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Are you Privileged or Oppressed?
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Have you ever wondered if you should consider yourself “privileged” or “oppressed”? Cornell University got it down to science.

An orientation packet handed out to freshmen at Cornell lists identity markers that designate certain groups as having “privilege” or being “oppressed” in the U.S. Obviously, not everyone agrees. Some of these categories appear controversial:

GROUPS THAT EXPERIENCE PRIVILEGE IN A U.S. CONTEXT
GROUPS THAT ARE MARGINALIZED OR OPPRESSED IN A U.S. CONTEXT
GENDER
MEN
WOMEN
AGE
30S TO EARLY 50S
YOUNGER AND OLDER
CLASS
WORKING POOR; WORKING CLASS
EDUCATION LEVEL
COLLEGE GRADUATE
HIGH SCHOOL OR LESS
RELIGION
CHRISTIAN
MUSLIM; JEWISH; BUDDHIST; HINDU; LDS; SIKH; PAGAN; AGNOSTIC; ATHEIST; ETC.
NATIONALITY
U.S.-BORN; BORN AS U.S. CITIZEN
BORN OUTSIDE THE U.S.; IMMIGRANT TO U.S.
CHILDHOOD FAMILY STRUCTURE
RAISED BY BIOLOGICAL OR ADOPTIVE FAMILY IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT FELT SAFE AND WITHOUT ABUSE
RAISED IN THE FOSTER SYSTEM; RAISED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WITH DRUG OR ALCOHOL ABUSE IN THE HOME, AND/OR OTHER HOME EXPERIENCES THAT FELT UNSAFE AND LACKED STABILITY
ABILITY / DISABILITY
TEMPORARILY ABLE-BODIED
PEOPLE WITH A PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, OR LEARNING DISABILITY
ETHNICITY / CULTURE
WESTERN EUROPEAN
PUERTO RICAN, MEXICAN, NIGERIAN, JEWISH, RUSSIAN, CHINESE, IRANIAN, ETC.
SIZE / APPEARANCE
SLENDER; PERCEIVED AS ATTRACTIVE; HANDSOME; BEAUTIFUL, ETC.
OF SIZE; PARTICULARLY TALL OR SHORT, ETC.
USE OF ENGLISH
“PROPER” ENGLISH
ACCENTED ENGLISH; ANOTHER PRIMARY LANGUAGE
MARITAL / PARENTAL STATUS
MARRIED IN A HETEROSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP
DIVORCED; DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP; SINGLE PARENT; SINGLE
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Overlooking Ho Plaza from atop McGraw Tower, with Sage Hall and Barnes Hall in the background
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