Racism Quotes

If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there's a lot of racism going on then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come out and speak their mind. Afrika Bambaataa

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Racism is ridiculous no matter where it's coming from. Alan Ball

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

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Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It's a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated. Alveda King

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Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness. Alveda King

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Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit. Alveda King

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Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular. Alveda King

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Racism is a way to gain economic advantage at the expense of others. Slavery and plantations may be gone, but racism still allows us to regard those who may keep us from financial gain as less than equals. Alveda King

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This is the 21st century, and we would all like to think racism is dead in America. Actually, that's not the case: still there are some racial issues that are out across this nation, and so we have a responsibility as compassionate citizens of America, no matter what our ethnic group happens to be, to confront these issues when they arise. Alveda King

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Racism has been for everyone like a horrible, tragic car crash, and we've all been heavily sedated from it. If we don't come into consciousness of this tragedy, there's going to be a violent awakening we don't want. The question is, can we wake up? Anna Deavere Smith

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

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We cannot reform institutional racism or systemic policies if we are not actively engaged. It's not enough to simply complain about injustice; the only way to prevent future injustice is to create the society we would like to see, one where we are all equal under the law. Al Sharpton

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As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable. Al Sharpton

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

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

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

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There's nothing in this country that is a worse accusation - in America, if you accuse somebody of racism, that person has to disprove that. Andrew Breitbart

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I have no bigger goal than to eradicate racism, to grant Americans who have a different color of skin the right to disagree against the Left's style of orthodoxy. Andrew Breitbart

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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

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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

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Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country. Angela Merkel

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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

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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

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I'm not going to sit here now and say 'do this,' or 'do that.' But you must - must - expunge any vestige of racism. A. Bartlett Giamatti

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There's no racism with the Internet. ASAP Ferg

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Racism been over. It's the old people that keep on holding on to it. ASAP Ferg

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When I was growing up, I never heard the word 'racism.' It was only in Paris I encountered that. Azzedine Alaia

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Sure, there's a chunk of African-Americans out there who associate the Republican Party with racism, frankly particularly in the Deep South. It's an unfair perception, but it exists. Over a period time, that perception will die away if Republicans are focusing on issues that happen to impact African-Americans. Artur Davis

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Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those 'others'. Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that. Alija Izetbegovic

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The black community sees itself as one group, and they are all experiencing the same experiences as a group with racism and whatnot, growing up in this country. Andrea Navedo

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