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.
Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
At the heart of racism is the religious assertion that God made a creative mistake when He brought some people into being
In all manifestations of racism from the mildest to the most severe, what is being denied is the possibility that the racializers and the racialized can coexist in the same society, except perhaps on the basis of domination and subordination.
Racism does not limit itself to biology or economics or psychology or metaphysics; it attacks along many fronts and in many forms, deploying whatever is at hand, and even what is not, inventing when the need arises.
Racism is something that people can transcend through friendship.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.
The biggest problem through out the history of man is the fact that racism is anything but an anomoly.
Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.
Racism has been an integral component of American culture since its founding upon the genocide of Native Americans, and the forced slavery of Africans and Afro-Americans.
Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in a way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people. Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves. If they decide they want to stop it, curtail it, or to do the right thing ... then it will be done, but not until then.
Even the most blatant bigots, when made aware of their racism, can change.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life
If only Al Sharpton were around, Lincoln would have known he was a victim of racism.
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.
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.
He said until they played Kentucky, they had been working so hard that they didn't even think about racism. They were just too busy working to try to win.
You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity.
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?
There is a strange kind of tragic enigma associated with the problem of racism. No one, or almost no one, wishes to see themselves as racist; still racism persists, real and tenacious.
Racism rests upon and functions as a kind of seesaw: the persecutor rises by debasing and inferiorizing his victim.
I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.
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
Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
There aren’t too many people ready to die for racism. They’ll kill for racism but they won’t die for racism.