Knowledge is a mirror; wisdom is recognizing that it is not the reflection which carries the burden of change.
~ C. Louise Williams
A Brief Note on Decolonizing Whiteness
LGBTQ+ Community Dominates Survey Responses
81.9% of survey respondents identified their sexual orientation as non-heterosexual.
A slim majority of respondents (56.8%) identified as cisgender.
Neurodivergence & Disability Representation
A large majority of respondents identified as neurodivergent and/or have been diagnosed with mental illness.
27.3% of respondents – a sizable minority – identified as disabled as well.
Limits vs. Lived Experience
An interesting snapshot: most respondents said there were no racial or economic limits on who they could befriend as children.
However, the self-reported diversity of respondent friend groups was on average less diverse racially than financially.
Class & Expected Inheritance
Juxtaposing self-identified socioeconomic class with respondent expectations of inheritance was one of the things I was most excited about for the survey
(Note: I forgot to add “Middle Class” as an option. Derp.)
70.6% of respondents identified either as Working Class or Lower Middle Class.
Only 30.5% of respondents expect to inherit, but over 10% more expect other family members to inherit.
There was a pretty even spread of responses as far as respondents being expected to adhere to the dominant political views of ones family. However, the same cannot be said for familial gender norms responses.
On a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 showed being entirely expected to adhere to gender norms, 60.9% of respondents reported a 4 or above.