Distributing privilege

I read about the concentration of privilege recently, despite the distribution of talent. Essentially research is supporting the assertion that someone’s background is far more likely to influence future success than their level of talent. Quelle surprise.

There are things we can do individually to get nearer the circle of privilege – moving near the right school or volunteering opportunity. Making the right connections and using our resources to gather influence. This activities might not be wrong for the individual, but if they don’t broaden access and deliver opportunity to those outside of a club that’s hard to join, I can’t get fully behind them.

Much better to work out how we distribute privilege so that none are excluded. A much more difficult goal both to describe and to reach.

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