Celebrities from the Ghetto

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This way of thinking downplays discrimination, racism and prejudice as factors in why so many African Americans live below the poverty level. Featuring successful African Americans supports the belief that this can be done and these celebrities are the example. A second theory is that everybody likes a "feel good story"...
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A second theory is that everybody likes a "feel good story". Portraying an African American celebrity who has made it out of poverty suggests that the American Dream is alive and well, and everyone has the opportunity to do what they want to regardless of their background. A third theory comes out of an assumption or a stereotype that most African Americans live in the ghetto...
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