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Quotes About Racism

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Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.  ~ Muhammad Ali


Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudce. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


Our true nationality is mankind.  ~ H.G. Wells


Lukewarm acceptance is more bewildering than outright rejection.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


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


Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.  ~ Benjamin Spock


The mind of the bigotis like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.  ~ Franklin Thomas


I don't care if you think I'm racist. I just want you to think I'm thin.  ~ Sarah Silverman


Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.  ~ Reverend Jesse Jackson


Diversity might be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.  ~ William Sloane Coffin


The people who are most bigoted are those who have no conviction at all.  ~ G.K. Chesterton


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


White, black and yellow men - they all cry salt tears.  ~ Claude Aveline


In America, black is a country.  ~ Amira Baraka


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


Western interests: imperialism, colonialism, exploitation, racism, and other negative -isms.  ~ Malcolm X


Racism is the snobbery of the poor.  ~ Raymond Aron

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