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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Dylan Pfab
16:59 Stop inflating my ego, John ;)
Chris_182
This is entirely inaccurate and biased. There's no "segregation", meaning authoritative separation based on race. It's because Urban areas like New York City have a much higher black and Hispanic population. New York State is the highest in number of schools of 90%+ black students due to the amount of black people who live in New York City, which means they need more schools for all of those children. It's important to see past the "segregation" term being throw around bc it's not segregation at all. It's black people living all in urban areas like NYC which leads to more black dominated but not segregated (bc there's still at least 10% white so it's not racial segregation) schools. Don't fall for the biased wool to be pulled over your eyes
João Gênio
0:54,an ex member of college humor on a video about school
GamerSmack
As someone from North Carolina who goes to school right by Charlotte, I have to say John's stereotyping of us Carolinian's Says several old day expletives and shuts off computer
Horrorkid 908
Wow... This makes me so angry.

FUCK SCHOOL
Dylan Linn
Fuck ya my parents like me the most
Rossome prussian
16:33 Louville Not Lewiville. Louville.
cocowood2316
John oliver has become such a partisan fag. Unwatchable these days
TheRedKnightify
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Kyle Hagerty
Dylan doesn't do his own laundry
SZRLM
Still great to see Dan Gurewitch pop up in these pictures.
Al-Fahred Wrestling
Isn't there a saying: "in the south they don't care if the black is living next to you as long as he isn't 'above' you, and in the north they don't care he isn't 'above' you as long as he isn't next to you"
Blizzard Jamaa
It's kinda funny watching this when my school was 70% Latino, 15% white and 15% Asian
KingQwertzlbrmpf
14:21 Yeah, that's not really gonna prove anything. The kid isn't being racist. It doesn't have any concept of that. It was given a set of pictures of children and was asked a question that had nothing to do with the pictures. Think about it like this. When the kid was asked why it pointed to the white kid after when asked who the good child is it pointed to the white kid and when asked why it pointed to that kid specificaly it said: Because it looks a lot like me. It didn''t say "because it's white." The childs logic is: "I'm a good child and the only difference in those pictures is the skin colour. So the child with a similiar skin colour than me must be the good child. And it seems there is also a bad child in there. And the bad child is obviously the kid with a different skin colour because that's the only difference in those pictures. And it's probably the child with the biggest difference in skin colour." That test is stupid, it doesn't show anything. As a professional educator let me tell you this: If they asked such questions to a child within an actual kindergarten they'd get a totaly different result. They'd find that kids judge solely on actions. Race almost never plays any role. Yes, there are children that do discriminate based on race, but when you look into it they always mirror their parents or other attachment figures. And, at least in germany where i live, these cases are exceedingly rare.
Adrian
Wonder if John Oliver will send his child to a PUBLIC school which is divers
Wesley Belleman
The choice of race/profession matches seems to be a little stereotypical...
commie named tommy
I'm John Oliver's favorite? hell yeah
James Guevin
Here's the problem. It has gone so far that some school have actually have set goals to always have certain percentages of minorities or be called racist even if they are located in an area with little diversity. The best way to remove racisms is to not care what race people are.
Marquise Downing
you know they would've been linched if he said I left my pencil in kenya times were blatantly racist back then.
Ryden Gilani
Doesn't really cover the other side of the issue; I've been to a school that was bussing kids in, and it did increase violence there
ACRogue 48
What they don't bring up is that around 80 to 90% of their football players are black. And yes I am a black person saying this, so in my view it makes everything even. no segregation.
Plaid 2003
Whoa, we were the racists all along.
Dimitry M
Fuck you, why don't you move to one of those predominantly black neighborhoods John Oliver
Nadia Bhatti
there are probably 10-15 minority students in my school (of 400) because I live in New Hampshire and my town is mostly white.
Adam Palmer
Madea
Charles Sandusky
Jon Oliver is a fucking hack...but, we in the South have always known that the south was demonized...duck the Yankees and all those who support this dude. Blacks need to own their shit..period. Black men, own your kids, black women, stop spreading your legs, use condoms or take other contraceptives...otherwise, stop crying.....
Tiger Snake
I mean I don't live in America but should i do something against the fact that there's currently only one student with African roots attending my school. And what could I do?
Ryan Stevens Jr.
Yikes how much do y'all hate black people?
Abby S
the dislikes shows how many alt right racist cucks there are who hate the truth
Dmitry Jean
I don't find what the kid did as wrong.
Silver Wolf
If two different groups of people don't get along together they don't have to live together, Edit: or near each other
Yawning Pheonix
Blackface is a theatrical tool that was pirated and vandalized beyond salvage by racist old people. This kid was trying to imitate a man he looked up to and he was taking his assignment seriously. Makes me sick that people who are dead now made his attempt racist and inappropriate.
Conor O'brien
the little boy in the martin luther king outfit....i think that was great! when u dress up in a costume like somebody, u make yourself look like them obviously. The whole stigma with "black-face" is stupid in an innocent scenario like this.
FaeQueenCory
Man..... Fuck that shitlord asshole Dylan.








I can't believe no one had said that yet....
But I can believe that the comments are filled with white apologists (at best) or supremacists (at worst).
Nand Ern
1:58 math is difficult for you americans isn't it?
48+48+8=104%?!?!?
Kaylee van Coevorden
Date invite fairly iron delay basket campus top.
Ascending TheMastery
Martin Luther King would be Thrillified btw did you know he hated White People??
Leyla Lawson
Parsimons are fabulous!
Tactical Manatee
If your name is Dylan, good for you
Charles Xavier
As always, blacks are considered the victims, while other minorities like Asians are struggling with discrimination - even in the media.
Max Reyes
I notice Girwich is in these stills often.
Henry Carlson
Can I just say that Berkeley is a joke.
Rubashow
That racial bias test is such a load of bullshit ... any developmental psychologist can tell you that a child will most likely pick the answer that evokes a heightened response in the adult. This is the same mechanism that caused children to tell investigators about satanist rituals in their kindergarten.
123 456
so is segragation good or bad?
Dillon Thunder
HOLY SHIT IM THEIR FAVORITE!!
James Robinson
There should be a national curriculum like the UK
abc zyx
Awwww I live in New York City...
Random Random
We shouldn't have to care about such an issue. At my school, it is majority Latino, and things are just fine anyways. We have AC, we have good schooling (in comparison to other American schools.) We have terrible transport systems in the town, but that was sacrificed in order to pay into that school.
Sleepy Notebook
Racism is very much alive
Noah DeHart
10:30 is when john started spouting horse shit.
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