I am sure many people disagree with this conclusion. This takes the responsibility away from individuals and blames others.
You are in charge of your own success, not the government, not the economy, discrimination, inequality, family connections, or luck.
There is an old saying from 5000 years ago, as within so without, that brings us the universal law of cause and effect, or the law of causality, which basically states you reap what you sow. Your life at this moment is EXACTLY the result of all the choices you made before.
It is you, who is the cause of your success or failure. Blaming others for one's success or failure is to take responsibility away from the person. If you do not have a hand in becoming a success then it means you have no control over your life.
Yes, it is painful to understand that you are ultimately responsible for your failure in life because of choices you made or did not make. But the good news is that once you accept responsibility for your own life and success, it means you can change it the way you want.
If you are not happy with the story of your life, tell a different story!
I know many women, immigrants, indigenous people, whites, orientals, African American people and other minorities that are wealthy and successful. I also know many of them who are not.
Success is individualistic, and it is something that you attract, as an individual. Not something that happens to you or is given to you by others. Yes, in a very small cases you can become wealthy by winning a lottery or an inheritance. But most of the millionaires in North America are self made, first generation millionaires.
Take responsibility for life and change it for the better.