Aftershocks of the ‘Dream Deferred’

I do not believe that economics alone can explain the protests in cities throughout the U.S. Endless indignities against African-Americans have stoked anger and resentment. The desire to be treated with respect and enjoy equal recognition as a fellow citizen and human being goes deeper than dollars and cents.

Still, economic opportunity matters a great deal, especially in the U.S., where the American Dream links liberty to the promise of material progress.

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