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The Future Of The American Dream


From left, Angel Rodriguez, Tyler White and Grace Wong with "Think Out Loud" host Dave Miller at a youth town hall on the American Dream at The CENTER in North Portland on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.

From left, Angel Rodriguez, Tyler White and Grace Wong with “Think Out Loud” host Dave Miller at a youth town hall on the American Dream at The CENTER in North Portland on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.

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Since the beginning of September, we’ve been talking every week or so with Oregonians about the American Dream — what it means to them, how their experiences inform their ideas and how they’re feeling about America in the midst of this most contentious of presidential election cycles. Today, we bring you an hour long conversation with some of the Oregonians who will shape the future of the American Dream: high school students. This show was recorded on Tuesday night in a new collaborative youth space in North Portland called the CENTER.

As a part of the American Dream series on “Think Out Loud,” the show held a youth discussion at The CENTER in North Portland.

Editor’s note: Some students used racial epithets in the course of describing their own experience.

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