Luck by birth.

/Luck by birth.

Without understanding what your privilege is or what advantages it gives you it’s almost indistinguishable from luck. Thoughts like, “I got this job because I was lucky” may mask realities like, “I got this job, because I had enough class privilege to be able to quit my job and find a better one”. Or on a different axes of identity, “I got this job, because I am white and the interviewers subconscious preference for white people helped me”.

–Lindsey Bieda on the luck conferred by birth and circumstance.

2015-09-07T08:01:21+00:0027th November, 2013|Tags: culture|Comments Off on Luck by birth.