Racism Quotes

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.

Bertrand Russell

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

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

Abraham J. Heschel

If a white man falls off a chair drunk, it's just a drunk. If a Negro does, it's the whole damn Negro race.

Bill Cosby

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.

William Faulkner

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.

Jesse Jackson

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.

Frederick Douglass

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

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.

George M. Fredrickson

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.

Vincent F. Rocchio

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.

Spike Lee

Even the most blatant bigots, when made aware of their racism, can change.

Charles R. Ridley

Racism is something that people can transcend through friendship.

Vincent F. Rocchio

The dismissal of our anger as a racial minority is worse than any slur or epithet because it undermines our ability to react to it.

Moran Margaret Cho

Racism is one of the biggest taboos in our culture, yet most discrimination against Asian-Americans goes largely unnoticed...its blown off by the rest of the media as a joke, as in "Look at them. They get all up in arms over nothing".

Moran Margaret Cho

The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete finality of the death sentence.

Byron R. White

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

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

Oprah Winfrey

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

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.

Albert Memmi

Even today, we are still accused of racism. This is a mistake. We know that all interracial groups in South Africa are relationships in which whites are superior, blacks inferior. So as a prelude whites must be made to realize that they are only human, not superior. Same with blacks. They must be made to realize that they are also human, not inferior.

Stephen Bantu Biko

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

Catherine lise Blanchett

Let's define the word, what racist is - "A person who believes that their race to be superior to another's." I've never advocated that. And I challenge anyone to tell me one thing that I've said that is racist. Criticism is not racism. Accountability is not racism. And that's what I've tried to say over the years.

Pauline Lee Hanson

...I said yesterday on Fox & Friends, I think the president is a racist, I think he has race issues. Don't know if he hates white people, but there's something going on with the president. Well, I stand by that. And I deem him a racist based on really his own standard of racism, the standard of the left.

Glenn Beck

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