Here Are Some Things About 'Making It' In The United States That A Lot Of People Don’t Know

The American Dream is this hopeful but hazy concept that's bolstered largely by stories of economic achievement. But if we're being honest, the success stories that get the most attention aren't representative of the country as a whole. When we look at the data, on the other hand, we get a clearer picture of how opportunity is playing out for the majority of people. John Green makes some important connections below.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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