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How Privileged Are You?

Check(list) your privilege.

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  1. Check off all the statements that apply to you.

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    I am white.
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    I have never been discriminated against because of my skin color.
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    I have never been the only person of my race in a room.
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    I have never been mocked for my accent.
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    I have never been told I am attractive "for my race."
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    I have never been a victim of violence because of my race.
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    I have never been called a racial slur.
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    I have never been told I "sound white."
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    A stranger has never asked to touch my hair, or asked if it is real.
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    I am heterosexual.
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    I have never lied about my sexuality
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    I never had to “come out.”
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    I never doubted my parents’ acceptance of my sexuality.
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    I have never been called “fag.”
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    I have never been called “dyke.”
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    I have never been called a “fairy," or any other derogatory slur for homosexuals.
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    I have never tried to hide my sexuality.
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    I am always comfortable with P.D.A. with my partner in public.
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    I have never pretended to be “just friends” with my significant other.
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    I have never been ostracized by my religion for my sexual orientation.
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    I have never been told I would “burn in hell” for my sexual orientation.
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    I have never been told that my sexuality is “just a phase.”
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    I have never been violently threatened because of my sexuality.
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    I am a man.
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    I feel comfortable in the gender I was born as.
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    I still identify as the gender I was born in.
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    I have never tried to change my gender.
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    I have never been denied an opportunity because of my gender.
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    I make more money than my professional counterparts of a different gender.
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    I have never felt unsafe because of my gender.
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    I have never been catcalled.
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    I have never been sexually harassed or assaulted.
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    I have never been raped.
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    I work in a salaried job.
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    My family and I have never lived below the poverty line.
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    I don’t have any student loans.
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    I have never gone to bed hungry.
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    I have never been homeless.
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    My parents pay some of my bills.
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    My parents pay all of my bills.
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    I don’t rely on public transportation.
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    I buy new clothes at least once a month.
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    I have never done my taxes myself.
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    I have never felt poor.
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    I have never had to worry about making rent.
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    I have never worked as a waiter, barista, bartender, or salesperson.
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    I have had an unpaid internship.
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    I have had multiple unpaid internships.
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    I went to summer camp.
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    I went to private school.
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    I graduated high school.
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    I went to an elite college.
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    I graduated college.
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    My parents paid (at least some of) my tuition.
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    I had a car in high school.
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    I’ve never had a roommate.
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    I've always had cable.
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    I have traveled internationally.
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    I travel internationally at least once a year.
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    I studied abroad.
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    I’ve never skipped a meal to save money.
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    I don’t know what “Sallie Mae” is.
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    I spent Spring Breaks abroad.
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    I have frequent flier miles.
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    My parents are heterosexual.
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    My parents are both alive.
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    My parents are still married.
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    I do not have any physical disabilities.
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    I do not have any social disabilities.
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    I do not have any learning disabilities.
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    I have never had an eating disorder.
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    I have never been depressed.
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    I have never considered suicide.
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    I have never attempted suicide.
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    I have never taken medication for my mental health.
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    I can afford medication if/when I need it.
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    I have never been told I’m overweight or "too skinny."
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    I have never felt overweight or underweight or "too skinny."
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    I have never been shamed for my body type.
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    I consider myself to be physically attractive.
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    I can afford a therapist.
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    I’ve used prescription drugs recreationally.
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    I have never had an addiction.
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    I have never been shamed for my religious beliefs.
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    I have never been violently threatened for my religious beliefs.
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    I have never been violently attacked for my religious beliefs.
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    There is a place of worship for my religion in my town.
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    I have never lied about my ethnicity as self-defense.
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    I have never lied about my religion as self-defense.
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    All my jobs have been accommodating of my religious practices.
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    I am not nervous in airport security lines.
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    I have never heard this statement: "You have been randomly selected for secondary passport control."
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    I have never been called a terrorist.
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    Nobody has ever tried to "save" me for my religious beliefs.
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    I have never been cyber-bullied for any of my identities.
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    I was not bullied as a child for any of my identities.
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    I have never tried to distance myself from any of my identities.
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    I have never been self-conscious about any of my identities.
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    I have never questioned any of my identities.
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    I feel privileged because of the identities I was born with.

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