White males have historically been right up at the top of the heap, reaping benefits from every other race and gender. It's only fair that we pay for it now, even though the only living white males to have personally benefited from discrimination are now protected as 'the elderly'.
At least, that's what everybody keeps saying (minus disclaimer) whenever it'll help them get their way. I was in elementary school with members of a minority group whose parents sued when their kids were assigned homework on 'white man's history' in Social Studies class. Unbelievable, isn't it?