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

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Published on August 3, 2020

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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20 comments

  • nohalo7 _ 7 months ago

    Goth Willy Wonka.

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  • Mafuyu Kirisu 7 months ago

    Nice segment, but looks like John’s lighting is just him in his high school photo, or maybe it is.

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  • ForeverMe543 7 months ago

    If you really look at history, george Washington was a horrible horrible person. Actually many of our presidents are way too worshipped.

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  • Cristian Flores 7 months ago

    Damn I just got my birthday (Groundhogs day) dissed by Toucan Sam😔

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  • Nan ‘59 7 months ago

    I’ve been waiting for TODAY’s show!
    I’m ALWAYS waiting for EVERY SHOW! ✌🏻✌🏻

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  • JoGeronimusKer of ebblepub 7 months ago

    1:56, wait, but if the U.S history curriculum used at schools fails to mention the Tulsa massacre, wouldn’t that mean that most black people wouldn’t know about it either? Just curious here, I’m not from the U.S, so I have no idea what history education there looks like and how interested certain groups are in their own history

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  • ary Snaza 7 months ago

    Love John Oliver only 10 almost 400 comment?

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  • 1234567890sunshine 7 months ago

    John Oliver would’ve owned so many slaves back in the day

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  • Doug Grinbergs 7 months ago

    6:49 United Daughters of the Confederacy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Daughters_of_the_Confederacy

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  • d962831 7 months ago

    Why was I automatically subscribed to thus channel?

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  • MrHistory808 7 months ago

    Ahh yes my strength

    And I actually kinda find US history so sad to the point where it’s boring global history is my kinda thing

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  • Rogue Guardian 7 months ago

    I hate history, not because it’s not interesting, but because I don’t want to have an existential crisis.

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  • Henning van Wershofen 7 months ago

    Jesus Christ… as a German, I have to say all of this is properly fucked up.

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  • Dixie flatline 7 months ago

    Representative Omar is an intelligent and thoughtful person if I had a daughter I would be proud if she was like the representative

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  • Vojou345 7 months ago

    Yep, this accurate. This is the problem with American history and race. People would rather pretend these things don’t exist than face the truth that America while a great nation, has a both wonderful yet terrible history. Too many people are too happy with singing the praises of Americas past but too silent when speaking about it’s atrocities. Always using the Lincoln, Martin, and Obama defense to avoid any topic when it comes to race.

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  • Trolly Trollsteen 7 months ago

    George Floyd pistol whipped a pregnant woman and he died of a pulmonary condition, not strangulation and had fetanyl in his system. There you go kids, you can grow up to be a piece of shit and the world will turn you into a hero/martyr

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  • markponicki 7 months ago

    Someone slapped a gorgon butt. I won’t say who.

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  • Skruff 7 months ago

    Orange man bad. Freedom country stupid. Nothing new.

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  • Traykov540 7 months ago

    Next episode topic: Universal Basic Income

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  • Bruce Lortz 7 months ago

    Tuker Carlson: “I’m going to fake outrage about this man’s death”
    John Oliver: “Go get your fucking bow tie”

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