Long story short, privilege is a term often used to describe how things are easier for one group of people compared to another. I hope by now you have heard the term
“white privilege,” because it is a ubiquitous problem that you cannot escape. One of the biggest obstacles in deconstructing white privilege is the rather immediate fear among some white people that their sacred way of life will be destroyed. Another obstacle is the anger some whites feel about being accused of having privilege.
You see, part of what makes privilege a privilege is that it tends to be invisible; people just accept it as is. Maybe white privilege would be less difficult to accept if we look at other types of privilege.
Via Cindy Sullivan