& lower middle socioeconomic class backgrounds WON'T become successful NOWADAYS in America? Is the phenomena rags to riches, a thing of the past?Children from lower socioeconomic classes have a VERY SCANT or NO chance of ever becoming successful in America today. It doesn't matter how smart they are, they are, in essence, doomed by their birth. They are being locked into their respective socioeconomic classes of their birth. It seems that only upper middle & upper class children are the ones who SUCCEED NOWADAYS in America.