Achievement ideology is the idea that anyone can accomplish anything through hard work, so the American Dream is within everybody’s grasp. But the realities of the American system show that social opportunity is not at all equal for everyone regardless of their class or circumstances. In fact, institutions and systems in the US actively sustain social inequalities. Watch Macat’s short video for a great introduction to Jay MacLeod’s Ain’t No Makin’ It, one of the most important sociology books ever written.
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