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Check Your Privilege Challenge

The TikTok Check Your Privilege Challenge is a variant of the platform's popular "put a finger down" game that highlights discrimination. It was created by the user Big Mamma (whose real name is Kenya).

To take the Check Your Privilege Challenge, indicate your response to each of the following statements below.

Question 1 of 12

Put a finger down if you have been called a racial slur.


The TikTok Check Your Privilege Challenge is not the equivalent of, or to be confused with, other privilege tests such as the one developed by Scheim, A. I., & Bauer, G. R. in 2019. This version of the Check Your Privilege Challenge was created by the user Big Mamma (real name Kenya).

This Check Your Privilege Challenge is a novel way of measuring perceptions of privilege related to race, socioeconomic status, religion, and so forth and their marginalizing effects on the individual in society. As a new and informal instrument, the test has not been subjected to research and this has not been examined with regard to its validity and reliability in research contexts, since more research is needed. Tests pertaining to the field of privilege theory have only recently begun to be quantified in research contexts. The instrument found on this page is a novel creation, based on the conceptions of the TikTok user Big Mamma (whose real name is Kenya). Concentrated care was taken to ensure that her ideas were rendered loyally, although its undergoing the transition from social media challenge to standardized test may not be possible without universalization.

Scientists at various universities have also tried to compile privilege theory into various inventories. For more on these undertakings, see, for example: Scheim, A. I., & Bauer, G. R. (2019). The Intersectional Discrimination Index: Development and validation of measures of self-reported enacted and anticipated discrimination for intercategorical analysis. Social Science & Medicine; and Rachel Kahn Best, Lauren B. Edelman, Linda Hamilton Krieger, and Scott R. Eliason. Law & Society Review Vol. 45, No. 4 (DECEMBER 2011), pp. 991-1025.

Replications of privilege theory into empirical appraiser categories does not necessarily capture the depth and theoretical intention of the original author in full. Although all are designed to measure privilege, the present quiz should not be confused with other ways of measuring privilege or power systems, such as the tests developed by researchers mentioned above. The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and quizzes and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing. The results of our online intersectionality identity test are provided "as-is" and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online personality test, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online Check Your Privilege Challenge Test is delivered to you for free and will allow you to obtain your score on the popular privilege matrix as conceived by the TikTok user Big Mamma (real name Kenya).

2. Relevant to current debate. Though the notion of privilege stirs up strong emotional reactions, both for and against it, there is no getting around its prevalence in contemporary societal discourse.

3. Statistical controls. User results for the present test are logged into an anonymized database, and statistical analyses are performed to ensure results are as valid and reliable as possible.

4. Popular. This version of the Check Your Privilege Challenge Test has already proven its popularity and been featured in media outlets such as Buzzfeed and Fox News.