Housing Discrimination: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Objavljeno 25. jul. 2021
John Oliver breaks down the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it’s done, and, crucially, what we can do about it.

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  • Back at it again with that ever so aged reddit commentary, Johnnie O...

  • There are many horrible things about racism and discrimination, one often overlooked aspect is resignation/acceptance. Victims of discrimination sometimes resign to it as the way of the world. This can also be accepted for generations. People who are used to be discriminated against just move on with lower salaries, not getting the job in spite of superior merits, and tougher applications of the law and so on. This aspect is so horrible because it is so hard to break over time.

  • I’m white and I had no idea the extremes our society has done (continues to do) to discriminate to our fellow African Americans, as a white American all I can say is I am so sorry and I don’t know how to help, I’m a peasant shall we say, but thank you last week tonight for educating me and so many others. I have hope for the future I just wish we could speed up the process.

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  • I agree. Black people don't need reparations. They need a room in the Bilderbergs, Rockefellers, Zuckerbergs, etc. gigantic mansions. Presumably half of their dogs houses which already are twice as big as anything they will ever get. Taking stuff from the average people to give to the poor will never solve the problem, taking money from the rich who print it will never solve the problem, what you have to do is taking stuff from the rich. IE their macmansions. How many homeless people would be able to live in Pelossi's house? More than a couple I'm sure. PS: This is an excelent way to start taking money out of politics. Now lets wait for a while until Pelossi, Biden and Chuck Schumer, and while they're at it they can pay for the homless food as well. 👌

  • I watched the series "Them" and was shocked, even though it was fiction. Then I read "The Color Of Law" by Richard Rothstein and discovered that the facts were even more shocking than the fiction.

  • So now it’s time to provide reparations - the federal government needs to make it much easier for black Americans (as opposed to anyone else) to buy property. Give them a chance to make up for what they were denied. Even the scales, if that is at all possible.

    • @Shea Rose Thank you! I’ll check it out. It’s amazing to me as well the lengths white people will go though to increase their relative importance. I am at a loss for words. What I can say is that sitting back and doing nothing about it is like saying: totally fine to treat a whole race of humans like deplorables. It’s disgraceful.

  • I love you John.

  • What do you mean own their homes? What people are you asking. Did you even visit an apartment complex to get those statistics?

  • Ya and only 1 percent of whites inflate the numbers so most white people have the same disparity

  • not giving reparations and just 'moving on' from housing discrimination in 2021 is like cutting nine of someone's fingers off and as an apology promising you won't cut the last one.

    • watchgirls18. com “I’m the thing that was devaluing my house”… that’s downright heartbreaking.

  • same here in the bay area, housing discrimination was legal until 2001. and we wonder why hoods exist SMh

  • Ahhh a good ole reparations video. No thanks John

  • It's impressive that 8000 avowed racists showed up to thumb down this video.

  • Then come Mitch, Clearance, Trump,. Fox Fake Networks, conservatives and self hating blacks like Clearance Thomas, Larry Elders, Candace Owens telling us systemic racism is myth. Ever shaking my head.

  • I was just listening to audio and had to look back at the tree 🤣

    • watchgirls18. com This was one of the best segments produced by this show, period.

  • thanks for sharing this story and doing this good jurnalism . hopefully the US will get better in giving fair chance to everyone

  • This was crazy because one of the people said the thing that devalued my house wasn’t a leak or a bad cement job it was me.

  • The racism in this country disgusts me. Sometimes it doesn’t feel good to be an american. It feels weird and confusing and stupid that people were ever dumb enough to be racist, and it’s goddamn stupifying to see people continue to be racist in present day.

  • Another twist of fate. You have Black CEO's, Physicians, so many of high position. They arrive home, and some white person calls the police to have him arrested. HE CAN'T POSSIBLY LIVE IN THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD !! She'll schreech over the phone. Cops show up, cuffs go on, and owners is going "WHAT" Bigotry. Nasty, nasty. My lads and I learned from my dad to not judge a book.. He was so fine, and we carry on his ways. One can learn so much by others God bless the different..

  • This is how the heart of w

  • 9:30 snoop be snooping on the racists

  • What about discrimination against poor unknowing and mentally ill being rented toxic inhabitable conditions and not being held accountable the landlords are also your real estate lawyers and judges. Marshall county Alabama

  • This is bullshit. His great, great, grandparents ? What happened to them has no bearing on him. Give the native Americans back their land, this whole country we call "ours"

  • I think if the US does this, it should also give money to all the countries it fucked over, such as those in central america, asia and the middle east

    • if you strip away all the stolen wealth america is poor, just like europe, it all comes stolen

  • Reparation is reasonable. However it doesn’t seem right to just do a straight cut to compensate all black people. Whoever got harmed by the law, ie who had the money, wanted to buy a house and got denied, should be compensated. Not everyone. I also think the reparation should be limited to living people who are directly harmed. Everyone was born into different family, so there is no absolute fairness. People should focus on efforts of building their own life, not trying to claim benefits from ancestors. Finally, who should pay. In the end it’s taxpayers money, but not every taxpayer benefited in the first place. An a first generation immigrant myself, I had nothing to do with that history and I cannot justify why I have to pay for that. I bet that’s the case for many others including some white people as well.

    • Its is basically impossible to calculate how badly black people have been screwed over since the ending of slavery where the slavers were immediately compensated and the slaves where treated like animals for generations. But If you try to bits and pieces this little by little by standing in the way of moving this forward. You are perpetuating the racial and class based discrimination in this country and basically just letting all our current social issues just get worse. We understand that this is not the fault of the people that were just born or just came here but you can't just "muh taxes!" This when your taxes have probably already been spent on bombing some family in Afghanistan you had nothing against. Wouldn't you rather your taxes be spent on patching the issues in this country? And not just your but all of ours. This is an issue that the government is responsible for that is correct but since taxes are a thing it probably will come from that. Its like your saying, "man I just moved in this house and there's a leak in the basement. Oh well not my problem why should I fix it the last owner should have." I mean you can have that attitude but at the end of the day you still gotta live in a soggy unstable house.

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  • Finally somebody said it.. thank you

  • Does anyone else see a face in the key?

  • Yet this guy not going to explain the Democrats link to kkk, progressive Woodrow Wilson, FDR. Now same people running California into the ground while flooding us with millions of illegals? Not helping poor black Americans with their policies.don’t see Pelosi or Gavin opening their mansions to the public? Yet they can call Larry Elder racist for wanting education choice for black Californians. Let’s remember Obama was against reparations too, then again he was half white

  • "The only time a white man should bring value to anything..."

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  • legitimately called me out for listening to this play in the background at work. I looked around like...who...who told?

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  • I did click back at the SLflow tab and looked at that tree.

  • They really need to teach this in school. I had no idea any of this ever happened till my mid 20s.

  • Republicans and conservatives hate black people.

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  • Smh and it hasn't changed thats how whites get all the nice homes

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  • I'm white and in poverty. Its impossible for me to afford even a room. So,.I reject any suggestion that it's all racial bias. It's all about greed.

  • Their racial discrimination had the side effect of wealth discrimination. I'm white so I'm sure I get some level of privledge, but I'm also poor & disabled, so whenever I've had to deal with cops, I have never once caught a break. I've even been abused while already detained. I don't even want to imagine how much worse if would've been if I was black.

  • So what is in this video clip that is so not great to be disliked

  • Is that why BLM founders prefer to live in White neighborhoods?

  • It's racist on all levels is what's keeping black people from getting the reperations they rightfully deserve...

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  • Uh, shouldn’t it be given back to the Tongva, theAmerican Indians Los Angeles was all stolen from, if those principles are followed to the letter?

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  • The aspect of generational wealth is often ignored by many Americans when the topic of race is involved, but it has far more impact than one may think - when your prospects and living conditions are good, that has a big impact on your behaviour. Crime is more often than not economically motivated rather than malicious. But of course, it would be beneficial to those who stand at the top of the current society to not have to address the real issue in America. It was never about race, it was about wealth. The haves, and havenots.

  • Actually it's a myth that home ownership is the way to build inter-generational wealth. It's only helpful if compared to money not saved. Rents were not always high. If one's home was worth 75,000 in todays money, if you average about 4% compounded interest over 73 years, and the amount in enormous. I am tired of lies to make point. Racism is evil and we need not make up lies to show how evil it was. Redlining was certainly horrific but the home price thing is as big a lie as is the black/white wealth disparity. The average age of black person in America is about 27. The average of a white person in America is 57. Therefore, of course white wealth would be greater at this time. In order to answer questions, we need to first tell the truth.

  • This not only hurt black people - it hurt white people too, as shown by the woman whom they were trying to scare into selling her home. I only just realized that my own (white) family was likely a victim of this, as my grandparents lost money when they invested in apartments in a place that became a so-called black neighborhood. So a big part of the reason these apartments may have lost value was because potential buyers wouldn’t have been able to get a mortgage on them. I’m not implying with this that therefore those white people should also be getting reparations (quite the contrary - I want it to go to black people, not my family). But what this does show is that any time an immoral law is enacted or act committed, the negative effects will eventually harm even those such law or act was meant to favor.

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  • Bed Stuy, Central Park West etc some of the most prominent and expensive real estate in this coutnry was taken from blacks (and other minorities) through eminent domain.

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  • The racist clause included in the deeds of the Levittown homes were never enforced by any court and were almost immediately found unenforceable. Less than two years after that horrible attempt to restrict minorities from moving into Levittown, SCOTUS found the practice to be unconstitutional. The overt discrimination you discussed is horrible but it was so short lived and there is no evidence it was ever actually used to prevent black families form buying homes. Some cities have had laws in existence for over two decades that aggressively sought to ensure minorities had priority access to low-income government subsidized housing, and rent laws that go as far as depriving the owner of their property and unilaterally granted low income minority individuals indefinite leases with rent rates that don't even cover maintenance costs. Reparations are an absurd concept. If there is truly overwhelming evidence that banks and the government acted in this horrible way and it harmed african americans, then the proper recourse would be a civil suit. The Federal Government can't pay damages because they don't have money they only have what they stole from the people. Saying the Government should pay cash You think that even though I can't afford to pay my bills and have six figures in student loans, I should pay money to black people for a housing crises that didn't involve me or them and they should be allowed to spend my money however they want because "it is their right." My tax dollars are their right? Like how the work product of farm workers were once the right of the landowner? Do ethnic groups tend to move to particular areas and live together? This has been a common practice with all races, religions, and ethnic groups.

    • An opposition group was formed, the Committee to End Discrimination in Levittown, to protest the restricted sale of Levittown homes, and to push for an integrated community. In 1948 the United States Supreme Court, in Shelley v. Kraemer, declared that property deeds stipulating racial segregation were "unenforceable as law and contrary to public policy". Only well after the 1954 racial integration decisions, including Brown v. Board of Education, was Levittown racially integrated, and even as late as the 1990 census only a tiny fraction of the community was non-white, a condition that still exists.

  • This is CRT , or an aspect. It's why racists seek to erase history in a system that benefits them

  • 4:20 I literally did what John said just b4 he was saying it. Working on something else while listening but came back to see the tree. :D

    • watchgirls18. com This was one of the best segments produced by this show, period.

  • The blatant racism almost made me miss how absurdly easy it was for the past generations to get a house and be independent with no college and just one job.

  • Rose! Rose! Rose! Rose!

  • from the get go. It disturbs me that there is still so much to make well known that should be common knowledge to everyone. I am ashamed.

  • I want someone to write the Rose and Angie wholesome friendship fanfiction

  • Let's not forget that all the land originally belonged to the Native Americans!!

    • They can wait, you guys stole Texas, California, New Mexico and Nevada from us!

  • Theft of land from indigenous people for starters. No? Alright

    • They stole it too. But hey history

  • 0:15 Wow how original. Never heard that one before 🙄

    • yeah well....he's not wrong

    • this racist BS.

  • The sad thing is is that people who can acrually make a difference will never see this.

  • Do a segment on crime in the US

  • Oliver, why did you seek citizenship in such a racist country?

    • ...because it also has good qualities??? The fact that you're even able to address the countries problems publicly being one of them. Just because someone criticizes something doesn't mean they dislike that thing, it just means they dislike that aspect of it and wish to improve it.

  • Rose is a badass

  • Along with the color discrimination there is now a discrimination along the lines of youth. Boomers had it much easier financially. All young people should get reparations.

  • "a nation of Roses and Angies getting absolutely day wasted on our porches" It's hilarious but it's also honestly and seriously a world I want to live in. And I don't even drink that much !

    • Fuck porches, they should do it in a pool bar, just to stick it extra hard to the racists.

  • Hint: Government is always involved.

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  • Man, isn't this a marxist cesspool....

  • All these idiotic laws will be rendered immediately void when you tell these racist morons that Arabs and Indians are "members of the Caucasian race". Especially the Arab one has got to irk them. Funnily enough, Slavs are not members of the caucasian race, mainly because the people who invented that term - late 18th century German historians, not even biologists, considered Slavs to be barbarians and brutes, unfit for membership in the white club. Unlike Arabs and Turks, who at the time had some decent empires.

  • I would personally love it if snoop could just look over my gate at me like that every day

  • The sad thing is is that people who can acrually make a difference will never see this.

  • Uhhh yeah hoping she already found a way to list the companies for both of the prior two home evaluators because both companies deserve to have their images damaged for this racist BS.

  • Too many sexual undertones in John's delivery. It's not required John. Not everything needs to be fuckable.

  • White people be like

  • Quite the biased report.

  • I thought the anastrophe was supposed to come after the s

  • As a middle/upper-middle class white dude who still lives at home with his parents, there are a couple Thomas Kincade paintings in my house lol. In fact, I think we the one shown in this episode.

  • based john oliver is being more outwardly progressive

  • As far as 19:40 goes: if the man didn't buy that house because he saw too many black people around, isn't he the racist one, not the realtor?

    • What do you mean, the realtor was clearly giving the buyer the message that they should be scared of the black people in the area

  • Realistically in a democracy everyone votes for what benefits them. An appeal to reparations is unlikely to get mainstream support considering that the majority of America is not black and the paying of reparations from tax revenue doesn't benefit anyone that isn't black. The majority of White people, Asians, and Hispanics aren't going to vote for reparations because they don't see any of the benefits directly. Is there a moral argument for it? Yes. Is it the "right" thing to do? Yeah. Will it happen? Probably not. It's basic math and human nature.

  • He accidentally admitted a key worry of anti-reparation voters. "We're not talking about reparations for slavery, we're talking reparations for housing discrimination". So once all African Americans get a check for millions, they're going to turn around and ask for another check? "Oh no no no, that $20 million check was for what happened during slavery, I need another $20 mill for housing discrimination".

  • all well said but nothing will be done like usual

  • I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I don't think cash reparations would do much. Some would invest is wisely, but if everyone treated it like a tax break and just lived it up, it'd just be back to business as usual after a couple of months (save that some companies would make bank). All that money would just be instantly reabsorbed. Why not a housing credit and maybe subsidizing public schools so they don't have to rely on property tax to provide an education? Wouldn't that be a better long term solution to raising people out of property?

  • This is good.