Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people who fall under the term “Asian American”, the history of the model minority stereotype, and why our conversations on the subject need to be better-informed.

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  2. Plumikii Ryu
    Plumikii Ryu
    8 tundi tagasi

    Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddie Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddie Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

  3. Chaos-15
    10 tundi tagasi

    1:52 Missed opportunity to make a Street Fighters reference.

  4. Benjamin Gal-Or
    Benjamin Gal-Or
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    AUG-1 UPDATE: IF CURRENT EFFORTS CAN'T STOP THE VIRUS, CAN HALF A MILLION VIRUS-FREE ISLANDS DO IT? IN WARM ZONES ~8,000 in AU,~7,000 in PHL*,~300 in UAE,~200 in GRC; OR IN COLD-ZONES~200,000 in SWDN,~188,000 in FNLND,~55,000 in NRWY,~52,000 in CNDA,~2,000 in ESTNIA; or in Domestic-Arid,Cold,Beach-Areas? RULES-OF SCIENCE v Hot AIR: Nat'l-Case-#,-Nat'l-Death-#,-said-#-per-million,-harbor-no-base-in-science. 1. Sole Verified Scientific Index of Nat'l Virus Surge, NVS, is Reported %-Deaths. 2. %-Deaths are higher than reported because hospitals report not *deaths-at-home. 3. Is it time to prepare PLAN-B i. Zero-%-Fatality-Campings need accept pre-fab/roomy-tents-50-ft-apart via Gov-Conduct Codes? ii. Residents may need to create new social life, education, work, shopping, biz, some online? iii. Residents need mix modern-tech/electr/clean-air w.175-180-Y/O Avraham, Sarah, Ytshack Diet**? iv. Some-Olds may secure Gov-free such-food/water/elect, medicines, groceries, clinics, Internet? v. Hardest-options are to stop Virus-Diffusion between states, counties, cities, gated-com, etc. vi. Home-Refuges on Virus-Free, 4-Lanes-Gov-highwys-sides,100-ft-Apart,Biz-Rstrnts-Ilnds-betwn? vii Relocating campuses, military-bases-facilities, hospitals, gov-buildings, are more acceptable? viii.Gradual abandoning towns-&-cities is indeed very sad, but remains Multi-Govs-Responsibilities? *3-DICTUMS-FOR-JULY-24,2021* *Answer-not* a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him, [26:4,King Solomon] *The-most-dangerous-person* is the one presenting the truth in a room. [Plato] *To-know-the-truth?* One may not need to hear both sides. [Lester Holt,-voted-best-TV-Anchor]. Copyrights? Apply to author*** & his 13-years old son David F. Galor & family members. ________________ * Also claims 11 islands/reefs in the SPRATLY ISLANDS (WEST OF ITS GRAND PALAWAN ISLANDS), IN DISPUTE WITH CHINA CLAIMING 7 THERE, VIETNAM 29, MALAYSIA 6. ACTIVELY ENTERING THE DISPUTE: U.S., UK, JAPAN, TWN, AU? FR? WESTERN TENSIONS WITH CHINA RAPIDLY GROW BY DAYS. ON JULY 30, 2021 PHL AGREED THE US RETURNS TO ITS TERRITORY, WITH STRONG DEFENSE TREATY, F-16s, ETC.. THE U.S. WAS THERE DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. MOST U.S.-INFRA-STRUCTURE HAS REMAINED IN SUBIC BAY AND CLARK CITY-AIRPORT. ** Beautiful-kind-family-originated-wife lives in own tent with own servants-slaves, husband same, and raises-educates own children w servants-slaves. Both drink pure-well-water/fresh-milk/wine, eat pure dates, figs, grapes, olives, seeds, sea-fish, fresh-lamb-goat-sheep-cattle-birds-meat, pure cucumbers, melons, pomeranians, citrus, flaxseeds, linseed oil, olive oil, barley, wheat, beets, leeks, onions, garlic, salt, spices, etc. *** Sole-father-of *USAF-F-22-STEALTH-VECTOR-STEERING* v *USAF,-BOEING,-PWA,-LOCKHEED,-GD,-GE,- CONTRACTS -WITH* v -*-CLASSIFIED-IL-Patent-*- v -*-OPEN-US-CIVIL-JET-TRANSPORT-USP-*- v books in Amazon, 'in', ISSUU, youtube/books/comments, science, Nature, NYAS, Supermaneuverability [Wikipedia, rfrs 1,2]; 12-Editorials by *Int'l-J-Turbo-Jet-Engines*, AIAA, AviationWeek, Aerospace-America, ASME v 6th-Generation,-2020-2040--AeroSpace-Combat-reviews, Highly Respecting Speaker Nanci Pelosi Great Zionist Father. HIGHEST RESPECT GOES TO EINSTEIN AND TO THE FATER OF THE COMPUTER AGE, STEVE JOBS;- WATCH HIS GREAT SOUL AT

  5. PM2021☮️
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    But remember this: Asian countries like China, Japan and South Korea have virtually no immigrants. Meanwhile the USA has 20 million Asian immigrants 🗽 which place is truly xenophobic then?

  6. AMBW-BWAM Life, Love & Friendship Group
    AMBW-BWAM Life, Love & Friendship Group
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    Do you feel this video is mostly accurate ? or what would you have included or think something is missing ? I'm thinking about adding this video to our group...I'm interested to see the input of our members. It's heart breaking reading the comments here and conflicting when I see the responses on the deemed accuracy of this video. In this group we discuss the cultural differences and try to bridge the gaps in understanding. And address the stereotypes between Asian men and Black women.

  7. D P
    D P
    2 päeva tagasi

    I am an Asian living in USA. The damage from covid is so great that Asians have no future in USA. I wish I have Singaporean, Japanese or South Korean citizenship so I can get outta here.

  8. Karma Yt
    Karma Yt
    2 päeva tagasi

    Even mixed race Americans are discriminated against. What else is new. People SUCK!

  9. Karma Yt
    Karma Yt
    2 päeva tagasi

    I still have a hard time seeing India as Asian. But Native Americans are closer genetically to Mongols. Asians in my computer classes would cheat a lot. Not fair to those Asians who didn’t or others.

  10. themightykabool
    3 päeva tagasi

    "white" encompases a lot too. dunno why "brown" and "yellow" aren't used to differ the very clear difference between the west asian and east asian.

  11. Matthew Brooker
    Matthew Brooker
    3 päeva tagasi

    Stop telling us how we are to be.

  12. Anna Magriñá
    Anna Magriñá
    3 päeva tagasi

    "welcome to Carrie Bradshaw's bedroom".. is implied"??? A sexist comment while delivering an anti-racist great monologue?? WoW!

  13. hee young Kim
    hee young Kim
    3 päeva tagasi

    Does the US run macro programs too? Why does it appear on the top every time you post a comment?

  14. judith howard
    judith howard
    3 päeva tagasi

    I did the BUMB on a Japanese and Mexico car it’s paid off Don’t like 👍 the ride so dents that a heater will pop out If they first find out Y it fills like car Was dropped off the faire and exploded box 📦 in car under hood Back seat 💺 Sales man jumped in lit 🔥 sig and started pushing buttons Failure to give 995 gps I paid for Kept telling me they just needed reset it I live in The largest counties San Bernardino && they gave me Los Angeles county

  15. Gloomy Blackfur
    Gloomy Blackfur
    3 päeva tagasi

    I never really paid attention to Andrew Yang, but f**k Andrew Yang. Asian Americans ARE Americans. They shouldn't need to prove it. The answer to bigoted violence isn't "become patriotic caricatures and hope they don't hurt you."

  16. stardust now
    stardust now
    3 päeva tagasi

    It is always the major civilizations that keep coming back. With economic trade and with "true" friendship and love by mixing with Asia on their lands the Europeans would have understood Creation/God, they would have understood this planet that they are not the sum of all things. If the British had come in as "true" friends to India they would still be a empire but the thinking was primitive and the "Sun was Set". Creation is now bringing in China which is going better for Central Asia who the west has bombed for resources and South America. Again if China's thinking also gets egotistical primitive , then a new power maybe Russia? but it is always the same major civilizations. Words in the 50+ versions of the Bible says he created man in His image ..take a good look around the world, it is not European white or African black...Asia is the cradle of civilization, America with the Shah of Iran had a great opportunity to change Asia for the better but chose not to and this is where we are at today. A Mess!! The civilization that actually cares for the betterment of mankind will be the first empire on this planet. When the teachers of Asia came it was that energy but mankind lost the knowledge.

  17. stardust now
    stardust now
    3 päeva tagasi

    Asia is Egypt, Arabs, Israel, Persia, India. China is the Orient. The rest is Indo Pacific or Indo-China. Asia was a separate civilization, a separate race. All the teachers of ALL the faiths are from Asia because it was their spirituality, their narrative but corruption separated us. Asia at the beginning had nothing to do with the Europeans, Africans, Orientals. The names, stories in the Old Testament are Asian e.g. Sarai, Amir, Shemi (Indian). The west has manipulated the Orient into Asia because religion is the biggest business. The Vatican has it's own bank and will/has done everything for the business under the religion flag. Look up the "Anahata Chakra" this was the symbol before any religion. Yeshiva(Jesus' real Jewish Asian name, Jesus was given to assimilate with the Greek deity Zeus) and the Indian Prince "Buddha"(who colonized the Orient) never wanted religion. The Pharoah's belief system was rebirth, the Lotus Flower(the Indian Prince "Buddha), the snake head gear over the third eye, symbolizing primitive energy to enlightenment. All the faiths have outside influence. e.g. the Vedas -flying machines before we even knew how to fly? Torah-Creation/God talking from a cloud? Mecca- a stone from the sky? The west understood the power of Yeshiva's words and at the beginning created beautiful civilization but later manipulated into the European image for "Power and Greed". like the mythology of Satan Europe could not accept the creation of the other, especially Asia who was blessed first, so they created WAR. Europe has lost sight of the truth through all the manipulation and is corrupting itself. Everything did not start in Africa? consciousness started with Asia. Asia is the cradle of civilization, it is through the teachers of all the faiths of Asia that this planet is colonized. The Kings of Asia brought in African slavery. Creation will always fight for it's truth. We should have been seekers...........

  18. Shari Scott
    Shari Scott
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  19. Shari Scott
    Shari Scott
    4 päeva tagasi


  20. RegTarg011
    4 päeva tagasi

    Will you also bring up the fact, that Asians are racially attacked by the Bleeps, daily? "Name famous Asian-American".. ask them to name famous Euro/Anglo-American! They will still name 1, or 2 who also died in 1800's. You know why James? Its not cus of racism, its cus they don't give a flying F in GENERAL. You sanctimonious lil t w t. Call them poorly educated, but not racist! Kamala Harris is Asian-American!?!? That B literally morphing in to w/e is IN at the time. Edit: So you see it as wrong, when a minority(a race) is globally recognized, for its achievements!? YES OLIVER, Asian-Americans are SUPERB people! They are people with highest IQ(part of them), they have strongest work ethics, they have strong family unit.. you bet your skinny A $ $ they should be acknowledged for it!! I guess you don't like it, cus then your whole lil Snow Bear guilt is going down the toilet. Where is the W Supr. when Asians are in questions?? They are the literal proof, that character and culture, and not skin color, gets you ahead or behind! And no matter how many of, those rare-few, whinny Asian lib+ards you can find, and record them crying and moaning.. wont change the fact.. that Asian-Americans(Asians in whole, actually) are SUPERB group of people. If you wanna cherry pick, and say that it mostly apply to far east ones, you can.. and you'd be weak to do so. ALL of Asian-Americans have the above named strengths, with barely any weaknesses.

  21. An gel
    An gel
    4 päeva tagasi

    During the 1940’s, rest of Asian hated Japanese (for what Japanese empire were doing to them) and tried not to be seen as Japanese (in America) and tended to think it’s Japanese fault when Asians are murdered. Now, it’s Chinese.

  22. An gel
    An gel
    4 päeva tagasi

    Jackie Chan isn’t American lol

  23. Maxim Samoilovich
    Maxim Samoilovich
    5 päeva tagasi

    "Democratic Chinese Exclusion Bill"

  24. Patrick Barker
    Patrick Barker
    5 päeva tagasi

    14:55 ;P

  25. Patrick Barker
    Patrick Barker
    5 päeva tagasi

    as a Joke i said "Jackie Chan" just to choke on my drink when i heard the answers.

  26. Snow Man
    Snow Man
    5 päeva tagasi

    "racist fantasy" really? so being successful is a fantasy? so what if white racists think that makes you a good minority? I think it is good for me too. A broken clock is wrong twice a day bro. Just because they said it doesn't make it wrong.

    1. Snow Man
      Snow Man
      4 päeva tagasi

      @cQunc if you say so. I grew up as a brown minority in a white majority country. We moved here when I was 5. but tell me more about how there's only one correct perspective for us minorites.

    2. cQunc
      4 päeva tagasi

      You clearly did not have a childhood defined by high expectations from others.

  27. Snow Man
    Snow Man
    5 päeva tagasi

    Steven Yeun! Boom, answered.

  28. NANDO
    5 päeva tagasi


  29. Cassandra Cassandra
    Cassandra Cassandra
    5 päeva tagasi

    No, no, no. K. Harris is not Asian.

  30. Steve Hansen
    Steve Hansen
    5 päeva tagasi

    I’ve seen over and over the family dynamics of Asian-Americans and yes, they are almost all without question astonishingly racist and sexist but that doesn’t feed into liberals obsession with making white American males (possibly the least racist and sexist demographic in 2021) the boogeyman for all of the worlds ills. Liberals are the new Nazis, make no mistake. Cleansing the world of those they view as intellectually impure.

  31. Ann
    5 päeva tagasi

    I am actually glad that people from the subcontinent are included in this conversation. Often, people automatically exclude them when talking about Asians or Asian Americans.

  32. F Vegas
    F Vegas
    6 päeva tagasi

    Can't name a famous Asian American? I'm a white girl from fucking new zealand and even I know China Mac, George Takei, and MC Jin. And infamous how about Sueng Hui Cho and Jennifer Pan? If you don't know China Mac you're missing out btw. And I feel sorry for you. Great man.

  33. Shaun Zaarrae
    Shaun Zaarrae
    6 päeva tagasi

    As a Iranian American my immigrant parents would always make me compete and compare myself against the Asians, not the whites. I’m a lawyer now because of that realistic advice.

  34. Robby S
    Robby S
    6 päeva tagasi

    When you really take a look at the 19th-20th century and all the racism, you start seeing things that feel like they can't have really happened. Like all the racist signs! Who does that shit anymore?!

  35. Age of Reason
    Age of Reason
    7 päeva tagasi

    PTSD? These wars were in the 1970's. It's 50 later. WTF are these people talking about. Get to work slackers!

  36. Age of Reason
    Age of Reason
    7 päeva tagasi

    John Oliver finally sold out.

  37. Melissa Rose
    Melissa Rose
    7 päeva tagasi

    Yeonmi Park is a young Asian American who defected from North Korea. Please go check out her channel. It's really informative& she has other Asian-American's on there to tell their stories. Love it! 💘

  38. Tushar Behera
    Tushar Behera
    7 päeva tagasi

    the way these people used joe's clip shows that even these people are biased .

  39. Jomil Christian Liza
    Jomil Christian Liza
    7 päeva tagasi

    Thank you, John, for the piece...

  40. Cathy Ortiz
    Cathy Ortiz
    8 päeva tagasi

    Same with Hispanic or Chicano. Instead of Mexican-America, Puerto-Rican, etc.

  41. Jack Brandt
    Jack Brandt
    8 päeva tagasi

    I understand how insulting it must be to be called Asian American. I would find it very insulting to be confused for an English British person. I don't want to be associated with the European people who have done more genocide than any other eumelanin pigmentated people on the planet. I am of Danish / Norwegian / German ethnicity. Maybe my Viking ancestry enslaved a lot of different Europeans back about 700 years ago ( sorry about that, but if I were born back then I probably would have killed or enslaved Mr. Oliver . It is what Vikings did ) but I would not do that now. Still, I don't like being lumped in with British just because of my pigmentation. I actually have not been back to the U.S. for 20 years. I have immigrated to Taiwan Got married to a Tawainese woman. I become Taiwanese. There are many ethnic groups that have become Taiwanese citizens. Taiwan is an awesome country. Sorry, Cena but China would never allow a foreigner to become a citizen but Taiwan does. 臺灣是一個國家

  42. TechGoggles
    8 päeva tagasi

    If buzzfeed is your news source your are doomed

  43. Lisa Flynn
    Lisa Flynn
    9 päeva tagasi

    Very well done. And something that needs to be said So we are all more educated in this area. Thank you again John!

  44. Atreus Balt
    Atreus Balt
    9 päeva tagasi

    Camila Harris said she was black so its racist to assume otherwise. Sorry John. Check your bigotry.

  45. Pet Shop
    Pet Shop
    9 päeva tagasi

    When you also forget that a lot of asian kids in school in their own country face that same pressure to be perfect and get great grades and succeed. It's not just when they come here you know.

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  47. iKhanKing
    9 päeva tagasi

    Wow, thanks white dude for telling me what my experience with racism is as an Asian

  48. Laurie Guilbeau
    Laurie Guilbeau
    9 päeva tagasi

    The problem with the model minority myth is that it's backwards logic. It says that the solution to racism is for racial minorities to be "respectable" before we should have to respect them. That's not the case because every human being deserves a basic level of respect. They deserve equity in our society, no matter their level of "success" or cultural features. Not only are white people given that, they are given so much "respect" that they don't have go to jail after they murder a Chinese-American man.

  49. Kelly Spoto
    Kelly Spoto
    10 päeva tagasi

    The irony of this moron! First of all...prior to this segment I doubt he knew jacksquat about Asian hold off the condescending tone. Secondly if "Asian American" is overly broad...what is the term "white?"...its an umbrella term that houses alot of different ethnicities. So to claim it's all because of our "white supremacist system" is asinine. But what's to be expected from a liberal loon. And just to point out it's this gaslighting asshats party that has termed Asian Americans as "white adjacent" and wants to limit their admissions into highest halls of education. Dont fall their propaganda. Asian Americans want a system that works off merit because they understand hard work pays off. We need EQUALITY not EQUITY.

  50. daniel fayemi
    daniel fayemi
    10 päeva tagasi

    I wish this John Oliver's logic can be used in the gender and other issues, "gender pay gap" et al

  51. abhineet chaudhary
    abhineet chaudhary
    10 päeva tagasi

    The disparity is because of type of immigrants not discrimination. I assume they all face equal discrimination or absence of that. Most Indian and Chinese who reach USA today are from the priveleged part of thier own society. Where as the Burmese and Mongolese its not that difficult and many come as refugees.

  52. carthanas
    10 päeva tagasi

    You ain't slick John. I see you sneaking Mustafa Ali in at the end. You can't hide your love of WWE from me.

  53. tigerbalm
    10 päeva tagasi

    If you try to shake my hand, I will give u Covi!

  54. Jarod 1999
    Jarod 1999
    10 päeva tagasi

    0:40 I know Randall park I like him as an actor.

  55. Abhishek Shukla
    Abhishek Shukla
    11 päeva tagasi

    Meanwhile India Americans making anerica great

  56. Mr Cheemsburger on blitz
    Mr Cheemsburger on blitz
    11 päeva tagasi

    John has fantasy’s about a man in a red bee costume confirmed

  57. Breezy Breezy
    Breezy Breezy
    11 päeva tagasi

    Nothing changed, the US is resenting and beating up China right now,

  58. Captain Doomsday
    Captain Doomsday
    11 päeva tagasi

    It's always jarring to me to hear that India is part of Asia. It's so distinct from East Asia culturally and in how people think of it, but this entire massively-populated area is just lumped in. Like, at LEAST split your "Asia" into quadrants. And the phrase "model minority" is implicitly creepy. Once there's an ideal way for specifically minorities to act, there is some palpable evil going on.

  59. Lutdoo Tutdoo
    Lutdoo Tutdoo
    11 päeva tagasi

    Ah, so John Oliver is pointing out the problem of bucketing millions of people into their race. How revolutionary...

  60. worship the comedy god seo eunkwang or else
    worship the comedy god seo eunkwang or else
    11 päeva tagasi

    like look at all the poverty in asian countries....I don't understand how you can say that asians are a "culturally meritocratic society" when theres a huge wealth gap among the continent. people act like asians and asian americans are the same, like the ccp represents chinatown, and yet, "asians as successful model minorities" doesn't even hold up in asia itself. the real reason is that americans use the term "model minority" to justify the limitations in immigration quotas, and use us as a prop to fuel the myth of the american dream. "you can only become successful in america, not in those poor countries". the purveyors of this myth fail to realize then, that this directly contradicts the idea of "asian culture" being the sole reason for asian american success. you could argue then, that the reason is a combination of both "asian culture" and the opportunities of the american dream that make the model minority. However, that is also disproven statistically by the success gap between asian american groups as well. the only reason why theres so many "successful asians", is simply because of confirmation bias, and the fact that the immigration quotas, which prioritize young entrepeneurs, from the 1960s have since stayed the exact same.

  61. playerpage
    12 päeva tagasi

    As the father of two Chinese Asian children myself, I hope I don't get piled on--but I would just point out that the Chinese Exclusion Act was NOT the first time groups were signaled out in the law by name. Anti-slave laws, Anti-Mormon laws, Anti-Irish laws, Anti-Semitic laws, etc.

  62. GiacoC
    12 päeva tagasi

    There were many outrageous and right things said in this vid.Only thing is....racism was there and always be there because....point out differences is in human natoru not only on base of skin but LITERALLY EVERYTHING EVERYDAY... Positive racism IS a thing and if it was only racism to left in society...then it is awesome! Even in my country we have vietnamese and their community is prime example of hard work and success. Starting in used to be closed country...with nothing. Now after decades being one of most prosperous around and our people take them as one of our own and applaud their work ethics and mentality. WTF is wrong with that? They are awesome you hear it? And we love them. So gtfo with your binary american bullsh*t all the time. Life is not 1s and and white so don't try to put it like it is all the time in every topic. Dont try to force suicide rate within Asian minority is caused by nice racism of white men. It is mostly caused by tiger parenting (it is a term look it up) of their own culture and this pressure is part of the SAME problem in China, Japan and quit your narrative. Also to say they don't seek help enough compare to rest of the country. In reality? NOBODY IN WHOLE WORLD can compare to Americans and their psychiatric junkiness. You are slaves of pharma and 75% of antidepressants worldwide are consumed in USA only. This is not something to be proud of or using it as "standart" for any measure. So quit it too... I hate FOX and all the proTrump bullsh*ters...but how can you be so loudly against them when you are doing completly the same for your narratives and bending of reality........just quit it...this topic is strong enough without this antics...

  63. Rixilia
    12 päeva tagasi

    Well known joe: "Joe mama"

  64. TheKentuckyNightmare
    12 päeva tagasi

    I rue the day the SJWs took over the writing staff of this show. It's become performative activism, if not self-flagellation. Just a series of hyperbolic non-sequiturs and appeals to emotion.

  65. Charlene Schofield
    Charlene Schofield
    12 päeva tagasi

    Nice summary of naive, cherry-picked, misleading, and sometimes false Liberal talking points. If you really care about Asian American data then I would suggest the following although I suspect that most of the simplistic Liberal talk about Asian Americans these days is mainly to support the political power of Liberals rather than promote any genuine concern for understanding Asian Americans. We should raise taxes on grossly overpaid television personalities like John Oliver who are basically saying whatever will increase their ratings regardless of its accuracy or veracity.

  66. ChefJeff789
    13 päeva tagasi

    I've long been disappointed at the representation of Asian-Americans in film in particular. Most of them are "funny people" or play some level of stereotype - we haven't come that far from Breakfast at Tiffany's in some ways. Example: I thought it would have been awesome if some of the new Star Trek shows featured a strong Asian figure as captain, but instead we got an Asian captain who died almost immediately and then came back as her literal evil twin and a second show starring a reluctant white guy who already played a captain years ago. *facepalm*

  67. liam tolen
    liam tolen
    13 päeva tagasi

    A rich Englishman is the moral compass for Americans? Nothing but a bunch of malarkey from a conceited cracked actor

  68. Jose Sequera
    Jose Sequera
    13 päeva tagasi

    Mustafa Ali. in the heart of the staff of the show

  69. kc1469
    13 päeva tagasi

    Thank you for speaking the truth for Asian Americans.

  70. L L
    L L
    13 päeva tagasi

    "The criminal justice more race art than race science." Judicial color spectrum. Soo true. White---------Asian--------Hispanic--------Black 0yrs-----------------------------------------------------life That explains why the white guys who killed that Chinese man got no time and the Capitol terrorist got 8 months. Yet a black woman unknowingly voting illegally gets 5 years. Smh.

  71. NOAH R
    NOAH R
    13 päeva tagasi


  72. Matthew Marr
    Matthew Marr
    13 päeva tagasi

    Wow, in my mind Asia has always very clearly meant someone from somewhere between Burma to Viet Nam. I'd also like to point out that a European American can mean anyone from anywhere from Ireland to Georgia.

  73. Matthew Marr
    Matthew Marr
    13 päeva tagasi

    0:30 Oh! Oh! I know the ansewr to this one! Its Donnie.....Yan......Yun?......Yen. Shit, had to IMDb that one.

  74. OwlRTA
    14 päeva tagasi

    to be fair, Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, so he is technically Asian American

  75. Hasher
    14 päeva tagasi

    10:55 Hope you make similar video about Japan where even in 2021 they still have signs outside their shops, bars etc. saying "Only Japanese".

  76. Kosmas Fostinis
    Kosmas Fostinis
    14 päeva tagasi

    Bin Laden also Asian .... But yeah Americans and geography 😂😂😂

    1. Kosmas Fostinis
      Kosmas Fostinis
      11 päeva tagasi

      @LastBreath Arab and Middle Eastern countries... Not all are Arabs over there 😅😅😅

    2. LastBreath
      12 päeva tagasi

      yes. Arabs are Asiatic.

  77. Jay Zee
    Jay Zee
    14 päeva tagasi

    I still love you JOHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. its not coming home sorry England
    its not coming home sorry England
    14 päeva tagasi

    Seriously, just leave America. The next few years anti-Asian sentiment is only going to get worse and worse when US goes further into decline. When the American economy collapse, the politicians and billionaires are jist gonna scapegoat certain communities. Mark my word

  79. religiondoesn't paytaxes
    religiondoesn't paytaxes
    14 päeva tagasi

    1587, "Luzonians" arrive in Morro Bay, (San Luis Obispo) California on board the galleon ship Nuestra Señora de Esperanza under the command of Spanish Captain Pedro de Unamuno. 1595, Filipino sailors aboard a Spanish "galleon" the San Agustin which was commanded by Captain Sebastian Rodriguez Cermeno arrive on the shores of Point Reyes outside the mouth of the Bay Area. The ship was on a trip to Acapulco before it was shipwrecked on the aforementioned area. 17th century 1635, an "East Indian" is listed in Jamestown, Virginia. 18th century 1763, Filipinos established the small settlement of Saint Malo in the bayous of Louisiana, after fleeing mistreatment aboard Spanish ships. Since there were no Filipino women with them, the "Manilamen," as they were known, married Cajun and Native American women. 1778, Chinese sailors first arrive to Hawaii. Many settled and married Hawaiian women. 1785, Chinese sailors of an American ship reached Baltimore. 19th century 1815, Filipinos working as shrimp fishermen and smugglers in Louisiana serve under General Andrew Jackson's American forces in the War of 1812 and as artillery gunners at the Battle of New Orleans. 1820s, Chinese (mostly merchants, sailors, and students) begin to immigrate via Sino-U.S. maritime trade. 1841, Captain Whitfield, commanding an American whaler in the Pacific, rescues five shipwrecked Japanese sailors. Four disembark at Honolulu. Manjiro Nakahama stays on board returning with Whitfield to Fairhaven, Massachusetts. After attending school in New England and adopting the name John Manjiro, he later becomes an interpreter for Commodore Matthew Perry. 1850, seventeen survivors of a Japanese shipwreck were saved by an American freighter; In 1852, the group joins Commodore Matthew Perry to help open diplomatic relations with Japan. One of them, Joseph Heco (Hikozo Hamada) later becomes a naturalized US citizen. 1854, People v. Hall, the California Supreme Court case that denied the rights of Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans to testify against white citizens. 1861-1865, Approximately 70 Chinese and Filipinos enlist in the Union Army and Union Navy during the American Civil War. Smaller numbers serve in the armed forces of the Confederate States of America. 1861 The utopian minister Thomas Lake Harris of the Brotherhood of the New Life visits England, where he meets Nagasawa Kanaye, who becomes a convert. Nagasawa returns to the US with Harris and follows him to Fountaingrove in Santa Rosa, California. When Harris leaves the Californian commune, Nagasawa became the leader and remained there until his death in 1932. 1862, California imposes a tax of $2.50 a month on every Chinese man. 1865, The Central Pacific Railroad Co. recruits Chinese workers for the transcontinental railroad from California to Utah. Many are killed or injured in the harsh conditions blasting through difficult mountain terrain. 1869, A group of Japanese build the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony in Gold Hill, California 1869, The Fourteenth Amendment gives full citizenship to every person born in the United States, regardless of race. 1877, Denis Kearney organizes anti-Chinese movement in San Francisco and forms the Workingmen's Party of California, alleging that Chinese workers took lower wages, poorer conditions, and longer hours than white workers were willing to tolerate. 1878, Chinese are ruled ineligible for naturalized citizenship. 1882, Chinese Exclusion Act is passed banning immigration of laborers from China. Students and businessmen are allowed. Large numbers of Chinese gain entry by claiming American birth.[16] 1884, Philip Jason, a Korean independence activist and physician who later became an American citizen among Koreans for the first time, arrived in the United States. 1886 The Rock Springs massacre in Wyoming leaves 28 Chinese miners dead. 1887, Robbers kill 31 Chinese miners Snake River, Oregon. 1890, In Hawaiʻi, then an independent country, sugar plantations hire large numbers of Japanese, Chinese and Filipinos. They form a majority of the population by 1898. 1898 Hawaiʻi joins the U.S. as a territory. Most residents are Asian and they receive full U.S. citizenship. 1898 The Philippines joins the U.S. as a territory. The residents of the Philippines become U.S. nationals but not citizens. 1902, Yone Noguchi publishes The American Diary of a Japanese Girl. 1903 Ahn Chang Ho, pen name Dosan, founded the Friendship Society in 1903 and the Mutual Assistant Society. 1904, Seungman Rhee (이승만), comes to the U.S. to earn a B.A at George Washington University and a Ph.D from Princeton University. In 1910, he returned to Korea and became a political activist during Japanese occupation of Korea. He later became the first president of South Korea. 1906 The San Francisco Board of Education segregates Japanese students, but withdraws at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt and protests by the Japanese government. 1907, Gentlemen's Agreement between United States and Japan that Japan would stop issuing passports for new laborers. 1910, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay opens as the major station for as many as 175,000 Chinese and 60,000 Japanese immigrants between 1910 and 1940. 1913, California bans Japanese immigrants ("Issei") from purchasing land; land is purchased instead in the names of U.S. born children ("Nisei") who are citizens 1924, United States Immigration Act of 1924 (Oriental Exclusion Act) banned most immigration from Asia. The quota for most Asian countries is zero. Public opinion in Japan is outraged by the insult. 1927, in the infamous case of Lum v. Rice the Supreme Court found that states possess the right to define a Chinese student as non-white for the purpose of segregating them in public schools. 1930, Anti-Filipino riot occurred in Watsonville, California. 1933, Filipinos are ruled ineligible for citizenship barring immigration. Roldan v. Los Angeles County found that existing California anti-miscegenation laws did not bar Filipino-white marriages, but the state quickly moved to amend the law and made it so that Filipinos could no longer marry White people. 1935, Tydings-McDuffie Act gives "Commonwealth" status to the Philippines hence allowing immigration of Filipinos; Philippines independence is scheduled for 1946 1940, Bruce Lee was born November 27, 1940 in the Chinatown area of San Francisco, California 1902, Yone Noguchi publishes The American Diary of a Japanese Girl. 1903 Ahn Chang Ho, pen name Dosan, founded the Friendship Society in 1903 and the Mutual Assistant Society. 1904, Seungman Rhee (이승만), comes to the U.S. to earn a B.A at George Washington University and a Ph.D from Princeton University. In 1910, he returned to Korea and became a political activist during Japanese occupation of Korea. He later became the first president of South Korea. 1906 The San Francisco Board of Education segregates Japanese students, but withdraws at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt and protests by the Japanese government. 1907, Gentlemen's Agreement between United States and Japan that Japan would stop issuing passports for new laborers. 1910, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay opens as the major station for as many as 175,000 Chinese and 60,000 Japanese immigrants between 1910 and 1940. 1913, California bans Japanese immigrants ("Issei") from purchasing land; land is purchased instead in the names of U.S. born children ("Nisei") who are citizens 1924, United States Immigration Act of 1924 (Oriental Exclusion Act) banned most immigration from Asia. The quota for most Asian countries is zero. Public opinion in Japan is outraged by the insult. 1927, in the infamous case of Lum v. Rice the Supreme Court found that states possess the right to define a Chinese student as non-white for the purpose of segregating them in public schools. 1930, Anti-Filipino riot occurred in Watsonville, California. 1933, Filipinos are ruled ineligible for citizenship barring immigration. Roldan v. Los Angeles County found that existing California anti-miscegenation laws did not bar Filipino-white marriages, but the state quickly moved to amend the law and made it so that Filipinos could no longer marry White people. 1935, Tydings-McDuffie Act gives "Commonwealth" status to the Philippines hence allowing immigration of Filipinos; Philippines independence is scheduled for 1946

  80. religiondoesn't paytaxes
    religiondoesn't paytaxes
    14 päeva tagasi

    Fun fact: Filipino-Americans exist mainly because the United States bought the Philippines for twenty million dollars from Spain. Although there were already a few Filipino men(mostly sailors) who settled in the American continent and married Native Americans because of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade that lasted for about two hundred and fifty years.

  81. Elaine Bell
    Elaine Bell
    14 päeva tagasi

    How do I know America is failing us? Because I have to turn to comedians to learn about American history. I learned about the Japanese internment camps and the Great Wall of China in middle school and that was pretty much it for Asian history. I only learned about Chinese people building our railroads because I'm a big Bentley Little fan. Yeah, let's keep defunding our public schools! /s

  82. David Sigrist
    David Sigrist
    14 päeva tagasi

    Another reason why race is a bad idea.

  83. ColbiGL
    15 päeva tagasi

    Me clicking: hoping they mention 442nt of ww2.

  84. alot maple
    alot maple
    15 päeva tagasi

    As an asian-american i disagree with right wing bullshit

  85. Zoch Buppet
    Zoch Buppet
    15 päeva tagasi

    Swearing for views and money. Americans also gaga over English accents. Im surprised there aren't more English tv show hosts in the U.S.

  86. Natalia Ivashkina
    Natalia Ivashkina
    16 päeva tagasi

    OMG our beloved Jollibee!!! timestamp: 14:05

  87. Azhag Dark
    Azhag Dark
    16 päeva tagasi

    Why did you only focus on East Asians, and not, you know, the Middle east?

  88. Madgicarp
    16 päeva tagasi

    It leaves a really bad taste in the mouth when you hear a celebrity with such a huge platform praising kuchiyama, a person who "admired" Bin Laden and saw him in the same light as revolutionary leaders like Che Guevara. Also adhering to Maoism, an ideology which led to things like the great leap forward and the cultural revolution in China. It's really scary to see people like this glorified like that just because they had a few good views but ignoring the deeply disturbing ones... Otherwise good piece exposing how AAPI people are treated. Just be more careful in the future about who you endorse

  89. Amber Thompson
    Amber Thompson
    16 päeva tagasi

    Smashing Japanese cars bad. Smashing police cars good.

    1. Flame
      16 päeva tagasi

      smashing police cars bad, training police for more than a few months good.

  90. Jr Rj
    Jr Rj
    16 päeva tagasi

    Umm. Chinese people were not the first to be disqualified..native tribes were

  91. paco ramon
    paco ramon
    17 päeva tagasi

    1st World Problems.

  92. Painkiller28
    17 päeva tagasi

    I thank you John, for putting out this Episode at this hard time for every Asian especially the Chinese Americans. I am a Chinese immigrant living in Canada, but I am shocked by what is happening to the Asian North Americans.

  93. Dakilang Maginoo
    Dakilang Maginoo
    17 päeva tagasi

    The CPP didnt need to fight a war with US, they just send bunch of chinese in the US and slowly make them the government.

  94. 伏見猿比古
    17 päeva tagasi

    I'm not saying John Oliver wants to fuck Jollibee but I'm also not saying that he doesn't want to fuck Jollibee.

  95. Stephanie k
    Stephanie k
    17 päeva tagasi

    Thank you British Jon Oliver for taking up the cause and schooling Americans on the terrible atrocities committed by the country he chose to move to. 🙄 Look I am Korean-American and I have experienced my fare share of racism which has affected my personal and professional life. But, you know what? I do not needlessly whine about it or dwell on it because the good always comes with the bad. I love my country even though I recognize it can improve. I assume that is the case for Jon Oliver too. The difference is I think he thinks videos like this will help change it; I think it will, but in a non-constructive way. Who is the audience for this video? Mostly Asian young people are going to watch this. It strikes an angry tone and encourages young people to blame and self-victimize (my opinion). Look, crummy things have happened here, but crummy things happen everywhere! Yes, you can find congressional documents that are outright racist in intent and language but those were feeble efforts of weak minded scared men to self protect from things they did not know, and they did not stop the progress. Why do I love America? The way I look at it, the world shows that humans are impulsively tribal. We want to hord things for ourselves and those we consider our tribe. The general direction of the last 1000 years or so has been the trend of expanding our definition of who our tribe is. It went from being our immediate kinsmen, to our tribe, to our city state, to our ethnicity (all of which naturally necessitated some distant shared blood or kinship) to our nation state. Colonization was driven by self interested tribalism. By that point in history the definition of "tribe" had expanded, but not enough to view conquered peoples as having potential to become part of the "tribe". Our American revolution started out of "breach of tribe". "Hey we are part of the British tribe, why aren't we being treated like we are?" To their credit our forefathers, despite being raised, educated, normalized in the tribal mindset started to think outside of it. Yes they still held many beliefs that today we would consider racist, but it is because of their willingness to BEGIN the process of challenging tribalism mindset that our society places more value on all people today. They both challenged it with words like "We hold these truths to be self evident that ALL men are created equal," and acknowledged the tribal desire of groups/tribes to dominate over others with setting up a government system that respected the decision of the majority but also sought to protect protections of the minority. Washington's warning against partisan politics was an appeal to resist the urge to settle back into tribalism. The founders of our country methodically established a government system that recognized that humans naturally want to be tribal but that humans thrive best when powerful tribes are not allowed to completely dominate less powerful ones. Yes, I know, slavery. While the main thought forefathers did not adequately challenge slavery, their new thoughts on each life being equal regardless of which tribe they belonged to created tension for them. I believe they recognized the evil, but considering how hard it had been to just win independence and freedom to create not only a new nation/ tribe, but one that's whole premise of governing differed from any other that existed, they felt powerless to make the necessary change. AND we have to remember that they had already come such a long ways from the pervading ideology they had been raised by. (Most of us can barely handle challenging our accepted norms in daily life like changing where we sit at work.) Not all the forefathers, because there were some who were along for the ride to create a new tribe where they were top dogs (but we don't generally remember those ones or honor them.) But the true thought leaders like Jefferson, Madison, Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, Monroe, Adams, all contributed pieces to the understanding to create a government that sought to encourage individuals to break free from tribes. The philosophy they built the government on encouraged the people to think of the dignity of humanity not just of a preferred tribe. They set the wheel in motion, not perfectly but pretty darn well. It is then left to each following generation to build and improve on the ideals they set forth. Unfortunately our country is sinking back into tribalism with fear mongering and victimization narratives (both parties are guilty of both). I fear that even videos like this that attempt to bring awareness just entrench people in tribalism. Asians that moved here and stayed did so because the system here is generally speaking more respectful of human dignity than the ones they came from. Even with the hurtful things experienced, we have been able to live better more free lives here than the countries we or our ancestors came from.

  96. d v
    d v
    17 päeva tagasi

    Let’s not have a conversation. Let’s just keep getting on with our lives...and play more sports.

  97. Ashton Lonee
    Ashton Lonee
    18 päeva tagasi

    model minority is true but it is just east asians regardless of wealth and education of the original immigrant

  98. Ashton Lonee
    Ashton Lonee
    18 päeva tagasi

    kamala harris isnt considered asian american by most asian americans

  99. K H
    K H
    18 päeva tagasi

    I may never perform my stand ups or other things I create, but ,this is more important. PLEASE ,PLEASE PLEASE , STOP 🛑 leaving out the AFRICA part ... ASIAN AMERICANS ..are AFRICAN ASIAN AMERICANS.... John, besides a very few, you can fight the hate and deniers of human history. ..just tired of humans ignoring their great,great ,great grand parents

  100. Throw Away
    Throw Away
    19 päeva tagasi

    TIGER WOODS and Senator DANIEL INOUYE were the only American Asians I could name. Myths busted: I suck at math. I'm 6'3". I drove a Silverado 4x4, lifted 6" with 36" mudder tires. Have no accent (business english - I think they call it.) Mixed race family. Dad, white (Career US Military Officer). Mom, Asian. Experienced Homelessness, hence the name "throw away" people. Some of my experiences: a) "go back to your country" most comment I hear. I have videos. I think it broke my dad's heart to hear people say that to me. b) Mom IS RACIST. I was Beaten for bringing home black friend from school. Recently, I hoped her cancer will be a painful death after she tried to contact me. Dad had black friends and they stayed at the house many times. But.....Dad would yell Asian epithets at tv on (Asian theater of operations) network news, in front of us kids. I think that made us ashamed of our ethnicity. c) My sister and I were sent home from school with a note - creates disturbances when speaking to each other in foreign language. Parent's told us never speak our 2nd language. We only speak English now. Student threw a Cherry Bomb at me which stuck in my shirt collar and exploded, throwing me off my bike, while riding. Loveland Elementary (Aurora, Colorado??) and Carriage Hill Elementary (Papillion, Nebraska). Both schools sucked for us. I never had issues at Fort Crook Elementary (Omaha,NE) or Logan Fontenelle (Bellevue, NE). d) Overseas, treated like foreigners on base (constantly stopped for ID among a group of American students going to school). Treated with disdain by the locals because we didn't speak the language. e) I've been threatened with violence in Branson, Mo by a group of 8 people on the 4th of July. Me (boating with white friends - their first time there as well) and a black kid (playing on a rope swing) were the only non-white people I saw that day on the lake of the Ozarks - but it was super, super crowded. If anyone remember E.F. Hutton commerials, it was like that. I would boat past and people stopped mid-beer guzzling or mid-sentence - just automatic silence and dirty stares. f) almost shot by Sheriff for carrying a black and white GOLF UMBRELLA. I am old and disabled. The local police stopped me as well. Officer didn't even get out of his car. He laughed at the report of "Asian man carrying a rifle" when he saw my umbrella. Why wasn't the person calling in a false report, arrested? g) But most racist place I have ever lived: Hawaii. "kill Haouli day" (kill white people day) in high school. if they couldn't find the white person they were looking for, they took it out on their car. So many fights only based on ethnicity. My dad selected Hawaii as duty station so he could "protect us from racism".