John Oliver Makes One Of The Most Compelling Cases Yet For Reparations
John Oliver on Sunday night pushed for reparations for Black Americans.
“We’re not actually talking about reparations for slavery here. We should, but that is a different conversation,” he said. “We’re talking about housing discrimination.”
Homeownership, he pointed out, has been so defined by racism that many communities still have laws that forbid the sale of homes to people of color. And entire communities are still living with the legacy of real estate tactics from a not-too-distant past, such as redlining, blockbusting and overt discrimination in federal home loans.