Americans, much more than people from other countries, interpret “their advantages in terms of things they themselves have earned or deserved as opposed to thinking it’s the result of an unfair world,” Paul Piff, [UCI assistant professor of psychological science] said. “Then the inequalities you’re seeing aren’t unfair, they’re just necessary outcomes of things that people did or didn’t do,” he said, so you are less willing to do anything about them.
Beyond Pandemic’s Upheaval, a Racial Wealth Gap Endures
The New York Times, April 9, 2021
April 9, 2021