There's no such thing as white privilege.
"So why did this asinine concept even become a thing"?
Easy. Because once upon a time minorities such as African-Americans and Hispanics were forcefully enslaved in America largely at the hands of white people.
And because of that historical injustice, anything that attacks whites from now until forever is fair game no matter how stupid, ridiculous, or horribly ignorant. Anything, all of it.
Lincoln freed the slaves and established emancipation in 1864. That was over 150 years ago, which establishes 2 things:
1) No black person today has ever endured slavery and
2) No white person today has ever owned a slave
And I'm not saying all of this as a white person, I'm 100% Mexican. But it doesn't take a white person to see how dumb the race baiting is. We live in the greatest and freest country in world history, count your blessings and stfu. [not u, I mean people in general]