A number of people have done this meme. So, I thought I'd give it a whirl. It's brought to you by:
This is based on “From What Privileges Do You Have?,” an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University.
I bolded what my “yes” answers.
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 I think I was at least.
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home I might have owned that many.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home. We made pretty heavy use of the library.
9. Were read children’s books by a parent
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18 Yep, ballet, jazz, and piano.
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18. See above.
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively. I think they are... maybe
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. Lots and lots of scholarships.
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. This one time at band camp....
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18.
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels. They had to be. My mom hates camping.
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18. I'm the oldest girl-child on both sides of my family (including cousins and everyone). So, I either got stuff new or from garage sales.
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them.
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child. Only if my (and my sibling's) finger-paint masterpieces count.
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house. However, I did live in The Sticks. So, this was pretty common. There weren't a lot of developers (ergo, less apt complexes/duplexes)
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home.
25. You had your own room as a child. I was lucky
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18. Nope, but we did have a portable phone I'd use.
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course.
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school. My parent's didn't believe in having more than one TV. Otherwise what about family time?
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college.
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16. Yep, I went to visit my Aunt and Uncle who lived Out West.
31. Went on a cruise with your family. For my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary.
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. Well, my part of The Sticks was located in The South. So, some years we didn't even use heat. A more appropriate question would be if I was unaware of the AC bills.
I got 17/34... I don't know what that means.