Originally Posted by ~primetime~
In a vacuum, all things equal...same exact humans with same exact personality, same exact everything...EXCEPT one has black skin and the other has white skin?
I'd take my chances with the white skin...
Blacks are viewed down on by many, and that can be seen right here in ISH!!! Perhaps it can be argued that a black man has more help getting into college or something, but in the long run, over the decades or career time? The way white skin is viewed is going to open up more doors I think. Or you could say that doors are easier to open with white skin, whatever. Skin color changes perception, that is a FACT. Anyone saying otherwise isn't being realistic.
I would add though that, like others have said, the culture the child is born into is a better indicator of success, or at least more heavily weighted. A can-do attitude is more effective today than it has ever been.