Privilege survey

As seen at The Clutter Museum:

Bold the statements that are true.

  1. Father went to college
  2. Father finished college (don’t know . . . maybe)
  3. Mother went to college
  4. Mother finished college (The same year I did, for which we were all very proud.)
  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. (You really only needed one book.)
  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
  11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
  12. The people who dress and talk like me are portrayed in the media
  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 (I don’t think so. It was all very sudden.)
  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 18
  19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels
  20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 (after a while)
  21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them (I loved that ’63 Dodge Dart.)
  22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
  23. You and your family lived in a single-family house (about half my childhood)
  24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
  25. You had your own room as a child
  26. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course
  27. Had your own TV in your room in high school
  28. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college
  29. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 (I won a trip to Chicago, which was exciting.)
  30. Went on a cruise with your family
  31. Went on more than one cruise with your family
  32. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
  33. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family

12/34 — Now it’s your turn. Feel free to use the comments if you don’t have your own web log.

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