And no, I did not decide that "most" whites benefit from white privilege. ALL WHITE AMERICANS - every single one - benefits from white privilege and the fact that you think that poor white people negates that fact demonstrates that you don't even know what the term "white privilege" actually means. White privilege refers to racial privilege and it coexists with CLASS privilege, GENDER privilege and other types of privilege. All these types of privilege intersect. So, for example, a straight poor white female enjoys heterosexual and white privilege, but suffers from class and gender disadvantage. A gay rich black man enjoys male and class privilege, but suffers from racial and sexuality-based disadvantage. How each aspect of these two people's identities affects their lives depends on a variety of factors.