professornana (professornana) wrote,

meme from Thunderchikin

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 blog game, they ask that you please acknowledge their copyright.

Bold the true statements. ( did it in all CAPS if it were true for me)

1. Father went to college (GED only)

2. Father finished college

3. Mother went to college

4. Mother finished college

5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor

6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers. (could be as Sisters of Charity took vows of POVERTY)

7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home (does an encyclopedia count?)

8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home.

9. Were read children's books by a parent

10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18.

11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18

12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively

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 college costs

15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs

16. WENT TO A PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL (Catholic school girl, no tuition paid by family as it was on a sliding scale)

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 (though I did get school uniforms new from time to time; see sliding scale comment under #16).

21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them (my mother did not have a new car until she was in her 40s)

22. There was original art in your house when you were a child (do refrigerator hangings qualify?)


24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home

25. You had your own room as a child (I still do not have my own room)

26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18

27. Participated in a 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 IN A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE BEFORE YOU WERE 16 (I spent a summer caring for the children of a relative who lived in Buffalo, NY, and sent a ticket for me)

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 A CHILD (we lived a strretcar ride away from the Carnegie Library in donwtown Pittsburgh, and my mom took me there on a regular basis)

34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family
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