Four-Minute Video Explains America’s Opportunity Gap (With Legos!)

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America is the land of equal opportunity. At least that’s what we tell ourselves. But most of know that’s never really been true, even moreso today. Many factors determine whether we advance beyond the step on the economic ladder on which we were born: Are you black or white? Were your parents married or divorced? Did you go to college?

You probably didn’t think that America’s problem with inequality and lack of opportunity could be explained in less than four minutes using nothing more than a set of Legos, did you?

Charina Nadura is the digital assistant at BillMoyers.com. She was previously a multimedia news production fellow at Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. While there, she helped produce segments on climate change, the fast-food workers movement and the Philippines. Her documentary project The Second Generation Filipino was shown at the San Francisco Immigrant Film Fest in 2012. Follow her on Twitter: @CharinaNadura.

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