As in my previous posting on a different thread , you really MUST quote your sources.
I believe your quote to be directly taken from Wikipedia (which explains the expresion very well), but you omit the final paragraph, which says:
Accident of birth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"More broadly, gender, family circumstances, cultural background, access to education, inheritance rights, are all sorts of accidents of birth. Individual responsibility, from the age of majority certainly, is supposed to cut across all these matters."
Please, please read the full quote and remember to quote your references.
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