Do You Benefit From White Supremacy?

Does wearing a hoodie threaten your life?

  1. Check all that apply...
    1. 1 Wearing a hoodie doesn’t threaten your life
    2. 2 When you hear ‘colonial’ you think of New England cottages instead of dehumanization and empire
    3. 3 You’ve called something inconvenient ‘ghetto’
    4. 4 You think Quvenzhané Wallis is harder to pronounce than Zach Galifiniakis
    5. 5 You’ve felt nostalgia for any time period besides the present
    6. 6 You think you have an inner black woman
    7. 7 Your prolonged adolescence is called “quirk”
    8. 8 Your experiments in clothing and hair are viewed as ‘edgy’ instead of ‘ghetto’
    9. 9 You’ve laughed a little too hard at Dave Chappelle skits
    10. 10 When people compliment you they don’t imply you’re a rare credit to your race
    11. 11 You think eating hummus, avocados, or sriracha makes you a hip or more interesting person
    12. 12 If you’re 16 and pregnant, you get a tv show
    13. 13 Your teen angst is validated and explored by pop culture
    14. 14 You’ve asked to see the manager
    15. 15 You can expect the manager to look like you
    16. 16 Your presence is interpreted as an improvement upon the neighborhood
    17. 17 Wearing a beard doesn’t get you “randomly” searched
    18. 18 Generalizations about you don’t get you killed
    19. 19 You’ve used slavery as an analogy
    20. 20 You think civilization started with you
    21. 21 You’ve reached into someone’s hair without asking
    22. 22 You can purchase “nude” high heels or “flesh” colored bandages and expect them to match your skin
    23. 23 When you go shopping for makeup you know there will be products for your skin tone
    24. 24 You have access to many different narratives about your humanity
    25. 25 You’ve described a murderer as a “shy, quiet genius”
    26. 26 You’ve almost always had classes in which only people of your race are covered or mentioned
    27. 27 You mention your race when it’s irrelevant/nobody cares
    28. 28 Your graffiti is considered art
    29. 29 You assume people care about your opinion, even on topics you have no experience with
    30. 30 You can fail upwards in your career
    31. 31 You can self identify as a gun nut and not end up on a FBI watchlist
    32. 32 When things don’t go your way you expect authority figures to help you
    33. 33 When you go missing CNN cares
    34. 34 You bristle when a person of color says “white people”
    35. 35 You’ve never felt personally answerable for media representations of yourself
    36. 36 You’ve felt excluded because of the existence of minority student groups
    37. 37 You’ve used the phrase “digital lynching”
    38. 38 You’ve asked to see someone’s birth certificate
    39. 39 You’ve dressed up as a race for Halloween
    40. 40 You can speak without fearing your words will be used against your race
    41. 41 You’ve done blackface
    42. 42 You’ve accused someone of reverse racism
    43. 43 You’ve called an athlete a thug
    44. 44 You’ve told someone you’ve always wanted to be with someone of their kind
    45. 45 You think you can’t be racist because you’ve had a relationship with a person of color
    46. 46 You’ve told a cop “my taxes pay your salary”
    47. 47 You expect to be protected by cops
    48. 48 You weren’t born here but when people complain about immigration they never mean you or your family
    49. 49 You’ve spoken up regarding accusations of bigotry more often than against actual bigotry
    50. 50 You’re not always punished for committing a crime
    51. 51 You think whiteness is a phenotype or culture instead of an institution of power
    52. 52 You participate in a society structured around your supremacy

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