The college admissions scandal is proof that we do not live in a meritocracy.
Rich people get to play by a totally different set of rules, and people born into wealth have far more access to opportunities that they didn’t earn. And because of this, these people who didn’t earn opportunities, but rather simply benefitted from being lucky enough to be born into wealth, will be more likely to continue to be wealthy, and thus, the cycle perpetuates.
And even though the college admissions scandal exposed this, I can only imagine that it is the tip of the iceberg.
Jared Kushner is another example of this. Was a C-student, yet got into Harvard because daddy gave a massive donation, and then got to enjoy all the benefits and prestige that come from going to Harvard, even though he didn’t do anything to earn his seat there. And by Kushner getting to buy his way in, some other more qualified student didn’t get in.
We don’t live in a meritocracy. The easiest way to become wealthy in life is to be born into privilege.
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