James Corden Gets a Lesson on White Privilege

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Published on June 5, 2020

As James Corden shares ways people can help in the fight against racial injustice and inequality in the United States, one of his writers, Olivia Harewood explains how James’s inherited privilege is a tool he and other white people can use for good.

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40 comments

  • Charles Huang 6 months ago

    Dafuk is this?! Reverse racism?!

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  • StanWeiner 6 months ago

    I’m doing my bit, while I have my feet up, reading a paper and smoking a cigar.

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  • Julien 6 months ago

    James Corden managed to make a conversation more awkward than in Cats.

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  • Charles Huang 6 months ago

    I’d rather be over privileged than under privileged.

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  • Leanne Lynn 6 months ago

    Thank you for this. The first step is for white people to admit that they are privileged. I liked how you tastefully added some funny bits but still kept the message loud and clear. Thank you!

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  • Raz 6 months ago

    This is so cringe.

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  • onanidaily 6 months ago

    “White privilege” an imaginary thing created by people who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions !

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  • ryno Spence 6 months ago

    She explains it so well and I’m glad that this issue is getting the attention that it deserves.
    being a 35 y/o white South African, I have been profiled and couldn’t apply for jobs, or small business loans, been treated terribly by government workers and now in the pandemic it’s even worse, with whites being targeted by police and inflicting police brutality on them, not even to mention about the thousands of white farmer killings.

    The coin has been completely flipped in SA.
    I’m glad people are opening up about this. Having no white privilege also wont change anything. But what will, is us giving less power to governments, because they are actually supposed to be working for us, not us being bullied by them, what will change is when parents decide to start teaching their kids love and compassion.
    May this be the start of that. I pray for that.
    I pray for love and compassion for everyone and let no man think that he is better than anyone else.

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  • Sirama 6 months ago

    Please rewatch it to fully grasp what the video is saying. Sometimes rephrasing can help to fully understand theories and other explanations. So take time and please know this isn’t about guilt, this is about amplifying the voices of the black community. For example, it is like when a friend talks to you about something they are going through but then you share and suddenly the conversation is about you now.

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  • Andreas Sitompul 6 months ago

    I got teary eye yo.. cheers from Indonesia.. where we have multiple color natives, and most majority prefer the brighter skin colors 😅💪💪

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  • William Doecke 6 months ago

    how is racism a thing? its like were preaching abc’s
    step 1) dont be racist
    step 2) see step 1
    pretty easy to grasp

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  • Dell Joy 6 months ago

    I dont know whos life does not matter. Even criminals who has killed innocent people, according to human rights, their life matters. Im not white nor black. But i do know that saying blm makes me feel like only their life matters. Its not as if we choose our skin color.

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  • Bryan Heil 6 months ago

    Here’s a short video about “white privilege” I feel everyone should watch and consider before putting a label on any race for any reason.
    https://youtu.be/O5qnbbtQHbE

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  • Indunil ඉඳුනිල් 6 months ago

    So do brown/black people need to start making their own separate community/ society that accepts them for who they are. While they don’t give opportunities to white people?

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  • Vicki Wells 6 months ago

    That was actually really well done. Funny but also informative.❤

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  • Dr. No 6 months ago

    I’m fucking done with people. Just because you have what you believe is a great message to get across, doesn’t mean you get to be so goddamn pretentious about it.

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  • Dr. Germ 6 months ago

    White privilege doesn’t exist

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  • Swap Meet Lus’ RC 6 months ago

    No one is privileged above me. No one can hold me down nor have they ever. Came to the US as a little Mexican kid who couldn’t speak English, and Latinos making fun of me for not knowing how to put together a sentence was what made me learn even quicker. My skin color didn’t make my life more challenging, me not knowing how to speak English didn’t make me less privileged. My will to better my self privileged me. My work ethic has put me in positions where even white people work under me. Stop this privilege bullshit.

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  • Juggling Three 6 months ago

    Wait a second there James… Nothing wrong with Bournemouth

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  • Josh morris 6 months ago

    I agree with everything that was said, but man is this cringe

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  • Alberic _ 5 months ago

    Dude Olivia just contradicted herself at 2:00-2:12. How can you be so sure someone was racist to you when they don’t use racist slurs?

    I’m Asian. I was in a McDonalds and everyone from the employees to customers were Latino. I was doing work on my laptop and had a hand in my pocket. A Latino guy falsely accused me of doing a sexual act and tried to get me kicked out. I cannot prove he was racist. I was the only non-Latino there and after telling him and his son to go fuck off, he left. No one came to my aide. I could have pulled the ‘race’ card too but I know it was just an isolated incident with dickhead and his son. Btw, I was never asked to leave either.

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  • stuntmansteve 5 months ago

    This is NOT the way to create equality between people & they KNOW it. This to create division. It reinforces the narrative that minorities are still oppressed and to create resentment in white people. They WANT YOU ANGRY & resentful. Don’t give it to them. Divide and conquer is the agenda. Go on as you were.

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  • Bussin Nuts, Fuckin Butts 5 months ago

    I will not deny white privilege, for example white people tend to get less jail time than minorities for the same crime, but people just love to forget their own privileges. An example of black privilege would be to be openly racist and be encouraged for it, to guilt the whites of this generation to what whites did centuries ago, without even being factually correct on the shit the say or with any knowledge on the history of black people as well

    Women are privileged in the fact that most of the time in custody battles, they get primary custody over the kid, as of now they don’t get drafted (I think, C. I. W) they can make false allegations of sexual harassment and ruin a mans life for any number of reasons, alimony, more lenient jail sentences

    Native Americans have no privileges and their situation is still fucked up and they got fucked up, they should be the one yelling for reparations, but I never hear it, God bless the natives

    But other than them, we all have privileges we all take advantage of, and you hypocritical motherfuckers wanna turn a blind eye. Live by the sword die by the sword

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  • Wuhan 5 months ago

    6 million reasons why you should stop using cultural warfare against Christian Europeans

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  • Wuhan 5 months ago

    New World Order Shenanigans

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  • Barbe Dahl 5 months ago

    Privileged and Proud to be American

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  • Shane Taylor 5 months ago

    This is crap, white privilege doesn’t exist anymore. There is black privilege these days. I get profiled every time I walk through a black neighborhood. I’m also tired of being called a racist just because I am white. Racism still exists because you guys won’t let it go!!!

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  • Mel3 5 months ago

    Ok so I’ve asked a lot of people about white privilege. Liberal people have told me that it is a poorly named term. It’s triggering and puts people immediately on the defensive. I can also agree with some of what they tell me. I’m white and I have never been profiled by the police or really anyone. That is a mental freedom I’ve never thought about. I fully support police reform and putting money into black communities. However, in today’s society I think we have gone too far when it comes to affirmative action. We have made it so much harder for white people and Asians to get into college. How is discriminating other races for the sake of trying to lift one race up ok? I’ve never understood the justification in that. The only privilege that exists when applying to colleges is money. Did your parents pay over a thousand dollars for an SAT tutor? Did you need to get a second job to support your family or did you have plenty of time to study? Did you have a good home life or did it distract you from schoolwork? Or in the case of Olivia Jade, did your parent decide to buy your way into college? But seriously at least acknowledge how hard it is for Asians to get into college. The scores they’re required to get are insane. Why do they have to work so much harder because of the color of their skin? That is discrimination. I’m open for a discussion. Please, if you support affirmative action talk to me. I’d enjoy hearing your take. I genuinely don’t understand it.

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  • Lyn777 5 months ago

    This bill sh*t needs to stop! ✋

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  • Lyn777 5 months ago

    Right now blacks are running our county. So “white privilege” doesn’t exist today. Maybe in the 1950s.

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  • City Sushi 5 months ago

    Anyone else tired of non Americans trying to tell Americans how we should feel? Does this dude have nuts or ovaries?

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  • rob smith 5 months ago

    Unbelievable

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  • Benjamin Kaminski 5 months ago

    I’m glad I’ve never heard this neckbeard speak up until now. I hope it never does again

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  • M S 5 months ago

    any lessons on jewish priviledge? anyone?

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  • sam brown 5 months ago

    It’s nauseous watching this idiot

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  • Tyler Joseph 5 months ago

    And I’ve lost all respect for James Corden

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  • Ryan Burns 5 months ago

    This is Marxist propaganda, simple as that.

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  • AESCULAPTORmark3 5 months ago

    Im white. Im an Englishman. Why shouldn’t i have some privilege in my own country ? How far would my white privilege get me in other peoples countries? Not far, and im okay with that. I dont believe in forced equality. A society that implements equality by force is no longer a free society. In a free society there are winners and losers. Anything else is authoritarianism/communism/cultural marxism.

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  • nsn 5 months ago

    OK, Everybody in this comment section is awful

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  • Jacob Dipietro 5 months ago

    White privilege does not exist anymore it’s a lie made up by the corrupt left democrats.
    Lots of black liberals are becoming conservative because they are finally realizing white privilege doesn’t exist and blm is a racist organization

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