And besides which, what evidence is there that being on psychoactive drugs is a detriment to IT productivity?
Exactly! You know those unicorn rockstar productivity programmers who are 100x more productive than the average programmer? All abuse stimulants, the best of which are total meth heads. Not something I would enjoy working around, but if that's what you're looking for, hire the anorexic, jittery, spaced-out, word vomit guy, he's what you're looking for.
I've been working for Fortune 500 companies for the last 20+ years. Since I'm pegged as a "enterprise" tech, it's often difficult for me to find work in medium- or small-sized companies. Probably because I can easily replace five people by myself because I'm single and have no friends.
In real life, white people tend to have more privilege.
That is too broad, and invokes something resembling the survivorship fallacy. You're only focusing on the success stories. There are a more white hicks, rednecks, drunks, and crazies living in squalor than successful ones.
Some more plausible explanations:
* People who were taught some class and groomed to act and dress in a professional manner have more privilege.
* People who were taught marketable skills, such as fundamentals of the trades, repair, crafts, and technology at an early age have more privilege.
* People who received corporal punishment as a child are more humble, and thereby more privileged.
* And most importantly and likely, people who have had to (or watch a parent) kowtow to a crazy white woman learn to accept responsibility and fault for the actions of others gracefully, leading more effective management skills, and thereby more privilege.
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