PBS NewsHour

Why we need to stop sharing American Dream success stories

Clip: 10/15/2018 | 3m 9s

Why would author Casey Gerald want people to stop highlighting success stories like his own? Gerald says he grew up on “the wrong side of the tracks” and went on to Harvard Business school. But he says celebrations of the American Dream distract from reality, letting society off the hook for failing to give all children a fair shot. Gerald offers his humble opinion on American opportunity.

Aired: 10/15/18

Rating: NR

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