Are you reading this on your personal laptop or mobile phone? If so, chances are that you are, in fact, somewhat privileged.
🤔 But what does having privilege look like? How do we know if we have it?
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Answer the following questions to find out!
Growing up, did you ever worry where your next meal would come from?
- Yes (18%, 70 Votes)
- No (82%, 311 Votes)
Total Voters: 381
Have you ever feared ridicule or violence when holding hands with your partner in public?
- Yes (24%, 85 Votes)
- No (76%, 274 Votes)
Total Voters: 359
Were you ever unable to see a doctor when you needed to?
- Yes (29%, 103 Votes)
- No (71%, 254 Votes)
Total Voters: 357
Have you ever felt unsafe when walking home alone at night?
- Yes (87%, 303 Votes)
- No (13%, 46 Votes)
Total Voters: 349
Have you ever had to pass on a great opportunity due to a lack of finances or “safety net”?
- Yes (56%, 195 Votes)
- No (44%, 155 Votes)
Total Voters: 350
Before you go somewhere new, is accessibility on your mind?
- Yes (21%, 72 Votes)
- No (79%, 269 Votes)
Total Voters: 341
Have you ever been assumed to be bad with technology because of your age?
- Yes (24%, 83 Votes)
- No (76%, 261 Votes)
Total Voters: 344
Have you ever been the only person of your race in a room?
- Yes (54%, 184 Votes)
- No (46%, 155 Votes)
Total Voters: 339
Do you make less money than professional counterparts of a different gender?
- Yes (54%, 174 Votes)
- No (46%, 147 Votes)
Total Voters: 321
Do you (or did you) have any student loans?
- Yes (62%, 210 Votes)
- No (38%, 131 Votes)
Total Voters: 341
If you answered most of these questions with ‘NO’, then congratulations, you are privileged!
⚠️ Spoiler alert: Most of us are privileged in one way or another.
There’s nothing shameful about that. It doesn’t mean that we didn’t work hard but it means having an advantage. Take a look at this resource on understanding your privilege and how to use it to make a change for the better.
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