“An understanding of racism as a system of advantage presents a serous challenge to the notion of the United States as just society where rewards are based solely on one’s merits.” Beverly Daniel Tatum, Harvard Educational Review, (1992, p.6)
What does this statement mean to you? What is your reaction to this thought? Does meritocracy exist in the United States; is the “American Dream” an attainable goal for everyone? Reflect on this in a brief journal entry.