My only point was that white men generally have it better and I got brushed off for having that point of view even though it is well substantiated. In fact, I find your choice of words to be incredibly ironic. White men feeling persecuted and dehumanized simply because of their skin color? Sounds more like the guilt of privilege to me. I also don't really get the analogy you were trying to express. I would sure as hell want one limb instead of none, especially if it were an arm with a hand. It would make all the difference in the world. At least the man with the arm has the capacity to defend himself. And I certainly don't see how that is relevant to white privilege and intolerance.
And yes, it really does cheapen accomplishments when you realize that you have an inherent advantage over others. But that is reality. It should make you a little bit more appreciative of women and different races who are in the same position as you because chances are they had to work harder than you to get there.
It alleviates my own guilt a great deal that there is anti discrimination laws out there that level the unequal playing field that a history of conquest and slavery has created. Of course, as I said before, there are those who think it is unequal to force people to give up some of their privilege.