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Race And Ethnicity Quotes


"The Klan sees the world in terms of race and ethnicity. So do Liberals" - Ann Coulter

"Everyone, especially minorities of race and ethnicity, now live under a surveillance panoptican." - Henry Giroux

"The bloodline of Jesus is thicker, deeper, stronger than the bloodline of race, ethnicity and family." - John Piper

"You must address the historical and political differences in race and ethnicity in this country before you hold tenaciously to insubstantial, and unsubtantiated, beliefs." - Michael Eric Dyson

"I believe that sensitivity to issues of race and ethnicity is important, and nuanced, even more so when it intersects with the issue of free speech." - Gene Weingarten

"To the extent residency preferences prevent families and senior citizens from purchasing homes because of race, ethnicity or color, the preferences violate federal law and cannot be tolerated." - Loretta Lynch

"Freedom is partial to no race. Freedom has no religion. Freedom favors no ethnicity. Freedom discriminates not between rich and poor countries. Inevitably freedom will overwhelm Ethiopia." - Eskinder Nega

"What people in Burma need is a democratic federal Burma that guarantees autonomy, rights and protection for all, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion or race." - Zoya Phan

"... religious insults are considered acceptable even by those who decry slurs about race, ethnicity, and gender. Religious people seem to deserve such treatment." - William Murchison

"In spite of the huge diversity in Malaysia in terms of religion, culture, race, ethnicity and so forth, we've really gone very far in developing this country." - Najib Razak

"Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it." - Thomas Sowell

"Television, I'm afraid, has isolated us more than race, class, or ethnicity." - Paul Fleischman

"Greatness has nothing to do with diversity, skin color, race, ethnicity, nothing to do with it." - Rush Limbaugh

"Eternal vigilance must be maintained to guard against those who seek to stifle ideas, establish a narrow orthodoxy, and divide our nation along arbitrary lines of race, ethnicity, and religious belief or non-belief." - Jesse Ventura

"It is very curious that the United States and Canada both assume that diversity means only race and ethnicity. They never assume it might mean more Nazis, or more Southern Baptists. That's diversity too, you know." - Richard Rodriguez

"In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity." - Sandra Day Oconnor

"Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances." - Christopher Dodd

"In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"The criminal justice system should have the authority to determine the immigration status of all criminals, regardless of race or ethnicity, and report illegal immigrants who commit crimes to federal authorities." - Susana Martinez

"The United States, we know what happens when we start dividing ourselves along lines of race or religion or ethnicity." - Barack Obama

"True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity - or political ideology." - Monica Crowley

"Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics." - Preston Manning

"Bean-counting government bureaucrats are free to take race, ethnicity and gender into account when doling out public funds to non-white-male contractors. But God help law enforcement officers, air marshals and border agents who try to use those same factors to combat terrorism and protect American lives." - Michelle Malkin

"It's tough to get any movie made, but unless it's a movie about race or culture or ethnicity, it's becoming less and less important who's playing what. You see that on the big screen and the small screen, and I think that's great. That's exciting." - Will Packer

"Shooting in Orlando is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country. And no act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans." - Barack Obama

"In the history of this country [USA], the reason we have never developed a social democratic base, the way they have in Europe - we're the only Western country without some kind of universal health care. There's a reason, and it is because corporate interests have divided the American people by race and ethnicity, the Irish from the blacks, the Germans from the German Jews." - Joan Walsh Anglund

"The most significant moment will be when we stop referring to the hiring of qualified women (and racial, ethnic and religious minorities) as significant. In other words, when qualified people are hired without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, religious or other differentiating characteristics, that will be the most significant, indeed momentous, event of all." - Amy Trask

"There are 60 million generators in Nigeria. The generator owners and distributors have a strong incentive to not encourage the distribution of solar and other alternative energies, even though it's better for the country, it's better for people. As a world, we've got to get more serious about confronting those obstacles. This knows no culture, no race, no ethnicity." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"The attacks in Jordan, just like those before it in Indonesia, Egypt, Spain and the United States, demonstrate that terrorism does not discriminate by race, ethnicity or region. Instead, terrorists indiscriminately target those seeking to live a peaceful, loving and free life." - Allyson Schwartz

"Utopianism also attempts to shape and dominate the individual by doing two things at once: it strips the individual of his uniqueness, making him indistinguishable from the multitudes that form what is commonly referred to as 'the masses,' but it simultaneously assigns him a group identity based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, income, etc., to highlight differences within the masses." - Mark Levin

"All too often we think of community in terms of being with folks like ourselves: the same class, same race, same ethnicity, same social standing and the like..I think we need to be wary: we need to work against the danger of evoking something that we do' challenge ourselves to actually practice." - Bell Hooks

"All too often we think of community in terms of being with folks like ourselves: the same class, same race, same ethnicity, same social standing and the like..I think we need to be wary: we need to work against the danger of evoking something that we don't challenge ourselves to actually practice." - Bell Hooks

"All human beings bear God's image and must be respected for what each person is. Therefore, no external description of one's being, whether based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, can properly be used as the basis for either rejection or discrimination." - John Shelby Spong

"All of great leaders evidence four basic qualities that are central to their ability to lead: adaptive capacity, the ability to engage others through shared meaning, a distinctive voice, and unshakeable integrity. These four qualities mark all exemplary leaders, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, or race." - Warren G. Bennis

"Music has no borders, no race or color, no limits of country, no ethnicity. Music makes the people come together. Dance it,Dance all." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"They say I look like a different ethnicity, and nobody's been recognizing me." - Kim Kardashian

"Widespread violence now functions as part of an anti-immune system that turns the economy of genuine pleasure into a mode of sadism that creates the foundation for sapping democracy of any political substance and moral vitality. The predominance of the disimagination machine in American society, along with its machinery of social death and historical amnesia, seeps into in all aspects of life, suggesting that young people and others marginalized by class, race and ethnicity have been abandoned." - Henry Giroux

"If you are religious, you believe that your religion is the 'right' one-and, in many cases, all others will be sent to hell. Similarly, a nationalist believes his or her nation is better or more advanced-and a racist believes that an inherent difference between each race make his or her ethnicity superior. All of these ideologies spawn the hate, philosophical disagreements, and prejudices that have been the catalysts for various atrocious acts throughout history." - David G. McAfee

"On September 11th, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together. We offered our neighbors a hand and we offered the wounded our blood. We reaffirmed our ties to each other and our love of community and country. On that day, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family." - Barack Obama

"They said, OK, nine [Louis] Brandeis's is too much, but one is OK. So, with friends like that, and so forth. But, yes, the idea that because he was Jewish he would rule a particular way was an ugly undercurrent of the hearings, which resonates with current claims that a judge can't be impartial because of his or her background or ethnicity or race. It's, I guess, a small comfort that in the end the Brandeis vote wasn't close." - Jeffrey Rosen

"Science is an enterprise that can only flourish if it puts the truth ahead of nationality, ethnicity, class and color." - John Charles Polanyi

"Regardless of your ethnicity or anything, if you do great work, people will notice and you'll get hired." - Aziz Ansari

"Whereas your blackness, ethnicity, homosexuality is something that might be genetic, I can't touch that, and I have no right." - George Carlin

"As far as ethnicity, you grow up being sensitive to things around you and then become more proactive about it." - Prefuse 73

"But that has nothing to do with ethnicity. Who's by the way Swedish and who's an immigrant?" - Mona Sahlin

"Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending how open and vulnerable they wish to be." - Jim Harrison

"Gender, race, ethnicity - these are all morally neutral. But homosexuality is - involves voluntary sexual conduct with serious public health, social, sociological implications. It's not irrational to discriminate on that basis." - Scott Lively

"Hate has no place in the house of God. No one should be excluded from our love, our compassion or our concern because of race or gender, faith or ethnicity - or because of their sexual orientation." - Desmond Tutu

"Gender, race, ethnicity - these are all morally neutral. But homosexuality is - involves voluntary sexual conduct with serious public health, social, sociological implications. It's not irrational to discriminate on that basis." - Scott Lively

"Racism is an attack on the very notion of the universality of human rights. It systematically denies certain people the enjoyment of their full human rights because of their colour, race, ethnicity, descent or national origin." - Irene Khan

"I think we need to develop the courage to write from the viewpoint of people who may seem quite different from ourselves, who might have a different sexual orientation or a different race or a different ethnicity." - Alice Mattison

"We are special because we've been united not by a common race or ethnicity. We're bound together by common values. That family is the most important institution in society. That almighty God is the source of all we have." - Marco Rubio

"I think we should appreciate ethnicity and diversity, and appreciate the uniqueness of all people, but I don't think we should be ethnocentric. These things are not ultimate." - LeCrae

"American means white, and Africanist people struggle to make the term applicable to themselves with ethnicity and hyphen after hyphen after hyphen." - Toni Morrison

"We need to try and focus less on ethnicity in this country and concentrate on trying to improve the lot of the marginalized whoever they are." - Joni Madraiwiwi

"Our laboratory is a place that celebrates diversity and is totally open to all differences, not just sex but also age, ethnicity, religion and other traditions." - Fabiola Gianotti

"As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being." - Abdolkarim Soroush

"Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is" - Isaac Mizrahi

"Ethnicity should enrich us; it should make us a unique people in our diversity and not be used to divide us." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"People took some part of us and used it to discriminate against us. In our case, it was our ethnicity; it's precisely the same thing for sexual orientation." - Desmond Tutu

"There's been a sort of mini-revolution, an uprising, as was long overdue, about these subject matters: ethnicity and gender equality." - Natalie Dormer

"This is a small country with limited resources. Can we afford the time spent on endless debates about ethnicity and identity?" - Joni Madraiwiwi

"Many Europeans are confused by the terms Roma and Romania. They wonder if it is an ethnicity or a nation of 22 million citizens." - Traian Basescu

"When people first meet me, they're always like, 'What are you?' as far as ethnicity. And I've been pegged as 'ethnically ambiguous.'" - Malese Jow

"Whatever your ethnicity is, in this life you are going to be on a journey to discover who you are and how you feel about yourself." - Lauren London

"Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is." - Isaac Mizrahi

"Feminism is for all women and girls, not a privileged few or one ethnicity, religion, age, sexual preference, ability, region or hemisphere." - Robin Morgan

"Culture is not race and race is not culture." - Jaune Quick–to–See Smith

"Culture is not race and race is not culture." - Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

"Necessity is the ethnicity of truth." - Kedar Joshi

"American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything." - Carrie Underwood

"Concerning [postmodern] ideas, let us not mince words. The ideas are profoundly dangerous. They subvert our civilization by denying that truth is found by conscientious attempts accurately to portray a reality that exists independently of our perception or attitudes or other attributes such as race, ethnicity, sex or class." - George Will

"It's one thing when other African-Americans try to threaten my race card, but when people outside of my ethnicity have the audacity to question how 'down' I am because of the bleak, stereotypical picture pop culture has painted for me as a black woman? Unacceptable." - Issa Rae

"No one should ever be locked away simply because they share the same race, ethnicity, or religion as a spy or terrorist. If that principle was not learned from the internment of Japanese Americans, then these are very dangerous times for our democracy." - Fred Korematsu

"I take the responsibility of playing another ethnicity very, very seriously, and I promise myself and those people that I will represent them with as much dignity and integrity as I can muster." - Cliff Curtis

"Race, redemption and healing - thats my thing." - Bebe Moore Campbell

"Remember, slow and steady wins the race." - Ieyasu Tokugawa

"Gamsters and race-horses never last long." - George Herbert

"Slow and steady wins the race." - Aesop

"Race, redemption and healing - that's my thing." - Bebe Moore Campbell

"Slow and steady wins the race." - Robert Lloyd

"The Indian race are waiting and praying." - Chief Joseph

"Choose your friends and mates, not by the money in their bank account, creed, ethnicity, or color; instead, choose character, actions, heart, and soul. When we bleed, we bleed the same color." - Ana Monnar

"I am suggesting that there is, and always has been, a rather high correlation between ethnicity and occupation/economic role throughout the various time-space zones of historical capitalism." - Immanuel Wallerstein

"Disrespecting one's ethnicity or their religious preference, on and on and on, if they have a disability, is not anything that has to do with when we talk about democracy. Equality." - Stevie Wonder

"In general, the auditions I go up for are very sparse, I guess because of my ethnicity. And the characters are very similar: shy, innocent and naive; the connotations that come from the way that I look." - Katie Leung

"I'm certainly proud to be Cuban American, and it's a fantastic opportunity for anybody - regardless of their ethnicity or nationality. It does carry a measure or pride to know where you're from and to know what your roots are." - Danny Pino

"The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things." - Condoleezza Rice

"Conventional names define a person's past: ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, religion. I am not who I was ten years ago and certainly not who I will be in twenty years" - FM-2030

"Capitalism has been called nationalistic - yet it is the only system that banished ethnicity, and made it possible, in the United States, for men of various, formerly antagonistic nationalities to live together in peace." - Ayn Rand

"I think we're losing our sense of humor instead of being able to relax and laugh at ourselves. I don't care whether it's ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or whose ox is being gored." - Betty White

"True peace must be anchored in justice and an unwavering commitment to universal rights for all humans, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin or any other identity attribute." - Desmond Tutu

"It's important to get a translator who will ask the questions in a sensitive and thoughtful way. Knowing the ethnicity issues, the tribal issues in some places...who your translator is can mean a lot." - Peter Menzel

"Human rights transcend local or ethnocentric values, conferring equal dignity and value on all humanity regardless of sex, ethnicity, sexual preference, or religion. It is in the West that human rights are most respected." - Ibn Warraq

"Following the Second World War, we are a country of one ethnicity. After the moving of the borders, after the tragedy of the Holocaust and the murder of Polish Jews, we don't have large minority groups." - Aleksander Kwasniewski

"When Jews left Judaism, they didn't stop being religious. They simply swapped God-based Judaism for godless secular humanism and leftism. For left-wing Jews, Judaism is their ethnicity; leftism is their religion." - Dennis Prager

"When it comes to police officers, I have concerns about the training that they receive. This whole notion of implicit bias, looking at people and having stereotypical reactions to them on the basis of their ethnicity." - Eric Holder

"Not sure if that will benefit me or hurt me, but I know I have the skills and am ready to play in the NBA regardless of my ethnicity." - Jeremy Lin

"America rests on shared values rather than shared ethnicity." - Joseph Nye

"I think there is nothing wrong with instituting policies that say that harassment of any form, whether it comes through the Internet or whether it happens to you face to face, is unacceptable; that we've got zero tolerance when it comes to sexual harassment, we have zero tolerance when it comes to harassing people because of their sexual orientation, because of their race, because of their ethnicity." - Barack Obama

"Choose the human race over the nuclear race. Bury the weapons and don't burn the people." - Jesse Jackson

"While skin and race are often synonymous, skin cleansing is good, race cleansing is bad." - Stephen Colbert

"The arms race is a race between nuclear weapons and ourselves." - Martin Amis

"I save the race for the race and I don't let it all out in practice." - Tyson Gay

"I own a Ferrari race team, and we race all over North America." - Robert Herjavec

"I belong to this race, and when it is down I belong to a down race; when it is up I belong to a risen race." - Frances Harper

"Scribblers are a self-conceited and self-worshipping race." - Horace

"I was born to race and to win." - Lewis Hamilton

"There is only one race ... and it is human!" - William P Young

"Race and temperament go for much in influencing opinion." - Sydney, Lady Morgan

"Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a menace to the race." - Margaret Sanger

"Lights of the world, and stars of human race." - William Cowper

"Race and class are the easiest divisions. It's very stupid" - Lynda Barry

"Race prejudice decreases values, both real estate and human." - W E B Du Bois

"I dont see things with gender, race and culture" - Rad Hourani

"Don't do cocaine. Don't race trains. And avoid AIDS situations." - Charlie Munger

"Schools should be integrated by race and by class." - Nikki Giovanni

"It is important not to confuse race and religion." - Richard Dawkins

"And waste their music on the savage race." - Edward Young

"Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe." - H G Wells

"Folly is perennial and yet the human race has survived." - Bertrand Russell

"History is a constant race between invention and catastrophe." - Frank Herbert

"Race is still real and you got to recognize it." - Yelawolf

"Race and class are the easiest divisions. It's very stupid." - Lynda Barry

"Race was thick in the O.J. Simpson case from the very beginning, but it wasn't evident. And I think the O.J. Simpson case revealed that there is subtle race, and there is sophisticated race, and there's evident and observable race." - Michael Eric Dyson

"History is a race between education and catastrophe." - H G Wells

"There's a foot race between gas bills and paychecks." - Jerry A Webman

"I'm a Bravoholic, and I love 'RuPaul's Drag Race.'" - Gillian Jacobs

"Just take each race as it comes and have fun." - Juan Pablo Montoya

"My race of glory run, and race of shame, And I shall shortly be with them that rest." - John Milton

"Very rarely do you have a perfect race, and it's about overcoming your mistakes in the race and remaining composed." - Allen Johnson

"The race struggle is the primal one, and the class struggle secondary. The last dominating race is the German." - Moses Hess

"If you enter a race and finish last, you are a winner. The loser never entered the race." - Roger Crawford

"Miscegenation, that is race-mixing, is and has always been, the greatest threat to the survival of the Aryan race." - David Lane

"Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Race, what is that? Race is a competition, somebody winning and somebody losing. Blood doesn't run in races! Come on!" - Beah Richards

"But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral." - Adam Schiff

"I've never been one to carry race on my sleeve, and I've never been one to really use my race." - Lester Holt

"I hope to see more programming, more shows, more actors of mixed ethnicity, more young kids of mixed ethnicity choosing to be in the entertainment industry." - Charles Michael Davis

"I think globalization actually maintains and fosters various elements of national and cultural identities. I don't think everything is being homogenized. If anything, your food, your culture, and your ethnicity might become part of the globalized world, and thus absorbed by other countries." - Nouriel Roubini

"When I was three years old, I had race-car wallpaper, a race-car bed, race-car toys. That was all I wanted. And nothing has changed. Except I don't have a race-car bed anymore.?" - Joey Logano

"First we had the legs race. Then we had the arms race. Now we're going to have the brain race. And, if we're lucky, the final stage will be the human race." - John Brunner

"You know, if it's a three-way race, the public has more choice than if it's a two-way race, and has more choice in a two-way race than a one-way race." - Michael Bloomberg

"No matter how old I get, the race remains one of life's most rewarding experiences. My times become slower and slower, but the experience of the race is unchanged: each race a drama, each race a challenge, each race stretching me in one way or another, and each race telling me more about myself and others." - George A Sheehan

"According to current research, in the determination of a person's level of happiness, genetics accounts for about 50 percent; life circumstances, such as age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, income, health, occupation, and religious affiliation, account for about 10 to 20 percent; and the remainder is a product of how a person thinks and acts." - Gretchen Rubin

"We've got to get back to a sense of an American identity, and that identity is not nationality or religion or ethnicity. It is a particular idea, and that idea is that you should live in liberty and you should be able to pursue happiness." - Condoleezza Rice

"Often, economists spend their energies squabbling with one another, but arguably the more important contrast is between our broadly liberal economic worldview and the various alternatives - common around the globe - that postulate natural hierarchies of religion, ethnicity, caste and gender, often enforced by law and strict custom." - Tyler Cowen

"We absolutely need diversity [in game designers]. And not just diversity of gender, but diversity of cultures, of ethnicity, of sexuality. If we want to reach beyond the audience we have we've got to bring in more players, and to bring in more players we've got to bring in people who might be able to reach those players." - Brenda Romero

"Our enemies may be irrational, even outright insane, driven by nationalism, religion, ethnicity or ideology. They do not fear the United States for its diplomatic skills or the number of automobiles and software programs it produces. They respect only the firepower of our tanks, planes and helicopter gunships." - Ronald Reagan

"Only 4 sets of people can vote for the PDP: (1) those who are intellectually blind; (2) those who are blinded by ethnicity; (3) those who are blinded by corruption and therefore afraid of the unknown, should power change hands; and finally (4) those who are suffering from a combination of the above terminal sicknesses." - Wole Soyinka



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