Black millennials contend with the broken promises of the American dream, says writer


Author Reniqua Allen says once segregation ended as official US policy, black Americans started believing they too could benefit from the promise of economic freedom and upward mobility white Americans took for granted. Decades later, she says, the failure of that promise is driving young black Americans to burnout. Reniqua Allen joins Mary Hynes to discuss black millennial burnout and her new book, It Was All A Dream: How A New Generation is Navigating the Broken Promise of America.

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