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 Indiana State University. If you participate in this blog game, they ask that you PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.http://wbarratt.indstate.edu/
Bold the true statements.1. Father went to college2. Father finished college
3. Mother went to college (Yeah... no.)
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 teachers7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home9. Were read children's books by a parent
. (My daddy read me The Hobbit ^_^)10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 1811. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 1812. 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
17. Went to summer camp
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 1819. Family vacations involved staying at hotels
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
(Just one picture hanging in the front entrance_23. You and your family lived in a single family house24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home25. You had your own room as a child.
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 College30. 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 family33. 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.
How old is this exercise, anyway? I think a crucial statement is missing:35. You had access to a computer at home while growing up.
(My mom gave up on trying to take the family computer away from me until I was 18.)