Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.
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The problem with John Oliver (and most people who talk about politics) isn't that he's wrong, but he chooses to bate and trigger people's emotions.
Segregation is an issue, that doesn't mean that people ate racist. As John Oliver once said, correlation doesn't mean causation.
Don't get me wrong, the US has a pretty racist past, but it's not fair to use that against anyone living today. We are so divided because we keep blaming each other. That's not solving anything.
Let's identify these problems and work together to solve them like a real country.
Here's a hint too, if you keep calling white people racist, they're less likely to want to help you. If you keep treating minorities as second class citizens, they're less likely to help you. We all need each other.
and that gives white racists arguments about superiority of " white race" , but let's be honest ... only reason why black people or "minorities" have this issue is this system .. that barriers them from better education and opportunities , choices they can make or even paths they can choose ... "yea black people are better in sports but not very good in other stuff" ... ? .... i will say shut up ... and let me educated you .... society creates personality , society builds humanity , : they think " Whites" are better , and superior ... but it's not true and will never be ... we are different but , still one race ... only big difference between Europeans and Africans ( in some cases) is genes of Neanderthals , and if we are talking about African Americans that not the case as mostly they are " mixed" ... development of intellect for every ethnic group , nationality , country , continent , for every people of this planet depends on environment in basis level , society and information they can absorb from this sources ... of course genetics have value in development ... but active and passive elements are imbalanced , development individual depends on environment by 75-90% , , the potential of Europeans are not higher than Africans , in fact by some studies i can say that some African people ( ethnic groups) have pretty interesting and unique intellect ( thinking process is faster , in terms of decision making , and mainly system and dimensional orientation) , we can meet same pattern in Asia , where actually we have more than 5 different regions with different results ... Europeans ( only few ethnic group) have only few dominant " assets " differences ... and it's hard to explain but ... if you are " white " you are not different Europe isn't even continent , it's a region of Eurasia ... ethical groups of Europe were successfully separated and had pretty nice time developing strength and ego for more than 3000 years ... but it resulted into this mess of miss understanding and ignorance ... how many mistakes our race made during all of this time spent in unnecessary conflicts .... and this is another big unsolved problems we have in this stupid path ... it's easy to harm and cause the degradation , but to help it regenerate and evolve ... it does require more resources than to just enslave and humiliate for centuries ... them being free but taught
they are weak and silly , " not equal " ... only reason why Africa as continent was and is in this state is human history and cultural development ... if we forget that Africa was home for first great empires and "big" cultures and essentially is our mother land than we can say path or the life style of the native people was pretty primitive ... after big cultural boom in Asia and Europe resulted from multicultural divisions of technologies life style religions and harmonic acceleration of development ( environment , climate , isolation or even fusion of cultures ) ... and once they became dominant they never lose the momentum ... nature of human race is as simple as the solution of this task .. it could be any other region ... with least statistical chance for Africa sadly ( cause of environment) but it was Europe .. and now we are in this stupid world ....
i'm Iberian biophysicist and it was 'not my reason to like this
Jon Oliver you are being so disingenuous. You're actually being racist yourself, you are equating black Schools as being bad and white schools of being good, without taking economic and cultural difference into play. Instead you think it's only about skin color. You are lying to yourself if you think all cultures have the same rate of violence, emphasis on education, two-parent households, etc. Why are Asians able to come to our country and do so well. Better yet why are Africans able to come here go to either school and succeed at a higher rate. This idea you have of thinking you know more about American racism than the majority of actual Americans is silly. You didn't go to school here, You have no idea what you are talking about. How many black kids did you go to school with? Go back to England you loser, POS, ditban, twit.
So the white kids that went to a new school that was instantly upgraded, guess who upgraded it. Those white parents that kids went there. Racism? No. Family of children actually caring enough to spend their own money for greater good? yes
My white son and I moved to NC he was one of 2 of the white children in the high school. He never had fights and had many friends. He told me though mom they are so behind here. They were studying things he had learned 3 years ago. Also he said they didn't even have paper towels in the bathroom. Even textbooks were low and students had to share. Ridiculous in 2015.
In Canada you get government funding and all that jazz and there really isn’t “racial neighbourhoods” like it’s very interracial here. And every school has to follow what the school board says to teach basically the education depends on the city you are in and the country you learn about many countries pasts, many wars, Canadian history and First Nation culture and the tribes that were near the city you lived in like the ones we learned in my city were Iroquois and Metis but we also learned a bit about the Inuit people. I think America should follow those steps they were close sometimes they just got to tell the racist parents to shut the fuck up
From Louisville and the school system is a disaster. Super diverse but the problem is when you mix hood kids and suburban kids, you mostly just bring down the entire system. Let’s say you have ten schools, two are excellent, four are good, three are average and one is bad. With our system now you have one excellent, two are good, four are average and three are bad.
What's funny is that this works in reverse too. Went to elementary school on the black side of town, but since it was a magnet school, we had kids from WAYYYYYY outside our neighborhood going there. This was 30 years ago, so it's funny to see these white folks lose their minds over this, but racism gonna racism. You can't prevent segregation; people gonna live where they are gonna live. Build up your community so you can try to avoid this shit.
Try an integrated Kansas City KS. School for an education and see how fair and balanced and non-racist you feel. No harm to white kids at all? You are lying your English arse off. They are murder and mangle pits. There is a definite disconnect between fantasy and reality. Bring on segregation. Segregation should work out fine. The reason it doesn't is because blacks are just animals. It's been a very quiet pleasant 2 years, too bad it can't last longer.
One thing I'm not sure about is that children who aren't exposed to other cultures won't have a diverse educational upbringing or will somehow be narrow-minded. This would mean that all children living in remote or rural areas and who don't have the means to travel to uban centres will be doomed to ignorance. It's a bit of an oversimplication of the issue. Racism does exist in multiethnic schools just like it can in monocultural schools. What's important is awareness of cultural differences and being able to confront and deal with those issues in a civilised manner through discussion or school projects. That said, it is extremely rare to find a community that is completely monocultural and has no access to another culture in the region of the school. It's up to the school to think of innovative pedagogical practices to fill or adapt to any given cultural setting.
i don't understand why having your face painted in a black colour to look like king is such a issue? or was mlk suddenly not black?
he didn't do it to mock him.
it seems people are forgetting that motive IS a very important part of doing stuff
Most of the comments here are so hell-bent on calculating percentages of attendance by race for schools to prove that we are racist. It's all BS to me. GOOD parents of any race will not want to send their kid to a school where a lot of kids come from broken families, and bad areas of influence. That's just basic fucking common sense, not racism.
Thank you so much for the Malcolm X clip. i'm amazed at how many people know absolutely nothing about that man, except that he's hateful and racist! lol. goodness graciousness people. he's one of my favorite American Leaders of all time. what a beautiful person. this whole segment was amazing and extremely well done. big kudos to you and your staff! That southern gentleman impression was amazing! i was dying. a nice dose of reality to combat people's wishful thinking and willful ignorance. so important to address cause and effect in society, and not just yelling fantasy world beliefs. i especially liked the 'benefits black people, and has no effect what so ever on white people'. that is so important for over privileged people to recognize. other people having rights, doesn't automatically take away your rights. it's baffling that people are taught that. how hateful does a culture have to be to think that other people having rights, automatically takes rights away from you? what a scary world they must live in. no wonder they're so terrified.
and... 'it's okay black-face adolf hitler kid, i like black people too!'
I don't think those parents were being racist. The way it looked to me, the black kids who the state was going to be forcing into their schools were from very bad neighborhoods with really bad violence and crime, and those kids who are known to be dangerous were going to be forced into their schools. I think if the state had been forcing other white kids from another county that had terrible reputations for being violent and drug users ect that the parents reaction would have been the same. They weren't being racist and assuming they were bad based on skin color, they just knew where it was those kids were going to be coming from and knew that they were very dangerous kids, especially the older ones which were probably their main concern.
So the one with girl being asked who the bad child was had a lot wrong with it. To start off, it was created with the intention of finding a specific biased answer. The test is created with racism in mind, and I'll explain why I think that causes it to be ineffective. If you ask a child a question like that. "Which one is x", the child assumes a few things. Their simplified mind assumes 1. They are asking me a question, I have to try and get it right, and 2. There is a right answer here. Children learn at a very young age to do problems like deciding which object doesn't belong by finding the single thing that is different between objects. They are all triangles, they are all the same size, but they are all orange except for one blue one, that is the outlier. Children are actually pretty good at this! So, this child was asked the question "which one of these is the good child?", And the child thought " they asked me a question, I must try and get it right so they are happy" and "there is a correct answer here". She then very quickly sees that all of the children look exactly the same except for what? Their skin. Boom, she now knows what the determining factor of the question must be! She then makes the most logical assumption, that the correct answer she's trying to find must do with color, and from there she makes her answer, hoping that she's right. I wonder if every single black child answers that none of them are bad. Do you think that most black kids wouldn't do the opposite? If anything this test taught a young girl too be racist when she probably had never even had such a thought before! This test not only didn't prove anything, it was engineered from the beginning to make white kids look racist! Do they make black kids take these kinds of tests to see what their answers are and to see if they have any racial bias or preference? I'll bet they do! I'm curious to see if anybody else agrees with me, I think a test like this needs to be more specific. Show children of different skin colors actually don't an activity. Stealing vs not, being a bully vs not, and then I think you will see that the children will make the right choice and race won't make a difference.
13:40 BS, there are MANY affirmative action hires to prominent positions. White people cannot get a job as School Superintendent ($310k salary in my county), many city jobs only hire black people, same with county mortgage offices and DMV. These are good jobs with benefits that are hard to be fired from. When my mom was trying to flee my abusive father, the all black social services office made it clear they would not help her because she was not a fellow black person. So, yes; black success can and does have a negative impact on white people. I can think of many instances where I was oppressed by a black person, other black people let it happen if a black person in power uses it in a corrupt manner; they will stay out of it and allow someone to suffer when they could stop it.
3:36 OMG, there are no black people in your house; coming soon, forcing black roommates for 'diversity.' Watch the RedIce video "I was wrong about Interracial Marriage", Lana Loktef decided to have interracial babies, she just has to get her white husband onboard. lol. People should be able to form their own communities without being influenced by the government.
TL;DR: Segregation is teaching the kids to be racists, regardless of the actual race of the child.
If you don't know something, you are afraid of it, this is our natural fear of the unknown. Segregation keeps peoples apart and force them not to know each other, and in turn make kids live in eternal fear of anyone not having the same skin color.
I’m white and I could’ve gone to a primarily black school sense it was easier, but my parents got me in to a school farther away. My dad constantly lingers over his decision and admits that it’s part of the problem. And that if I went to the closer school that it might make a difference in the grand scheme of things. I still went to a very diverse school because of where I lived, although I too wonder what would have happened if I went to the other school
When you talk about race, will you please include non-white Asian too? Many of them are poor and not living in the wealthy White neighborhood yet they excel in education. To me, blacks are just blaming others and society but not themselves.
WRONG! You can't say a school is 'racist' for having an all-white population _if the area is all white!_ You're a fucking retard.
Also, if plces are put to one side based on race, _that is racist!_ You need an education. This is a terrible episode.
The only good thing is that you actually mentions hispanics, whereas your type of show usually pretends the U.S is made up exclusively of black and white people.
BTW, 'Africa-American' is a bullshit term. They don't exist until you start saying 'Europeon-Americans' also.
11:26 . . . shoot that bitch.
This, combined with racial gerrymandering, is practically apartheid .
Funny how a smart man, like Ben Shapiro, can say that systemic racism in America does not exist.....
It's not like they are trying to hide it even...
Considering the police statistics about the percentages of black, white and Hispanic people being stoped, searched and even shot dead is horrifying. His argument thou, is, that since there is black people in politics and the police force, (which make out a tiny %) there can not be any racial profiling haha
Inner-city schools have mainly black students!! WOW! What a shock!! Inner-city schools do not do well!! Wow! What a shock!! inner city students who are allowed to attend schools in the suburbs do better in those schools!!! Wow What a shock!! Rich white liberals blame racism for the problem!! Wow!! what a shock. The answers to all these problems have be out there for decades, but the teacher's unions fights them. The reason the union fights the solution is because they will be exposed as the fakes they are. What he does not tell you is this is almost entirely an inner-city problem. When get to schools in the "Burbs" are integrated and representative of the surrounding area's population. The bad schools whites have to attend are in poor white areas. When ever people say what the problem is they are called racist or elitist. High discipline charter schools have proven to increase graduation, but teachers complain that they take only the best students. the real problem is not racism it is poverty and single mother homes. Too many children are born to unwed mothers,and research tells us that two parent homes. Open charter schools so inner city kids who want to learn can attend them. Just google charter schools and see what a difference they are already making.
I've always found the expression "chocolate and vanilla" weird when used to describe contrasting colors. A Vanilla pod is dark brown and the vanilla seeds are black. :S So, well, they're basically the same color.
Maybe we should get rid of the spanish speaking classes that kids go to for 12 years and teach them english in 1-2 years and then those 10 other years they can spend learning instead of watching youtube
It's not racism. It's a statistical probability. Here's a school in my city that's went down the toilet.
Students here beat up teachers because the school doesn't suspend students of color because they are targeted. John Oliver can send his cockney kids to one of these shitholes. It's not racism. It's bad parenting brought on by a culture that rejects the established system because it's predominantly white. Not even predominantly white, these systems are ran by a diverse community and still socially rejected because it was thought of as "white".
to be fair its the same here in austria, schools in outer city areas are much more luxurious than those in the inner city and we dont really have ghettos here, its a budgeting thing and citys grow outwards so the outer parts have more modern buildings and more room for activities. I'm sure racism is a factor but its not JUST racism. Its not the schools that are segregated, its crazy that there are all these ethnically segregated neighbourhoods in the first place.
I guarantee you’re wrong about having no effect on white children. It gives white children undo stress and high anxiety. Plus when the black kids act up 2-4 days out of the week before they finally get expelled they are a disturbance to white kids education.
Hmmm, let's compare here: the research study saying desegregation had no negative outcomes on white children was based on tens of thousands of samples and data points taken across the country over several decades by a teams of credentialed academics whose research was peer-reviewed and published in academic journals. Versus your assertions which are based on......what?..... your two white kiddos who wet themselves when the scary black kids sat next to them in history class? I know which report I am more likely to believe.
Well the problem is taxes and cost of living. In NC a 10 star school results in rent for a 3 bedroom to be 300 more dollars a month compared to 5 miles over near a 3 star school. If your a parent who is paying a lot in money to be near a good school it's a slap in the face to have someone get bussed in from a cheaper location. I'm not saying it's fair, I'm not saying it's right, im just explaining why from a concerned parents point of view they would be against it. Personally I think I agree with others in that private schools should go so funding for public schools would increase.
This is dumb. High poverty schools are in high poverty neighborhoods, high poverty neighborhoods are majority minorities so of course schools are predominantly one race since You're only allowed to go to schools in your neighborhood. My first school was 98% Mexican. We're they racist against white and black kids? No. Less of us lived I that neighborhood.
Of course MLK would be thrilled....why wouldn't he???? The kid tried to portray him....and his skin color was just part of that effort. It is very strange that we want to integrate but only to a point.
Here's racist language, why is the redneck deporables hillbillies illiterate uneducated coward inbred inferior losers at this town hall meeting/Klan rally complaining about integration, when people of color like being around these fucking hillbillies. They should be home Fucking their sisters.
Damn, I'm ashamed to be a white person sometimes. Wtf is wrong with these fucking rednecks? You guys don't know the half of it really- I live in the southeastern US in a very rural, economically challenged area- and about 1/3rd of the ppl here are unbelievable racists full of hate. I was living with a black girl for ten years when I first moved back here and we had crosses burnt in our yard, countless times I was confronted for a fight by some redneck, we were denied apartments, loans, jobs, you name it. White ppl are so entitled and have such a delicate sensibility when it comes to their precious rights- it's fucking ridiculous. If they're asked to suffer even a tenth of what minorities have suffered for years here, they just fall the fuck apart with outrage and start spouting self indulgent bullshit about their civil rights and blah, blah, blah.
School Segregation? Where else will youngsters learn about each other? Pop Culture? My white ass grew up with a granny more like Fred Sanford than Carol Brady. News? They allow only idiots to comment on camera, usually minority ones than white ones. Textbooks? They get rewritten to suit Texas. The workplace? Uh, a little late for that, huh? Politics? Good God. No. Why is it we want to send our kids to far off countries where people possibly hate Americans, have wars, and don't speak English or Spanish, but we don't want them sent across town to an American school?
Growing up in the Seattle area as a white male with lots of Black kids and having a close black friend in college its hard not to be "racist" I remember playing football in grade school and 2 of the biggest black kids ran the show by force and cheated their asses off so that they would always win to the point that the biggest white kid said enough and started a separate foot ball team at recess that he said only people that didn't cheat could join, I never once saw a black kid play fair sports.... And I'm not lying and my memory is not fucked up!!! Then in high school black guys were always trying to beat the fuck out of any white males they could, we couldn't even make eye contact with them and later on I only ever got ripped off selling or buying pot from black guys and my close black friend in college who was the only black man out of 150 Mechanical Engineering students came to me and told me that all his black friends that he knew only wanted to drink do drugs and chase women around. Not to mention anyone who goes out dancing at clubs will know there are dress codes that keep black people from coming in, like no sports Jerseys ect... Because they come in and all they want to do is fight and harass women and ive seen it happen and saw a club get shut down by the city due to the police having to come break up fights every single night!!!! AND IM STILL A LIBERAL EVEN THOUGH I HAVE LIVED THROUGH ALL THAT!!! So as far as I can tell they have earned their lot in life you reap what you sow. That being said the police need to stop killing black people because they are not all criminals there are some that are not evil.
Segregation is not allowing black people to go to white schools or make it harder for a black person to get in. Schools in black neighborhoods not having white students is not segregation, and vice versa.
+silent I love being a democrat. Free Healthcare, Free Welfare and Higher taxes to pay for free stuff. I love America for being good and generous. I quit my job and apply for welfare. Who is crazy enough to work when I have a check from welfare that is more than enough to buy everything I want. I like free food and drinks. wow. Thank you America for this kind and free life. Come one come all to this free country I love. America the best.
Rich elitist liberals don’t want diversity they live in their gated communities and push it
Onto the working and middle class. Diversity is just a code word for less whites.whites aka Europeans are very diverse on their own.
It’s very noticeable, a few years ago when I was in middle school, we went to the intrepid and I saw how a bunch of white kids were all together compared to my school. I even joked about it to my teacher and she shushed and gave me a stern look.
When i went to a little school there was quite a bit of diversity for how small are district was (less than 100 per grade). That's when i lived in suburbia. Then when my dad married my stepmom we moved within the same county, but to the middle of no where. There the school was much bigger but basically everyone was tall, white, and blonde. When i got my summer tan and my Native American heritage showed a bit, i was the diversity of the school. For my entire 5 years there: i saw two kids of Asian ethnicity, and only 3 darker skinned kids. 1 wasn't even technically in the school district he just played football, and one other moved our sophomore year.
It was very weird for me to go from a little school with so much diversity to a big school with none.
I think it is important to note that many black individuals self segregate. There is no systemic reason (anymore) that black individuals can not choose to move to an area where white people live and attend the schools there. Many choose to stay in black communities because that is much more comfortable for them from a cultural perspective (similar to why many white people don't move to black neighborhoods). It is an easy cop out for us to say that the best solution is for the government to institute policies to force schools to bus students all over town in order to integrate the classroom. But if black students (apparently) get more out of attending white schools (as noted in the video), then the burden should probably be placed on them to move (or otherwise attend) a white school. If black parents choose not to find a "good school" for their children to attend by moving to a "better school district", then that is their prerogative. Some value better schools over community. Others value community over better schools. At the end of the day, we shouldn't rely on the government to force people to do something just because white liberals in an ivory tower surrounded by other white liberals think it would solve all of the world's problems.
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