For decades, the “American dream” was defined as continued upward social mobility

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For decades, the “American dream” was defined as continued upward social mobility (increases in income, wealth, education, etc.) from one generation to the next. Taking into account the financial crisis and recession of 2008, how has social mobility changed for American citizens? Finally, explain how social mobility today is different for ethnic minorities in comparison to the white majority. Use at three major concepts from Chapter 8 to clarify your responses.

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