White Privilege as conceived in the minds of most Leftists would be a good idea compared to what presently exists. Pretty much every other group organizes to its own advantage in competitions against other groups, it seems like it is RACIST for whites to be any different. What, do they think they're better or superior or something?!
Let me share some of my own experience. I've run hiring task forces for a major technology company in the past. The primary reason I've done so is that I've stepped backward the smallest number of steps when volunteers to run the task force were solicited. I am somewhat less uncomfortable in such a role than the median technical person. This is something that I'd encourage reactionaries to be willing to step up to the plate to do when asked, as it carries tremendous soft power---ask any Leftist who knows what he's doing. But that is a matter for another post.
We're not hiring right now in any large numbers---haven't been in any significant volume in my division for a few years, so I've not been activated for this role in a while. But let me let you know a few things:
If you're a URM (Under-represented minority), and we can plausibly delude ourselves that you MIGHT be adequate to the task, we are ALWAYS hiring. You'll find this true of most companies. So where's the white privilege?
Oh, I hear you saying, but white people have an easier time getting the necessary credential---you hire pretty much just STEM MS and PhD holders right?
Do you really want to go there? You'll find that as a minority of the non-Asian variety, your ability to get accepted into graduate school, and more importantly, to get a full ride there is vastly enhanced. So where's the white privilege?
Do you really want to be reduced to arguing that because whites get a bonus to some cosmic intelligence statistic that this advantage of theirs should be socialized away? I'd agree with the first part of your argument, it's a VERY mainstream psychometric position, but I don't think you'd win any friends in polite society, right or left, for explicitly making your argument on that basis, and the second part of your argument is just who...whom---not that there's anything wrong with that.
I'm actually of the opinion that whites would be prudent to actually fight for and enforce a 'white privilege', of exactly the sort that presently exists only in the deluded minds of many of the Left. In practice, only a pathetically small minority of humanity, probably smaller than the number of Catholic saints, is capable of actual neutrality and impartiality. Since nepotism and bias are going to exist, the only question is, is your group part of the Who, or part of the Whom? Let us ridicule the extreme universalists off the stage of history, along with their sanctimonious scolding, and replace it with a sublime straightforward slugfest of group and self-interest. Perhaps once we've swung a ways back towards the particularist end of the spectrum we can adjust to a more favorable equilibrium.
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