Suicide is indicative of deep unhappiness, loneliness and alienation. These are not something you would associate with privilege. White people commit suicide at much higher rates than minority groups. Therefore, white privilege is a myth.
White Americans have a suicide rate of around 17 per 100,000 people. By contrast, only 6.9 African Americans commit suicide per 100,000 people, the same rate as Hispanic communities. Asian Americans have a suicide rate of 6.6. Only Native Americans commit suicide at a higher rate than white Americans (22.2 per 100,000). White men, who are allegedly the most privileged demographic in the world, account for seven out of every ten suicides. If white privilege existed, why would such a privileged group decide that their life is not worth living?
Suicide is not a metric of privilege. It is possible to be privileged and depressed. It is possible to be privileged and lonely. It is also possible to be privileged and feel alienated. There is no connection between privilege and these emotions. Therefore, just because white people kill themselves at a higher rate than non-whites, does not mean that white privilege is a myth.
[P1] People who commit suicide feel depressed, unhappy, lonely and alienated. [P2] People who are privileged generally do not feel depressed, unhappy, lonely, and alienated at the same rate as those who are not. [P3] White people commit suicide at a higher rate than other races. [P4] Therefore, white people are not privileged.
Rejecting the premises
[Rejecting P2] Privileged people can feel depressed, lonely, alienated and unhappy.