If you're going to be poor in the US, you may be better off Black. At least then you have a shot at Harvard and Yale.
Note the impacts stated here:
It?s finally out–The big review paper on the lack of political diversity in social psychology | HeterodoxAcademy.org
Amid support that the lack of diversity does exist.
"Repeated studies have found that about 10 percent of professors in the social sciences or the humanities are Republicans."
Let's not confuse for ideology as fact or opinion as science even when such ideology and opinion is couched within the field of academia. White privilege is little more than a liberal/progressive trope. It creates some sort of fantastic image of white men wielding immense power and generates a conflict that only exists in the minds of social justice warriors. It should only be treated as serious inasmuch as it is used to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of individuals who perceive themselves to be under-privileged because they are neither white nor male and thus generating a type of envy which usually results in the types of mass uprisings we have seen around the world when students seek to create their own utopias by destroying everything society had built before them. We should take white privilege seriously only inasmuch as we seek to avoid the types of genocides and purges which tend to be instigated by such divisive ideas within ideologies that promote class or racial warfare.
Being poor does not remove white privilege. One still gets a fair deal in housing, jobs and the justice system - at least as good as any other poor person. A black poor person does not get a fair shot compared to a poor white. Being rich does not escape white privilege either, as even a rich black man will be at a disadvantage in housing, employment and the justice system compared to rich whites.
Is being rich an advantage? Of course, in all three aforementioned areas. But it does not make a white man black nor a black man white.