The idea that contemporary "white privilege" exists is hard to reconcile with real world actions and behaviors. Data from 23andMe shows that the threshold for black self-identification is around 28%. That is, among people who are, say, 20% black by ancestry, the tendency is to identify as white. But among people who are only 35% black, the tendency is still to self-identify as black rather than as white.
In other words, Americans are more likely to emphasize their non-white ancestry than they are to emphasize their white ancestry. Barack Obama is only the most prominent example of this--if everything about him were the same except he had two white parents and his name was Barry Johnson, no one would have ever heard of him, let alone elected him President.
Blackness is, ceteris paribus, a benefit rather than a hindrance when it comes to getting ahead in modern America.
We see something similar to this among SWPLs who vociferously talk up their alleged native American heritage (ie, "My great-great-great grandmother was Cherokee"--never mind that the person who says this, even if being truthful, is only 3% American Indian). It also crops up in the observed tendency for people to identify less with and feel less pride in their ancestry the more accomplished that ancestry is, which conversely expresses itself as a tendency to identify with and take greater pride in one's ancestry the more that ancestry is said to have suffered historical grievances.
"White flight" is a phrase most people are familiar with. As Steve Sailer has noted on several occasions, one people need to start becoming accustomed to is "Flight from white".