I just read a really nice blog post called The American Dream 2.0. Basically, Stefan Knapen writes that there used to be an American dream which said that anyone, no matter your background, can succeed. This stopped being the case with huge corporations and newspapers not necessarily giving the regular person a chance.
But now, the internet brings that dream back to life and not just for American, but for the whole world. Again, you can work to make your dream happen!