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Dietetics Profession Privilege Quiz

Read each item carefully and select the response option that aligns with your experience. The truer these items are for you, the more privilege you have.

A Guide to Understanding your Results

Privilege is multi-dimensional and intersectional.

Privilege is not a single thing that can be depicted along a line, trajectory or continuum - there is no clear way to measure the difference between low and moderate privilege, or to describe those differences exactly. The tangible differences between someone who has slightly more privilege than another person on any identity is unknown. Each of our identities is associated with dominance or marginalization and those "add up" (in an unclear way). When "measuring" privilege, it's important to think of each dimension separately but having a compounding, cumulative effect.

Privilege is relative. 

There is no exact formula for privilege. We each hold some identities with more privilege than others and how those are related is unknown. Our identities, in combination, result in different degrees of privilege. So a person who is white experiences privilege. A person who is able-bodied also experiences privileges. A person who is white and able bodied experiences more types of privilege than someone who is white and not able-bodied. While racial identity may be static, ability status is dynamic - it may change and, as a result, so would one's privilege. Thus, each person's overall privilege is relative to who they are at that time point.


Graphics depicting identity-based privilege can be used to visualize the relationship between identity and privilege:




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Your privilege score may be used to approximate your relative advantage in the profession, at this time, in six key areas:


Treatment in Training.

These items capture discrimination, respect, fairness, and support received during dietetics education and training.


Identity Alignment.

These items capture your sense of belonging or fit among your professional peers nationwide.


Material Circumstances.

These items capture your access to resources during your childhood.


Cultural Access.

These items capture your cultural alignment compared to the alignment of the dietetics profession.


Financial Access.

These items capture your access to financial resources during your dietetics education and training.


Physical Access.

These items capture your access to important spaces and materials in the dietetics profession. 

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