The racist idea that simply being white benefits people in some unexplainable way, and that discriminating against white people is not only okay, but enlightened and necessary. The excuse some extremists use to justify pretty much any level of racism, as long as it is coming from people of color. A young American woman died because in college she was brainwashed into believing that her white privilege would protect her from being run over by a bulldozer.
If "white privilege" were only a reality, then I'd be a millionaire by now.
by Deprogram October 12, 2005
A term used as a blanket condemnation of any success a white person may have. Regardless of any advantages a minority member might recieve such as free tuition, easy loans or tax breaks (read native Americans), white privilege is assumed whenever a white person succeeds.
White people succeed because of white privelege only. Every other successful person succeeds purely in spite of it. - any given bitter minority
by hagbard January 08, 2005
A term for something that doesn't exist, even though liberals and ethnic minorities will say otherwise. I'm two different minorities: ethnic (even if I am mostly white) and disability, and you don't see me complaining. On the subject of being Native American, I've noticed how a great many liberals could give two shits about Indians. Anyways, there is no such thing as white privilege; you only have privilege if you are born into a rich or powerful aristocratic family, or if you have been successful in life and made it big. Apparently, it must be illegal to be rich and live the American Dream these days.
White privilege is a joke; it doesn't exist.
by Proud Native September 26, 2005
The privilege of allowing tens of millions of non whites into your country and allowing them to whine and complain endlessly about 'White racism"

the privilege of often being targeted by these other groups for rape and other violent crimes.

the privilege of having your own children brainwashed by the schools funded by your tax dollars, and told that your people are evil, and that they should be ashamed of themselves and their ancestors.

the privilege of being systematically pushed down by marxist affirmative action laws, in a supposed attempt to "level the playing field

the privilege of becoming a dwindling minority in the nations founded and bult by your ancestors.

It is the privilege of being told that you must remain silent and accept your own genocide, because to do otherwise would mean you are a racist, and society has told us a racist is the worst kind of person, worse than even a rapist or thief
Joe: Wtf? There was only 2 White on Black rapes this year compared to over 30,000 Black on White rapes and yet the Duke Lacrosse "rape" hoax was spotlighted??

Kevin: Yep. Call it white privilege!
by Dewar Boyd August 08, 2012
The Emperor's new clothes.

Essentially it's the claim that being White affords one access to universal, institutional or systemic advantages, used by anti-Whites (who use the code-word "anti-racist" to disguise their intentions) to justify overt racial discrimination against Whites, in the hopes of equalizing social and economic outcomes between races, whose disparities are better explained by hereditary differences in intelligence and temperament.

You cannot measure it, and it has no specific concrete definition to provide a basis for proof of its existence, it has not, and can never be proven to exist, but if you question it you're called "ignorant" (in reality you are a skeptic), and the fact that you questioned it in the first place is used as further proof that you have "White privilege".
As seen below the examples of so called "White privilege" are all either statistics presented without context, usually as part of an argumentum ad ignorantum, (disparities in callbacks/hiring is presumed to be racially discriminatory only because an alternative hypothesis is not considered. There is zero evidence for it.) or a meaningless generalisation like:

"-I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group."

Which is correct for 99.999% of all people everywhere, regardless of race.


"-I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time."

Which again is true for everyone, unless they have gone out of their way to move into a racially alien neighborhood.

Or even the following:

"-I can easily find academic courses and institutions which give attention only to people of my race."

Which is an out and out lie, as it is exactly the opposite of objective reality where affirmative action and quotas, and minority studies classes greatly disadvantage Whites in a way that is measurable, and where the causal relationship is clear to even the most casual observer.
by Pro-White January 09, 2012
White privilege refers to the concrete benefits of access to resources and social rewards and the power to shape the norms and values of society that whites receive, unconsciously or consciously, by virtue of their skin color in a racist society.
Examples of white privilege noted by Tim Wise:

Studies have found that...
-Job applicants with white sounding names are 50% more likely to receive a call-back for a job interview than applicants with black-sounding names, even when all job-related qualifications and credentials are the same.
-White men with a criminal record are more likely to get a call-back for an interview than black male job applicants who don't have one, even when all requisite qualifications, demeanor and communication styles are the same.
-White women are far more likely than black women to be hired for work through temporary agencies, even when the black women have more experience and are more qualified.
-There are about two million cases of race-based discrimination against people of color every year in the United States. That's not just bad for folks of color; the flipside is that there are, as a result, millions more places I can live as a white person.
-Although data...indicates that whites are equally or more likely than blacks or Latinos to use drugs, it is people of color (blacks and Latinos mostly) who comprise about 90 percent of the persons incarcerated for a drug possession offense.
-Despite the fact that white men are more likely to be caught with drugs in our car (on those occasions when we are searched), black men remain about four times more likely than white men to be searched in the first place.
by TekkenKO August 03, 2011
An invisible package of unearned assets that whites can count on cashing in each day, but about which they are 'meant' to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools , and blank checks.
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack of white privilege:

-I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
-I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.
-When I am told about our national heritage or about "civilization," I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.
-I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.
-I can remain oblivious of the language and customs of persons of color who constitute the world's majority without feeling in my culture any penalty for such oblivion.
-I can easily find academic courses and institutions which give attention only to people of my race.
-I can chose blemish cover or bandages in "flesh" color and have them more or less match my skin.
by TekkenKO August 03, 2011

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