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Race Problem Quotes


"if we pursue the arms race no other problem will be solved." - Helen Gahagan Douglas

"The problem with the race to the bottom is that you might win" - Seth Godin

"Reagan "has conducted an arms race on earth," boomed Mondale. A race generally implies two parties. The Soviets contributed a little bit to this problem, if Mondale had not noticed." - Hugh Sidey

"The Indian is but a sketch in red crayon of a rudimental manhood. To the problem of his relation to the white race, there is one solution: extermination." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The building of a perfect body crowned by a perfect brain, is at once the greatest earthly problem and grandest hope of the race." - Dio Lewis

"Poverty is everyone's problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty" - Kathleen Blanco

"Overall my race hasn't been a problem. I'm a black artist with white skin. At the end of the day you have to sing what's in your own soul," - Teena Marie

"The problem with a lot of movies when it comes to race is that they want to be moral, and they want to make the audience feel good about something that a lot of people don't feel good about." - Wesley Morris

"Patience wins the race." - Bernard Barton

"A basic assumption shapes most Americans" mindset about labor: the belief that the death of unions is' my problem because I'm not in a union. That assumption is wrong. Even if you are' a member, your pay is influenced by the strength or weakness of organized labor. The presence of unions sets off a wage race to the top. Their absence sets off a race to the bottom." - Eric Liu

"Solve the race problem here, and once you solve the race problem here, you don't have to send these billions of dollars abroad." - Malcolm X

"There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public." - Booker T Washington

"The freedmen were not really free in 1865, nor are most of their descendants really free in 1965. Slavery was but one aspect of a race and color problem that is still far from solution here, or anywhere. In America particularly, the grapes of wrath have not yet yielded all their bitter vintage." - Samuel Eliot Morison

"The fundamental problem in the origin of species is not the origin of differences in appearance, since these arise at the level of the geographical race, but the origin of genetic segregation. The test of species-formation is whether, when two forms meet, they interbreed and merge, or whether they keep distinct." - David Lack

"If you put on a lousy production with white actors, it's lousy. There is a problem, or can be, at this stage of our social evolution, with mixing the casts. It may not be a question of race so much as class. You would rarely find a black man in a high executive position where he was swinging his weight around." - Howard Schultz

"I always had a deep affection for Malcolm and felt that he had a great ability to put his finger on the existence and the root of the problem. He was an eloquent spokesman for his point of view and no one can honestly doubt that Malcolm had a great concern for the problems we face as a race." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental." - David Foreman

"If the Emancipation Proclamation was authentic, you wouldn't have a race problem." - Malcolm X

"The problem with winning the rat race is you're still a rat." - Lily Tomlin

"We must shift the arms race into a 'peace race'." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

"There is only one race, the human race." - Robert Sobukwe

"We will finish the race." - Barack Obama

"Ants are a curious race" - Robert Frost

"You've gotta respect everybody. If they race hard against you, you've got to race hard against them. It's very simple; if there's respect both ways, there's no problem." - Juan Pablo Montoya

"Our problem with limited resources is not primarily overpopulation; it is greed. Our problem with pollution is not the invention of fluorocarbons or mass transport; it is irresponsibility. The loss of an acre of forest every second, the mass slaughter of elephants for their ivory, the extinction of entire species of plants, insects and animals all over the world is not something that "just happens" because there are more of us human beings. It happens because the race of ruling beings put in charge has almost wholly lost its sense of stewardship. We have turned away from God." - Winkie Pratney

"The race problem in the United States is the type of unpleasant problem which we would rather do without but which refuses to be buried." - Charles Hamilton Houston

"Until the white man in America sits down and talks with The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, he won't even know what the race problem - what makes the race problem what it is." - Malcolm X

"America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem." - Malcolm X

"The ultimate solution to the race problem lies in the willingness of men to obey the unenforceable." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If we just keep sleeping together we'll just be one race and it won't be a problem." - Mike Binder

"There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty." - Marcus Garvey

"Just like Pharaoh couldn't get a solution to his problem until he talked to Moses, or Nebuchadnezzar or Belshazzar couldn't get a solution to his problem until he talked to Daniel, the white man in America today will never understand the race problem or come anywhere near getting a solution to the race problem until he talks to The Honorable Elijah Muhammad." - Malcolm X

"Poetry fettered fetters the human race." - William Blake

"Race prejudice is the devil unchained." - Charles W Chesnutt

"Race ain't nothing but a number." - Carson Cistulli

"Life is a race; desire the goal." - Andrew Michael Ramsay

"The Germans, a race eager for war." - Seneca the Younger

"Race designation is a political designation." - Jesse Jackson

"Artists are the antennae of the race." - Ezra Pound

"Life isn't a race. It's a relay." - Dick Gregory

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

"SEO is a race, not a sprint." - Neil Patel

"Human race cannot coexist with nuclear weapons" - Iccho Itoh

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

"A race is a work of art." - Steve Prefontaine

"Values matters well in a race." - George W Bush

"Maybe next season we can race." - Jose Mourinho

"Surround yourself with problem solvers, not problem creators." - Robert Ringer

"Every solution of a problem is a new problem." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"There are no problem horses, only problem riders." - Buck Brannaman

"Far more interesting than problem solving is problem creation." - Chuck Close

"Creating is no problem - problem solving is not creating." - Robert Fritz

"The problem is we don't understand the problem." - Paul MacCready

". . . his biggest problem was his need for a problem." - Patrick Lencioni

"First problem. To produce wealth. Second problem. To distribute it." - Victor Hugo

"I believe that thinking about the problem ... is your problem." - Dan Brown

"Lots of times, our main problem isn't our problem. Our biggest problem is our perspective on our problem." - Steven Furtick

"Isolated and limited vision problem." - Jacques Chirac

"Racism is a worldwide problem..." - Patterson Hood

"Death is an engineering problem." - Bart Kosko

"Swords can't solve every problem." - Rick Riordan

"Swords can't solve every problem." - Rick Riordan

"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Got that? -Coach Brevin" - Ann Brashares

"A problem only becomes a problem when we choose to see it as a problem" - Robin S. Sharma

"I think it is difficult to achieve a meaningful political coalition if you have race-based programs that divide members of the coalition. The problem I have, however, is that white people assume an either/or position: Either we have race-based programs or we don't. What I see is comprehensive social reform that includes race-based and race-neutral programs." - William Julius Wilson

"The civility of no race can be perfect whilst another race is degraded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"If you join the rat race - you're in the race of rats." - Bertolt Brecht

"I write about race in America in hopes of undermining the notion of race in America." - Richard Rodriguez

"In a race for limited resources, it is the energy efficient that will win the race" - David Cameron

"In our struggle against racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, I came to see at a very early stage that a synthesis of Gandhi's method of nonviolence and the Christian ethic of love is the best weapon available to Negroes for this struggle for freedom and human dignity. It may well be that the Gandhian approach will bring about a solution to the race problem in America. His spirit is a continual reminder to oppressed people that it is possible to resist evil and yet not resort to violence." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The question of good and evil will always be one of philosophy's most intriguing problems, up there with the problem of existence itself...If evil means to be self motivated, to be the center of one's own universe, to live on one's own terms, then every artist, every thinker, every original mind, is evil. Because we dare to look through our own eyes rather than mouth cliches lent us from the so-called Fathers. To dare to see is to steal fire from the Gods. This is mankind's destiny, the engine with fuels us as a race." - Janet Finch

"I firmly believe that the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent resistance is the only logical and moral approach to the solution of the race problem in the United States." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Negro poetic expression hovers for the moment, pardonably perhaps, over the race problem, but its highest allegiance is to Poetry it must soar." - William Stanley Braithwaite

"The greatest problem for the human race, to the solution of which Nature drives man, is the achievement of a universal civic society which administers law among men." - Immanuel Kant

"Race in America is not a problem you can go over, or around or under. You've got to go through it." - Mitch Landrieu

"As long as you say I'm the guy who's real about it, I have no problem being the person who people look to to talk about race." - Larry Wilmore

"And but two ways are offered to our will, Toil with rare triumph, ease with safe disgrace, The problem still for us and all of human race." - James Russell Lowell

"But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem." - Zora Neale Hurston

"There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race from extinction" - John Foster Dulles

"There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race from extinction." - John Foster Dulles

"The human race is facing all kinds of problems, and all we are doing is pointing fingers and saying, 'Your interpretation of the problem is different from my interpretations of the problem." - Shane Smith

"The human race is facing all kinds of problems, and all we are doing is pointing fingers and saying, 'Your interpretation of the problem is different from my interpretations of the problem.'" - Shane Smith

"Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any race or nation known to history, but the torch to be handed from race to race from age to age." - Kelly Miller

"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

"Understand that a problem is only a problem if you choose to view it as a problem (vs. an opportunity)." - Robin S. Sharma

"The problem with this world is not enough problem solvers. So, if you become a problem solver you become rich." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The monkey is an organized sarcasm upon the human race." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace." - Charles Spurgeon

"A race track is a place where windows clean people." - Danny Thomas

"The artist is the antenna of the race." - Ezra Pound

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

"History is the zoology of the human race." - Franz Grillparzer

"It's the risk takers that move the human race forward." - Brian Tracy

"We belong to the race that knows Joseph" - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"The only reason race matters is because of racism." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"Books are the curse of the human race." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Beginnings are easy, the thing is to finish the race" - Vitor Belfort

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

"The race isn't to the swift, it's to the thoughtful." - Terence Mckenna

"No particular race is the enemy. Ignorance is the enemy." - George Lopez

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

"Cities are the sinks of the human race." - Henri Rousseau

"Labels applied to people of any race are inherently offensive." - Edward Brooke

"Conventional history completely ignores half the human race." - Barbara Mertz

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

"Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race." - Richard Francis Burton

"It's important for me to think I'm mixed-race." - Dan O'Brien

"How can you help the human race progress?" - Simon Sinek

"A great library contains the diary of the human race." - Geraldine Dawson

"The race to win turns us all into losers." - Alfie Kohn

"Marketing is a race without a finishing line" - Philip Kotler

"If Honda does not race, there is no Honda." - Soichiro Honda

"The race of life is a marathon, not a sprint." - Tony Robbins

"The human race is one big dysfunctional family." - Robert Barron

"TV is the rat race of the century." - Groucho Marx

"If the race is good, so is the place." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'm not investigating race as much as I'm investigating intimacy." - Claudia Rankine

"No horse named Morbid ever won a race." - Ernest Hemingway

"The English as a race are not worth saving!" - Jack Straw

"Reality is something the human race doesn't handle very well." - Gore Vidal

"Swift was the race, but short the time to run." - John Dryden

"Race is a lazy mind's tool for identifying culture." - Eric Parslow

"There is no solution to any world problem, to any national problem, to any city problem or to any local problem, unless and until people get their Realization." - Nirmala Srivastava

"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!" - Chesty Puller

"Climate change is a global commons problem." - Ottmar Edenhofer

"I'm a drinker with a writing problem." - Brendan Behan

"Piracy is not the problem, obscurity is." - Seth Godin

"the answer to every problem involved penguins" - Rick Riordan

"No problem, Goth Boy. First one's free." - Lilith Saintcrow

"Every big problem is a big opportunity." - Vinod Khosla

"America's problem is too much political correctness." - Donald Trump

"Houston, we've had a problem here." - James A. Lovell

"This country has a mental health problem disguised as a gun problem, and a tyranny problem disguised as a security problem." - Joe Rogan

"Lack of knowledge - that is the problem." - W Edwards Deming

"The big problem isn't piracy, it's obscurity." - Cory Doctorow

"Within the problem lies the solution" - Milton Katselas

"A beautiful problem is no joke!" - Marvin Knopp

"Each problem has a positive side." - Og Mandino

"The problem with death is absence" - Roger Rosenblatt

"a problem well put is half solved." - John Dewey

"What other people think is their problem." - Jeanne Phillips

"The problem with education is school." - Mark Twain

"Avoiding a problem doesn't solve it." - Bonnie Jean Thornley

"When a pagan race comes in contact with a Christian race, they are converted, absorbed, or exterminated." - Joseph R. Bartlett

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

"When today's race is over, it's over. The only race that matters is the one coming up." - Harry Gant

"If you cannot solve the proposed problem try to solve first some related problem." - George Polya

"The world is not a problem; the problem is your unawareness." - Rajneesh



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