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

Avaldati 6 juuni 2021
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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  • Way over reached this time

  • There are reasons that immigrants have a tendency to outpace colonial Americans. Immigrants are motivated to succeed while local citizens take for granted their complacency. This motivation is inspired by many factors. Consider moving to a country where you barely understand the laws, barely speak the native language. Excelling in that environment is considered essential to survival. Also, cultural attitudes come in to play. Americans treasure their their leisure. For many immigrants, they are unfamiliar with that word. Work or starve is a common belief. So, cut some slack to an immigrant that has a strange accent. In reality, we are all immigrants. We just had to commit genocide to establish superiority.

  • Get back in the audience man.

  • @2:16 Overachievers? They've obviously never been to the Philippines.

  • Joe Rogan: "asians don't spend anytime on petty bullshit" Me, leaving a comment on this youtube video to prove joe wrong on a Friday night.

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  • It's great that a white guy who doesn't speak like an American speaks for my Asian American heritage.

  • 12:13 Fuck You America, for definitely not the last time.

  • He fails to mention that the local chapter of the ACLU and National Lawyer Guild said Vincent Chan’s civil rights weren’t violated. Which we all know is bullshit.

  • We just want the other-looking Americans to leave us out of their absurd race-circus, or at least write down a clear set of rules of how the racism works so we can assimilate.

  • If you are hispanic and have to fill out gov paperwork . There is no Hispanic latino mark . We always have to put ourself down with the white people. Wtf? Take the land, and then force the people to be white washed.

    • There are around 120 million white Latinos in Latinoamérica, if you don’t like white folks that’s fine, but don’t put racist comments here

  • Asia is literally where most humans live. There are more people in Asia than all other continents combined. China and India each have more people than any other continent. Given this it is staggering how much this continent and its people get reduced into just a monolith.

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  • Korea. In both countries, I am neither Asian enough nor American enough to feel included in anything.

  • John Oliver is just wrong. He is the same man who was just calling Kamala Harris Black but now she is Asian? This is a false narrative.

    • @Snacks256 yeah no. She claimed Asian Identity for her entire life up until this point. So yes, she is an Asian American. But he is a hypocrite for trying to use her as an example when he was just calling her black when she never identified with her black identity until running for president.

    • Every single human ever born has had two parents. Now think for a couple seconds as to how someone can be both "black" and "Asian."

  • Oh and Vietnam war in the early 70s destroy Cambodia(neighbouring Vietnam) in the process and it suffers from it long after the war. It leads to civil war within Cambodia and many families broken apart, millions of orphans results of dead parents. Along with three years of the Khmer Rouge (1975-1979). It was bad, like really bad. The Vietnam war that Vietnam and America wedge have farrrr longing consequences.

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  • What happend Palestine episode? Where i can find it?

  • I feel like most people, especially south East Asians do not include Indians and Pakistanis. I saw an Asian pride month video without any Indians in the video. Not right. We Asians need to stick together

  • I live in Hawaii. Only 10% are Caucasian--rest are Asian and Polynesian. Asians are my neighbors, colleagues, and friends. They’ve been here since 4th century. I love them all.

  • Touting the miracle of the free market while complaining that people are "stealing" your jobs or a country is performing better. American logic indeed. I remember that Noam Chomsky, during a lecture in Burmingham (with Bernie Sanders presenting him), noted that the American society is probably the craziest of the world, with the exception of the most extreme sector of Khomeini. He was referring to another context, but the remark still stands here.

  • A wiseman once said, "DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!"

  • Where the f are Indians in this entire talk about Asian Americans 🏃👎

  • The level of nuance this show gets correct is profound. Excellent writing.

  • Who tf writes for him 🤣 there are some strange weirdos out there... “lighting McQueen” who are they appealing to with that?

  • 0:51missed joe mama joke… very disappointed

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  • Why didn't he touch base on the fact Asians do the best in almost every demographic?

  • but please AAPI please keep marrying white men, you're doing great. idiots!

  • Too bad that this is too long for those that don't believe that systemic racism exist.

  • Good but a lil confusing..

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  • This someone that hates white Americans.

  • I'm an Asian that's lived most my life in America. When he brought up the name a well-known asian american question, I drew a blank. All I could think was maybe ProZD? And sure, I felt that my parents experienced this a lot and put it on me when I was younger, but I don't think we feel the pressure as much in the newer generations, and I think things will change. I know many asian american friends and they're not stressing over GPAs, many even adapted the "C's get degrees" motto common among college students. I think it was a good segment, but I think there's definitely a difference between the view looking inside the box and the view from being inside the box. In this sense I don't think the college student tallking about GPA and studies was the best example, and I don't think it should be presented as seriously as it was. Sure, our parents are strict, and maybe some of that is reflective of the stereotype, but honestly it's something I think any college student faces regardless of race. Many Asian Americans have it worse than other Asian Americans. Where I grew up in, I was lucky I have never heard of any racist acts towards asian americans and I've never personally experienced it. We are in this broad category that assigns us this weird stereotype that's not easy to handle, but we can speak for ourselves. We're not just sitting and taking what is said to us anymore. Like most countries, and perhaps worse than other countries, America has its racial dark history. My great great relatives were taken over by the Japanese and it took a while before we were treated as people, even though there are still tensions to this day. I think that leaves permanent damage on a society.

  • The sooner you embrace your own culture, the sooner you can free yourself from cultural confusion. Anglo-Saxon colonialism is the source of turmoil in the entire world, from which you can’t find anything to be proud of. Don't let this ideology of bandit take your mind and don't let this garbage called identity politics fool you.

  • I think most Americans wouldn't think of Kamala as asian American is because she's black when it suits her and asian when it's beneficial. So nobody actually knows what to call her.

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  • a person told my Japanese dad that his parents were interned in concentration camps during WWII "for their own safety". "they should be glad they got to go there, otherwise, they would have been subjected to violence." my dad said "when you are protecting something, you put a fence around it. then you have people with guns standing guard. If it was for their protection, why were the guns pointed inward?". My grandparents' family owned a farm and they were very lucky to have a white neighbor who offered to watch over it and keep their property from being ransacked or damaged while they were in the camps so that they would have something to come back to.

    • They were luckier than most. Also the camps in America weren’t concentration camps. The Japanese empire attacked and killed Americans, it is pretty obvious that every Japanese family wasn’t to be trusted, and in other countries, example Japan of that time they would had probably been shot and killed, so yeah your grandparents got lucky it was just a short imprisonment

  • It's terrible when people try to equate all Asians with Chinese CCP. I think the violent attacks on Asian Americans and the racism exhibited against them are terrible. also, this might sound crazy if you haven't been paying attention but it was on my mind... Chinese CCP have infiltrated key companies/orgs/positions through funding/investing, bribes, subversion of education, social media manipulation, sophisticated hacks of government-private sector - utility systems. (funding talk show programs, funding movies*, funding *NBA*... caught bribing university prof to steal research, caught stealing jet technology during Clinton admin) . They literally added parts to covid to make it more infectious -called gain of function. *dare you to look up Pig-Monkey Chimeras Were Created in China *They(CCP) ARE AT WAR with the US. Despite most media acting like everything is fine.* A country that will use genocide against a group they don't like(current events Uyghur Muslims) besides their Mao revolution, they would stop at nothing from crippling their enemy, and subverting *democracy*(HK take over). PLEASE READ: THE ART OF WAR, Here is a few short excerpts: - All warfare is based on deception. - Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. - Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him - If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him - If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. - If his forces are united, separate them. - Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected. - *Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting* - Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.

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  • If you're just going to listen to guys like this, also listen to guys like Thomas Sowell or Ben Shapiro. Get both sides please. All are biased.

  • It makes no sense to talk about Bhutanese Americans as a rebuttal to the model minority stereotype when they are a small, small sliver of the group. 61% of Asians are either Chinese, Indian, or Filipino. If you include Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese, you get to 85%. Of course there are going to be outlier groups. But what is true for the majority of Asians? He deliberately avoided that topic.

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  • talks about asians, doesnt talk about the number 1 issue of legal discrimination against asians, affirmative action 🤡

  • There are "Afro-Americans", "Asian-Americans", "Latino-Americans"...what about "Euro-Americans"?

  • So wouldn't this fall under "whitesplaining"? An straight white male telling us what Asian is. If White America formed the "model citizen" idea, then why are the Japanese in Japan very business and success focused? And why are Asian all over the world hard working, business minded people? Maybe it has nothing to do with white people. John Oliver is just a self loathing liberal, the only group in the world with a negative view of their own people.

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  • Completely brushing over the fact that the vast majority of attacks against Asian-Americans are carried out by African-Americans? Are you frightened of telling the truth?

  • oh we know the kind of men these judges send to jail..i bet some people want black people to disappear like the native americans (never see them prominently in movies, sports, music, politics, etc)..nah- we will continue causing as much noise as we possibly can to get what you have in equal spheres

  • It's pretty hilarious that oliver doesn't think that believing in critical race theory is racist. Race theory is the definition of racism👌

    • @Xander Crews I even answered your question with the comment YOU replied to. *I think something is wrong with your brain* 😂

    • @Xander Crews he said that black people are incapable of obtaining voter IDs you racist🤣

    • Of course he doesn’t, name one time when he hasn’t backed a far left idea.

  • I'm surprised John isn't one of those people who think we don't care about mental health because we wear masks and a very small number of people can have PTSD flashbacks to being abused at the sight of masks

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  • Nothing spectacularly wrong about Andrew Yang other than that he uncomfortably reinforces the typical Asian stereotypes too much... Yo it's 2021.

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  • I thought Kamala Harris was African American like she kept telling us 🙄

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  • Same goes for Latinos, Africans European can you add that in the mix and be more inclusive

  • I'll like to see historical trend...I bet you it was a democratic senate/congress

  • An entire video about Asian racism that builds to John expectedly creating a hit piece against an Asian candidate that he doesn't like. Sarcastic slow clap.

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  • 13:38 Best definition of "the pursuit of happiness".

  • Warrior series on HBO is a pretty accurate representation of the Asian-American experience in San Francisco during the late 1880’s. eepush.info/link/video/nZalop1qo6GQfdk.html Such a great series, I enjoyed it more than the last season of Game of Thrones. 😂

  • John. John, listen to me. Listen. You have dozens, if not hundreds of fans in Maldives (check our population, it's a significant percentage). And I'M your biggest fan. I'm ready to fight Karim for the title.

  • I alway wanted to come to america but thenni heard about your gun laws , now i am planning to change my mind seriously

  • Many amierican think all black & white people are bone in here, but many African & European are coming to American illegally.

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  • I secretly hope that's an actual Kareem who's a fan of the show.

  • Thanks for covering Asian-Americans!

  • This video keeps coming up on my auto play over and over again despite having watched it already. Literally after every single video I watch no matter the content this video plays next.

  • so Asians are very diversified group, but white people are just white

    • @Gordo dalgado There's actually a good basis behind why white Americans are more cohesive as an identity. Many white Americans trace their ancestry to the 1700s and 1800s whereas Asian Americans tend to trace it to the late 1800s and 1900s. Because Asians are more recent immigrants, they generally have stronger ties to their ancestral area. Also, the concept of being "white" is way older than the concept of being "Asian" in America. The Asian-American identity didn't even form until the mid-1900s.

    • @Winterlilikoi 189 What is your basis for saying that, you mean to say that there is no difference between the house hold culture of Irish-Americans and Italian Americans, do you mean to say that? so if I call a German-American, Australian American it will be be ok, there feelings wont be hurt because they are white, and there no difference between whites right

    • White Americans are generally more cohesive than Asian Americans are. A lot of Asian Americans still have extensive ties to their ancestral country.

  • "They had just been on the best boat and it fucking sucked" had me in stitches.

    • the Asian American suicide rate is lower, than it would make sense for there to be less mental health usage.

  • Thank you our white savior but sorry, but we don't claim the race kam-eleon as asian.

  • The phrase "model minority" is bullshit, but the fact remains that Asian Americans do much better in school than all other ethnic groups. So one of the things that really hurt them is affirmative action at universities. But I guess it wasn't convenient for John Oliver to bash affirmative action.

  • I'm Japanese-American (half Filipino and half Japanese). Everytime I visit the Philippines and Japan and reconnect with extended family and my roots, I find it very humbling, but at the same time, very lonely as an Asian-Americans are too American to be Asian and too Asian to be American on both sides. Thank you so much for bringing this issue up and educate others in our struggle.

  • Why God why did you time into a sympathetic little pleb, your show sucks now

  • I am asian but my race is caucasian, can american notice this😂😂😂

  • It's not just limited to USA this model minority trickles down to my country where everyone should to good at their job involving global audience n go extra miles as if its expected frm Asians.

  • I've been blessed with much to be expected.

  • This same cycle happened to varied European Americans as well. As an Irish American, whose family experience was vastly different than the British and French colonial masters, I would love not to be looked at as a monolith because my skin is "white."

  • John, we're all about racial equality, at least the kind of person who would watch your show, but I'm sorry to say you've become kind of a snowflake lately, every single show you have done since the season has started up again has been about white supremacy and white racism, I just wanted to point out that at the end of this video you actually played a clip of an Asian American man stating that people should be looked at as individuals and not by the stereotypes of their race, a comment to which you agreed to immediately after playing that clip but I wanted to bring to your attention that in this video and pretty much all the previous videos that you've done in this season where you're constantly talking about white supremacy you yourself have very hypocritically been comparing essentially all white people to being white supremacists, I just wanted to bring that to your attention because if there's one thing I hate it's a hypocrite also maybe you don't want to jump on the white hatred bandwagon just to make yourself as an individual look good try and show a little backbone to your own race, we can address racism in this country without making all white people look like racists or constantly beating white people over the head with the mistakes of their past rather than solutions for the future white people are no more perfect than any other race and we do have quite a few shortcomings but stop trying to make all of us out to look evil that's not social equality that's reallocation of hatred... And I know if you ever read this comment or any number of other people who may very well read it he'll automatically interpret what I'm saying is me being racist in some way or try to make me out to look racist simply because I don't agree with some of what you're saying, but just so you're aware I have Asian American friends, I have black friends, and I have Hispanic friends, I've never looked at any of them as anything less than equal and they have never looked at me as anything less than equal that is true social equality not this constant rhetoric that you're pedaling that makes it look like I as a person simply being born White somehow owes all the races of the world other than my own some type of penance because I have the same skin color of someone who previously treated them like assholes, I have never wronged another race for racial reasons and I'm not going to apologize for something I have not done... What you're doing is not creating social equality but rather you're widening the gap that separates some of us...

  • Lame….and in fact, a couple episodes ago lame,…you’re sinking dude and I’m sad4U

  • Not just AAPI people. Remember that Native Americans came across the Bering Strait Landbridge from Korea, Siberia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan etc.! Even the languages have been matched. Korean to Hopi, Navajo and Quechua and Warao. Sioux to Japanese. Kazakh to Algonquin. Ket also suggested. Aztec and Mayan to Filipino. Thai to Inuktitut. Nivkh to Aleutian (perhaps).

  • Disappointed that John Oliver didn't get the Bee Mascot on his show, he always does that. I think this is a sign of the end times.

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  • Not just AAPI people. Remember that the Native Americans came across the Bering Strait Landbridge from Korea, Siberia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan etc.!

  • At 22:40 you deceptively use a statistic to support your argument that "that kind of pressure can do real damage" when describing how the leading cause of death for Asian Americans between the ages of 15-24 is suicide. Here is why you are wrong (according to the cdc/nchs at url: www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/suicide/rates_1999_2017.pdf" ): You claim that this is the result of expectations for Asian Americans "being too much to bear"; however, the rate of suicide in 2017 for "Non-Hispanic white" men age 15-24 is 27.2 while "Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander" men age 15-24 is 16.9. That shows the rate of suicide in white men to be higher. For "Non-Hispanic white" females age 15-24 the rate is 6.4 to the respective "Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander" rate of 6.6. Overall showing an increased rate of suicide for white men of 10.3 percentage points while white women have a decreased rate of 0.2. That is hardly a significant increase in the Asian American population's suicide rate. It appears to be a decrease compared to the white population. The way you present the statistic appears to be disingenuous. Instead of comparing the rate of deaths you simply state it as being high. Then you compare Asian American mental health usage to the usage by other ethnicities as being problematically lower, but if the Asian American suicide rate is lower, than it would make sense for there to be less mental health usage.

  • As an Asian American, people should know that its actually even more rude to ask where I’m “originally” from. I would rather you just ask me what my ethnicity is, if that’s what you want to know. It’s not racist to ask what a person’s ethnicity or race is. It’s racist to assume that an Asian can’t be from America.

  • I don't think most american folks understand what is all encompassed by the term "Asian" let alone "Asian Americans". It's a huge area w significant differences in cultures.

  • 'Fuck you America' for the last time LOL

  • Desegregating the Data -- What are the raw numbers ? Get off the percentages -- showing the percentages makes it come across as if you're skewing the data to fit your epidemic narrative: According to the 2010 Census -- there are 25,000 Mongol-Americans in the US. Sooo ... 25% of 25k = 6250 Mongol-Americans living in poverty. It's funny how this story flops a bit when you look at the actual raw numbers isntead of the huge scary percentages. The numbers go up a bit when you breakdown teh Burmese-Americans he mentions: 2010 census shows ~193,036 Burmese-Americans. 25% of thatg is 49,259. So yeah 49k still looks like a big number (if they're all grouped together in a small localized area -- but the 48 contiguous states is around ~3 Million square miles -- still kind of waters down the numbers). Yes even John Oliver twists the information to support his show.

    • And the irony of all of this is that Britrish guy is talking about this -- Brits oppressed many cultures around the world for longer than the US has been a nation.

  • And yet he had to get some slams on Andrew Yang in, one of the most popular politicians in America... Go Corporate or Go Home, eh John?

    • Yang is the embodiment of being a goody two shoes Asian. And he even enforced the stereotype as part of his campaign. It's all political strategy, but in the bigger scope he is just abiding by the masters.

    • i dont think that what Yang said was particularly bad. at this point in time, it is very difficult to walk the tightrope that is politics. you cannot say something that tries to appease to everyone without someone thinking you're a tool.

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