Quotations The Best Quotes About Race And Racism  

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A list of the best race and racism quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous race and racism quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic race and racism quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational race and racism quotes from that same writer.

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If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew. Albert Einstein

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Racism? But isn't it only a form of misanthropy? Joseph Brodsky

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What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches. Jean Genet

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I wasn't always black... There was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger. Bill Cosby

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And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight. John Lennon

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Racism as a form of skin worship, and as a sickness and a pathological anxiety for America, is so great, until the poor whites -- rather than fighting for jobs or education -- fight to remain pink and fight to remain white. And therefore they cannot see an alliance with people that they feel to be inherently inferior. Jesse Jackson

2 1
Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility. Mary McCarthy

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"'Mixtape' is a very appropriate word to include in the title of Goran Hugo Olsson’s film because it includes a rich mixture of cultural voices. They speak across different dividing lines such as those of haves and have-nots, youth and maturity, black and white, national and global, and the past and the present." Aberjhani

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No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. Elie Wiesel

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I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro... this is a passionately racist country; it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future. Susan Sontag

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“The international community cannot accept that whole communities are marginalized because of the color of their skin. People of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education. Such fundamental wrongs have a long and terrible history.” Ban Ki-moon

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Our true nationality is mankind. H. G. Wells

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I am obliged to confess that I do not regard the abolition of slavery as a means of warding off the struggle of the two races in the Southern states. The Negroes may long remain slaves without complaining; but if they are once raised to the level of freemen, they will soon revolt at being deprived of almost all their civil rights; and as they cannot become the equals of the whites, they will speedily show themselves as enemies. Alexis de Tocqueville

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The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism. Ezra Pound

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littlebirdie690 added Just as the core of the tooth, afflicted with black decay, American racism has been rotting the American image from the inside out. If we do not address this decay soon, we will have no choice but to destroy our beautiful smile. Mr Fripps