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Meme lifted from rachelmichellek

from: http://quakerclass.blogspot.com/2007/11/what-privilege-do-you-have.html

and based on an exercise 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, PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.

If you post this in your blog, please leave a comment on this post.

BOLD WHICH APPLY TO YOU:

Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to college
Mother finished college (and Graduate School, and got her Ph.D. after that)
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor (Gayle and Lynne are both professors)
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home (can't say that I counted, but I'm pretty sure this is true)
Were read children's books by a parent
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 (costs after scholarships)
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school (for one year; I graduated from public school)
Went to summer camp (which I later got kicked out of)
Had a private tutor before you turned 18 (though this was a Hebrew tutor for my Bat Mitzvah -- does that count?)
Family vacations involved staying at hotels
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 (Well, OK, some of it was "vintage," but I don't think that's what they mean)
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them (though this was when I was in my 20s and experiencing an unexpected automotive disaster)
There was original art in your house when you were a child (by David Adickes, who I understand is something of a folk hero in Houston)
You and your family lived in a single family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home (truly, I have no idea. They could still be paying a mortgage now for all I know)
You had your own room as a child
You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School (it was one of those portable three inch screens -- a gift from my uncle)
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 (when my Dad's third book was published, we all flew to New York)
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
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
furious_mold
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
I will probably post this in my blog.
fiannaharpar
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
I did the meme. Here's my comment indicating so.
morrigan716
Dec. 30th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Stealing the meme.
varro
Dec. 31st, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
There should be one big one - did you owe money in student loans after college?

-1 bold for each $5,000, plus -1 for each $5,000 in scholarship funds or $1,000 in money spent by you from work for college expenses.

For the private schools, no bold if it's a Catholic school, double bold if it's not affiliated with any church, quintuple bold if it's a boarding school, octuple bold if it's considered a "feeder school" to an Ivy League university. (Philips Academy, Lawrenceville, Hill, Groton, Choate, etc.)

Triple bold if the only reason you got into the college is because of your parents' alumni status; Octuple bold if it's because of a contribution to the college/university.

BOLD WHICH APPLY TO YOU:

Father went to college
Father finished college
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
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home (Mom was a high school English teacher, though...)
Were read children's books by a parent

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 (costs after scholarships)
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp
Had a private tutor before you turned 18
Family vacations involved staying at hotels (But the last one of any kind was in 1978 - none after that until long past my turning 18)
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
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

You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School (My grandfather's junky old 13" tv)
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 (occasionally, to Buhl Planetarium.)
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family


varro
Dec. 31st, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Oh, and I did the Red vs. Blue, and I might have gotten about 2 more Reds than Blue, but I think the reason why I got so many Blues right was because of my being a Wikipedia junkie.
demonfire
Dec. 31st, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
I did it.
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