Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
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The privilege meme...

Yes, I'm quite privileged according to this meme. You've seen it a dozen times, so this is just the "not" list. Everything else would have been "bolded."

12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
Nope, not realy. Anyone seen Revenge of the Nerds
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
Mostly, not all.
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
Heck, I like hand-me-down cars
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
I don't think I did. I did have use of the phone for my BBS, sporadically
27. Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
No need.
28. Had your own TV in your room in High School
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
If I did, my parents kept it from me, and it was used for college expenses.
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
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 Illinois State University. If you participate in this blog game, they ask that you PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.
Now back to cleaning the house. Where's the item for "Your family had a maid or cleaning service when you were growing up." I could use some of that action now.
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