|Privilege Meme, via syrinxkat
||[Jan. 1st, 2008|02:22 pm]
That's syrinxkat if you want a clickable link.
Bold the ones that are true for you.
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Apparently, it's supposed to be some indicator for whether or not an individual will go to college?
Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to 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 - No, but only because we get rid of books due to space concerns (and because Bookman's and libraries have plenty of books for us)
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
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively - hahahaha no
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18 - sort of, a debit card and it was a result of my own philandering (via PayPal)
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs - speculation, same with next one
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school - nope, didn't need to with UHS around.
Went to summer camp - sort of as an accident, but yes
Had a private tutor before you turned 18 - didn't need one, or it's possible I would have
Family vacations involved staying at hotels
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 - nah, why waste money? We could have, but it would be silly to do so. Savers has perfectly wearable and comfortable clothing.
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them - No, that's out of our range. Plus, we have an old broken car sitting around, I might as well use it ;)
There was original art in your house when you were a child
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18
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 - I'm an only child. This one's kind of a gimme :) <-- seconded
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course - why bother? I got 2330/2400 without it.
Had your own TV in your room in High School - I don't watch TV; I'm counting my computer (but damnit, I paid for that myself)
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College - they have these cool Education IRAs which naturally have to be partially in my name.
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 - how about before I turned 1?
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 - Whenever possible.
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family - Same comment as syrinxkat about not so much heating in Tucson, but still; I don't know jack about our bills. Even when I ask.
Ok, so I think I probably fit. *whistles innocently*