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Winners Overlook Rigged Games’ Lack of Fairness, Study Finds

The study “tells us something about privilege and about society,” said Bates College sociologist Emily Kane, who wasn’t part of the research. “It reminds us how powerful perceptions are — it’s not just what is happening that matters, it’s often more a matter of what we think is happening,” she wrote in an email. The research shows how people who have advantages in life can give themselves too much credit in explaining how they got so far, Kane said.

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