I agree with what you saying, but I don’t see how this negates the other part of the topic/conversation.
Yes, we absolutely need to address the economic systems and power of the wealthy that creates huge problems around the world.
But can we also not recognize and try to address the day-to-day inequality in our systems?
For instance, I don’t have to worry about being shot during a routine traffic stop. A black person does. That is the privilege of being white, and one that I recognize I have and others don’t.
I’m also Jewish. But being white means I can blend in when needed, which is something a number of my middle eastern Jewish friends can’t do.
Being Jewish I’ve experienced some serious antisemetism, including places I was not welcomed. I personally know the frustration of being treated as the “other” to the assumed norm in ways both big and small (i.e. school closing for Christmas, but not for Rosh Hashannah, so I was always behind during September).
Luckily in my lifetime I’ve never been scared for my life, but my parents were in many situations here in Canada.
White privilege is that a school shooter gets arrested peacefully, while a black man gets killed for selling illegal cigarettes. That is privilege.
None of these things deny the big economic and power issues that we face, and we absolutely need to work together to try to fix them. I feel differently about it being about the individuals, I still see it as a systemic problem.
At the same time we need to recognize the dynamics in our culture, our social and legal systems, and our attitudes and work to improve those as well. Econimics, race, gender, language, geography, and more all impact this to greater and lesser degrees. No one is claiming this is simple or about bucketing people into clear and easy groups.
I don’t see these things as mutually exclusive.