What is the word for someone who tries so hard to get to something but he can't and it's not his fault? For example a person wants to buy a car. He works hard and saves money but by the time he saved enough money the car he wanted gets more expensive because of inflation or something like that.
Such an unlucky individual is often referred to as a victim of circumstance. A victim of circumstance is a person who has suffered due to events over which they have little or no control.
victim noun: a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action. synonyms: sufferer, injured party. (Google)
circumstance noun (formal) situations and events that affect and influence your life and that are not in your control. (Oxford Learners)
Such a guy is unfortunate.
- A victim of bad luck
Depending on what you are describing, you may also be referring to "structural inequality," "societal racism," or "institutional racism."
These occur when the circumstances you describe are not random, but rather the result of social or institutional policies or actions.
For example, "Joe is poor. He tries to get a better paying job, but it requires he have a reliable car. Joe loses the job after a few months because his car is not reliable. Joe's car is not reliable because he cannot afford to maintain it. He cannot afford to maintain it because he is poor."
This cycle is also an example of a "Catch 22".