The third thing you can do to help right now is all of us—
James, James, Hi! I have some great news.
Hi, hi, Olivia, sorry to everyone watching, this is Olivia. Olivia is a writer on the show. We're actually taping the show right now, Olivia. We're just doing three things you can do to help at the moment. So...
Oh, I know! That's the great news! You have an amazing tool to help fight structural racism.
You're right. I have my celebrity.
Ha! Oh, no.
Oh, God, no. Nobody actually watches this show; it plays in the rooms where people have fallen asleep.
What? Well, you—well, tell me, what do you mean? What tools do I have?
Actually, the tool that you have is so powerful. You're probably not even aware of it.
Is it... Oh, there's no—I don't want this to come out as arrogant. Is it... Is it my charisma? Because people say that... They say that about me. They say I got a sort of... They can't put their finger on it. Do you know what I mean? I've got a sort of vulnerable confidence you rarely find in a big man.
It's your privilege. That's what it is. I shouldn't have made you guess.
Privilege? My privilege? Right, right. Let's pretend, as an exercise, that I don't 100 percent know what that means, but I do know when I hear it. It makes me feel bad.
It's perfectly normal to feel a little bit guilty talking about privilege. But if it helps, having privilege isn't your fault; it's something you inherited, not something you did wrong.
Ah, no. Well, that's the thing, you see? This is... No. I didn't inherit anything. Like, I didn't grow up in a wealthy home. Do you know what I mean? We used to go camping in Bournemouth. You know? I'm not privileged in any way.
啊，不，那是妳覺得的，對吧？這是...不。我天生沒任何特權。我家沒有很有錢。妳知道嗎？我們以前常去 Bournemouth 露營（註）。懂嗎？我橫看豎看都不算有特權。
I'm so happy you brought that up. One of the biggest misconceptions about privilege is that saying you have it is saying you have an easy life or that you had it easy growing up. It doesn't mean that. What privilege does mean, specifically white privilege, is that your skin color didn't make your life more challenging.
Right, I hear what you're saying. But the thought of I have white privilege makes me feel really bad.
It doesn't have to...
I feel bad!
It's okay, James.
It's made me—I'm feeling bad. Oh, I hate racism. I hate racism.
Let's try to keep going.
No, but...I have white privilege. There, I said it. I said it! I did it! I can handle that. I have...white privilege. I have a very charismatic white privilege.
Sure. And having that privilege means that you don't have to deal with things like being racially profiled, or getting unfairly turned down for a mortgage loan because of your skin color, or being a minority at your workplace, so you have to explain privilege to people you work with.
That's terrible. Have those things ever happened to you?
Uh, yeah. One of them is happening right now.
Oh my God. Oh, God. Did you just get turned down for a mortgage loan?
No. I am explaining privilege to someone I work with.
I'm the worst! Oh, I am so stupid!
I'm the problem.
No, James, no, it's okay.
I'm the problem! I'm the problem!
That's why we are doing this. Don't—it's okay. Because there is so many helpful things that you can do with your privilege.
But like what?
Recognizing it is a huge step. And now that you recognized it, you can use it to fight for a more just society.
Yes! You can use your privilege to speak up on behalf of people of color in big ways and small ways. Big ways like fighting for social justice in areas like education, health care, and housing. And smaller ways like listening to people of color, especially when we talk about racism, without making it about your feelings.
Oh my God, making it about my feelings. That's what I just did. Well, now that's made me feel abso— Never mind.
There you go. This has been three things you can do to help!
Thanks, Olivia Harewood. Everybody, we'll be right with more of the Late Late Show.
註：Bournemouth 位於英國南部，是很多人都會去度假的平民觀光勝地。這裡 James 是想強調自己家沒有很有錢，所以才會舉這個地方當例子。