HBO’s John Oliver, host of ‘Last Week Tonight,’ is now demanding that black Americans receive reparations for slavery and arguing against a ‘color-blind’ approach to race.
As The Daily Wire reports:
John Oliver, host of HBO’s fake news show, “Last Week Tonight,” believes the U.S. government should pay monetary restitution to black Americans to compensate for the country’s past racism. “The only really strange thing about [it],” he argued Sunday night, “is that we haven’t done it yet.”
Citing Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2014 Atlantic article, “The Case for Reparations,” the British comedian based his argument not on slavery but on housing discrimination.
The 44-year-old then specifically said reparations needs to be a federal policy because “ultimately, this isn’t something cities or states can do on their own.”
“It took the power and resources of the federal government to enforce racism on this scale,” Oliver said, “and only the federal government can truly grapple with the consequences.”
Are Americans ready to follow the advice of a far-left, anti-Trump comedian and support slavery reparations?
They were paid reparations by all the blood that was spilled by the black and white soldiers that fought for their freedom. Are you going to give reparations to the families of the soldiers who died to give them their freedom.
How about the welfare benefits, Medicaid, Section 8 housing, food stamps, affirmative action programs, college scholarships???? Aren’t those all a form of reparations?
How about the free electronics, clothing, food taken during their destructive tirads in Seattle, Minneapolis, Portland et.al
One would certainly think so!!! GREAT point!
John Oliver should give reparations to whom ever he wants. Let’s see even one of these virtue signaling leftist elitist assholes put their money where their mouths are. I don’t see any line forming.
Since it was the British flagged and crewed slave ships who first brought slaves to the New World to work their Caribbean sugar cane plantations and then to what is now the USA to work cotton plantations in order to ship the raw product back to England, this British “comedian” should be the first in line to donate everything he owns to the reparation effort. Now that would be entertaining!
Great point! I agree!!!
If they want reparations they need to get on the first plane to the African country of their choice and collect them from the descendants of the people who kidnapped and sold their ancestors into slavery.
Exactly my factual point! Somebody needs to dig into slavery’s history!
And the choir says AMEN!!!!!
Target John Oliver is he a scared white guy afraid of blacks.
I doubt he lives near the hood.
Let Africa pay the reparations!!! I have never or will never have slaves!!
Open your wallet first and wen thats gone tap your leftists friends. Oh wait it has to be other peoples money.
Besides who the hell are you?
Give they a free trip to Africa and put on the no fly list and not entry back into the US. If they are a criminal make it a free trim to the South Pole with a tent an warm clothes or maybe all the drugs they can use and if they can swim back to the US get free life in jail
I have been the slave for 30 yrs of work I have done in this country and have paid for free babies free food free healthcare free housing!!!!!
And plenty of free-loaders.
And there are quite a few many more of us who have been right there along side of you doing the same doggone thing!
who cares what that moron says! They been collecting reparations since the welfare state began, that’s what the commiecrats use to keep them on the plantation!
John Oliver should pay there reparations if he feels the need?????
Comedian John Oliver should pay for reparations from his own pocket or, better still, drag his sorry behind back to Britain, where he belongs, since he obviously doesn’t approve of or admire anything in America. And Oliver is in good company; neither did the King of England when we kicked his sorry behind to the curb more than 200 years ago. Mr. Oliver, try to speak your mind in Britain, where there is no First Amedment protections for free speech, even parody, and then tell me America is not the greatest nation there is! If our nation is not The Best of the Best in the World, then why, pray tell, Mr. Oliver, are you still here? There’s the door…
Exactly, he can split out his money to whatever he thinks is adequate. Then take all his assets, liquidate them, then split all his cash into equal “adequate” amounts. Then give everything out to as many black Americans as there are equal amounts, of course leaving one pile for himself. I used the term black Americans rather than African-Americans because there’s many thousands of these individuals who can’t trace their heritage directly back to Africa. If they came from other countries not directly from the African continent on their way to America, they need to seek out reparations from the first country their ancestors were sold into slavery.
Another “has been” needing attention so he opens his mouth and puts his foot in it.
Good for him, he can go to his bank,drain his accounts,& go hand it out!
I personally had nothing to do with slavery,nor did any of my ancestors+ therefore I owe nobody anything!
BINGO for most people.
HE WAS NOT A SLAVE NOR DO I BELIEVE THAT HE IS REMOTELY KIN TO ANYONE WHO WAS A SLAVE, AND DO NOT COME HERE WITH THIS DNA CRAP BECAUSE BACK IN THE 1700’s AND 1800’s, THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS DNA. THOSE BONES ARE GONE BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM. AS THE BIBLE SAYS., ” FROM THE DUST YE CAME AND TO THE DUST YE SHAT RETURN.”
The only valid reparations that makes sense are brain reparations.
We all know lots of blacks who are doing very well even some that are very rich, but the worked for what they have just like most of us, back in the 50 when I was a teen in central Ill I got picked up lots of times because I was a dago from Chicago and I must have committed a crime so my uncle would have to come get me out of jail. We all go thru some thing. But if you work you can do most anything and dont have to gangbang or sell drugs of rob and steel like a lot of kids do now, in Chicago the south side has been like that for many years like from 1920 now is south & west sides that are bad, need to go in and arrest and put them away and long terms for drug and violent crimes, but no the Dems what no bail so they can go do more crimes and to hell with going to court. Should be fight with police you will be sorry shot at, or try to kill a cop they should shoot you just have cams on all the time, now is possible to have life cam feeds 24/7 on all police to record everything so as to stop all the BS that is being made up to say cops are just out to kill or hurt blacks.
Limy POS !!!
Isn’t this guy white? If you want to give blacks reparations, use your OWN MONEY! Not mine! I think FREEDOM and the 650 thousand, mostly white, dead soldiers are “payment “ enough.
I never owned slaves you pay them if you think they are owed anything.What about Indians blacks want to pay them for taking their land. STOP WITH THE RACE CARD
10.7 million Africans were victims of slavery. Only about 388,000 went to America. That’s right: a tiny percentage. In fact, the overwhelming percentage of the African slaves were shipped directly to the Caribbean and South America; Brazil received 4.86 million Africans alone! Some scholars estimate that another 60,000 to 70,000 Africans ended up in the United States after touching down in the Caribbean first, so that would bring the total to approximately 450,000 Africans who arrived in the United States over the course of the slave trade.
618,222 men died in the Civil War
OMG!!! The blacks were the first to bring slaves to America & the first to sell their slaves.
That’s how American learned about slaves, from the blacks.
If one truly wants to help those enslaved, it would be the Native American Indians, who still live on reservations, most without running water or bathrooms. I’ve never known a single black to suffer like the Native American Indians. They still live in horrible conditions & their teen suicide is the highest in the world. Never, have we seen the Indians act like monsters, like the rotten blacks, burning, murdering, looting, robbing, shooting, etc. They’ve never spoken a single word about their (TODAY) living conditions, but, nobody has ever offered them help & they are the only people who deserve reparations. Never have we seen blacks lined up with no shoes & thin linen cloth clothes, being forced to march the Trail of Tears in below zero freezing & dying by the masses. The name for the biggest racist crime on earth is BLACKS……
There are no slaves or slave owners currently living in the U.S.A. or have lived here since 1865.
Democrats were the ones who wanted slavery. Let them pay for reparations.
The government needs to tell the blacks whose families had generations after generations taken care of by taxes that break time is OVER. Pay the government back. Reparations is a slap in the face to hard working non black families who never owned slaves..Reparations would basically make people work for free by taking money out of their pockets and giving it to someone who was never a slave but is black.Talk about racist act.
This “Brit”John Oliver should get on a slow boat back to his country of birth and give them advice about reparations to Ireland. Isn’t that the nation Eng lo and has been seen in a civil war with for 100 years or better. How many people fr ol m Northern Ireland would like to be repaid for the oppression and sub-standard living conditions the English military have held them down with. Do you think, Mr. John Oliver, you ought to sweep around your own back door before complaining about ours? I think so. Another thing to think about Mr.Oliver is I assume you immigrated here so if this place just isn’t up to your standards we have a popular song for that. It’s called “Hit the Road, Jack!”. Go back where you came from and take your mouth with you.
Good John Oliver, We will take your wages from your show and then give your show to a deserving Black man, that should be enough reparations.
Reparation is just another way to say communism, take from society and give it to those who are to lazy or ignorant to work and make a living on their own. It works real well just look at Cuba and Venezuela
Reparations and civil war, one and inseparable.
Go back to. Hole you spilled out from , first go to countries that First sold people s . Then lose killed in civil war … read the Declaration of Independence !!! The constitution of America and Bill of rights .
This idiot wouldn’t make 5 cents in whatever sheet hole he came from.
But, thinks we should listen to him.
THE ONLY PEOPLE AND I MEAN THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT DESERVE REPARATIONS ARE THE NATIVE AMERICANS!!! TO THIS DAY, THE AMERICAN INDIANS ARE & WERE TREATED AWFULLY BY THE GOV’T!!! THEY SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE IMMIGRANTS WE ARE GOING TO SET UP RESERVATIONS FOR YOU TO LIVE ON!!! I DO NOT BELIEVE blacks DESERVE REPARATIONS, FOR WHAT??? MOST blacks NOW WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO TRACE THEIR FAMILY TREES BACK TO BE A SLAVES!!! SO NO REPARATIONS FOR blacks, AMERICAN INDIANS ONLY!!!
I heard it somewhere earlier this week – you don’t see immigrants & boat people trying to get to ANY country but the USA.
2nd, any reparations should start from the very beginning of this chattel slavery. Americans were not the ones who went to Africa captured tribal blacks & ship them off. African Blacks sold African Blacks, Moors & Muslims/Mohammadans were the ones supplying the ships & sailors to transport. So, reparations start at the root. Blacks owe Blacks. Muslims & Moors owe reparations. They benefitted directly from the slave trade and encouraged it. Then, we also will need to find all the black, Native American and Hispanic slave owners. Oh, and what about the Spanish & French down in the Caribbean Islands?
Then, what about figuring out all the investments that slaves cost? Food, housing, medical care? Training? Transportation? What about the lazy ones who didn’t earn their keep? Are they to get the same reparations as the ones who worked hard? Are the house hands going to get the same as the field hands?
This can go on and on and on ad nauseum and it’s totally ridiculous.
F that POS. Send HIM to Oklahoma. I will give that MFer reparations.
You threw me when you said star.
This guy is full of trash, I wish he would look at the bigger picture, the Black people sold their families into slavery for money & goods. Yes white people bought them but no one living today slave owner or a slave is living today so why should our government give reparation’s???? I grew up in the greater Detroit area as a child and with Blacks, Mexicans and all others all of us had the same opportunities to succeed or other choices, America can’t help it that other people choose other ways of working & getting paid. I know black people that held better jobs than myself so please don’t use the WHITE PRIVILEGE CARD, it’s not happening today friend, people need to get up and put as much effort into real work instead of taking the easy way out, pay tax’s instead of gophers & delivery guys, buy house keys instead on kilo grams, life is what we make it for ourselves you cant choose how I live. GROW UP AMERICAN PEOPLE. GOD BLESS US ALL
For what you leftist POS?
He must think the government gets its money from the air! We are the ones having to pay for it. Get rid of Biden! He’s truly destroying our country. If my family dynamic were different I’d head for australia. We’ll just be collateral damage when the crap hits the fan!
This idiot is not even an American.
Go back to your sheet hole country ASAP!
Oliver is a stupid mfing communist socialist democrat and should be destroyed
I have been dumped on and discriminated against in favor of blacks for 60 years. DO I get reparations from them?
I would not give these parasites the dirt off of the bottom of my shoes. Repatriations? Go straight to _ell! Money? I would rather burn it!
Who is this moron and why do we care what he thinks.
Just another way for democrats to spend money. No one alive was ever a slave, and no one alive either black or white never owned a slave. Reparations, Critical Race theory, BLM and Antifa are just several of the ways and means, democrat’s want to destroy this country and do so in the name of equality. I don’t know of anyone who wants to deny blacks equality, except the democrat party. The democrats want to push racism, but democrats are behind every aspect of racism. Biden talks about unity, as do other democrats, but democrats want racisms, division and ultimately a revolution to destroy America. If you disagree with democrats or are against reparations, CRT or B LM, yo are a racist. I say bullshit to their thinking. CRT is right out of Carl Marx’s writings. It is a communistic principal and should be fought by blacks and whites. Time to wake up America. Biden and this John Oliver idiot are both loosers. Now call me a racist for telling the truth. God Bless America.
He IS a comedian, so it’s a joke……a BAD joke, like the comedian that he is.
This guy is a sell out who gives a shit with this guy thinks or does or says?
In my lifetime I have watched generation after generation of black people live off our tax dallors….a large majority of black people have no wish to work do get ahead in a country where opportunities are endless for all Americans…living off other people for 60 years is plenty of reparations….May the next generation have more drive and motivation then the last 3.
Johnny boy, as soon as you give all of your worldly possessions to the POCs of your choice and provide proof, the rest of us will consider it. Until then, shut your ignorant pie hole.
Well, well, here we go again. If John Oliver (a white man) wants to give reparations to black people, he is at liberty to do so. His family must have had a strong hand in keeping black people in bondage through slavery. But for me and my house, I ain’t about to give them any reparations because my family had nothing to do with slavery. Also, this guy is so stupid. If you belong to BLM, then your white live doesn’t matter to them. Also, what about their own people that were involved in the selling of slaves. Many black people were responsible for selling slaves. And then you are going to give them reparations for selling your own people. Get a life.
John Olivier is an IDIOT, He is a voice of 1, he does not speak for me or anyone I know. Sit down, your done!!
By all means, open up your checkbook and pay out your reparations. As a taxpayer, I shouldn’t have to pay anything to a certain race for something that was over 150+ years ago and only a small percent of landowners had slaves.
Get serious. You jerk
Facts first slave holder a black farmer. First court case to keep a slave a black freeman. Blacks owned over 10,000 slaves. There is thought to be thousands more because many blacks passed as whites and owned slaves