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.

America: Dumb and Dumber

William E. White | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
William E. White

We blame teachers and schools, but in truth, the cause of American ignorance and stupidity is more fundamental than our school institutions. Parents, community leaders, public figures, popular culture icons, and peers tell our children--in words, deeds, and attitudes--that education is worthless.

Anatomy of a MLB Tryout Camp

J Scott Smith | Posted 10.11.2014 | Sports
J Scott Smith

Each year Major League Baseball's Scouting Bureau holds open tryout camps to identify talented players. For the players, no matter how unrealistic their chances are for being signed (as in my case), it's about holding onto their dream.

A Very Italian Mayor: Bill De Blasio

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 10.09.2014 | New York
Angela Vitaliano

I do appreciate the love and the consideration that Mr. De Blasio has toward his Italian heritage, but he is the Mayor of New York, a place where his own family arrived to pursue the American Dream. I expect that he will conduct himself with respect for the rules of the place where American Dreams are possible. Nothing less.

Student Debt: Paying Back the American Dream

Jason Ritchie | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

My grandfather suffered from black lung, which he caught during his years toiling in the coal mines of Kentucky. For him, sending his son to college meant that my father would never develop his same chronic cough and back pain.

American Dream Fraud: Confession of a Stupid Idealist

Larry Strauss | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
Larry Strauss

While I've been a true believer and I've perpetuated the belief in hard work as the great poverty buster, now when I talk to some of them I feel that I've perpetuated a great fraud upon them.

The Attainable American Dream

Stefanie Haeffele-Balch | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Stefanie Haeffele-Balch

The analysis insinuates that Americans should not be happy with their achievements because they have not attained arbitrary material objects. Somehow, USA Today misses what the American Dream is all about -- the pursuit of whatever each individual finds personally fulfilling.

Rethinking the American Dream

David Geller | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
David Geller

The American Dream now costs $130,000 a year. At least that's the figure USA Today came up with. Rethinking my money-based version of the American Dream helped me discover there is more to life than checking boxes.