John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

"Privelege" Meme

So the first post of 2008 is -- you guessed it -- a meme, from anderyn:

Bold all that apply:

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 Yeah, right...
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 My stepfather worked at Loyola, where I went for 1 1/2 years
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school One year, and I paid
17. Went to summer camp One year, day camp where my uncle worked
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels Occasionally, though it wasn't the norm
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
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
23. You and your family lived in a single family house From Sophomore year of high school. Mom bought it with the proceeds from my father's life insurance, when Betty Friedan was telling everyone that women couldn't get mortgages...
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home Six years, anyway
25. You had your own room as a child My brothers shared another
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18.
27. Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
28. Had your own TV in your room in High School Sort of...we had a portable that I'd bring in on Friday night for the weekend
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 Turns out it was a job hunt for my mother
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. We grew up in Chicago, which is full of museums. It was a cheap outing
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.

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