Privilege

I swiped this one from Rambling Mom. LSM informed us that

This blog-game is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University as reported by Quaker and Social Class. The exercise developers hold the copyright and ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.

Bold all that are true for you.

1. Father went to college

2. Father finished college: No, he didn’t, but we never found this out until after he died.

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

7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home

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: piano and ballet

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 schoo: Nope, public school K-12

17. Went to summer camp: Camp Louise (for Jewish girls) from 1972-75 and 1977-1978.

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

21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them: a graduation gift from college

22. There was original art in your house when you were a child.

23. You and your family lived in a single family house.Y

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

25. You had your own room as a child.

26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18: and my own telephone number

27. Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course: for all the good it did me

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: never have and never will

32. Went on more than one cruise with your family

33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up: The Smithsonian Institution, the great benefit of growing up in Washington, DC

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

No one would argue that Little Miss Alto2 was a child of privilege.

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2 thoughts on “Privilege

  1. But — some of the gifts that you’ve received (so to speak) from your upbringing you have shared with all of us. I think all the augustmoms know where to turn when we have a question of etiquette or eloquence.

  2. Pingback: Privilege « Somewhere In The Suburbs

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