White privilege is a academic concept that has recently entered popular consciousness and describes the racial privilege that people with white skin enjoy. White Privilege is a set of unearned societal advantages, including greater social status and greater freedoms to buy, work, play, and speak freely. Such racial privilege may take the form of overt or extremely subtle advantages that white people in the society are largely unaware of, including the universality of their own experience. The term was coined in the early 20th century as scholars became increasingly analytical and critical of the effects of colonialism on society. White privilege saw increased use throughout the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and again over the last decade as the term entered popular culture from academia via social media, during social movements against racialised violence such as Black Lives Matter. As America tries again to deal with its deep history of racism in the 21st century, for the first time since the civil rights movement, terms like white privilege are helping to frame the systemic racial disparities that have arisen as a result of racism's place in American history and society.
How has the history of the United States solidified a guarantee of white privilege in American society?