The Ford Foundation has recently published a useful quiz to help people examine their own privilege and a similar older BuzzFeed quiz has recently been making the rounds on Social Media (I’ve also shared them here previously). Though I wouldn’t necessarily use those quizzes for high school (though they could be very effective for professional development purposes or for college classes), there are other resources I think would be usable. I thought I’d share them all here.
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Here’s what I have so far – feel free to suggest others I missed:
This is what white privilege is is from The Washington Post.
On Racism and White Privilege is from Teaching Tolerance.
My ‘Word Of 2014’: Privilege is from NPR.
This is what the legacy of ‘white privilege’ looks like in Bill O’Reilly’s hometown is from The Washington Post.
White Privilege, Quantified is from The Atlantic.
Take This Quiz To See How Much Of Your Success Came From Privilege is an article about The Ford Foundation quiz, What’s your American Dream Score?
How much white privilege do you have? A checklist from 1988 is still relevant today is from Quartz.
Whiteness: Guilt, Privilege, and Opportunity is from ISEROTOPE.
How Privileged Are You? is that quiz from BuzzFeed.
Beyond the Privilege Walk is from Teaching Tolerance.
— Jason Goldman (@goldman) June 7, 2017
Mad about Stephon Clark protesters shutting down the Kings and I-5? Check your privilege appeared in The Sacramento Bee.
7yo: What’s privilege?
5yo: I think it’s when some ppl can eat candy every day. They don’t have to even ask. They get it. And some people can’t get any even if they ask nicely.
7yo: that is… so sad.
5yo: SO sad#MindBlown
— Aisha Saeed (@aishacs) March 23, 2018
White privilege isn’t a curse word. It’s not a way to blame or shame anyone. But white privilege is real — and it’s affecting the gun debate in the wake of the Parkland shooting.
— Mic (@mic) March 22, 2018
What Is White Privilege, Really? is from Teaching Tolerance.
White privilege does not mean that you don’t struggle.
It does mean that you don’t struggle as a result of your skin color.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) November 30, 2018
This is an extremely good answer from Gillibrand, one that I would point to for anyone who is unsure of how to explain white privilege in simple terms. https://t.co/KVt8iPzXBL
— dunder mifflin, this is diane (@dianelyssa) July 12, 2019
Today in Youngstown, OH, a woman asked: "This is an area that, across all demographics, has been depressed because of the loss of industry and the opioid crisis. What do you have to say to people in this area about so-called white privilege?"
Here's what I answered: pic.twitter.com/M8Ld5yjVE6
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 12, 2019