April 26, 2010

Privilege Meme

Posted in Erleben um 7:01 pm von deadra

(via L.)

If your father went to college before you started
If your father finished college before you started
If your mother went to college before you started
If your mother finished college before you started
If you have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
If your family was the same or higher class than your high school teachers
If you had a computer at home when you were growing up
If you had your own computer at home when you were growing up
If you had more than 50 books at home when you were growing up
If you had more than 500 books at home when you were growing up (most of them mine)
If were read children’s books by a parent when you were growing up
If you ever had lessons of any kind as a child or a teen
If you had more than two kinds of lessons as a child or a teen
If the people in the media who dress and talk like you were portrayed positively
If you had a credit card with your name on it before college (I got it specifically FOR college…does that count?)
If you had or will have less than $5000 in student loans when you graduate
If you had or will have no student loans when you graduate

If you went to a private high school
If you went to summer camp
If you had a private tutor
(US students only) If you have been to Europe more than once as a child or teen
(International question) If you have been to the US more than once as a child or teen
If your family vacations involved staying at hotels rather than KOA or at relatives homes
If all of your clothing has been new
If your parents gave you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
If there was original art in your house as a child or teen
If you had a phone in your room
If your parent owned their own house or apartment when you were a child or teen
If you had your own room as a child or teen
If you participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
If you had your own cell phone in High School
If you had your own TV as a child or teen
If you opened a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
If you have ever flown anywhere on a commercial airline
If you ever went on a cruise with your family
If your parents took you to museums and art galleries as a child or teen
If you were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family

taken from here: http://www.dolphinsdock.com/2008/01/10/privilege-meme/
Now count.

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3 Kommentare »

  1. kalafudra said,

    It seems like I’m the most privileged, education-wise, among us and yet the least likely to graduate…

  2. L said,

    I’m quite sure you are going to graduate. Maybe you will work for a few years, travel and get to know more about the world – but eventually you are going to do so. You just don’t have the average school–> university–> job curriculum vitae but a different approach.

    And if you really should decide not to ever graduate (which I doubt, but we’ve had that conversation) – well, then you don’t.

    • kalafudra said,

      I think it’s quite astounding how much you believe in my graduation, even though all evidence points to the contrary. :)


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