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

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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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MLG Dorito
MLG Dorito 2 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Now some would think that private schools are better than this but they actually aren't. I go to a private school in the southern California suburbs and we don't learn a THING about American history until 8th grade, not to mention African American history. Everything I know about the history of America comes from my own research, me being a bit of a history buff, and listening to a lot of Hamilton. For our school, the way it teaches American history isn't racist, it's just not there.
wynn osu
wynn osu 4 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So people listen to an unabashed leftist and believe they are NOW getting the true story? He has to dog in this fight? He is above subjectivity? It is amazing how far from the truth some self-proclaimed woke people are.
Nick Blitchington
Nick Blitchington 12 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"Its not a youtuber who's just now realizing they were wrong to do blackface for 14 years" Love the subtle Shane Dawson shade
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford 18 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I know that this entire episode is about racism surrounding black people, because it is definitely more prominent now, but something that is also big to me is how Japanese Internment Camps are never mentioned. Again, America “won” so they didn’t have to admit to any of the shitty things they did like Germany or Japan. I am one-quarter Japanese (which would have made me eligible to be detained then) and the first and only time I have heard mention of Japanese Internment Camps was when I was 10 playing Fallout: New Vegas.
Bublee 19 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Watchmen was really bad but Tulsa is really important still .... guess I just wanted to add that
clayton hogan
clayton hogan 21 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
dramaalert neffex. sandralee
Hyper Wraith
Hyper Wraith ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I was lucky enought to have a great US History and Government class in highschool. Can't say the same for most other subjects but this was objectively the most important subject there
Ican FeeLIt
Ican FeeLIt ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Im an impartial european slav and I can clearly see that this is just to make black americans angry and hostile so that they have the excuse to put them in jail Ur a sneaky Englishman mr Oliver
Naomi Kouri
Naomi Kouri ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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FiNNiK ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
As a German, this was weird to watch because the Holocaust and the Nazi regime were topics in school basically every single year, including visiting a former concentration camp. I mean, come on, if we can talk about what we did, you can at least admit to your children that slavery was the main reason for the civil war.
gamble solomon
gamble solomon ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
vat19 robbery jester
Mike Bevins
Mike Bevins 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I mean when are these people gonna stop BLAMING US for our "ancestors " Its not us who enslaved black people. Slavery was bad even here in Canada but everyone is DEAD get over it.
Rebecca 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
John Oliver should play King George in Hamilton when it re-opens on Broadway. He could just sing in his natural accent, unlike all the Americans who've played King George and had to fake the British accent!
Supreme IO
Supreme IO 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Biden's 40yr record also fits with that racism, not just Trump.
Faruk Fuad Mustafa
Faruk Fuad Mustafa 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
“The worst day in America, is the best day in any other country.” I laughed my ass off all the way from Belgium.
Hellion Shark
Hellion Shark 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"The worst day in America beats the best day in any country." Ungodly expensive healthcare, Student debt, for no reason, 10 days paid holyday - which you need to work a year before that, to get, and 12 weeks tops unpaid maternity/paternity leave. As opposed to Relatively cheap healthcare, very cheap university, 20 day payed and 20 day unpaid leave - you need to work 8 moths for it if it is your first job, but not on any next one, 2 years maternity/paternity leave - partially paid by government. I don't say my country has no problem, especially socially -it actually shit compared to parts of Europe - but just looking at it on average... I never want to live in the US - I could consider most European countries, but not the US. My country is Bulgaria - post communist, Eastern European "Shithole" and on paper, at least, sounds like we have more freedom than you do. If you don't stop with the propaganda like this, more and more of your rights will be taken away, trust me, we know. The implementation of capitalism in the States is insane. Sucking corporate dick in hopes the rich will let you join them is the same as sucking the dick of a married man in hopes he will one day leave his wife for you.
RockBoBsteR !
RockBoBsteR ! 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Not sure how to ask this question..... When is something not being racist, but just showing the truth of how things were? I saw gone with the wind in there, and he said it was racist. How is that movie racist, and not just showing how things were at that time?
RockBoBsteR !
RockBoBsteR ! 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Daniel Burns Gone With the Wind isn't glorifying racism, it's a movie about those times.
RockBoBsteR !
RockBoBsteR ! 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Daniel Burns But i see a difference in something being racist and something just showing how things were. Like, Roots, isn't being racist... it's just showing how things were in those times. Even though it was racist times, the movie isn't being racist.
Daniel Burns
Daniel Burns 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
things at that time were racist. it's both.
Lizzie Boredom
Lizzie Boredom 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I had the same experience. I am from Tulsa and I didn’t know about the race riots until I was in college. it was meant to be swept under the rug.
Mr. 'Kirkland' Meeseeks
Mr. 'Kirkland' Meeseeks 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How the Germans want to teach .. Give it up Brothers. There is no hope.
Bethany Scarbrough
Bethany Scarbrough 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Okay but if I just found out about dinosaurs today I'd think the person telling me about them was full of shit.
Gobsnachaz 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That quote "the worst day in America is the best day in any other country" is why the rest of the world thinks Americans are uneducated.
Gobsnachaz 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Freedom day, or Emancipation day are much better names than Juneteenth.
Rogs TeMa La Rotca
Rogs TeMa La Rotca 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Same problem here in France. We try hard to avoid what we do in the colonies. Thinking that There’s good in what we’ve done There. Shamefull
Evelyn Okay
Evelyn Okay 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What really blinded me as a child in the South is that slaves are always called "slaves" instead of "people who were enslaved." It's easier to remove yourself from evil once you've stripped your victims of their humanity.
Long Time Toker First Time Grower
Long Time Toker First Time Grower 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Juan Casanova
Juan Casanova 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Specifically the part at around 11:00 where you talk about some school assignments and so on, there's a little way of understanding things that I need to disagree with. If we think that a black kid should or would feel differently or more affected when studying slavery than a white kid, we're perpetuating precisely the discrimination and putting people in boxes that should stop being perpetuated. That black kid (in 99.99% of cases) has not experienced slavery first hand or had that much of a contact with it directly, and the color of their skin should in no way make us feel that they would perceive it differently; and even worse, by telling them that they should perceive it differently because of the color of their skin, we are telling them: "Never forget that you are black, and that you are different because of that". Granted, society IS going to treat them differently because of the color of their skin and that is not something that we can just ignore. But education should not contribute to that by making them dead clear that they are different from white kids, because they are not. Definitely not when it comes to slavery, which happened hundreds of years ago. Of course, I am not saying it should not be studied, that it should not be talked clearly, or that we should not be absolutely unambiguous about what happened, why and to whom. My main point is that we can learn about the prejudices of the past in their full capability without having to inherit them in a transformed way.
MissingJiminie 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
As an American who grew up in a primarily Hispanic small town in Texas along the border, I was aware that there were gaps in our history learning since I was a child with my middle school history teacher adding in details and the Mexican version of some of the things in the Texas history book. Since that time, I made it my own goal to always read and inform myself as best I could of the nuances and facts that surround our history.
Angus Noble
Angus Noble 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I still don't understand the logic of "they're acknowledging the bad parts of our history that we've ignored for centuries, that's erasing history" Isn't it literally the opposite?
Lavinia Jane Hollis
Lavinia Jane Hollis 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
American educational system is screwed. I'm from a country in Asia and during my elementary years I was introduced already about the history of slavery & civil rights. We have a subject called World History and covered different countries.
Lillie Ampurra
Lillie Ampurra 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
wow. quite a few things i've never learned, much like most american students. i'm glad i'm learning about it now though :)
Okay ReadyPlayerOne.
Okay ReadyPlayerOne. 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
“ A Freedom Punch Card”...are you fucking kidding me
Johnny Joestar
Johnny Joestar 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I mean, I'm from the UK and in my history class we learnt about slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement...
Lynne Shively
Lynne Shively 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Don't forget about Rosewood. That was a black community and it was destroyed just like Tulsa. Surprised John didn't mention it. I graduated in 1976. It wasn't until Juneteeth, which I had never heard of until Trump wanted to do a rally there and all hell broke loose did I also learn about Tulsa and Rosewood. They dropped bombs on the city. Can you imagine that in the USA? All history should be taught. All of its victories and all of its atrocities.
R G 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Watch men sucks and what sucks even more is that people are learning history from it
Thomas Sebacher
Thomas Sebacher 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
With respect to the comment on "the only coup on American Soil," I will bring up a similar case. Coups happened regularly in the South, the other largest armed response being against members of the Union Labor party, some of whom fled the state of Arkansas after being threatened by white mobs and militias. Controversy in Maine resulted in the governor refusing to certify the results of the election, calling up the militia to attempt to arrest the members of the legislature. The legislature in Maine referred it to the supreme court, which was dominated by their party, and subsequently the court ordered the militia to arrest the governor, who was replaced by a member of the opposite party. In some areas of the south, it was considered a peaceful election day if there were "fewer than six deaths." These accounts originate in Mark Wahlgren Summers' book Party Games, published in 2004 by the University Press of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Thomas Sebacher
Thomas Sebacher 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
With regards to Tulsa similar event took place in East St. Louis in 1917, where white workers rioted in response to the hiring of black workers to break a white strike. White mobs massacred anywhere between 24 to 300 people, according to estimates by W. E. B. DuBois; he and Ida Wells addressed the massacre, attributing the riot to tactics of the white employers, an increasing black population, and party politics. Four credible history books are based around the riot, of which only one was written in the 20th Century, the second two following the explosion of scholarship on the Tulsa Massacre. The East St. Louis Riot took place two years before the Red Summer, where hundreds died in a wave of racial violence across the United States, and remains one of the worst incidents of racial violence. The Crisis, a news outlet run by the NAACP, reported on the event, and the House of Representatives issued a small report on the event, charging the black community leader LeRoy Bundy with inciting the riot, while DuBois, a noted black sociologist, stated blame was more likely to be placed on the union leaders in the city, and recent interpretations place more stress on the cultural and political establishments that played a role in fomenting the riot. However, very few historians have taken a serious look at it, and it remains today largely undiscussed, even in academic journals and university settings.
Daysi NV
Daysi NV 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What are some good books we can find that talk more about the inequality that African Americans have face post the civil right movement?
Sho'Nuff 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I grew up in Palo Alto Ca. With probably less than a 2 percent Black population. In low income/rent controlled housing. My dad was a Vietnam Vet, and finished his degree to work as an Electronics Engineer. My mom worked as a school teacher's assistant and an officer worker. It was a TREMENDOUS opportunity that my family was able to parlay into eventually buying their own home. There were other families who were also able to achieve similar goals in our community. It was a long slog, I had moved out and gone to the Navy myself before my parents were able to purchase that home. But while I was still home, they were able to eventually own a condo, which they eventually sold to buy the house. THAT is what happens in the Suburbs more often than people think, because it's inconvenient for racists to point that out.
Tuber Talks
Tuber Talks 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
bruh I remember my 8th-grade teacher saying slavery wasn't "that bad". She got fired the next year
Brandon Cleary
Brandon Cleary 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I think much worse than the word "chores" in that Texas textbook was its description of slave labor as "help."
A Single French Fry
A Single French Fry 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Here in the Philippines we were taught about the cruelty of the Marcos Regime. To those who don’t know, Ferdinand Marcos was our president back in the 70s. He did some “nice” things when he was still... you know, sober and not drunk on power. By nice, I mean he built roads and infrastructures, but really all he did was inflate our economy and reduce our monetary power. He’s had a hand with the debt we are still paying today. Well anyway, during his dictatorship, the Filipino people were tortured mercilessly for standing against him and his ideologies. We as a people never quite liked those in power to stay long in their seat. We have learnt from being colonized for almost four centuries. And if colonization has taught us something, it’s that we don’t let people stay too long in power. The problem now is that as time passed by, the things we learned in school which are facts seemed to be curbed as misinformation and outright fake by the current Duterte administration. He’s trying his best to paint Marcos in the best possible light. His remains were even transferred to the fucking cemetery where our heroes were buried! Duterte is a cunning man. The local and international media alike have fought against him, yet he was still very popular with the masses. Our people were uneducated even though our curriculum specifically and blatantly laid out all the atrocities the Marcos regime committed. Hell, there were even tens, if not HUNDREDS of various documentaries and movies out there about it. So, even with the materials in our education system provide truths on the matter, it is not enough to fully grasp our own history. If we had field trips relating to his regime just like how the Germans had field trips to former concentration camps... then I think it will be better. But for now? Just pray for us. We’re on the path to a second dictatorship.
Jackie371 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Most of the time, I agree with John. However, with that last dad, I see where he's coming from & agree. It's clear John is a "newbie" (2 boys: 2y & 5 y) to parenting from his response to that dad & maybe that reflects his "newbie" status as an American, too. We want our kids to be taught the truth, see how we've worked toward a more perfect union, & have pride that we get to live here. That's what that dad is saying. See America, with all it's flaws & still love it. (I have 4 boys: 19 y, 21 y, 24 y, & 26 y.) Ask people like Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama--who've travelled to many countries, met with their leaders & see how those countries run. They choose America--as do millions of people that have an option to leave.
Jackie371 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
They must've changed history lessons or else my teacher was advanced because I learned the Civil War was about slavery in the '80s.
A G 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I would like to point out that in school, we never learned about World War Two. I hear your points about how we need to teach more about the history of these things, but I graduated in 2019 in a liberal area with supposedly incredibly schools, and we didn’t actually learn about WWII, which I think is arguably more important, not that more accurate and detailed history of slavery isn’t important
Candy Domination
Candy Domination 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Born in MS never heard about the Tulsa Massacre. Luckily, since i went to an HBCU, i learned about that, Juneteenth, and other history. I never had assignments some these kids had when i was in school, and if I did, I have a bad enough memory not to recall it. My text books, when it came to slavery and the natives whom live here before it was taken, skipped over it, said it happen and moved on, or made it sound like it was a positive thing. Before this year, when I would have convos with people about the Civil War, they would always try to correct with, "It wasn't about slavery, it was about the Union." p.s. These months I've realized that if the our gov't really want to change it, it would have been done in the beginning.
Randomdude 27
Randomdude 27 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Of course the majority of school teachers are white the majority of the U.S. population is white
Randomdude 27
Randomdude 27 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Okay how about we own up to slavery and Japan finally admits blame for WW2 and stops hiding behind hello kitty
Randomdude 27
Randomdude 27 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Everyone else watching the chaos in the watchmen clip: that’s chaotic and awful Me watching the clip: that biplane is pretty cool
Darkshadow5566 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ok so I got a similar prompt write from the view point from one of these peoples perspectives and I was able to write a somewhat accurate depiction of a slave of the time but I was only able to do so because researched the topic outside of school if I wasn’t so interested in history I would have never been able to write about the subject accurately
Poppy Orenji
Poppy Orenji 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Doctor Bossman
Doctor Bossman 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Song: 0:00-0:05 Intro: 0:05-12:57 "We Don't Fully Acknowledge White Supremacy" 12:57-16:17 "We View History's Progress as If It Was Constant and Invetable" 16:17-20:28 "We Don't Connect the Dots to the Present" 20:28-24:29 Conclusion 24:29-28:19 End Card 28:19-28:28
Tap2TimeZ 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Lee Atwater is slowly roasting right now.
guess who
guess who 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
As far as I know every war is about overpowering your neighbor. The American Civil War was no different. The South was getting richer and richer, and wanted to separate from the Union. Boom. War. The abolition of slavery seems to me more of an economic attack than anything else, tbh. Personally I'm glad it happened regardless of the intention behind it. But I wouldn't be so naive as to say that the whole reason for the Civil War was slavery or something like Human Rights...
wu feng
wu feng 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
nope that dad was right. we overcame slavery. don't cheapen it twerp
wu feng
wu feng 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
slavery has been around forever. asians had slaves. british had slaves. even the native American indians enslaved each other before colonist cam to USA. the Spanish enslaved everyone it captured. Mongolians... you name it. They are all in the past. why you making it so sensitive by talking about it? slows the healing process. I get along with black people just fine
We are going to go see you soon I don’t know
We are going to go see you soon I don’t know 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
John could you touch on the fact the American people have no fucking clue what is good for them and also the fact that’s right the fact Donald also has no fucking clue
We are going to go see you soon I don’t know
We are going to go see you soon I don’t know 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Much love from your northern neighbours
PhantomLord 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Lovecraft country just touched on the Tulsa massacre as well. I never knew. I never Fucking knew 😡 I hate this country so much sometimes...
Samarth Shirsath
Samarth Shirsath 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Talking about racism. Bible is the most racist book in history.
Jonny Tarr
Jonny Tarr 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can you please do a peice on the strong south democrats becoming the modern day Republican party so I can maybe stop explaining why you only see Republican signs to these flat earther right wing History deniers?
WinterWolf216 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I learned about Juneteenth and the massacre in Tulsa just last year; I learned about the coup in N Carolina just now. My educational background, one thesis away from a master’s degree, has been in sociology, specifically studying racism and police corruption in the US. This country has no shortage of hidden bullshit throughout its history.
Karzak 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"I want my children knowing the worst day in america is better then the best day anywhere else" Oh god the ego it hurts. Maybe it's just me but America is basically at the bottom of my list of "good places to be" only beating things like 3rd world countries or dictatorships. America seems like hell to live in I really don't get where that ego comes from
I C 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nothing confirms the failure of American education more than the fact that we can still see confederate flags around in the US. Imagine seeing the nazi flags flowing casually in Germany with people saying “we care and are proud of our history”
Annu Shankar
Annu Shankar 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This was a good episode; and kind of reminded me of the Sex-Ed episode (as he puts it) because it widely varies between states and was more shocking than originally thought. Also, fuck Jason Moore. Seriously. Fuck him.
Stacy #TheFancyBogan
Stacy #TheFancyBogan 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm not entirely on board with the showing of Dr.Seuss novels as racist, they're stories about racism and classism...not about being racist to the subject matter. He was around during WW1 and wrote anti-natzi propaganda...Seuss was well educated in racism as he and his friends would be subjected to words like "kyizer" or "kike", in the halls at school. He also wrote the book about Star belly Sneaches and The Butter side up and butter side down Sneaches, they tackle racism and superiority complex over menial objects and traits.
christopher deshaw
christopher deshaw 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Jon Oliver for President, Please Come Save US, we need your logic!!!
Emily Speck
Emily Speck 12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The right when someone wants to remove a statue commemorating a racist piece of shit: stop tryna rewrite history!!!!! The right when it comes to teaching our kids the bad parts of American history: uhm let’s just say slavery was bad and racism was declared over when MLK had a dream
Laura 12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
An AMAZING free documentary of the History of America from Roosevelt and WW1 to Obama and the war in Iraq: watchdocumentaries.com/the-untold-history-of-the-united-states/ A really fantastic series if you want to learn more about the untold history of America, Roosevelt and onwards.
Eli C
Eli C 12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Some people really believe that calling you a racist means they’re against you. No, it just means they’re saying you’re a racist (whether or not it’s justified is another question).
cooldude333 12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So, nothing ever gets fixed, we never grow as a nation, and the civil war and the civil rights movements solved nothing. What kind of lesson is that?!
Aaron H
Aaron H 12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
US history: The genocide of natives and rise of bullsh!ting yentas like John Oliver.
Mark Akronis
Mark Akronis 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I guess the U.S should give up on being a nation then.
Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why is there so many Germans here lmaooo
Hakkyou13 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The problems run deeeeeeeeep. To change the way people think will mean telling them they were lied to in school all their life by people they trusted. No wonder they resist it - other being evil. Also, it strikes me to think of racism and hate as that which ADAPTS. Like a pathogen. Also, also - American exceptionalism? a'ight. So why you don't let your boys watch Barbie movies if you want them to be told about only the good stuff.
William Esping
William Esping 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The main problem with this episode is its overly simplistic view of American history and especially the disagreements about slavery by the founders at the convention in 1787. The constitution contained many compromises in it. The major compromises allowed slavery to one day be abolished. The south wanted slavery to be constitutionally codified and unchangeable. The other founders who were uncomfortable with slavery and saw it as a dying institution refused this and had it replaced with neutral language towards slavery as a compromise. One such provision is the 3/5ths compromise. while it appears to say black people are 3/5ths of whites, what it actually says is people considered to be property are 3/5ths of a free person. This distinction is so that slavers cannot have their cake and eat it to. They wanted to dehumanize blacks for labor, while at the same time counting them as human to increase their own power and influence at the expense of such humans. So the compromise says, if you want slaves to count for more towards your population, FREE THEM! Other such provisions are referred to as a fugitive slave provision though it is actually a provision on private property that can just as equally apply to slaves as to furniture that has been stolen. Slavery is explicitly never mentioned in the original constitution as a pre-cursor to what the founders saw its inevitable demise. They saw slavery as an evil albeit a necessary one for creating a united government.
1987MartinT 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
13:26-13:58 None of those things are racist in their entirety, but yes, there is racism in each of them. So we should sense a theme there, because racism is pervasive. And if we are to combat it then we need acknowledge that.
Little Yankee
Little Yankee 14 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
UK but timely, me and a friend were talking the other day about how awful our history education was
1987MartinT 14 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Now I wasn't aware of Juneteenth either. But I'm not American. I'd expect an American to know about Juneteenth. I don't expect all Americans to know Danish history well, and I don't expect all Danes to know American history well. But, in the same way that I expect all Danes to have at least a decent knowledge of Danish history, I expect all Americans to have at least a decent knowledge of American history. History has to be taught properly, because it's important.
LaVera Campbell
LaVera Campbell 14 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thank you for recognizing that "Juneteenth" is the day Texas slaves were told they were free....not the whole of the U.S. It is not now nor has it ever been a national holiday as national news media is reporting. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas.
M'swamp _
M'swamp _ 14 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That explained the problem really well for me as a European. We sometimes can't understand the problems within American society because we were actually taught unbiased American history. Now I can understand more the concept of white supremacy as opposed to just racism against white people.
Koibutsu 14 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
speaking of situational awareness. again. john just became a american, yet talks as if he's not british. the biggest speaders of slavery. really?
sydne seals
sydne seals 14 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I had to write about what my life would be like in the 1800s when I was in the 4th grade. Eveyone else had families from elsewhere, and I was the only black kid. I cried because I didnt want to write about being a slave
Bob 357
Bob 357 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tulsa was new news to me, and I knew very little of Juneteenth. And I was raised in N.TX, degreed in Political Science and Military Science in an Alabama university in the '80s. Our history lessons do leave out a lot. I've watched some of the 1619 piece podcast and it is very interesting. I don't see anything wrong with learning it, not sure why some are so against it.
Betty Hurst
Betty Hurst 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I am so happy to find your Show .I Regret every show I Missed. l am catching up and loving it!!! I think you're WONDERFUL!!?
Edward Parham
Edward Parham 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
GG walking with Sherman ancestors ancient ancestors they would like for y'all to keep it real the real 10 first dark presidents y'all know what I'm talkin about
Jonathan cruz moreira
Jonathan cruz moreira 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
YOu guys must to learn in schools all he damage that made to the world too, couse americans till today think that their role in cold war was to keep the deffense of democracy and WE KNOW that it is a lie, with mass muders in asia and central america.
Mark T.
Mark T. 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The guy who said "The worst day in America beats the best day in any other country" and the ones who applauded have forgotten Pearl Harbor, 9/11, every day of the Civil War, and many other days. Even if they never heard of the Tulsa massacre, they're ignorant nationalists.
moonmoonbirdcpt 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
since kanye west is going to be the burgerking after TRUMP, we are pretty much on track to the idiocracy timeline, except that we don't have anyone smart in a freezer pod to fix things, thought I am looking forward to seeing kanye shooting a m249 on cspan
Craig Crawford
Craig Crawford 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So, being murdered in America is somehow better than walking through a mosquito infested jungle?
TyDie85 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
If only fox news spent time calling out the way many theocratic psychos, with power, push teaching creationism in schools. But nope, better to call out teaching how awful white supremacy is, because THAT'S what's considered dangerous to them. Fox News isn't even attempting to hide their bigotry. They don't want white supremacy to be shrunk as much as possible because they LOVE being racist fucks.
TyDie85 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"know alabama" sounds a lot like today's corporate world 🤔
Graham Hughes
Graham Hughes 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This is not unique to America, by any means. I'm British and have Irish ancestry. I also have a university degree in history. I only discovered a couple of years ago that Ireland's population STILL hasn't recovered from the potato famine of the 1840s.
Lucy Sophia Fernandes
Lucy Sophia Fernandes 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Colours make this world so beautiful , but only on things, not on humans. Idk why are we so obsessed with the colour of a human skin leading to slavery and racism all over the world. It hurts!
Sydney Slaughter
Sydney Slaughter 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I never knew about the internment of Haitians in America during the late 90s-early 2000s if it hadn’t been an episode of X-files. It’s incredible how lacking American education is
Hadrian'sWall 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It happens exactly the same here in Spain, but not in the same fashion. Her everyone has a general idea about what dictator Francisco Franco did, but nobody knows about what happened during the Second Spanish Republic under the sectarian government of the left that supported the Soviet Union. Probably that it is also the case there in Germany. I don't think that teachers have also taught you that communists raped German women when they split Germany after WWII.
Maxwell Schmidt
Maxwell Schmidt 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My take on George Washington is that owning slaves can not be justified or excused in any case. That said, what matters is what historical figures are glorified and remembered for. The answer on "what's next, George Washington?" Is, yes- if you cannot admit that he had morally repulsive qualities and communicate why he still belongs to all Americans. George Washington is not honored for service to the South. Our veneration of him is not a cheeky nod at his status as a slave holder. But I cannot expect that some portions of America will not agree with me that we should look past his immense sins to honor his role in giving us the opportunity to be one independent nation in which we are forced to be better together until we have gotten rid of statues to people honored for their role in enslaving and dividing us.
Nikolai Voronov
Nikolai Voronov 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Americans are an exeption, Hillary always says that, I don't see any problems. What is all the fuss about?
Shreyas Sridhar
Shreyas Sridhar 18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
In India, as soon as we were an independent nation, we provided equal rights to everyone- Men, women, low caste and high caste, , the right to vote. Universal Adult franchise is so fundamental in India that it is impossible for me to imagine that women or certain people aren't given the right to vote in the "exceptional" America. It is saddening actually that I need to praise my nation for doing something so basic when I see other countries and their histories.
Ala' Hamamreh
Ala' Hamamreh 18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nailed the issue on the head as usual, John!
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David Silver - Sterling Air LLC 18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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David Silver - Sterling Air LLC 18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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korvich 18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I am from America and was taught Canadian history before American history. My 6th grade SS teacher was convinced that we were the best country in the world. I only got taught about real American history two years later. Thank you for teaching us about what we’ve done as a country, and more specifically, the state of Wisconsin. Thank you, Ms. Stevens. You were also cool because you taught us outside. It was always below freezing because it was Wisconsin, but it was nice.
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