posted on Jan, 30 2022 @ 08:52 AM
a reply to: infolurker
Some of these boxes aside from the military one are stupid. Look at involved in extracurricular activities. So poor kids can't get involved in
extracurricular activities? Why not? I taught in a poor inner city school and those activities existed. If a kid didn't want to get involved, then
that's on them, and no one was cutting kids out, either.
Able-Bodied? I've gone through life with migraines. They went chronic on me. Arguably, I have not been able-bodied for a long, long time, but it
didn't stop me from being a high achiever and earning a spot on my high school's Wall of Fame and competing at a Power 5 college athletically. There
is an entire Olympics dedicated to people who don't let their bodies get in the way of achievement.
Male? Statistically speaking, being male (any type of male) is a disadvantage these days. No one talks about it, but it's there in the numbers for
anyone who cares to look.
Both my parents were married, went to college and graduated, etc., supposedly, this puts you on the success train, and yet I grew up poor in a
cliquish town with a high average median income relative to the area. Nothing about my childhood was "privileged". I very obviously came from the
wrong side of the tracks where the rest of the kids were concerned. I surely was not feeling privilege through all those years of being told I was
"ugly and my momma was dressing me funny".