Racism Quotes

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

At the heart of racism is the religious assertion that God made a creative mistake when He brought some people into being

Friedrich Otto Hertz

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

On an altar of prejudice we crucify our own, yet the blood of all children is the color of God.

Don Williams, Jr.

Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.

Desmond Tutu

You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity.

Bobby Seale

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.

Albert Memmi

Racism rests upon and functions as a kind of seesaw: the persecutor rises by debasing and inferiorizing his victim.

Albert Memmi

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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