Happy Light123
Happy Light123

Nothing like being talked down to about OUR own history by a Brit. For some reason Lib's love being talked down to by these douche bags!

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Paul Apollonio
Paul Apollonio

Listening to John Oliver lecture Americans about History is like listening to Hugh Hefner lecture about fidelity. He gets all of his historical knowledge from TV and movies. You're lecturing us? WOW.

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Sirius
Sirius

"If kids aren't taught this what chance do they have to understand what's happening right now" That's exactly why they aren't being taught this

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Herbs and Magick
Herbs and Magick

I teach social studies, including world history. Our textbook is from a large, famous textbook publisher. Not only did they leave out the entire history of Australia (except for the blurb on its “discovery” by the Brits...I contacted them but no reply was given), the even referred to colonialism as being okay because not all of the invaders were racist. This is when I had to briefly mention what the book said, and then explain to the students the atrocities of imperialism. This is not only European imperialism, but Japanese and Arabic as well. And, to make things even less black-and-white, we talked about the things that imperialism brought that can be viewed as beneficial. It’s uncomfortable to learn but it’s important. It’s also important to remember we are not simple creatures with simple interactions that have simple fixes/answers...and we also are the same horrible-and-wonderful species as we were in the past, meaning we can (and do) repeat the past with the right manipulation. This year, I will add the 1619 suggestion and see what the students think after presenting the pros and cons, and feelings, of this suggested change. Teenagers are intelligent; we need to stop handling them as if their brains will melt after hearing reality.

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Viktor10 Lazovski
Viktor10 Lazovski

Question i know that the race gap between white and black people is big but isn't the gap between Asians and Whites bigger? BTW i am not denying that it exists and that it is awful but just saying that whites don't earn the most per capita but Asians do.

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Teykel Meeka
Teykel Meeka

John Oliver is a world treasure. You are awesome 👏😎

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Pimpl3 Popp3r 2468
Pimpl3 Popp3r 2468

*A MILLION LOVES* John Oliver, Thank you.

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steaming hot bag of garbage
steaming hot bag of garbage

#tidepride

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Sebastian Lopez
Sebastian Lopez

Japan: We did some bad things in the past - nooo! We don't talk about that! USA: We did some bad things in the past - noooo! 'Murica #1! Germany: We did some bad things in the past, - we know

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Nerte
Nerte

USA - the most brainwashed country right next to North Korea.

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Marlo York Rodriguez
Marlo York Rodriguez

What’s wrong with learning the American civil war, slavery and racism? I don’t have a problem with saying that the Philippine revolution is fought for the benefit of rich men and not the common people so what is wrong with the Americans having to discuss something that can be beneficial in understanding what they are now as a single nation?

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Arcadius Winther
Arcadius Winther

If you walk down a street in a german city, you might find a little plaque in the sidewalk. They are called 'Stolpersteine', stumbling rocks. On it are the names of the people that once lived in these houses, daye of birth and were they were transported to during the holocaust. We cannot forget.

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Pim Vaartjes
Pim Vaartjes

Stop feeling ashamed for your country, be proud of it.

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Monkeysrock
Monkeysrock

Talking about slavery and the negative parts of US history without the negative is like saying Hitler did great things for Germany while leaving out the cost. It's absolutely vital for the full picture, and leaving that information out turns the history you tell into a lie.

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Kevin Heller
Kevin Heller

When are Americans going to realize that Trump is not any different than Reagan? Or Bush Sr? Or Nixon?

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ABHI
ABHI

Totally feel getting sicker & sicker everyday🤦‍♂️

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marc deglin
marc deglin

it where the english who brougt the slaves to the US , Ban the englishmen , Ban John Oliver.

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Grace Mastrude
Grace Mastrude

Hey now ! Groundhogs day is very special! It's my birthday ya big bully lol but yea u are right

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Anto Wibowo
Anto Wibowo

"EEmemoryrs who got cancelled because they just realized that blackface is wrong" oh of course, American television never did blackface right? I'm sure SNL, the office and a lot of tv and movies has never done any blackface on television and cinema before. great job british man on america land that is explaining history

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Jaybu
Jaybu

America was built on a very watered down protestant utopian dream. The settlers though Anglicanism and Lutheranism was still too "Catholic" and came to america to build their own fake Christianity. It was even illegal to be a Catholic around 100 years ago. This legacy and sentiment still lives, but gradually it's ugly truth it's been unfold.

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Hadi Hassan
Hadi Hassan

This will be tough to swallow by the pseudo rational right wingers John...great job!

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Snow Cone
Snow Cone

This piece was great until you started saying that Trump's move to end rules forcing low income housing into neighborhoods was racist. I am a minority (though not black), but it isn't racist to have the opinion that tax dollars shouldn't be spent on subsidized housing. Racist people may agree with it, but that doesn't mean the policy is racist.

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Paul Apollonio
Paul Apollonio

www.history.com/news/did-george-washington-really-free-mount-vernons-slaves - Any slaves not freed were held in contrast, not support of Washington's view that after the death of his spouse, they ought all be freed.

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Alvin Liu
Alvin Liu

People tend to have different attitudes and comments about a same thing due to pre-thoughts and their own benefits; especially politicians, when they suddenly care about other people’s interests who live thousands miles away ,claim to fighting for them ..

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winanci
winanci

OMG, that man is so fat!! He's been lying to himself and the people around him, that eating unhealthy food is ok, no wonder he wanted a certain version of history even though it means it's lying.

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Kholofelo Lekgoathi
Kholofelo Lekgoathi

Vox did this.

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AmericanOutsider ThobiWan
AmericanOutsider ThobiWan

Is John Oliver misunderstanding American history by accident or very much on purpose??? - I think that would be nice know...

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SUNIL KUMAR
SUNIL KUMAR

Most of Big Empires don't first fall from outside. First they fall from inside.

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This Old MTB
This Old MTB

This makes me really hate Fox news

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Alexandre Guiot
Alexandre Guiot

Watching people put today's political ideas behind historical facts is, as a history buff, is laughable, and not how you should look at history.

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NEETpride
NEETpride

What does Juneteenth have to do with that shit in the Watchmen. Juneteenth is the day when slaves were told that slavery ended.

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Haechi
Haechi

I used to look up to the USA as a beacon of ideals. But it always was a shithole in disguise.

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Spyros Saroukos
Spyros Saroukos

Somebody better not tell overweight Steve Wozniak that there are more advanced countries in the world and crush his dreams....

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Yoko Tama
Yoko Tama

I'm German and i sometimes feel like i was educated better on american history than some Americans were.

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crimsonsmirk
crimsonsmirk

As an outsider, it appears to me that the main issue in US public discourse is that is historically two sided with no middle ground. There's two parties (technically more but they don't seem to be getting anywhere) and depending on which side you're on, yours is perfect while the other is out to destroy everything that's good. Individuals are judged by one misstep and if they mess up once, they get "cancelled" irredeemably and anyone associating with them, too. It's an integral part of the American Dream: if you're successful, it's because you worked hard and deserve it (not because you, say, got lucky and came from a privileged household) and if you're not, it's of course your own fault (not because you didn't have certain opportunities in a system that requires insane amounts of money to study at a good university or to be well above average to get a scholarship that people from affluent families don't need). It's even in this video: A task asking to identify with a slave or slave owner is coined racist without, I have to presume since we weren't told, knowing or caring what surrounded that task. It could have been a starting point for a discussion about morality, a lesson in empathy, an exercise is playing devil's advocate. I really wish for more nuance in the US public discourse. And while we're at it, everywhere too, because while, as per usual, everything is bigger in the States, that same phenomenon can be seen in so many other countries too.

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Rohit Tihor
Rohit Tihor

Oh god I feel so gross...

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Aescius
Aescius

I just want to make it clear that the US history curriculum is not like this everywhere. For example, the AP United States History curriculum (which is a nationwide curriculum outlined by the CollegeBoard and taken by ~500,000 high school students annually) is excellent at covering all aspects of United States history, including American racism, genocide, and atrocities. A main focus of the curriculum is nuance and understanding that history is not straightforward. However, some state/local and mostly rural school boards are known to distort US history in their curriculum.

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Sedat KPunkt
Sedat KPunkt

This is America...! And the developed world is watching....

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D-thec- tieve
D-thec- tieve

Your last video is no longer on EEmemory 😐

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nikkiT
nikkiT

Having to learn about all these events as a black child who experienced racism was really confusing. I could always tell something was off by the way they talked about these historical events but I was essentially gaslighted when voicing my opinion on things as a black person. It was like watching the accomplishments and hardships of my parents and grandparents, just because it happened after this amazing civil rights movement that magically stopped all racism, being swept under the rug.

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Zack Smith
Zack Smith

U know i am sad that this show educated memore than 1000 history books combined . In an unbiased way

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Char Stone
Char Stone

I remember asking my grandfather if the civil war was really about states rights when I was in middle school. He just sighed, gave me a really tired work, and said, "it was entirely about owning brown people fella. Don't let anyone tell you different." I've gotten in so many arguments with other millennials and even zoomers about it and it's just so infuriating

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wizzzer1337
wizzzer1337

it's OK America, John Adams was alright... but nobody remember him because he was such a nerd and he didn't own slaves.

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Remco B
Remco B

This show getting so boooring

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Kevin Heller
Kevin Heller

European education also has this "history is only a positive upwards progressive curve" where they ignore all the after effects of colonialism, imperialism and liberation struggles. And in that way ignore systemic racism and things like ethnic profiling today all across Europe.

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Jason Arrington
Jason Arrington

The connect the dots thing is what gets me. I'm amazed it took this show to verbalize it in a way that was coherent for me. I've always felt there were these disconnects between historical events. I've also found it hard to wrap my head around the times events occurred. Realizing some of them occurred around the same time or close together, or even one influencing the next boogles the mind at times. Like many, Juneteenth is a new concept for me. I was never taught it. My biggest take away from all of this is what I have thought all along. History is History. It is neither positive nor negative. It is absolute. The way we teach history is how it is remembered and how it is viewed. If we only teach bits and pieces, and leave out the things we are not proud of, we cannot remember the past and its mistakes. We must accept the events of the past as they occurred. Not sugar coated to suit our feelings.

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atiyar
atiyar

American civil war initially "started" with the state's right issue and Lincoln brought slavery issue later as a cause - right? As a non American that's what I learned. Pardon my ignorance if I'm wrong?

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Scott Nunnemaker
Scott Nunnemaker

Honestly... let’s make everyone more depressed. If you really want racism to end, all you have to do is eliminate history or parents.

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Mariusz Jagoda
Mariusz Jagoda

Oh god...here we go again. Honestly, if he talked about this mummy experiment it would be great. Instead the same bullshit again. What the fuck happened to this guy...

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Teddy Rock spin
Teddy Rock spin

Lets not forget, America's first Black president, brought slavery back to Africa in Libya. That's right, if Obama never got rid of Gaddafi, Libya would not be a failed state with slave markets. Booooo Obama! And Obama took the U.S. from 2 wars to 7. And he Over through a Democratic elected government in Honduras, and kicked Honduran seeking asylum in the US in Ice raids. Obama also use the Espionage Act to go after whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. Obama also locked up more journalists while President then any president after and before him. Obama also specifically targeted Hispanics for deportation giving him the nickname deporter in Chief.

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Random BookReviews
Random BookReviews

😂😂 you don't have a life I see

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Paul Apollonio
Paul Apollonio

"Despite having been an active slave holder for 56 years, George Washington struggled with the institution of slavery and spoke frequently of his desire to end the practice. At the end of his life, Washington made the decision to free all his slaves in his 1799 will - the only slave-holding Founding Father to do so." www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/slavery/ten-facts-about-washington-slavery/

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Page Industries Inc.
Page Industries Inc.

The number of dislikes on this video is evidence that the textbooks have done their job well

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Kevin Sargent
Kevin Sargent

My family is from the Boston area and extended family is multiracial but this episode still makes me feel guilty despite none of my ancestors ever owning a slave. It's not knowing American history. It's the South rewriting it and teaching that bullshit to young impressionable youth. I've spent nearly the entire Trump administration's reign overseas. It's embarrassing to admit to people I'm American with everything that happened under his administration. And holy fuck I just reached the Lee Atwater piece... I have no words.

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Ahmed Mohammed
Ahmed Mohammed

that kid with Egypt flag at : 1:16

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Jean~Luc Picard
Jean~Luc Picard

Just keep re-posting this video for the next 12 months.

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J S
J S

In reference to Sunny on The View regarding George Washington, she’s wrong. And so is John Oliver. Washington was not a horrible slave owner, especially by 18th century standards. “The history of George Washington and slavery reveals Washington's changing attitude toward enslavement. The preeminent Founding Father of the United States and a slaveowner, Washington became increasingly uneasy with that ancient institution during the course of his life, and provided for the emancipation of his slaves after his death. Slavery in colonial America was ingrained in the economic and social fabric of several colonies including his native Virginia, and Washington inherited his first ten slaves at the age of eleven on the death of his father in 1743. In adulthood his personal slaveholding grew through inheritance, purchase and the natural increase of children born into slavery. In 1759, he gained control of dower slaves belonging to the Custis estate on his marriage to Martha Dandridge Custis. Washington's early attitudes to slavery reflected the prevailing Virginia planter views of the day and he initially demonstrated no moral qualms about the institution. He became skeptical about the economic efficacy of slavery before the American Revolutionary War when his transition from tobacco to grain crops in the 1760s left him with a costly surplus of enslaved workers. In 1774, Washington publicly denounced the slave trade on moral grounds in the Fairfax Resolves. After the war, he expressed support for the abolition of slavery by a gradual legislative process, a view he shared widely but always in private, and he remained dependent on enslaved labor. By the time of his death in 1799 there were 317 enslaved workers at his Mount Vernon estate, 124 owned by Washington and the remainder managed by him as his own property but belonging to other people. . . . . . Doubt about the institution first appeared in 1778 when Washington expressed reluctance to sell some of his enslaved workers at a public venue or split their families. At war’s end, Washington demanded without success that the British respect the preliminary peace treaty which he said required return of escaped slaves without exception. His public statement on resigning his commission, addressing challenges facing the new confederation, made no explicit mention of slavery. Politically, Washington felt that the divisive issue of American slavery threatened national cohesion, and he never spoke publicly about it. Privately, Washington considered plans in the mid 1790s to free his enslaved population. Those plans failed because of his inability to raise the finances necessary, the refusal of his family to approve emancipation of the dower slaves, and his own aversion to separating enslaved families. His will was widely published upon his death in 1799, and provided for the emancipation of the enslaved population he owned, the only slave-owning Founding Father to do so. Because many of his enslaved people were married to the dower slaves, whom he could not legally free, the will stipulated that, except for his valet William Lee who was freed immediately, his enslaved workers be emancipated on the death of his wife Martha. She freed them in 1801, a year before her own death, but she had no option to free the dower slaves, who were inherited by her grandchildren.” en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_and_slavery

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OneTwo
OneTwo

should probably start cutting out the jokes they're neither well written nor appropriate

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Scribbli Chheery
Scribbli Chheery

How many more bestiality jokes do we need? 🤮👎

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Infidel Heretic
Infidel Heretic

Well it’s probably better than the best day in North Korea. But that’s not saying much.

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Scribbli Chheery
Scribbli Chheery

I always found it odd that they only would ever teach about Europe in World History class (a core requirement by the way) and just sort of gloss over every other continent.

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Aarya patil
Aarya patil

ae5htsr

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