John Oliver Demands Black Americans Receive Reparations

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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?

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Pat
Pat
1 month ago

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.

nycguy 10036
nycguy 10036
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat

How about the welfare benefits, Medicaid, Section 8 housing, food stamps, affirmative action programs, college scholarships???? Aren’t those all a form of reparations?

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 month ago
Reply to  nycguy 10036

ABSOLUTELY!!!

Namvet
Namvet
1 month ago
Reply to  nycguy 10036

How about the free electronics, clothing, food taken during their destructive tirads in Seattle, Minneapolis, Portland et.al

Kdub
Kdub
1 month ago
Reply to  nycguy 10036

One would certainly think so!!! GREAT point!

Mark Brickey
Mark Brickey
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat

Thank you!

John
John
1 month ago

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.

Mark Brickey
Mark Brickey
1 month ago
Reply to  John

YUP!

RedRam
RedRam
1 month ago
Reply to  John

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!

Kdub
Kdub
1 month ago
Reply to  RedRam

Great point! I agree!!!

Redwolf
Redwolf
1 month ago

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.

Kim Contreras
1 month ago
Reply to  Redwolf

Exactly my factual point! Somebody needs to dig into slavery’s history!

Kdub
Kdub
1 month ago
Reply to  Redwolf

And the choir says AMEN!!!!!

Ric
Ric
1 month ago

Target John Oliver is he a scared white guy afraid of blacks.

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago
Reply to  Ric

I doubt he lives near the hood.

Eric
1 month ago

Let Africa pay the reparations!!! I have never or will never have slaves!!

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
1 month ago

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?

FrankF
FrankF
1 month ago

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

Eric
1 month ago

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!!!!!

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric

And plenty of free-loaders.

Kdub
Kdub
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric

And there are quite a few many more of us who have been right there along side of you doing the same doggone thing!

TJefferson
TJefferson
1 month ago

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!

Eric
1 month ago

John Oliver should pay there reparations if he feels the need?????

Nancy Forrest
Nancy Forrest
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric

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…

Clifton Brewer
Clifton Brewer
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric

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.

Last edited 1 month ago by Clifton Brewer
Neta
Neta
1 month ago

Another “has been” needing attention so he opens his mouth and puts his foot in it.

Tim
Tim
1 month ago

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!

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

BINGO for most people.

DENNIS REEVES
1 month ago

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.”

Jack65
1 month ago

The only valid reparations that makes sense are brain reparations.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jack65
FrankF
FrankF
1 month ago

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.

ranman
ranman
1 month ago

Limy POS !!!
Nough said…………..

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago

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.

Linda K Banks
Linda K Banks
1 month ago

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

Brando
Brando
1 month ago

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.

Last edited 1 month ago by Brando
Brando
Brando
1 month ago
Reply to  Brando

618,222 men died in the Civil War

blondie
blondie
1 month ago
Reply to  Brando

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……

David
David
1 month ago

There are no slaves or slave owners currently living in the U.S.A. or have lived here since 1865.

Joanne
Joanne
1 month ago

Democrats were the ones who wanted slavery. Let them pay for reparations.

Carlo
Carlo
1 month ago

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.

Steve Bau
Steve Bau
1 month ago

Steve Bau

C.Meredith
1 month ago

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.

Ricky G Bost
Ricky G Bost
1 month ago

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.

Anti communism
Anti communism
1 month ago

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

TruthLaser
TruthLaser
1 month ago

Reparations and civil war, one and inseparable.

Albin
1 month ago

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 .

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 month ago
Reply to  Albin

This idiot wouldn’t make 5 cents in whatever sheet hole he came from.
But, thinks we should listen to him.
Joke!

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 month ago

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!!!

Mark Brickey
Mark Brickey
1 month ago

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.

Allen
Allen
1 month ago

F that POS. Send HIM to Oklahoma. I will give that MFer reparations.

james bright
james bright
1 month ago

You threw me when you said star.

William R Wyatt
William R Wyatt
1 month ago

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

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
1 month ago

For what you leftist POS?

Kmc
Kmc
1 month ago

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!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 month ago

This idiot is not even an American.
Go back to your sheet hole country ASAP!

Jerry Moore
Jerry Moore
1 month ago

Oliver is a stupid mfing communist socialist democrat and should be destroyed

Charles Baldwin
Charles Baldwin
1 month ago

I have been dumped on and discriminated against in favor of blacks for 60 years. DO I get reparations from them?

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

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!

Falcon
Falcon
1 month ago

Who is this moron and why do we care what he thinks.

Bob Britt
1 month ago

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.

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 month ago

He IS a comedian, so it’s a joke……a BAD joke, like the comedian that he is.

Mike
1 month ago

This guy is a sell out who gives a shit with this guy thinks or does or says?

Gary Fernett
Gary Fernett
1 month ago

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.

typicalwhiteguy
typicalwhiteguy
1 month ago

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.

Gary Meek
1 month ago

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.

Fedupwithitall
Fedupwithitall
1 month ago

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!!

Linda Morgan
Linda Morgan
1 month ago

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.

Elaine
Elaine
1 month ago

Get serious. You jerk

Andrea Parker
Andrea Parker
1 month ago

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