"The widening gulf between the rich and the poor and the accompanying disappearance of the middle classes"
Coupland, Douglas. Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. New York: St. Martins's Press, 1991.
Since the stock market crash, the emergence of tent-cities were concrete signs of brazilification.
"Brazilification" is the process whereby a nation gradually becomes an extremely multi-racial/multi-ethnic society like Brazil, similar to what is occurring in 21st Century America.
In 21st Century America, some people support the Brazilification of the USA while others oppose it.