Is Meritocracy a Myth?

Published on 2.04.2021

Education in the United States is supposed to be meritocratic, meaning a student’s achievement is measured solely by their efforts. But how do class and privilege affect opportunity, and does everyone really get the same shot? Glad You Asked host Fabiola Cineas explores how the myth of meritocracy perpetuates racism while keeping the American dream achievable only for a privileged few.

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Implicit bias, Racism, Racism in America, Anti-racism, How to be anti-racist, Systemic racism, Bias, Unconscious bias, Meritocracy, What is meritocracy?, Is meritocracy good or bad?, Education, Segregation, School segregation, Are schools still segregated?, Public school, Institutional racism, Economic inequality, Achievement gap, What is the achievement gap?, Access gap, Opportunity gap, Social mobility,, Full episode, Vox, Glad You Asked, YouTube Originals,