Nico (vilakins) wrote,

Privilege meme

From communicator and mraltariel so far.

I have changed 'college' to 'university' and struck out those questions that don't apply outside the US. Actually I was fairly privileged compared to many in this country, though it may not look like it to Americans who read this.

Bold the true statements.

1. Father went to university
2. Father finished university

3. Mother went to university
4. Mother finished university
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor (a cousin who is a physics one)
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
(we all belonged to the library and I read 4-6 books a week)
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
9. Were read children's books by a parent (my mother: I learned to read at 3 from watching the words as she did so)
10. Had [out of school] lessons of any kind before you turned 18 (dance, piano)
11. Had more than two kinds of [out of school] lessons before you turned 18
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively. You must be joking--women who don't look like models?
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your university costs. (Neither - my main costs were board and living expenses which were mostly met by a government bursary and a private scholarship)
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your university costs.
16. Went to a private high school (I went to three high schools--we moved a lot--and two were private)
17. Went to summer camp
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18.
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18.
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child.
23. You and your family lived in a single family house.
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home.
25. You had your own room as a child. (Nope, not till I left home)
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18.
27. Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course.
28. Had your own TV in your room in High School.
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College.
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family?
33.Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up.
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.

From What Privileges Do You Have? based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. (If you participate in this, they ask that you PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.)

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