These privileges or unearned benefits can affect a person’s daily life, his career, education, and his relationship with others. McIntosh admits that she felt white privilege an invisible package of unearned assets, which she could count on cashing in each day.
2. It is hard to unscramble the various elements of unearned benefits of white privileges. It is expanded more on social class, race, economic class, religion, sex, and ethnic identity. The white privileges are bestowed upon a person even without his knowledge. The person enjoys the benefits without even realizing it as a package of unearned assets. The unearned privileges draws up images of white supremacy, the philosophy that supports the view that white race is superior to others. An effort to distinguish facts is expected, between earned strengths and unearned benefits conferred systematically. The power obtained from unearned benefits and privileges are seen as strengths when they are used as means to escape or dominate.
Tim Wise (2008) explains white privileges as when a girl gets pregnant at seventeen and everyone is quickly reacting to it by considering it to be the girl’s life but her family’s saying “it is their personal matter”. No one is going to judge the girl or her family, because every family would have challenges and they have to face them. At the same time, Black and Latino families also face with similar challenges, where they are constantly characterized as reckless, pathological, and the advocates of social decay. White privilege can be referred as and invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, visas, tools, and bank checks (McIntosh).
3. It is important that we should know about white privileges, because it will enable us to create a mind for life long process of reviewing white supremacy and the new imperialism. Dedicating to this process would be a tough task where one cannot expect a simple answer to the question;