Below is a good paper exposing the weaknesses of the complaint about so-called “White Privilege,” which has become the latest catch-all slur aimed at anyone with white skin.
When I was on vacation recently, a very nice Canadian black man with whom I was drinking and chatting (who had emigrated from Jamaica to Canada as a young boy), looked at me in a quizzical sort of way, and asked me point-blank: “Are you aware of your white privilege?”
My immediate answer was, “Sure. And I love it.”
You should have seen the look on his face!
“And,” I continued, I am sure if I lived in Jamaica, I’d be very aware of your black privilege. And when I lived in Japan, I was acutely aware of Japanese privilege.”
He wasn’t so sure what to say at this point. Especially when I pointed out that he wears a very fine watch, lives in an upper-end home he owns outright, drives a luxury European car, and (this got a laugh at least) is a wine snob.” We enjoyed the rest of the evening, but I think he got my point, which was that all societies and cultures subsist on many forms of privilege, whether obvious or unconscious.
Here is the article. Study it a little. It will arm you against that silly phrase.
And here is a little more related to the business of privilege and slavery (which as I say seems to be historical framework for this kind of victimology).