Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

11 February 2008

Privilege Meme

Bold the ones that are true for you.

The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.

Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to college [if you count junior college]
Mother finished college
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home [I tried! But there's only so far the Scholastic Book Fair can take one kid]
Were read children's books by a parent
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 [gymnastics in 1st grade and tennis in 7th grade...that was it.]
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs (I f'ing wish!)
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp [I'm assuming sleepover campl, which is a no. Girl Scout Day Camp for one week, yes.]
Had a private tutor before you turned 18
Family vacations involved staying at hotels
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 [I actually loved my cousin's hand me downs because she was too kewl for school.]
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them [My grandmother gave my dad the money to buy me a piece of crap 1982 Chevette...I still love that car...RIP Adobo]
There was original art in your house when you were a child
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18 [not my own line, just a phone]
You and your family lived in a single family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
You had your own room as a child [for some glorious few years!]
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School [For about 2 glorious years before I moved back in with my younger sister when she started high school...something about not wanting to wake the baby sister. ]
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Went on a cruise with your family
Went on more than one cruise with your family
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up [to the disdain of my sisters...there were serious smack downs and tantrums thrown]
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family [not sure if this is a privilege since my parents worked hard to hide our poor status from us as kids, really hard and they succeeded for the most part.]



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