U.S. History: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

2.08.2020 г.
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John Oliver takes a look at how the history of race in America is taught in schools, how we can make those teachings more accurate, and why it’s in everyone's best interest to understand the most realistic version of the past.
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  • omg he called out shane dawson right before the 15 min mark

    OliviaOliviaпреди 8 часа
  • The rough banana corroboratively tap because meteorology suddenly tumble at a minor cougar. bad, omniscient road

    bobi chungbobi chungпреди 10 часа
  • america is still a nationalistic colonial empire of sorts thats why it is harder for it than other western nations to teach real self-critical history.. it wants to beat the nationalistic drums, but color it with democratic colours.. but in reality there are alot of anti democratic tendencies in america..

    Andreas BengterAndreas Bengterпреди 12 часа
  • Pepple learning real history do not hate their country. They learn that things can get better, but can also get worse. So they feel responsible for how things get. But changing how to learn it will probably put a wedge between those learning and believing the lie, and those who learned the truth..especially if the elder generation fights progress...

    Sara A.Sara A.преди 17 часа
  • I had learned about Tulsa from a sociology professor in college. He was this big football player that was in his early thirties. One day a classmate said that she as a woman had a harder time day to day than the average black man. Mind you his class was almost all discussion. Students would talk and debate almost the whole class and we ended up learning better that way. However, when he heard this he decided to change the class to a history lesson. The student said that this was in the past but she was sexually assaulted and has to deal with men on a daily basis. Thats when we found out about this guys life experiences as well and by time he finished this classmate of mine had gotten up and left and never returned. One of the best classes ever. He brought in real Tennessee BBQ that he made since we were a small enough class. Really opened my eyes to multiple views. He wasn't trying to necessarily prove her totally wrong but I think he was just trying to open her eyes to some things her pain had allowed her to ignore. We all have pain but now it's more important than ever that we make sure everybody is taken care of and educated. We all need to stand together against misinformation.

    Christian MintonChristian Mintonпреди 18 часа
  • John, at his very best at telling the worst about America! Will we ever change? I hope we can.

    Wayne GWayne Gпреди 19 часа
  • Meme that I saw yesterday: America was founded on freedom, not entitlement Me: You mean apart from the rich white men who felt entitled to own people? (Also, resisting the urge to say United States rather than America)

    Jessica GruebnerJessica Gruebnerпреди ден
  • What a surprise! ... Not. Isn‘t ist funny how many people outside the US know more about it‘s dark chapters than many US citizens.

    tobbi1983tobbi1983преди ден
  • Históry its made by the winneres

    Ricardo CrispimRicardo Crispimпреди ден
  • 14:38 DAAAAMMNNNNN U HEAR THAT SHAAANE. even johns takin shots- hell yeS!

    Stellar StarlightStellar Starlightпреди ден
  • But how exactly are any non black people (Asians, Hispanics, not to mention Whites) supposed to celebrate Juneteenth?

    Douglas ConnollyDouglas Connollyпреди ден
  • Unfortunately, tiki-torch whites don't tune in for this

    Jon CJon Cпреди ден
  • Really is a shame that Martin Luther King was assassinated, and Thomas Sowell is still out here spreading his bullshit, and making white people feel better about themselves.

    Dirt MerchantDirt Merchantпреди ден
  • No one teaches slavery correctly, instead opting for the racist path and just saying "Caucasian bad", when in fact it was not Caucasians who started slavery, every nation and breed under the sun has had slaves, slavery has NEVER been about race, Caucasians were and still are enslaved in parts of Africa and finally, that Caucasians actually ended it.

    MCPunk55MCPunk55преди ден
    • @Jabroni You can be honest and learn history or you can be a hypocrite. Your choice.

      MCPunk55MCPunk55преди 21 час
    • how does that mean racism is not still a key factor here? the key idea that keeps people from abolishing slavery is the idea that the people being ensalved, by nature of who they are, are lesser humans compared to the ones owning them as slaves. there are many reasons an enslaved group is viewed as inferior to the slavers, but by far the most common is because of physical difference, I.E. Race. you are incorrectly conflating the reason why people own slaves (generally monetary reasons) to the reason people justified making slaves of that group of people (generally race reasons). theres a reason the US brought slaves across an entire ocean instead of just enslaving their white neighbors, and race is one of largest aspects of that. honestly, this is really basic and obvious stuff, are you being intentionally ignorant?

      JabroniJabroniпреди 22 часа
  • 17:58 No longer "the only," now "the first." On January 6th, 2020, there was an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It was mostly incited by President Trump.

    mousemuffinsmousemuffinsпреди ден
  • Why are you race-baiting ? Thats the real question .

    Hart ChildressHart Childressпреди ден
    • What?

      Nayoh #7467Nayoh #7467преди ден
  • March for Freedom always shown in B&W which is weird because colour film was very common at the time. Makes it look like a long time ago and it really wasn't.

    BoogiewoogieBoogiewoogieпреди ден
  • Accept it, deal with it...let it run through and squash it...grab it the horns....BUT DO NOT EXCUSE IT

    Enrique MendozaEnrique Mendozaпреди 2 дни
    • Whip it! Into shape! Shape it up!

      Nayoh #7467Nayoh #7467преди ден
  • Tucker Carlson? Who takes that clown seriously?

    Fiz DFiz Dпреди 2 дни
    • Far FAR too many Americans

      JabroniJabroniпреди 22 часа
  • 1888, Willington NC was site of the only coup d'etat until 2021**, when pushback against our first black president eventually led to a coup attempt to keep a racist nationalist in office.

    Nikki KingNikki Kingпреди 2 дни
  • You got a pretty neck. I hope you stay for the coming collapse. You will be so fun to play with in the wasteland.

    Alpharius OmegonAlpharius Omegonпреди 2 дни
    • Well that's a weird thing to say isn't it

      Yeetamus PrimeYeetamus Primeпреди 2 дни
  • watched this twice! love it! hopefully school curriculums are improved all over the world!

    Ab FellAb Fellпреди 2 дни
  • Last year in my AP Language class, we had a class discussion about racial inequality (since we were reading Huckleberry Finn), and I mentioned the Tulsa Masaccare only after reading about it in a book. My 40-year-old teacher was shocked because that was the first time she had learned about it.

    Omika MalhotraOmika Malhotraпреди 2 дни
  • Racism and murder are such harsh words, can't we all agree to call it making someone go bye bye?

    mangana215mangana215преди 2 дни
  • I love hearing Rev. King speak.

    mary wolfcinmary wolfcinпреди 2 дни
  • Only coup as of 1/5/21

    anthony castilloanthony castilloпреди 2 дни
  • 15:35 i though this would be a key and peele sketch 🤣🤣

    Jose Armando Gómez RocabadoJose Armando Gómez Rocabadoпреди 2 дни
  • Well, Wilmington’s coup isn’t the only one in America’s history anymore ...

    Toria SpencerToria Spencerпреди 2 дни
  • Some millenial at work called me a nazi. I came unglued. Then I realized that he had no idea what he was talking about and then I became severely depressed. How do we educate when some of the most important ideas are too much for the current generation to be bothered with?

    Elizabeth KeilElizabeth Keilпреди 2 дни
  • This should be seen by everyone.

    Elizabeth KeilElizabeth Keilпреди 2 дни
  • It is also important to note that a lot of people tend to think this racism only happened/happens in the South. The truth is that it happened and happens everywhere.

    Dillon CutshawDillon Cutshawпреди 2 дни
    • @Jabroni I don't know about all schools but I took AP U.S. History in high school in TN and was basically taught slavery officially ended after the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments (keep in mind the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 was only supposed to free slaves in Confederate states but not in Union states that allowed slavery i.e. Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, and West Virginia). However, a lot of slaves couldn't leave because they had no money or means so they became sharecroppers "glorified" slaves really.

      Dillon CutshawDillon Cutshawпреди 21 час
    • And the narrative that slavery somehow was defeated when MLK was assassinated... its ridiculous but that was actually my public school's narrative and where we stopped discussing racism in American. My school was in MA, can only imagine what southern red states teach

      JabroniJabroniпреди 22 часа
  • Åå

    Kasper Juul RasmussenKasper Juul Rasmussenпреди 2 дни
  • "The only armed coup d'état in American history," Hoo-boy, never thought THAT statement would date this video...

    Andrew McCunnAndrew McCunnпреди 3 дни
  • Imagine how Americans will react to things like my lai, the mass execution of the st Patrick’s battalion, or even Nicola and Bart.

    Andrew DodsonAndrew Dodsonпреди 3 дни
  • Thumbs up for the Kohinoor bit, ie. the additional effort put to self deprecate yourself or your nation even when it was uncalled for. Kudos, quintessentially British!!!

    Himanshu GargHimanshu Gargпреди 3 дни
  • Thank you. That was a brilliant presentation. Let's make "History". I mean that.

    Cute little pony!Cute little pony!преди 3 дни
  • There were no flying dinosaurs. Those were pterosaurs.

    Randomness RulesRandomness Rulesпреди 4 дни
    • That's just like...your opinion man.

      Mr. HatMr. Hatпреди 2 дни
    • How many other lies have I been told by the council?!?!

      ZenithiusZenithiusпреди 2 дни
  • 40 years old. Married to a beautiful US citizen. 11 months kid. I am so fucking tired of these stupid politicians and these laws and everything. It is easy to understand that we all are equal what is the problem with america?

    Casual players, Casual GamesCasual players, Casual Gamesпреди 4 дни
  • First History class I didn't fall asleep in and actually paid attention to and believed. THANK YOU

    Natives EdiblesNatives Ediblesпреди 4 дни
  • Are we all going to ignore that John just said that "skipping straight to ejaculation" is a great sex tip?

    Joshua SaffyJoshua Saffyпреди 4 дни
  • Dont worry, that burly dumb guys kids will grow up to hate him for his gross ignorance. They are millennials after all.

    Jonny G.Jonny G.преди 4 дни
  • America is doomed, Im convinced.

    Jonny G.Jonny G.преди 4 дни
  • But slavery ain’t the only thing American get wrong about history that still say they won the war of 1812😂😂 and didn’t run away and give Canada the land they wanted m

    Lilbheggie BLilbheggie Bпреди 5 дни
    • Dude, not a single textbook even mentions the war if 1812, execpt maybe Maine textbooks

      Mr. HatMr. Hatпреди 2 дни
  • I was in AP US History in high school. Not once were any of these important instances in our history talked about, such as the Wilmington Insurrection/Massacre/Coup of 1898. It's suppression and oversimplification tactics like this that hinder our society's growth, while keeping us from learning from our predecessor's mistakes.

    [KPG][KPG]преди 5 дни
  • You know the truth is scary then a distorted version, but it’s more scary that people would believe the lie and take it as fact... 😧

    Dirtyi GamerDirtyi Gamerпреди 5 дни
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    Laura BrownLaura Brownпреди 6 дни
  • amazing ty for what you do

    djonesdjonesпреди 6 дни
  • Man, this video did not age well.....

    Thomas SmithThomas Smithпреди 6 дни
  • only coup in American Soil....

    Kenneth SchumacherKenneth Schumacherпреди 6 дни
  • Key point: He never mentions who did things like Jim Crow, Redlining and founded the KKK. Democrats. He glosses over that fact and he can't not know that.

    mthunder15mthunder15преди 7 дни
    • because its something that is well known and a bit of tangent? the values of democrats back then are the core values of conservatism today. small government, anti immigration, and the supression of black voting rights. before hitler siezed all power, his party was called the "national socialist German workers party". then it become the nazi party and actually encouraged a free market (inside of nazi occupied territory) which is capitalism not socialism. the point being is that groups, and what the represent, change over time. its actually really telling you bring this up. it illustrates your bias, that youre not looking at the details and nuance of our history and instead are looking any "the democrats are evil" evidence that you can find (detatching it from any relevent context needed to understand its greater impacts and meanings)

      JabroniJabroniпреди 21 час
    • Yes but the parties switched during the civil rights movement

      Sean MurphySean Murphyпреди 6 дни
  • 4:43 I bet 20 dollars that Tucker would've been singing a very different tune if it were T*ump who was at John Louis's funeral

    Benadryl CabbagepatchBenadryl Cabbagepatchпреди 7 дни
  • The KKK was founded twice, and President Wilson only made it worse

    Amy BickettAmy Bickettпреди 7 дни
  • We didn’t even TOUCH on Washington owning slaves in school

    Amy BickettAmy Bickettпреди 7 дни
  • Pterodesctils are not dinossaurus. Keep up the good work! Love you so much!

    Nelson PaivaNelson Paivaпреди 7 дни
  • Dinasourus couldn't fly!. But i love jon!💖

    Nelson PaivaNelson Paivaпреди 7 дни
  • At last a British person admitting how his ancestors fucked us Indians ancestors' over 😂😂😂

    Arkajit MaityArkajit Maityпреди 7 дни
  • "History is written by the victors"

    djeto2525djeto2525преди 7 дни
  • Annoys me that Oliver ignored the government commission that was set up to investigate the massacre and started programs and reparations to help the survivors of the massacre and their descendants. In 2010 there was a memorial park established in Tulsa. So yes, the way history is taught needs to be changed. The question is how? Personally, I think there should be a full context of the horrors of it, but taught at an age when children can process it.

    Fiama98Fiama98преди 7 дни
  • How the F this video has 10k dislikes

    SmoothlingSmoothlingпреди 8 дни
  • The dude at the end talking about how the US is better than other countries just justifies Anti-Americanism

    The EmperorThe Emperorпреди 8 дни
  • Fact of the day: the baptist church supported slavery for most of the 19th century

    Kaeden CooperKaeden Cooperпреди 8 дни
    • It had to split in half over the issue.

      Mr. HatMr. Hatпреди 2 дни
  • Sadly in some states theyve taken this as lets teach about the civil war from a censored point of view where they have to censor slavery. In my state of West Virginia they told all the history teachers to censor the civil war so they wouldnt offend anybody.

    Kaeden CooperKaeden Cooperпреди 8 дни
  • Why are we held responsible for slavery when people from over a century ago are the ones responsible.

    Kaeden CooperKaeden Cooperпреди 8 дни
    • we need to address the systemic issues that our ancestors put in place. and frankly, one of our political parties STILL enforces laws that promote these systemic injustices. just look at the very real and concerted effort to reduce the ability for those in cities to easily vote (1 ballot box for the entire area of Houston). the fact that on average a black person waits several hours to vote while white people, like myself, average under an hour to cast that same vote. finally lets look the rhetoric and "evidence" used by trump and the GOP after his november 2020 loss. trump and Co. made a concerted effort to throw out votes, namely those in prodominently black communities around the inner cities. these, in trumps words, were "areas filled with criminals and corruption" with many of the votes cast in those areas being "illegal". his is talking specifcally about black citizens and their votes. this rhetoric specifically targeted black communities and made the proclomation that they are criminals and their votes illegal. it is actually one of the most blatant display of modern racism i have personally witnessed. all of these lies led to a reall insurrection on jan 6th, less than 2 months ago....... the problem is still here and needs to be addressed.... also, no one is demanding the punishment of the average white american in order to recitfy the past. In reality, the furtherest anyone is discussing this issue is talking about reperations for those damaged by our history. this is only elevating others to a point where they already shouldve been, it in no way punishes anyone.

      JabroniJabroniпреди 21 час
    • @Kaeden Cooper i know what your talking about and i never said they shouldn’t take responsibility for that

      general kaspergeneral kasperпреди 5 дни
    • @general kasper do you not understand what I’m asking if you applied that logic to everything why aren’t the British being held responsible for making an entire nation drug addicts. If you don’t know what I’m talking about look up the opium wars

      Kaeden CooperKaeden Cooperпреди 5 дни
    • Because the consequences of it are still noticeable today

      general kaspergeneral kasperпреди 5 дни
  • Hahhahahhahah eeeeeeeeeee mummy orgasm nice Oliver nice ......lep pozdrav iz Slovenije

    qwertzui6697qwertzui6697преди 8 дни
  • I have to say, the phrase "American Exceptionalism" is one of the most terrifying things to me. It makes me irrationally angry and disappointed any time I hear it used unironically.

    Jacob BranchflowerJacob Branchflowerпреди 8 дни
    • It's like the "What would you do if you could time travel to [insert time period/event before 1995 here]" in class and having the women, the brown and Black kids, and the kids with disabilities or medications or in poverty go "Die, probably." History is so biased that those questions aren't even flagged...

      Disa PointmontDisa Pointmontпреди 8 дни
  • “The only coup on American soil” Uhhh.... who’s gonna tell him?

    Ahato MizutaAhato Mizutaпреди 8 дни
  • In a *very* broad sense, I kind of understand what that "American exceptionalism" guy at the end is looking for. I get that he wants his children to grow up proud of who they are and be inspired to do great things. But blindly believing that the US is the best at everything will have the opposite effect that he desires. If a kid grows up hearing about how wonderful and flawless they and their country are, why should they strive to improve anything, since they're already allegedly the best? All that kind of attitude will bring is misplaced, inflated egos and complacency.

    Slutty McTitsSlutty McTitsпреди 8 дни
    • exactly. this idea has ALREADY done huge damage to us. sincr WW2 the idea of America being the best has run rampant. with the beleif we are the best, we have slipped. we are now rank 26 in math and science education. our infrastructure, nationwide, is crumbling and a large portion of americans cannot afford a 500 surprise fee. i find it genuinly freightening that I, having no debt and 20K in the bank, am in the top 10% of wealth for this nation. im 24.

      JabroniJabroniпреди 21 час
    • It's like the "What would you do if you could time travel to [insert time period/event before 1995 here]" in class and having the women, the brown and Black kids, and the kids with disabilities or medications or in poverty go "Die, probably." History is so biased that those questions aren't even flagged...

      Disa PointmontDisa Pointmontпреди 8 дни
  • The only coup no longer

    Cole ScottCole Scottпреди 9 дни
  • I think everyone in India knows that the real reason for the civil war is slavery.

    Tara SaxenaTara Saxenaпреди 9 дни
  • He who holds the pen..

    CJ WaltonCJ Waltonпреди 9 дни
  • Meanwhile my parents brought me up fully aware of what we Brits did: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, we did ALL of that, every little bit of it.

    Lunana SushistaxLunana Sushistaxпреди 9 дни
  • 17:23 ... 50 years later we still march with signs that read 'We Demand an end to police brutality now!'.... Man, this country is fucked-up.

    ElsbethMaiElsbethMaiпреди 9 дни
  • "George Floyd's murder..." In one line, with one three word phrase, John is more direct and to the point about recent US history than any news source or almost any politician.

    JacksonJinJacksonJinпреди 10 дни
  • Damn the Shane Dawson shade tho

    KyleJaimeKyleJaimeпреди 10 дни
  • This show is so much better without background laughter. I hope they keep it out after covid

    William KlugeWilliam Klugeпреди 10 дни

    YoCertiYoCertiпреди 10 дни
  • The Game been talking about Black Wall Street for years.

    Xavier SmokeXavier Smokeпреди 10 дни
  • 18:05 I am from Wilmington and i didn't know about this.

    Ninja GuyNinja Guyпреди 10 дни
  • Wilmington ain't the only Coup on American soil where White Supremacists tried overthrow democratically elected officials and install a new racist one anymore.

    Lizardguy NALizardguy NAпреди 10 дни
  • That woman may be dead, but her ideology lives on in her children. That's where Laura Ingraham comes from.

    Losing BiglyLosing Biglyпреди 10 дни
  • Yeah...only coup....goddammit, history rhymes

    alex haafalex haafпреди 11 дни
  • A couple months ago a teacher in my province, British Columbia, gave her students an assignment: list 3 positive outcomes of Residential Schools. If you know Canadian history at all you'll see just how fucked up that assignment is.

    Ricky LaheyRicky Laheyпреди 11 дни
  • Groundhogs day is A national treasure. How Dare You!!!

    Kjiel HeimarkKjiel Heimarkпреди 11 дни
  • "the only coup de etat on american soil" oh how much that changed 5 months later

    Pabasara HewawasamPabasara Hewawasamпреди 11 дни
  • Online forums in which white children play video games together? John... You are such a dad, jokes write themselves around you.

    Delving DeeperDelving Deeperпреди 11 дни
  • Am I alone when I was confused as to why Rorschach's image was used by white supremacists fascists in HBO's watchmen? I read the comic and I don't think his journal in the epilogue would inspire a racist, anti-police movement, lol

    Richard WongRichard Wongпреди 11 дни
    • I mean, it's like the shitty cops who use the punisher's logo with no sense of irony...

      Disa PointmontDisa Pointmontпреди 8 дни
    • @Richard Wong You meant in universe? Oh, then I have no idea.

      Lizardguy NALizardguy NAпреди 10 дни
    • @Lizardguy NA I think it was just bad writing on HBO's part, at no point did any character mention Rorschach as a former member of the Watchmen, and his image being appropriated by the Kavalry went unexplained, lol

      Richard WongRichard Wongпреди 10 дни
    • White Supremacists are idiots, they think anti-Rich and pro-helping less fortunate people movie The Joker is something they can unironically embrace without realizing they're against the core message.

      Lizardguy NALizardguy NAпреди 10 дни
  • 18:00 - Wow! This video was released in August 2020.

    Joshua BunkersJoshua Bunkersпреди 12 дни
  • The only coux attempted on American soil? In less than a year, that line has become outdated, what a damn shame

    Dude LastDude Lastпреди 12 дни
  • 6 months later, there needs to be an edit to this video . . .

    The Techno ElfThe Techno Elfпреди 12 дни
  • Always learn something new from theses videos. Apparently I am a monster and must get to grips with smores

    Alessio YautjaAlessio Yautjaпреди 12 дни
  • HBO did it again, like they did with Chernobyl. A complete masterpiece

    shrekforeveshrekforeveпреди 13 дни
  • as someone who watches this 28 minute video and feels exceptional ignorance, i would ABSOLUTELY love to know not only what i don't know, but the best resources to do so

    Gangsta PenguinGangsta Penguinпреди 13 дни
  • levittown, PA - the birthplace of a mr. william o'rielley

    Gangsta PenguinGangsta Penguinпреди 13 дни
  • The "only coup d'etat on American soil" line hasn't aged well...

    Robin Annellise ReamanRobin Annellise Reamanпреди 14 дни
  • It seems like the side that cries indoctrination of children is indoctrinating kids. The pledge of allegiance, purposely teaching wrong history, messed up Anti drug information lies. It’s so hard to whitewash history but they try. I went through the public school system and never learned about the Tulsa race riot. It wasn’t until pbs I found out about it. It only takes 1 match to bring light to the darkest room. Our schools could better but they are being sabotaged

    General JellyRollGeneral JellyRollпреди 14 дни
  • "The worst day in America is still the best day in any other country" - it's History class, not making-things-up Class

    Sebastian LoesslSebastian Loesslпреди 14 дни
  • They were “lazy and...vicious.” I’m sorry, but isn’t laziness defined by a lack of effort, while vicious is defined by extreme effort to do harm? You can’t be both.

    Forrest CommanderForrest Commanderпреди 15 дни
  • His remark about the only coup on American soil has aged poorly

    Nick SteinNick Steinпреди 15 дни
  • 18:06 Aaaah I am afraid that streak of no coupe d’etat by white supremacists has come to an end

    Clorox BleachClorox Bleachпреди 15 дни
  • Oh, really the only coup d'etat on American soil... Whoops

    Dalton MinnemaDalton Minnemaпреди 15 дни