There is no denying that the recession has turned many people’s world upside down. Where once money flowed, families are now struggling to stay in their homes and have enough food on the tables for their children. The collective stress can be felt throughout the country.
This week on Our America, OWN’s Lisa Ling pulls back the curtain and exposes the harsh reality of a shrinking middle class. The American Dream is somehow becoming a story of American Survival. With the presidential election on the horizon, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the economic crisis of everyday people. Often politicians fight to convince us that those “with” will trickle down to those “without.” However, the American Dream is about being able to stand on your own feet and having the opportunity to rise. Thankfully OWN is reminding us of the crisis. We all need to focused on the solution before it gets worse.
Tune in tonight, Tuesday, July 24th at 10/9c for this all new episode of Our America on “The Lost American Dream.”