I understand that my white skin might make SOME THINGS easier for me. But it also has to do with attitude, discipline, appearance (as in the way you dress yourself [save the sideways hat for when you are out with friends] and if you appear to be clean), effort, eloquence (you can't speak like a thug and expect to be hired for a job or accepted into a great school. Speak clearly.), experience, and ambition. Anyone can overcome difficulties with those qualities.
Now before I get hate for posting this ask, I feel the need to point out that this applies to people of all races. A white guy can’t expect to land a job when he shows up to an interview wearing a Pabst Blue Ribbon wife beater, John Deere trucker cap, and old jeans. A white person from Boston can’t throw around “wicked” or “pissah” in a professional setting.