The following exercise will help you explore your own privilege in several areas. This can be difficult and you may find yourself feeling uncomfortable, defensive, or even angry. We encourage you to recognize those feelings and to continue with the exercise. By doing so, you will begin to discover more about privilege and the power that can come with it. You may begin to look critically at your own life and the society in which you live.
- You will start the exercise with $15 in your "privilege piggy bank."
- You will be given a series of questions to be answered "yes," "no," or "not sure" and after you answer each question, your privilege currency will increase, decrease, or stay the same.
- You will finish with between $0 and $30.
- There are no right or wrong answers, simply the answers that best fit your lived experience in each of these areas.
- Be sure to answer all 15 questions.