Discuss how meritocracies are both empowering and disempowering as contests or competitions in nearly every area of life. How does class background and other social and financial advantages impact this?
To what extent is meritocracy, and the use of “creativity” as an ideal, synonymous with the “American Dream”? How can we incorporate into migration studies the fact of propaganda around the promotion of a land where you can use your talents in open competitions and be freely creative, but one that nonetheless has always made it extra difficult for newcomers or non-citizens? Do you have any examples from your own family or close friends?
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