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Dec. 31st, 2007 @ 04:59 am From quietann
An interesting meme about privilege:

As well as responding here, please post links or acknowledgments to http://quakerclass.blogspot.com/2007/11/what-privilege-do-you-have.html.

The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.

If you post this in your blog, please leave a comment on this post. To participate in this blog game, copy and paste the above list into your blog, and bold the items that are true for you. If you don't have a blog, feel free to post your responses in the comments.

Father went to college
Father finished college. Associates degree, it was the fastest way to become a Navy pilot.
Mother went to college
Mother finished college
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor.
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers. Same class I think. My mother WAS a high school teacher
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home. Just under 500
Were read children's books by a parent Rarely
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp (Two years of Boy Scout Camp (one week each)
Had a private tutor before you turned 18 (WAS a private tutor at age 17. Taught algebra to the girl next door.)
Family vacations involved staying at hotels
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
There was original art in your house when you were a child (Nothing other than family christmas presents. My uncle is an artist.)
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18
You and your family lived in a single family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
You had your own room as a child
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Went on a cruise with your family
Went on more than one cruise with your family
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up (Does the loggers museum count?)
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family (Very much aware for a couple of winters)
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