Do You Benefit From White Supremacy?

Does wearing a hoodie threaten your life? Do You Benefit From White Supremacy?

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  1. Check all that apply…
    1. 1 ✓ Wearing a hoodie doesn’t threaten your life
    2. 2 ✓ When you hear ‘colonial’ you think of New England cottages instead of dehumanization and empire
    3. 3 ✓ You’ve called something inconvenient ‘ghetto’
    4. 4 ✓ You think Quvenzhané Wallis is harder to pronounce than Zach Galifiniakis
    5. 5 ✓ You’ve felt nostalgia for any time period besides the present
    6. 6 ✓ You think you have an inner black woman
    7. 7 ✓ Your prolonged adolescence is called “quirk”
    8. 8 ✓ Your experiments in clothing and hair are viewed as ‘edgy’ instead of ‘ghetto’
    9. 9 ✓ You’ve laughed a little too hard at Dave Chappelle skits
    10. 10 ✓ When people compliment you they don’t imply you’re a rare credit to your race
    11. 11 ✓ You think eating hummus, avocados, or sriracha makes you a hip or more interesting person
    12. 12 ✓ If you’re 16 and pregnant, you get a tv show
    13. 13 ✓ Your teen angst is validated and explored by pop culture
    14. 14 ✓ You’ve asked to see the manager
    15. 15 ✓ You can expect the manager to look like you
    16. 16 ✓ Your presence is interpreted as an improvement upon the neighborhood
    17. 17 ✓ Wearing a beard doesn’t get you “randomly” searched
    18. 18 ✓ Generalizations about you don’t get you killed
    19. 19 ✓ You’ve used slavery as an analogy
    20. 20 ✓ You think civilization started with you
    21. 21 ✓ You’ve reached into someone’s hair without asking
    22. 22 ✓ You can purchase “nude” high heels or “flesh” colored bandages and expect them to match your skin
    23. 23 ✓ When you go shopping for makeup you know there will be products for your skin tone
    24. 24 ✓ You have access to many different narratives about your humanity
    25. 25 ✓ You’ve described a murderer as a “shy, quiet genius”
    26. 26 ✓ You’ve almost always had classes in which only people of your race are covered or mentioned
    27. 27 ✓ You mention your race when it’s irrelevant/nobody cares
    28. 28 ✓ Your graffiti is considered art
    29. 29 ✓ You assume people care about your opinion, even on topics you have no experience with
    30. 30 ✓ You can fail upwards in your career
    31. 31 ✓ You can self identify as a gun nut and not end up on a FBI watchlist
    32. 32 ✓ When things don’t go your way you expect authority figures to help you
    33. 33 ✓ When you go missing CNN cares
    34. 34 ✓ You bristle when a person of color says “white people”
    35. 35 ✓ You’ve never felt personally answerable for media representations of yourself
    36. 36 ✓ You’ve felt excluded because of the existence of minority student groups
    37. 37 ✓ You’ve used the phrase “digital lynching”
    38. 38 ✓ You’ve asked to see someone’s birth certificate
    39. 39 ✓ You’ve dressed up as a race for Halloween
    40. 40 ✓ You can speak without fearing your words will be used against your race
    41. 41 ✓ You’ve done blackface
    42. 42 ✓ You’ve accused someone of reverse racism
    43. 43 ✓ You’ve called an athlete a thug
    44. 44 ✓ You’ve told someone you’ve always wanted to be with someone of their kind
    45. 45 ✓ You think you can’t be racist because you’ve had a relationship with a person of color
    46. 46 ✓ You’ve told a cop “my taxes pay your salary”
    47. 47 ✓ You expect to be protected by cops
    48. 48 ✓ You weren’t born here but when people complain about immigration they never mean you or your family
    49. 49 ✓ You’ve spoken up regarding accusations of bigotry more often than against actual bigotry
    50. 50 ✓ You’re not always punished for committing a crime
    51. 51 ✓ You think whiteness is a phenotype or culture instead of an institution of power
    52. 52 ✓ You participate in a society structured around your supremacy

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