Declaration of Independence 1776 (didn't include black people)
U.S. Constitution 1787 (included black people as property)
Emancipation Proclamation (September 22, 1862 and January 1, 1863) (freed black people from bondage on paper but wasn't federally enforced)
Thirteenth Amendment 1865, abolished and prohibited slavery
Civil Rights Act of 1866, extending the rights of emancipated slaves
Civil Rights Act of 1871, also known as the Ku Klux Klan Act (to combat them organizing to kill black people)
Civil Rights Act of 1875, prohibiting discrimination in "public accommodations"; found unconstitutional (1883)
Jim Crow Laws 1876-1965
Civil Rights Act of 1957, establishing the Civil Rights Commission to ensure black voting rights
Civil Rights Act of 1960, establishing federal inspection of local voter registration polls to ensure black voting rights
Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin by federal and state governments as well as some public places
Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act
Civil Rights Act of 1991, providing the right to trial by jury on discrimination claims and introducing the possibility of emotional distress damages, while limiting the amount that a jury could award
Five centuries later, I have the tolerance level of a people who have spent the last 500 years being treated and portrayed as inferior to those that share the skin tone of white European slave owners who enslaved black Africans.
Black people have continually had to fight for everything that is our right as human beings and American citizens and those very rights we fought for are now enjoyed by many non-blacks. Yet, in this screwed world sharing the skin tone of people who committed genocides on numerous countries around the world is far more prized than sharing the skin tone of those who fought to level the rights for all of us.
Non-white people should NEVER defend, excuse, perpetuate or succumb to white privilege.
The goal of slavery was to create a system that would continually feed the ideal that to be anything other than Anglo is meant to be shamed and destroyed. The media(print and broadcast), texts, social history and policy have now taken the place of slavery in the mistreatment and enslavement of black people. White privilege was spawned from the racism of white cowards that felt inferior without it, including America's forefathers.
Any non-white or white person that champions, defends or excuses a white person's ability to maintain a privilege in this world based on the color of their skin is a foolish enemy to us all.