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Professionalism and merit - words used to distract us from social inequality? #OurPeople Dr Daniel Smith explains what “meritocracy” is and how it’s a smokescreen for inherited privilege. arul.ink/privilege-debate Daniel is our Senior Lecturer in Sociology and his main research interests are in the sociology of class and culture, identity and popular culture, as well as social media and celebrity. Find out more about him here: arul.ink/daniel-smith
The meritocracy is a smokescreen for inherited privilege theconversation.com

It's a nice idea: a society where people are judged on merit alone. But it remains a fiction.