Author: Edwin E. Thompson RIA MBA,MSgt. Edward E. Thompson Jr. USAF
Category: Political Science
This book depicts the challenging experiences of two twins - Dreams, Hope, and Passion in obtaining the American Dream." Establishing the argument for " Refocusing the African American Dream" is precipitated by the need to clarify what is freedom, and what makes freedom so important? Generally, dreams are food for the soul. Dreams also give us hope. Whereas, hope is the opportunity for expectation, and passion is the need and desire to turn those hopes and dreams into reality. With freedom comes responsibility. There are three fundamental critical societal problems, which impacts "The African American Dream," they are fundamentally social problems notably: an increase in single-parent households, inadequate education preparation, and no economic foundation. Despite the difficulties associated with single-family households, inadequate education preparation and, no financial foundation. The Declaration of Independence depicts the concept of freedom in terms of inalienable rights, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As a result, there is no mention of economic independence. Economics is an important issue, which confronts our families; because it is a necessary means for financial freedom, and it facilitates our participation in a market economy. If a culture has no strong economic base, then it resembles a plantation. The civil rights movement was very much about gaining control over economic means, and not so much about getting political power as an end in itself. Your circumstances at birth—mainly, what your parents do for a living—are an even more significant factor in how far you get in life than we had previously realized. On the other hand, if you are first-generation educated like the Thompson twins, it is your Dreams, Hope, and Passion that makes the difference. In either case, you are the foundation for the next generation's success. The process only works if you have a flourishing economy at best.