For John, BLUF: All things are relative. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Over at the Althouse blog is a link to a Buzz Feed quiz to determined if you are "Privileged". For those of you who actually take the test and want to know how I did, for comparison, 59.
I saw a comment from Renee—our Renee the Blogger, from here in Lowell, I assume—about "are your parents still married". Number one indicator of success in the US.
Here is a comment from "Illuninati":
I answered as honestly as possible and scored 35 on the test. The test put up a big red block that said "You're not Privileged". Perhaps that score has something to do about growing up in Rwanda.Another prescient comment.
That being said, in many ways that test is BS. One question should be, "Were you born in the United States?". If the answer is "yes" then you automatically go to the top of the list as one of the most privileged people in the world.
"I checked both the "I am white" and "I have been in a room where I was the only person of my race" boxes. "And me. Phantom back seat school roommate at Davis Monthan AFB. My Chinese American girl friend. And Bill Sukahara when he was the Assistant Scheduler at the Big 22 in the late 1960. Yes, some people are living very sheltered lives.
Me too. Many times. Somebody has lived a very sheltered life.
Hat tip to the Althouse blog.
Regards — Cliff