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The following is the complete set of questions from the classroom version of this activity.

  • If your ancestors were forced to come to the USA not by choice, take one step back.
  • If your primary ethnic identity is "American," take one step forward.
  • If you were ever called names because of your race, class, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, take one step back.
  • If there were people who worked for your family as servants, gardeners, nannies, etc. take one step forward.
  • If you were ever ashamed or embarrassed of your clothes, house, car, etc. take one step back.
  • If one or both of your parents were "white collar" professionals: doctors, lawyers, etc. take one step forward.
  • If you were raised in an area where there was prostitution, drug activity, etc., take one step back.
  • If you ever tried to change your appearance, mannerisms, or behavior to avoid being judged or ridiculed, take one step back.
  • If you studied the culture of your ancestors in elementary school, take one step forward.
  • If you went to school speaking a language other than English, take one step back.
  • If there were more than 50 books in your house when you grew up, take one step forward.
  • If you ever had to skip a meal or were hungry because there was not enough money to buy food when you were growing up, take one step back.
  • If you were taken to art galleries or plays by your parents, take one step forward.
  • If one of your parents was unemployed or laid off, not by choice, take one step back.
  • If you have health insurance take one step forward.
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The following is the complete set of questions from the classroom version of this activity.

  • If your ancestors were forced to come to the USA not by choice, take one step back.
  • If your primary ethnic identity is "American," take one step forward.
  • If you were ever called names because of your race, class, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, take one step back.
  • If there were people who worked for your family as servants, gardeners, nannies, etc. take one step forward.
  • If you were ever ashamed or embarrassed of your clothes, house, car, etc. take one step back.
  • If one or both of your parents were "white collar" professionals: doctors, lawyers, etc. take one step forward.
  • If you were raised in an area where there was prostitution, drug activity, etc., take one step back.
  • If you ever tried to change your appearance, mannerisms, or behavior to avoid being judged or ridiculed, take one step back.
  • If you studied the culture of your ancestors in elementary school, take one step forward.
  • If you went to school speaking a language other than English, take one step back.
  • If there were more than 50 books in your house when you grew up, take one step forward.
  • If you ever had to skip a meal or were hungry because there was not enough money to buy food when you were growing up, take one step back.
  • If you were taken to art galleries or plays by your parents, take one step forward.
  • If one of your parents was unemployed or laid off, not by choice, take one step back.
  • If you have health insurance take one step forward.
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So, as I read this if you or your ancestors worked, saved, made wise choices in general you are privileged?
 

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Remember, they are being taught this in school by their teachers. They are being groomed, indoctrinated, to be good little socialists. We have very real and dangerous enemies world wide. But the truly dangerous enemies, are right here at home under our noses.
 

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Why must I keep stepping backwards? I’m fully capable of forward momentum.
Which is what they should be teaching kids regardless of their background or current circumstances.
Why teach these kids to be losers?

Pathetic.
 

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Remember, they are being taught this in school by their teachers. They are being groomed, indoctrinated, to be good little socialists. We have very real and dangerous enemies world wide. But the truly dangerous enemies, are right here at home under our noses.
I agree about it being grooming and indoctrinating for something but I don't see it having anything at all to do with grooming for socialism or any other kind of political ideology.

It appears to me that it's all an attempt to brainwash everyone, regardless of their status, into believing that all humans are all losers, that they always have been and always will be.

Going by the criteria listed there are no exceptions, it means absolutely everyone is held back and nobody will ever be able to advance forward and prove their worth because of their or their family's or ancestors' circumstances.

If the ideology of everyone being losers is being taught to young people then it's insidious and dangerous, that's for sure, but it also seems pointless, purposeless, unless somebody is hoping to raise up a hive-mind army of empty headed zombies with no will power and no intellect, no sense of self.

I don't see how any mature adult with half a brain in their head could not recognize it as attempted brainwashing and programming of all young people to believe they are all worthless losers if they don't go along with the hive-mind.

It's like when a religious cult is programming people into becoming extreme fanatical believers and followers of some ideology that they think is superior to them and can save them from themselves.

There's no winners in this scenario, everybody is a loser.

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something but I don't see it having anything at all to do with grooming for socialism
half a brain in their head could not recognize it as attempted brainwashing and programming
If they have another half a brain they see it IS FOR socialism, or collectivism, or serfdom. It goes by more than one name. Same aim.
 

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I agree about it being grooming and indoctrinating for something but I don't see it having anything at all to do with grooming for socialism or any other kind of political ideology.
If there intentions were innocent you would be right, but they aren't. After they have them indoctrinated the second stage of the process will kick in. The SOLUTION to the problem that they have convinced these children they have. These people are not stupid, they and their handlers are playing the long game. They are going after the next generation. The average American doesn't think ahead any further than his or her next paycheck. It never occurs to John Q citizen that someone is planning ahead and shaping the world their children will live in.
 

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I took quite a few backward steps. Being a white, straight, Christian male in this society is tough.

"have you ever been called names because of your race, gender, class, religion, gender or sexual identity?"...BIG step forward. Most of the name calling reflected the views of the very same people who created the exercise.
 

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If they have another half a brain they see it IS FOR socialism, or collectivism, or serfdom. It goes by more than one name. Same aim.
I wouldn't try to argue your point, just because of who you are and where you live and what your values (apparently) are, and because this Walk of Privilege stuff is something that's happening in your country, not in mine or other countries, so you would know more about it anyway. But I think that people who can only see something they dislike as something to blame on socialism, or collectivism, or serfdom (or religions, or race, or gender, or political affiliation, etc.) are people who believe that because they have been programmed to believe it and to fear it.

It's a cult of programming and de-programming and re-programming.

Did you ever see the futuristic movie "A Clockwork Orange"? This Walk of Privilege programming makes me think of that story, although the Walk of Privilege programming is not as physically violent and blatant, it's still just as insidious and dangerous as the de-programming and re-programming that happened in the Clockwork Orange story.

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It's a cult of programming and de-programming and re-programming.
Wasn't it you that said you loved your queen more than your mother?
 

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Wasn't it you that said you loved your queen more than your mother?
I don't know what that has to do with this thread, but yes, I said I love my Queen (meaning Elizabeth II) as much as I love my mother, and that's the truth. I did not say I love Elizabeth more than I love my mother. Elizabeth II has proven herself to be not only lovable, she has proven herself to be the very best and most globally progressive and influential monarch of all in global history anywhere in the world, bar none.

However, that doesn't necessarily mean that when Elizabeth is gone that I will respect or love her successor. Her successor, whoever that turns out to be, will have to prove their self to me as a monarch worthy of my respect, high regard and love.

Frankly I don't believe that any successor to Elizabeth will ever be able to fill her shoes in any of her 16 monarchical realms. Therefore the possibility remains that if Elizabeth's successor is a failure in Canada's eyes then Canada might decide to take advantage of its right to choose a different monarch either from Canada or some other country to take Canada's throne, just as some of the other non-British realms may choose to do so as well. If Canada decides to choose a new monarch then personally I would prefer it to be somebody worthy of the Crown who is a true Canadian, born and raised in Canada and possessing all the same Canadian experience and values that Canada holds.

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Remember, they are being taught this in school by their teachers. They are being groomed, indoctrinated, to be good little socialists. We have very real and dangerous enemies world wide. But the truly dangerous enemies, are right here at home under our noses.
This is why we homeschool.
 
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