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Quote Left The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line -- the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea. It was a phase of this problem that caused the Civil War. Quote Right
Quote Left Where do you think I'd be next week if I didn't know how to shout and holler and make the public take notice? I'd be poor and I'd probably be down in my home town, washing windows or running an elevator and saying Quote Right
Quote Left Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war. Quote Right
Quote Left In today's climate in our country, which is sickened with the pollution of pollution, threatened with the prominence of AIDS, riddled with burgeoning racism, rife with growing huddles of the homeless, we need art and we need art in all forms. We need all methods of art to be present, everywhere present, and all the time present. Quote Right
Quote Left I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Quote Right
Quote Left I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. Quote Right
Quote Left Racism? But isn't it only a form of misanthropy? Quote Right
Quote Left There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. Quote Right
Quote Left When a black Jacksonian looks about his home community, he sees a city of over 150,000, of which 40% is Negro, in which there is not a single Negro policeman or policewoman, school crossing guard, or fireman. Quote Right
Quote Left I graduated pretty quickly. When I was eleven or twelve a close friend of the family got lynched. I guess he was about forty years old, married, and we used to play with his kids. I remember the Saturday night a bunch of white men beat him to death at the Decatur fairgrounds because he sassed back a white woman. They just left him dead on the ground. Everyone in town knew it but never said a word in public. I went down and saw his bloody clothes. They left those clothes on a fence for about a year. Every Negro in town was supposed to get the message from those clothes and I can see those clothes now in my mind's eye.... But nothing was said in public. No sermons in church. No news. No protest. It was as though this man just dissolved except for the bloody clothes.... Just before I went into the Army I began wondering how long I could stand it. I used to watch the Saturday night sport of white men trying to run down a Negro with their car, or white gangs coming through town to beat up a Negro. Quote Right
Quote Left The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. Quote Right
Quote Left I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Out of the hard and unusual struggle through which he is compelled to pass, he gets a strength, a confidence, that one misses whose pathway is comparatively smooth by reason of birth and race. Quote Right
Quote Left Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction. Quote Right
Quote Left I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left When Negroes are average, they fail, unless they are very, very lucky. Now, if you're average and white, honey, you can go far. Just look at Dan Quayle. If that boy was colored he'd be washing dishes somewhere. Quote Right
Quote Left Race is a lazy mind's tool for identifying culture. Quote Right
Quote Left The first who attracts the eye, the first in enlightenment, in power and in happiness, is the white man, the European, man par excellence; below him appear the Negro and the Indian. These two unfortunate races have neither birth, nor face, nor language, nor mores in common; only their misfortunes look alike. Both occupy an equally inferior position in the country that they inhabit; both experience the effects of tyranny; and if their miseries are different, they can accuse the same author for them. Quote Right
Quote Left I am not ashamed to use the word class. I will also plead guilty to another charge. The charge is that people belonging to my class think they're better than other people. You're damn right we're better. We're better because we do not shirk our obligations either to ourselves or to others. . . .we live by our lights, we die by our lights, and whoever the high gods may be, we'll look them in the eye without apology. Quote Right
Quote Left I am obliged to confess that I do not regard the abolition of slavery as a means of warding off the struggle of the two races in the Southern states. The Negroes may long remain slaves without complaining; but if they are once raised to the level of freemen, they will soon revolt at being deprived of almost all their civil rights; and as they cannot become the equals of the whites, they will speedily show themselves as enemies. Quote Right
Quote Left Thus my modest recommendation, requiring no change in laws or regulations, just a little more gumption. Let us start talking about group differences openly Quote Right
Quote Left I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro... this is a passionately racist country; it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future. Quote Right
Quote Left I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life. Quote Right
Quote Left To make inexpensive guns impossible to get is to say that you're putting a money test on getting a gun. It's racism in its worst form. Quote Right
Quote Left This isn't about hatred. This isn't about racism. We stand against a broken system that has failed all of us. Quote Right
Quote Left History is not going to be kind to liberals. With their mindless programs, they’ve managed to do to Black Americans what slavery, Reconstruction, and rank racism found impossible: destroy their family and work ethic. Quote Right
Quote Left History is not going to be kind to liberals. With their mindless programs, they've managed to do to Black Americans what slavery, Reconstruction, and rank racism found impossible destroy their family and work ethic. Quote Right
Quote Left I wasn't always black... There was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Racism

Quote Left Racism cannot be wiped out with the ink a pen. Quote Right
Quote Left They fought against monarchy, against racism, against poverty. They fought world wars. They fought for equality.. It's our time now. They passed on the baton to each and every one of us. They're not to be limited to history books and wikipedia pages. They're to be followed. Look around. Do your bit. They said 'Be the change you wish to see'. Quote Right
Quote Left I myself am a colored woman and I have been the victim of racism and sexism, which are just more descriptive words for bullying. I have been denied my basic rights for arbitrary qualities time and time again. Quote Right
Quote Left Love is needed, desired and wanted but more importantly love is a privilege and a cosmic force that makes the world a better place. Anything unloving is learned, like racism and hate. Quote Right
Quote Left Rampant implicit bias throughout a system designed to only acknowledge overt, blatant racism makes confrontation necessary. Quote Right
Quote Left THEY, is the first word of racism. Quote Right
Quote Left Sexism and racism blight prospects and impacts destinies in ways that unselfish people can understand. Quote Right
Quote Left Complaints of racism can be real, they can also be a CRUTCH. Quote Right