Unformatted text preview: play the game is preordained long before an application reaches the admissions office. Access to the game is determined by an elaborate, self-perpetuating arrangement of social and economic privilege that systematically grants advantages to affluent, well-educated families, while systematically shutting the gates of opportunity to those without such advantages (130). Sacks clearly makes a sound argument, but the people without advantages do have a choice to proceed further than what is expected of that person, or to fall within the lines of the typical stereotypes. I strongly believe if there is a free choice, and a path to success then it all depends on the person decision. Because one can be very wealthy and choose not to go to school, and another person can be poor financially and have their free choice to succeed and climb up the social ladder. This belief is solely based on people’s agency and not on the structural conditions....
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, free choice, Peter Sacks