School Segregation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.

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pat saultz
this is why republicans are right ...freedom to associate ....you idiots ! school vouchers are good and the current school unions and 25 % of teachers flat out suck !
Kayla
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
H. F
Malcolm X is screaming from his grave right now "I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO!"
I swear, everytime I listen to one of his speeches I am shocked that literally nothing but the language has changed since his days. Its shamefull.
He died to soon. Black america needed him more than they needed MLK even.
jor chas
1:58 the grafik: 48%+48%+8%=102%????
Lord Rahl
I don't get it all white schools do good and all black schools do bad. because basically one get better tools for the job. is there any data on black/white schools with the same resources.
Strazdas
The problem the way i understand here is that its not a white school or black school but a poor school and a rich school. If schools are identical, then the skin colour of those attending wouldnt make a difference.
Allanna Cadle
Someone should show this to the black lives matter group. They are the ones who are openly advocating for segregation.
Alana Francjs
I'm in Indiana at the moment in a hospital waiting room and I am watching clips of this show and everyone near me has sat in a different seat lmao
Spoon
Honestly, fuck liberals.
Altarior
I like John Oliver and this show a lot, but I didn't see a single offensive thing about any of this. Do... People just have THAT thin skin nowadays...? I simply don't see how something is racist when it's not racially motivated, which none of this was. Maybe except the parents at 11:16 but it's not like I know them personally or have heard the speech in its entirety. In his example about separate lunch counters he literally said himself it was "NOT because you hated black people". And in the case of the little boy painting his face he very obviously didn't do it to offend or ridicule anyone. He just really liked this black man and wanted to do a good job representing him accurately, how do you expect a little kid to express this? He literally said "I like black people!", what more do you need from him?
Super Smash Dolls
>You don't want your kid playing Guess who, asking "is this person bad?" to rule out anyone white

For the record, Guess Who's set of faces is extremely racially segregated, so it's pretty terrible strategy to ask racial questions because you're more likely to only remove one or two faces than you are to remove the entire board. Not only is it racist, it's terrible strategy because the board game is racist, too.
Lucas daVeiga
2:28. I call bullshit. I go to one of the best charter schools in LA that claims that they are all about tech but we students are lucky if the teacher decides we can use the one shitty mac in the dark corner of class where I am fairly sure is where class pets go to die
CharlestonChica
"School choice" should be added to that racist dog whistle card.
Shane Binot
The little girl @ 14:50 is a thot in training
Khazova Ru
These parents are RACIST !!
larschat
WTF was that racial bias test supposed to measure. You ask a child who is the good child and she chooses the child that looks most like her. You ask her who is the bad child and she chooses the child that looks least like her. And that's supposed to measure racial bias.
There is so much wrong with this it boggles the mind. This is bad science and I seriously hope this was from a stupid tv show and not from a real study.
Pinkfloydisme63
Totally unrelated to the subject of racism in the USA, but do you realise that this "Robert" black bostonian man in the first half of the video is probably now in his late fifties or early sixties ? It always baffle me to think about how time flies ...
JGJASON
When 1 of 20 people in my school are not white and the school talks about diversity
HEHE
BlueMouse97
This is just my take on this segment, but integrated and desegregated school districts wouldn't need to "fix" segregation problems if they never re segregated to begin with. But no, some parents were just so picky and selfish that they had to screw up the system for everyone without thinking of the major social consequences it could have on children.
kuhjmio lom
Graph at 2:00, sure it's right?
Hayden Travis
Yo, Oliver, I'm kinda disappointed that you never brought up the how scientists can't even agree on whether Race exists.

Like, we're all so similar genetically (white to black, black to asian, asian to latin etc to etc) that there hasn't been a single reclassification or specification of Homo Sapiens Sapiens. There is no Homo Sapiens Caucasian and likely won't be until we begin genetically engineering ourselves.

There is literally only ONE Human Race. This needs to be a bigger message and I think you can tell it.
Las rarezas de Joh Joh's weirdness
All type of prejudice is a Shame !!📌
Alex Turlais
someone said "go home to Africa" to a black person in America? 😂 white people literally shipped Africans to America to be their slaves hundreds of years ago...
Jaylee Schanus
The picture John Oliver used for persimmons had Dan Gurwitch, a former writer and actor for college humor... (I'm not sure if I spelled Dan's last name correctly...)
Devin Gendron
14:48, what the fuck is that test? They're all identical!
junglistgrrl
god I hate John Oliver -- the sooner Jewish Media declines, the better for society
cottagechskitty
Bill Capacchione defines "white privilege". The type who says that gays are looking for "special rights" when they are looking for equal rights
Samuel Blackmon
Without valor I say!
Sora Fujioka
I my old school, we had a 50/50 minority to white ratio.
LivingLifeAsMaddie
When I was a kid, they were going to rezone my (mostly white) area so that the high schoolers would have to go to a mostly black school. The neighborhood was outraged because they thought that part of town had a certain 'element' that was dangerous, along with other racist innuendos . My mother finally turned to one of the moms at the bus stop one day and said "You just don't want your daughter dating black guys, right?"

She wasn't very popular after that.
francis nwokedi
What do you expect from institutionalised poverty in the form of 'ghettos' where you breed humans into savages encouraging them to kill each other...
Footnote... I was the only black kid in class for 60% of my classes between 6th and 10th grade
TheFirstGuy
What is offensive about a kid painting his face to portray a civil rights leader, just because there also where minstrel shows? whats the connection. Also, if a Black or Asian kid ever has to portray Emperor Billy II. I fully expect him or her to wear a phony Prussian mustache, Pickelhaube and talk with his/ her best Nazi-voice.
ARandomGuy
Wow, as someone who lives in Australia it seems like such a foreign concept in the day and age.
Alexandra Fereyra
When you live in NYC and the whole argument is relevant
John Diep
Though I agree that is fair enough to say that kid going to school in black face didn't know any better. I can't say the same for his parents, who not only should have known better, but should have explained why it was offensive instead of helping him do it. That's just opinion though.
varun009
I don't think the segregation bit is a problem. people naturally segregate. The problem is funding schools based on test scores.
2Scribble
Fuck Dylan... fuck him hard <-<
jens jensen
After seing those stats i began laughing so hard
Drake Readman
My daughter lost a spot that wasn't hers so I'm going to sue for something my daughter gives no shits about.
bigest meme
I was told south side story was about gangs by my teachers
bigest meme
I'm like one of 12 white kids in my school even though I'm part of a gang know
Adam Scot Kearns
my school in alexandria VA was almost exactly 1/3 white, 1/3 black, and 1/3 hispanic. i was the only arab kid in the whole school tho......
Nayeem Ibnul
For white people to thrive they need their shitty privilege.
Yur Face 2.0
Is this an issue in small towns? I'm from Baltimore, and this is a really big issue
Alex Mendez
I go to school in Hudson county new jersey and my school consists of only Colombians,Cubans,and Dominicans, but we get the best funding in new jersey.
Alex Mendez
I go to school in Hudson county new jersey and my school consists of only Colombians,Cubans,and Dominicans, but we get the best funding in new jersey.
Sailor Venus
No one likes anyone named Dillon
Nelly Davy
My brothers name is Dylan😂😂
doc pony stine
I think, instead of bussing, the logical conclusion would be to try and answer the fundamental issue of funding disparities. Bussing is unethical, or, at the very least absurd when it makes more sense to take a proactive approach to creating more functional funding districts and rules changes.
adam lang
Rich people care about everybody,must be nice John.
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