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John Oliver discusses the importance of Black hair, the ways it can be a target of discrimination, and some ideas to address that.

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mikey randall
mikey randall 22 minutit tagasi
9:40 I think that teacher should be more concerned with her lack of literacy. Her grammar, punctuation, and spelling are absolutely atrocious. It would have been awesome if Amia's mother had returned the letter marked with corrections, in red ink.
Liveliedub 3 tundi tagasi
"Maybe look inside yourself and figure out why that is your response to things." That sums it up.
Roman Bespartochnyy
Roman Bespartochnyy 4 tundi tagasi
As a European (Straight up, born in Ukraine) white man, this is so bizarre. It's like he just said that people hate other people for liking peanut butter. Who TF cares enough to hate/discriminate against someone because of their hair?? They must have a special kind of stupid condition, and liberal amounts of free time to think of stuff to hate people for. (yes I'm conservative, and "liberal" was used intentionally, bring on the hate, folks)
sKinc m
sKinc m 7 tundi tagasi
Hi Mr Oliver, big fan of Last week tonight I love your work. the subject talk about are very important and will happy shape the future. I thank for what you are doing. over here on the other side of the world we have a freedom of speech brewing I was hoping you would through a little bit of light on it. this is a video to start, eefrom.info/limo/hYrX1ZWTnZuTmpo/video But is shore "Friendly Jordies" satirical youtuber/ journalese/ comedian, who has been confronting some of the corruption in Australia. Unsurprisingly he is now being sued by the politician he's been going after. what is surprising is the politicians gone to the effort to send anti terrorist police squad to arrest his producer on stalking charges. Thank you for time and I hope you watch all the videos. this is a play list of the whole sage. eefrom.info/limo/qIC0nZegvMmWsaI/video
TazTom 18 tundi tagasi
The features of hair that favour culturally connected styling are immutable. The culture someone is a part of is also an immutable characteristic.
Jamal Hartley
Jamal Hartley Päev tagasi
It's honestly annoying and stupid. You can't be proud of your hair and have a job sometimes. I've always had to got to interviews packing my hair into the tightest afro, because I wear my hair naturally with twists. Some times i just straight up ask, "is my hair going to be a problem?" Sometimes I get the most bemused white faces looking back at me. Saying "No, why would it be?" And "Do people really care about that?" The fact I have to apply to jobs using my middle name which sounds more white kinda speaks to the issue.
Marlene Williams
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AndrAIa Matrixxx
AndrAIa Matrixxx Päev tagasi
Thank you🏴‍☠️
Ari K.
Ari K. Päev tagasi
I remember growing up, black purple would always harass and bully me over my accent.
Анна Тофа
Анна Тофа Päev tagasi
That is so weird, shouldn`t be like this. Imao the state of your hair should be depending on your mood and desire how you want to look like today - curly, straight, anything doesn`t matter really. the only one thing that matter - YOU have to like it, be comfortable with it, otherwise you`ll just feel miserable and doubting yourself and that`s not great at all.
___ Päev tagasi
19:40 FACTS
___ Päev tagasi
I like that these talk shows are addressing deep systemic issues, it means older audiences are going to learn this too.
Amber Rodriguez
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jimmycargo1 Päev tagasi
I get it is wrong to discriminate against black people for their hair in any way shape or form. It should never happen and is wrong. But is it really appropriation for a white person to have dreads? I didn't realize we were assholes and those hairstyles were off limits. Guess I gotta tell my redhead afro-having friend he's stealing from black people. Eventhough it's just how his hair grows.
Saad Farhan
Saad Farhan Päev tagasi
"Fucking off is always an option". Such a great advise for a lot of situations.
John Eastman
John Eastman Päev tagasi
This piece from John Oliver helps demonstrate his open mind & fearless pursuit of justice.
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Ohlala Levi
Ohlala Levi Päev tagasi
Jews can't be forced to remove Yamikahs, but this shit exists 😖
Ghost_Anna _Reads
Ghost_Anna _Reads Päev tagasi
All I know about black hair products, is that I can’t use them even when my Scottish-Irish hair gives me a full Afro when the humidity increases. I can’t use white hair products or black hair products. I am screwed no matter what and I have learned to live with it.
TheJackieBones Päev tagasi
Put black people in charge of everything NOW!! They're all PURE LOVE
WICKERS Päev tagasi
22:32 JUDY!!!!
WICKERS Päev tagasi
Never understood the obsession. Even at school "Extreme hairstyles" were banned. Your head your rights.
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Richard Britten
Richard Britten 2 päeva tagasi
I'd love to know why the 15k people down voted the video...maybe I don't
Neltins 2 päeva tagasi
this is why america forced all black women to straighten their hair, to appeal to white people & get jobs
forndo alange
forndo alange 2 päeva tagasi
I can't believe I am only seeing this now. I love you John Oliver . This was accurately delivered.
owen glenn
owen glenn 2 päeva tagasi
If hair styles are one of the biggest forms of racism, then the US is a fucking brilliant country.
owen glenn
owen glenn 2 päeva tagasi
I wonder when left wing commentators and comedians will run out of things to find racist.
Debra Barratt Thompson
Debra Barratt Thompson 2 päeva tagasi
Simply Brilliant John. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am a white woman who was initially raised in Harlem, NYC in the 1960s. My very first memorable nightmare at the age of 5 was of my best friend Jerome being abused by people who constantly wanted to touch his hair when he came to my neighbourhood. I was the only white girl in my class - BTW. Love you for what you are doing. Keep on keeping on.
nonchablunt 2 päeva tagasi
I support private businesses right to discriminate against hair & clothing & tattoos (among other things).
William Vaux
William Vaux 2 päeva tagasi
Imagine judging people for literally having hair. Another form of racism.
Alberto De Cristoforo
Alberto De Cristoforo 2 päeva tagasi
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Bentheriault1 2 päeva tagasi
wait, doent raggedy ann basicly have dreds???
MarkJGG 2 päeva tagasi
Why did you make me watch that news clip at the beginning, so much second hand mortification, im uncomfy.
Science Anni Style
Science Anni Style 2 päeva tagasi
Housewives meet John Oliver??? I’ve never been happier
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly 2 päeva tagasi
"Goddamn white people" ..I can emphasise with that statement ...and I'm a white person.
Koviko 2 päeva tagasi
Why the fuck did I just start crying @ 5:35 An episode has never hit so close to home 😭
ZDU 2 päeva tagasi
So are these hairstyles natural or do the take hours to achieve? Or are they different hairstyles?
ChettaBombBay 2 päeva tagasi
I’m surprised this video was on point. The last part was my favorite. Google It bitches.
Danielle Stan
Danielle Stan 2 päeva tagasi
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N D 2 päeva tagasi
I'm completely convinced that John Oliver is an Android.
chez066 2 päeva tagasi
Dread locks aren’t just a “black hairstyle”. Dreadlocks are thousands of years old and have been worn by various cultures from Egyptians to Greeks to Vikings and many more. Some of it today is done for religious reasons like practiced by some Hindus and Buddhists. That being said, nobody should be discriminated against for their hair and asked to change it unless it’s a safety issue.
jimmycargo1 Päev tagasi
Thank you! Anyone being discriminated against for there hair is wrong. No question about that. But is it really appropriation for a white guy to have dreads? Or a fro? Is it racist for a black lady to want to straighten her hair or dye it blonde? I'm so confused john.
Anna Dibba
Anna Dibba 2 päeva tagasi
this docoumentary and the stories...how terrifying it must be to be black in america. imagine being told not to be the true you?
Anna Dibba
Anna Dibba 2 päeva tagasi
u think charles smith was bad, try reading king solomons mines. to think that used to be my favorite movie as a child..smh. the write took every opportunity to degrade africans (including their hair) and show them as inferior and exploited every opportunity to show white people as superior..i felt ashamed for him and his dumbness reading the book
austrianpenguin 2 päeva tagasi
Not all white people, because I had a student whose dad was African and she talked to the class about the issue and then I got interested and got stuck on parents doing their kids hair, I watched the Netflix movie about Madame C.J. Walker and did some further research... so muhahaha John Oliver, jokes on you!
Asheli Kiefer
Asheli Kiefer 2 päeva tagasi
Yes white people. Stop asking to touch my hair!! I am not an exhibit
Miss R
Miss R 3 päeva tagasi
As a black girl, people ask some dumb ass questions about my hair. Like, mind your own God damn business! Unfortunately, this has never happened. 30 years and counting
KC Wilder
KC Wilder 3 päeva tagasi
Luv'd it..."If your answer is, not all white people... you need to search your soul to learn why's that's your answer." 😅😂🤣😭. Further more why are you worried about Black people's hair 🤔
S R 3 päeva tagasi
I am non-white, but not of African descent, and yet I can very much relate to this story. I have curly hair, and for much of my life curly hair has been synonymous with being "unkempt" and unattractive. I very much feel pressure to have straightened hair, especially in professional environments.
Zee 3 päeva tagasi
Thank you for this John ❤️
ikazukison2 3 päeva tagasi
whoa whoa whoa, I'm not a white person but I let my dog kiss me in the mouth, it's like a probiotic that's free
Shemeka Mosby
Shemeka Mosby 3 päeva tagasi
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Official ellimac
Official ellimac 3 päeva tagasi
Yes I love Dorothy Tucker from Chicago! thanks for including her reel, she’s a phenomenal journalist!
Malaika Naomi
Malaika Naomi 3 päeva tagasi
I’m half Rwandan (East Africa) and half Swiss living in Switzerland and my half Korean half Swiss German teacher suggested I listen to a white dude talk about Black hair and I’m very pleasantly surprised lol.
Francine Leahy
Francine Leahy 3 päeva tagasi
Why do you hate autistic people John?
White Blaze
White Blaze 3 päeva tagasi
Okay; I totally can't be the only one viewing this video who's feeling creeped out by the guy talking about how he "normally doesn't take photos of young children" right? Cause something about that man and THAT STATEMENT screams "someone needs to call CPS ASAP" - and to keep your children away from the weirdo'
szepi79 3 päeva tagasi
I'm too European to understand this video. we have all hair styles here, mainly on white people, because, you know, that is what we have here primary.
Fatimah Ibrahim
Fatimah Ibrahim 3 päeva tagasi
Oh my god. I'm 25 but I remember visiting a salon while on holiday in Sudan and having my hair hot combed... Weird flashbacks 😂
Thomas De Quincey
Thomas De Quincey 3 päeva tagasi
Wow! John Oliver has finally ran out of things to talk about. Black peoples hair, yeah, dead important.
Zee 3 päeva tagasi
It's important to us so, yeah! Thanks John!
Dr Ilknur Tulunay
Dr Ilknur Tulunay 3 päeva tagasi
Thank you for spreading the awareness. Another "hair" discrimination towards to females above 50s with their natural hairs (i..e. without hair coloring). Unlikely to be employed! Society behave as they are senior and so assumed not being mobile and active etc!
Elocvent G.
Elocvent G. 3 päeva tagasi
note to this, please consider the "white people" the ones from USA, im from Europe and fortunately i learned human decency and i wouldnt do any of that, neither would any of my friends/relatives, but then again im from a latin country....so i dont know how im viewed
D W 3 päeva tagasi
15K white folk wit the thumbs down. Lmao.
Zee 3 päeva tagasi
Right lmao
no one
no one 3 päeva tagasi
I knew this one would be about race.
Verdugo 3 päeva tagasi
“You lay those edges down so well, they fall asleep” BRUH
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Herminia Almgren 3 päeva tagasi
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Amy Pattie
Amy Pattie 3 päeva tagasi
I am a whitey, but I have always stanned the push for African and Islander women to have free hair. As a child, I would get so many kids asking if they could touch my hair, my mum would tell me if my hair got too long, I’d have to straighten it all the time. Scary Spice was the best human in the world when I was 10, the only girly-haired girls in a sea of fake straight hair. I was so happy to see Monica Rambau in WandaVision being accepted, even if it’s in a fantasy it was so good to see. All power to you all. I hope one day all the cultural ways in which you guys manage and style your hear will be seen for what it is.
Sparky Summers
Sparky Summers 3 päeva tagasi
That pre-emptive "before you say not all white people" line was so fucking weak. Imagine being that much of a prick
tantzer 3 päeva tagasi
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Lauren Walker
Lauren Walker 3 päeva tagasi
I couldn’t imagine getting my hair done and then being told it’s “unkempt” or “dirty”. I don’t think I can comment on this, I’m obviously a white girl with straight blonde hair but It’s really heartbreaking to hear that black hair has been and continues to be used as a form of oppression against black people. I did know about this, but not to this extent. To the black woman who wrote this segment, Thankyou for teaching me about this.
Bunny, Easter
Bunny, Easter 3 päeva tagasi
This is _hairassment!_
D P 3 päeva tagasi
I really never thought about this before, yet another thing the "leaders of the free world" decided to discriminate against. Land of the free if you dress like us, look like us, wear your hair like us. USA: the country who enslaved entire cultures, destryoed countries for their oil and even shits on it's own people on a daily basis. Well done USA!
Jan Chandler
Jan Chandler 3 päeva tagasi
The sad fact is that our world is sculpted in a way to make white men comfortable. Obviously with issues involving POC that would include white women as well.
PoolNoodle Warrior
PoolNoodle Warrior 3 päeva tagasi
First time i've "thumbs-downed" an episode of this for a long time. The bit at the end was just condescending. And please spare the righteous indignation of "oh, white people have been condescending to black people for CENTURIES"; two wrongs don't make a right. It's possible to make your point and be civil *cue the hate*
AMedz 3 päeva tagasi
The young lady from Banana Republic missed a trick. She should have said "of course" gone home , taken them out and returned to work with her afro. Pscheeeew (as per my ancestors)
Ogre SM
Ogre SM 3 päeva tagasi
if your culture matters more than your employability - you don't really want a job.
Zee 3 päeva tagasi
If a job is trying to make me erase my culture? Hell no I don't want that job. Who would?
Toni B*
Toni B* 4 päeva tagasi
so they have to be grey haired and receding.
Dave Webster
Dave Webster 4 päeva tagasi
I don't get it, so there is 17 salons and non of them do black hair. Surely this isn't racium it's an opportunity to start salon with no competition in the market?.
Abdulrahman al-mathkour
Abdulrahman al-mathkour 4 päeva tagasi
Hey, took me a couple of weeks to finish this video cause the controversial nature of what I think I think it sucks that African American have to struggle with even their hair, in a way that affect their livelihood, WE NEED to figure this out so we can focus on even more important things that people face But the part that I disagree on in gate-keeping culture things like hair, the two cases 20/30 years ago, made peoples lives harder but stopping someone from experienceing part of your heritage is kinda iffy ? At the very list the normalising of such things would normalise it (seen a vid of a young black girl harassing a white dude, cause of his hair,) I thought about the same issue in my own culture, people do wear the traditional clothes of my country, and that doesn’t bother me at all (actually I myself dont want to wear it, pain in the butt) So yeah, I hope that one day we can move beyond all the racism without having to have all their secure things, for people to leave the hatred in their hearts.
Rew King
Rew King 4 päeva tagasi
Ok i was firmly in the 'why is this an issue?' right up until it was a pain in Doug Judie's ass 🤣 Seriously though, it boggles my mind that black people have to deal with this BS.
Lredfloss1 4 päeva tagasi
Surely you can't call yourself a "professional" or even fully qualified hair dresser if you don't know how to work on all types of hair. 🤔
Sally French
Sally French Päev tagasi
Sadly they can, but they shouldn’t.
Bipolar Mind Droppings
Bipolar Mind Droppings 4 päeva tagasi
I think a lot of white people just dont get that hairstyles are a cultural touchstone in some cultures. I was into punk and grunge and hairstyles were a big part of that culture so it was easy for me to see it in black hair.
Bobby Gane
Bobby Gane 4 päeva tagasi
I have no opinion on this subject
Svet Savov
Svet Savov 4 päeva tagasi
Who cares...i don't...i am bald.........
Zee 3 päeva tagasi
Who cares that you're bald?
Mr. Grey
Mr. Grey 4 päeva tagasi
No, your hair doesn't look good Leslie. You look like Buckwheat f***ed Carrot Top. and yeah I know what a boxbraid is, you didn't invent it.
enkidu 28
enkidu 28 4 päeva tagasi
Hair is hair. Who cares... you can have on top of your head whatever... but of course for some jobs/some schools there might be some rstrictions. Many times i saw people forced to cut their hair to 'fit the norm'. Like a dress code. It happends to everyone and everywhere. Doesn't matter what race you're running:/
fe86brandao 4 päeva tagasi
I love john oliver, but i didnt like this segment at all. I absolutely agree about black hair in the workplace, about its use as a pretext for discrimination and the impact it all has on a person of color's self view. But a lot of his illustrations were flawed and ignore the realities of a multi racial society.
Gobtik 4 päeva tagasi
One minor point but there is a big difference between appropriation and appreciation. It is a FACT of recorded history that white Viking women in England had braided hair; ancient Greece (1500-1600BC) has depictions of men with dreadlocks on frescos. There are similar descriptions of dreadlocks on Ancient Christian Ascetics in the Middle East and Mediterranean, the Dervishes of Islam, it is not an exclusively black African thing, nor is someone appropriating culture just for wearing a style they like - something humans have done for as long as we have sailed and traded. People trying to claim ownership of a hairstyle particularly those trying to make money from the culture of others is a problem, not a white person celebrating their own heritage.
Ajay Harry
Ajay Harry 5 päeva tagasi
The football players hair looks awesome tied up. Also the kid that got his hair cut, his haircut looked awesome too before they chopped it off, what the (explicit) is wrong with people.
Dru Talero
Dru Talero 5 päeva tagasi
Lol those news anchors are so cute
atlaslex 5 päeva tagasi
Had to fast forward through that white guy in Utah. “You people?!” I just couldn’t take the cringe 😬
Max 5 päeva tagasi
Looking at the title, I thought this might for once not be a video about race. It only took 10 words to prove me wrong. This show is dead! It's exclusively race nonsense at this point.
Max 4 päeva tagasi
@Golden Memes No idea what you're even talking about, I didn't continue watching the video. I don't watch race nonsense.
Golden Memes
Golden Memes 4 päeva tagasi
So is the old guy from penn state wrong about dreads or right ? It was racist
Kazi Reza
Kazi Reza 5 päeva tagasi
I really do want to touch a black person's hair though.
Lolly Holmes
Lolly Holmes 5 päeva tagasi
I have curly hair and I'm in groups all over Facebook and I see the difficulties that black people go through with regards to their hair. There isn't enough education about hair care, especially for those with beautiful curls, coils and afros! For a lot of people their hair is part of their identity, we need to understand that!
Jacqueline Ellis
Jacqueline Ellis 5 päeva tagasi
Fuck this was hella informative, thank you, I learnt a lot. Also I never thought to google it eh. Thanks for the tip x
Simon TheKindCutthroat
Simon TheKindCutthroat 5 päeva tagasi
To be honest, I think to things like this "more interest and understanding" every minute thing about everything is not the solution to problems. I don't need to know about or understand "black" or "white" or whatever else hair. My personal responsibility is to not give a flying fuck about anyone's hair. As long as its not posing danger to me because of hygiene for example. Literally the only cure to racism, is not decades of education on every conceivable minority, their history, differences etc., the only cure to racism is people learning to not give a shit. Do not give a shit how someone looks like, talks like, walks like and so on. I literally do not care, never have. It's also okay to have personal preferences, I think thats a completely irrelevant issue to treating each other well and with respect. The "problem" of cultural appropriation is a big yikes from me. People should be able to do whatever they want. People have copied or iterated on each other's inventions and culture for literal centuries. Stop trying to police what people like. If you have something of cultural significance, see it on someone else, using it differently, and you get mad, you are no less dumb than those who would dislike it on you. But I know, I know, culture wars are important to keep people infighting, keep people in power, stay in power. Tale as old as time.
wsrtwetr 5 päeva tagasi
So did Walmart end up providing the data? John skip that part and conveniently made a joke. Because if it is backed by data, it's just business. Don't steal. Period.
Lonely Lantern
Lonely Lantern 5 päeva tagasi
Some people think everyone should look the same, and they actually try to enforce it too, as though other people's lives are just there to suit them. "You should have different hair, hair that I like and am familiar with." Is that not psychopathic levels of entitlement or what?!
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