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 inequality and racism while keeping the American dream achievable only for a privileged few.
“Until we create a true equal playing field, you will not have equal achievement. And we have to look at access and opportunity. That’s what we have to talk about if we really want an equitable society. ” – Khary Lazarre-White