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Ifemelu's Privilege Quiz

Do you have white privilege according to Ifemelu from Americanah?

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  1. When you want to join a prestigious social club, do you wonder if your race will make it difficult for you to join?

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  2. When you go shopping alone at a nice store, do you worry that you will be followed or harassed?

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  3. When you turn on mainstream TV or open a mainstream newspaper, do you expect to find mostly people of another race?

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  4. Do you worry that you* will not have books and school materials that are about people of your own race?

    *question modified from your children to you

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  5. If you swear, or dress shabbily, do you think that people might say this is because of the bad morals or poverty or illiteracy of your race?

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  6. If you do well in a situation, do you expect to be called a credit to your race? Or to be described as "different" from the majority of your race?

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  7. If you criticize the government, do you worry that you might be seen as a cultural outsider? Or that you might be asked to "go back to X," X being somewhere not in America.

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  8. If a traffic cop pulls you over, do you wonder if it is because of your race?

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  9. If you need legal or medical help, do you worry that your race might work against you?

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  10. When you use the "nude" color of underwear and Band-Aids, do you already know that it will not match your skin?

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