When someone attributes an individual’s success to social privilege (an indicator about groups), is it the correlation-for-causation fallacy?
- tizzoseddyLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
I believe it is. A statistical average is not an individual. Compared to a socially disadvantaged group, an advantaged group might have a higher percentage of successful individuals, but both groups are likely to have both failures and successes. If social privilege was the cause of success, all socially privileged individuals would succeed, and no disadvantaged individuals would.
- Mircea The YoungLv 71 month ago
Arguably yes, because while social privilege does indeed help, it does not guarantee it and it may not necessarily be the actual reason for success as one can achieve success even without it. Furthermore, one may still fail even with the benefit of social privilege. As such, social privilege is not a reliable factor when it comes to personal success, thus attributing one's success to this one factor is misguided at best, fallacious at worst.
- KindredLv 51 month ago
Until you see the C suite and boards be 2/2 women and have a balance of cultures and color similar to the population— it looks like causation. Imho
- 1 month ago
There is evidence that shows that social privilege is linked to success that is not correlational.