Although I believe all persons are harmed in the long run by racism and racial inequity — and thus, white privilege comes at an immense social cost — it still exists as a daily reality throughout the social, political and economic structure of the United States.
The fact that white privilege exists and that all whites have access to various aspects of it, does not, however, mean that all whites are wealthy, or that in competitions for jobs and other opportunities, whites will always win.
Having said that, it is certainly true that in other countries, people of color could have power sufficient to discriminate against others, including whites.
Although even anti-white bias in those places is somewhat limited by the reality of global economics and the desire for good relations with the West, it is possible for persons of color in those places to mistreat whites individually and, occasionally, collectively (for instance, the treatment of white farmers in Zimbabwe by the Mugabe government). White privilege refers to any advantage, opportunity, benefit, head start, or general protection from negative societal mistreatment, which persons deemed white will typically enjoy, but which others will generally not enjoy.
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While all racism is equally objectionable morally and ethically, they are not practically equivalent by a long shot. Operationally, white privilege is simply the flipside of discrimination against people of color.In other words, we can be racist by conditioning, antiracist by choice.That racism is of who we are, or that it must be the controlling or dominant part of who we are.The concept is rooted in the common-sense observation that there can be no , so that if people of color are the targets of discrimination, in housing, employment, the justice system, or elsewhere, then whites, by definition, are being elevated above those persons of color.Whites are receiving a benefit, vis-a-vis those persons of color: more opportunity those persons of color are receiving less.So in countries where beliefs in European/white superiority and domination have been historically embedded, it is likely that everyone in such places will have ingested some of that conditioning.