Even if not the phrase white privilege, one thing about the concept that has strong merit to me – an aspect the author and I seem to be in agreement on – is that ignoring the social realities of race was the wrong direction.
For me, instead of saying “People” I stop for a second think “Am I really talking about all people or am I contrasting white people against another group of people?”
It’s been helpful for me to see that I’m not just ‘generic person’ all of the time. I’m _also_ sometimes _generic white person_. Other times I’m _generic male person_. Part of gaining an awareness of how I may be socially viewed rather than being blind to it (which, like many of us, had been instructed to be through the decades)
All humans are one is the best ultimate goal. But we seem to be rather far from that today. A look at the US election gives some clues to that reality.
But I gotta admit: It sure was easier to just be able to say, “I reject your labels!”. But I was fooling myself.