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Racism Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Racism

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In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Related topics: Equality

I came into this whole business by going to see Rock
Against Racism gigs with the Clash.
- Billy Bragg

Racism is still with us.
But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet,
and, hopefully, we shall overcome.
- Rosa Parks

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant.
It seeks to divide and to destroy.
It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.
- Pierre Berton

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I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured
tanks seems to have been more important to me than
the vanished victims of racism.
- Albert Speer

People have been killing because of racial differences
since the time of Adam and Eve,
but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans.
- Bob Cousy

If only Al Sharpton were around, Lincoln would have
known he was a victim of racism.
- Ann Coulter


 

Racism may be as systemic as it always was.
It is the great problem of America.
It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.
- Robert Guillaume

The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature,
wounded and bruised by original sin.
- Sargent Shriver

One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people.
- Alvin Ailey

Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's
an evolutionary phase that we're going through.
Ultimately it wont exist.
- Michael Hutchence

Any concept of one person being superior to another can lead to racism.
- Walter Lang

Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic.
It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar
physical characteristics.
- Alex Haley

Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is
exploited in these times of economic crisis,
and it's hard to find out when one slides into another.
- Iris Chang

Racism is man's gravest threat to man -
the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand.
They make the racist secure in his racism.
- Huey Newton

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught.
I have a two-year-old son.
You know what he hates? Naps!
End of list.
- Denis Leary

I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement,
so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see
the subject clearly because I came from white,
middle-class privilege.
- Betty Buckley

Christian virtues unite men.
Racism separates them.
- Sargent Shriver

We African Americans have now spent the major part
of the 20th Century battling racism.
- Constance Baker Motley

Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a
white man makes me better than a Latina woman.'
Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism.
- Newt Gingrich

Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon,
but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
- Angela Davis

I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada.
- Patti LaBelle

If black people mistrust white people,
they are mistrusting racism, and that is appropriate.
- Jasmine Guy

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
- Eminem

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
- Claude Pepper

Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve,
you're not quite up to snuff.
- Alvin Ailey

The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers,
has diminished.
- Constance Baker Motley

If you live in the elite world of dance,
you find yourself in a world rife with racism.
Let's face it.
- Alvin Ailey

Black reporters are as capable of racism as anyone else.
- Julian Bond

You'd never know that listening to people in the UN
but tribalism is the father of racism.
- Stanley Crouch

First there was racism.
Then liberals created institutional racism and coded racism.
You can only hear it with a dog whistle.
- Evan Sayet

As much as everyone wants to downplay racism,
it exists.
There's a great mistrust among some African-Americans of white people.
- Steve Mitchell

There's a lot more hypocrisy than before.
Racism has gone back underground.
- Richard Pryor

I, for one, would think both about how far we have
come as a country and how much further we need to go
to erase racism and discrimination from our society.
- Charles Rangel

Education in this country is about how to maintain
the status quo and to perpetuate racism.
- Jane Elliot

No matter what vision one has of South Africa,
the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.
- Joe Slovo

I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of
the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.
- Constance Baker Motley

We can go on talking about racism and who treated whom badly,
but what are you going to do about it? Are you going
to wallow in that or are you going to create your own agenda?
- Judith Jamison

If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism,
if I myself and other former Muslims can change,
if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
- Eldridge Cleaver

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best
deterrent to racism or sexism.
And that's how I operate my life.
- Oprah Winfrey

Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the
wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying
Black workers less for their work.
- Angela Davis

I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most
of my youth even in high school,
so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.
- Shia LaBeouf

You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to
fight racism is with solidarity.
- Bobby Seale

Seems to me that the institutions that function in
this country are clearly racist,
and that they're built upon racism.
- Stokely Carmichael

It is only human supremacy, which is as unacceptable as racism and sexism,
that makes us afraid of being more inclusive.
- Ingrid Newkirk

Violence and racism are bad.
Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we
should not turn a blind eye to them.
- Cate Blanchett

I want to reach young women and to get them involved
in the mission of the YWCA,
economic empowerment of women and girls,
and ending racism.
- Patricia Ireland

Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century.
I see class warfare as overshadowing both.
- Constance Baker Motley

Everybody's scared for their ass.
There aren't too many people ready to die for racism.
They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism.
- Florynce R. Kennedy

If I was in a room with a bunch of skinheads talking about racism,
then I would be disturbed, but after we finished a take,
we were normal people again.
- Edward Furlong

We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism.
We must destroy both racism and capitalism.
- Huey Newton

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
- Oprah Winfrey

We must treat the disease of racism.
This means we must understand the disease.
- Sargent Shriver

Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces,
like discrimination in housing or in education.
- Sargent Shriver

I was literally the black sheep of the family,
and there were definitely moments of discomfort while
my grandmother was working through her racism.
- Lisa Bonet

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other
forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people,
to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.
- Coretta Scott King

Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed;
for or against,
we must take sides.
And the history of the future will differ according
to the decision which we make.
- Ruth Benedict

If we talk about the environment, for example,
we have to talk about environmental racism -
about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles
have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica.
- Danny Glover

The hardest thing I had to overcome in life? I think racism.
That's so difficult because I don't think anyone can ever understand it.
It's not that people don't want to understand it,
but they don't want to touch it.
- Herschel Walker

I think what I came through is great,
but my son can take it to another level,
not having to fight racism.
His mother's a Norwegian and I'm mixed up four or five times,
so he can face the world.
- James Brown

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice,
racism and stereotyping on a society.
It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship
and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
- Tim Holden

Evil is the shadow of angel.
Just as there are angels of light, support,
guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels.
And we have names for them: racism, sexism,
homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there.
- Matthew Fox

My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations
where I might be standing around with a group of white
friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't
make at my family reunion.
- Wentworth Miller

Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside
the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about,
or who black writers are supposed to be,
are condemned to silences in black literary circles
that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.
- Audre Lorde

I'm not trying to say that it never hurt or that I never felt its sting,
but I can honestly say that I never blamed anybody for racism.
I have considered it more of a manifestation of humanity's
problem rather than my personal problem.
- Robert Guillaume

My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the
Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism.
So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what
had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night.
- Lee Grant

Let's be very honest about what this is about.
It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes,
they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about,
they don't know their history at all.
This is about hating a black man in the White House.
This is racism straight up.
- Janeane Garofalo

But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too
and recognize that there are still many things to be
said about a Black person and a White person loving
each other in a racist society.
- Audre Lorde

The really important victory of the civil rights movement
was that it made racism unpopular,
whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century,
you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything.
- Carol Moseley Braun

And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto,
where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies.
One thing that we insisted on was that they should
take an oath to reject racism and discrimination.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi


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