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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.

Bold the true statements.

1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college
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
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

[Long-haired casually dressed hippies/nerds in the 80's, not so much. Educated white males very much so.]
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

[My parents invested all of the money my grandmother gave them when she died. This *just* covered my college costs (and my sister's) but I worked for incidentals and some of my book costs]
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp
[Many of those summers, but not all, it was to a camp my aunt and uncle ran, so it was free. Sorta counts]
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels
[Sometimes, most involved relatives and/or camping.]
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
[Much was but in junior high/high school I had a clothing allowance that I could spend how I wished (with help for big ticket items, shoes/winter coats primarily, and I spend most of that on second hand because it went a lot farther. Also had two older male cousins got a lot of cloths from them.]
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
[I got my grandmother's old car that had been sitting in the driveway since her death several years earlier. It was a '77 Skylark, and it handled like the blasted boat that it was.]
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
[My dad supported us by being an artist, so yeah there was a bit of original art in the house.]
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child

[From 8 on, when we moved into the new house that my parents built (note the 'my parents built' they hired someone qualified to help but they, particularly my dad, put in a huge amount of sweat equity.]
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course
[Not beyond what was default in school, but I didn't really need it. 1500 SAT score pre inflation. I did take community college courses during my senior year of HS.]
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college
[I had one, after my grandmother started it I added more money I earned. I sold it off later to cover some grad college costs.]
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family

[That's complicated, we used wood heat for a chunk of my growing up and I have a fair idea how much that was, because I know about how much wood we used. Until it started to cause my sister problems with her allergies, we switched to electric baseboard heat and I have no idea how much that cost. The new house we built was also super insulated and we took a lot of steps to control our heating costs.

24/34 That's ... ah ... fairly high to judge from the other scores I've been seeing.

ETA: This appears to be modified from the original used in this class. Appears to have been modified so that we all are thinking back to where we were at the beginning of college, ie when we were 18.
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