That said, maybe Joe is black and picks Derek because he thinks that he is black too...
Maybe Joe is a sexist and picks Derek because he is a man.
Maybe Joe likes Asian chicks and picks Thuc.
What are all those examples of then?
You can't just pick the one specific example you want, label it exactly what you want despite the fact that it might not be what you want and then affirm that you are correct in your premise.
That is just silly...
If you want a clear example of how it is real, look at what Sabanist posted in response. He said, "Maybe he interviews derek because he assumes thuc may not speak english as well. I woudnt blame him. If im a busy manager, im trying to make my job as simple as i can."
Now if you can read that statement and not see that he's basically saying (and here is where racism does play into it): My life would be easier if I interview the guy because his name sounds like he can speak english (read: he's more Anglofied) better than the little yellow girl.
His assumption was false. It isn't always but it is an acceptable assumption in a white culture. That is how the experience changes for a nonwhite from that of a white person.
You can what if anything into the ground. However, that example is just one contextual anecdote of how white privilege comes into play. I agree if this was isolated or a unique experience for the nonwhite in America, then you would have a point. Joe was either a jerk or an idiot who made assumptions and missed out on a good employee.
Or maybe I didn't give the outcome yet because maybe Joe was me and Thuc was offered the interview just to cover myself on the discrimination front and has been a valuable employee for years now and while Derek was not offered employment, he became a great friend and we still enjoy watching the world cup down at the corner pub close to our apartment. Maybe the anecdote above was just an answer to an essay question asking if I had ever seen instances where white privilege came into play and, if so, what impact did it have. Maybe the names and particulars have been changed for privacy reasons.
The outcome and whether the anecdote is personal or not are not particularly important. The example of white privilege is found in the initial assumptions Joe made about the candidates based on the perceived Anglocentricity of just their names.
Here's another example, and be honest: If you see the two names Tyrone and Bernard, which do you think is the black one?
Continue to repeat it doesnt make it true. Derek murray doesnt equate to anglo. You are arriving at the result which you desire
Of course there is such a thing as 'white privilege' in some places.
He who knows the least obeys the best.