I wonder what race people would choose if they also had that option in the “Reborn elsewhere…” scenario…? I think at least in modern times, this isn’t quite as important as the financial situation of the family you’ll end up being born to… one might think of “yeah, I’d choose to be a white guy next time”, and bam you get born to some poor white teenage couple living in a trailer park somewhere in Alabama…cue up the Price is Right Losing Horn right there. It would still be a gamble that could go horribly wrong. (*one might have a better shot choosing to be born to an Asian+White person couple, or perhaps an Indian couple… and of course, even that isn’t an absolute guarantee.)
*Hell yeah, without question I would choose to be reborn as some super-rich trust-fund baby… perhaps the son of a successful Hollywood couple…then I go on to have more money at 18 than most people will ever accumulate in a lifetime of working…and I could also then be famous just by being the son of that famous actor/actress. (an E! reality show cash-in, produced by Ryan Seacrest = Mo’ Money, mo’ money mo’money!) It would be fannnntastic.