May 27th, 2008

Semiformalishmaybe

Pondering Privilege

Courtesy jwz's idea of gluing Livejournal's lj-latest RSS feed into the phosphor "mode" of xscreensaver (which runs on my "TV" continually when I'm not using it), I spotted a rather interesting meme being tossed around on LJ - a set of questions to help us be more aware of how our social class may have privileged some of us. I had conversations that made me more aware of how privileged I was back before I left the nest (the satellite town of Cleveland we lived in was very wealthy, but there were a few not-very-well-off people there, some families there having kids I befriended - I dimly remember a Marzola family and a few others). So, the meme follows, but apparently the people who started this one (at UIndiana) claim copyright and want a mention. So, Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka,Collapse )

Moving onto the meme itself, "What privilege do I have": Collapse )