What do you think? Buzz·Updated on Jul 26, 2020. Posted on Apr 10, 2014
by Rega Jha BuzzFeed India Contributor and Tommy Wesely BuzzFeed Staff Jen Lewis / Via BuzzFeed
How Privileged Are You? Check off all the statements that apply to you.
I am white.
I have never been discriminated against because of my skin color.
I have never been the only person of my race in a room.
I have never been mocked for my accent.
I have never been told I am attractive “for my race.”
I have never been a victim of violence because of my race.
I have never been called a racial slur.
I have never been told I “sound white.”
A stranger has never asked to touch my hair or asked if it is real.
I am heterosexual.
I have never lied about my sexuality
I never had to “come out.”
I never doubted my parents’ acceptance of my sexuality.
I have never been called “fag.”
I have never been called “dyke.”
I have never been called a “fairy,” or any other derogatory slur for homosexuals.
I have never tried to hide my sexuality.
I am always comfortable with P.D.A. with my partner in public.
I have never pretended to be “just friends” with my significant other.
I have never been ostracized by my religion for my sexual orientation.
I have never been told I would “burn in hell” for my sexual orientation.
I have never been told that my sexuality is “just a phase.”
I have never been violently threatened because of my sexuality.
I am a man.
I feel comfortable in the gender I was born as.
I still identify as the gender I was born in.
I have never tried to change my gender.
I have never been denied an opportunity because of my gender.
I make more money than my professional counterparts of a different gender.
I have never felt unsafe because of my gender.
I have never been catcalled.
I have never been sexually harassed or assaulted.
I have never been raped.
I work in a salaried job.
My family and I have never lived below the poverty line.
I don’t have any student loans.
I have never gone to bed hungry.
I have never been homeless.
My parents pay some of my bills.
My parents pay all of my bills.
I don’t rely on public transportation.
I buy new clothes at least once a month.
I have never done my taxes myself.
I have never felt poor.
I have never had to worry about making rent.
I have never worked as a waiter, barista, bartender, or salesperson.
I have had an unpaid internship.
I have had multiple unpaid internships.
I went to summer camp.
I went to private school.
I graduated high school.
I went to an elite college.
I graduated college.
My parents paid (at least some of) my tuition.
I had a car in high school.
I’ve never had a roommate.
I’ve always had cable.
I have traveled internationally.
I travel internationally at least once a year.
I studied abroad.
I’ve never skipped a meal to save money.
I don’t know what “Sallie Mae” is.
I spent Spring Breaks abroad.
I have frequent flier miles.
My parents are heterosexual.
My parents are both alive.
My parents are still married.
I do not have any physical disabilities.
I do not have any social disabilities.
I do not have any learning disabilities.
I have never had an eating disorder.
I have never been depressed.
I have never considered suicide.
I have never attempted suicide.
I have never taken medication for my mental health.
I can afford medication if/when I need it.
I have never been told I’m overweight or “too skinny.”
I have never felt overweight or underweight or “too skinny.”
I have never been shamed for my body type.
I consider myself to be physically attractive.
I can afford a therapist.
I’ve used prescription drugs recreationally.
I have never had an addiction.
I have never been shamed for my religious beliefs.
I have never been violently threatened for my religious beliefs.
I have never been violently attacked for my religious beliefs.
There is a place of worship for my religion in my town.
I have never lied about my ethnicity as self-defense.
I have never lied about my religion as self-defense.
All my jobs have been accommodating of my religious practices.
I am not nervous in airport security lines.
I have never heard this statement: “You have been randomly selected for secondary passport control.”
I have never been called a terrorist.
Nobody has ever tried to “save” me for my religious beliefs.
I have never been cyber-bullied for any of my identities.
I was not bullied as a child for any of my identities.
I have never tried to distance myself from any of my identities.
I have never been self-conscious about any of my identities.
I have never questioned any of my identities.
I feel privileged because of the identities I was born with.
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