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Racial Division Quotes


"General Lee, I have no division." - George Pickett

"There are those who would keep us slipping back into the darkness of division, into the snake pit of racial hatred, of racial antagonism and of support for symbols of the struggle to keep African-Americans in bondage." - Carol Moseley Braun

"Racial inequality is a big problem." - Hillary Clinton

"If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war." - Douglas Macarthur

"Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers." - B R Ambedkar

"There were two second division matches last night, both in the second division." - Dominic Allen

"Scandal breeds hatred; hatred begets division; division makes faction, and faction brings ruin." - Francis Quarles

"Welcome to post-racial America. I'm the face of post-racial America." - Tracy Morgan

"That old man...had my division massacred at Gettysburg!" - George Pickett

"Correct division should be preferred over corrupt unity." - Mark Dever

"I want to bring excitement back to the heavyweight division," - Deontay Wilder

"I'm not into division. I'm into coordination, discipline and tradition." - Sun Ra

"Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex." - Frank Zappa

"I'll have you know that I am not a failed Third Division footballer. I am a failed Second Division footballer." - Eamon Dunphy

"Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division." - Jerry Brown

"One question we must consider today is how we can take action to unify our nation, heal racial division, end poverty and give real-life meaning to the constitutional mandate that there be equal protection under law." - Edward Kennedy

"Racial justice is key to a compassionate, inclusive, dynamic society." - Rinku Sen

"Bullets ain't racial, kid...they only hate you." - Kool G Rap

"We are about to have a racial explosion." - Malcolm X

"Slaveholders deployed so-called scientific racism to justify racial slavery." - Manisha Sinha

"Racial superiority is a mere pigment of the imagination." - Anonymous

"[Confederate flag] it's a symbol of racial hatred." - Rick Santorum

"Clearly, the Obama presidency hasn't wiped out racial prejudices." - Ron Fournier

"Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy." - Trent Lott

"Reject racial or religious hate. Embrace moderate Islam." - Geraldo Rivera

"I feel albino musicians could neutralise all the racial problems." - Sly Stone

"Factories are the workplaces of our National Socialist racial comrades." - Fritz Todt

"I certainly think so, and I argue so, and I give talks on that. Are there risks by putting people together? Absolutely. Is there value in the black church? Absolutely. Is there value in having immigrant churches? Absolutely. But if we don't have congregations gathering with people of different races, what we're doing is we are redefining racial division, a racial inequality." - Michael Emerson

"By dismantling the narrow politics of racial identity and selective self-interest, by going beyond 'black' and 'white,' we may construct new values, new institutions and new visions of an America beyond traditional racial categories and racial oppression." - Manning Marable

"So-called racial characteristics are not really racial at all but are due to the historical experiences of the communities in question." - Arnold J Toynbee

"We've all been acculturated into accepting the inevitability of wrongful convictions, unfair sentences, racial bias, and racial disparities and discrimination against the poor." - Bryan Stevenson

"I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds." - Dave Chappelle

"Racial relations in this country are plummeting. Racial strife is rising. All the while, Obama is out there talking about unity and bringing us together." - Rush Limbaugh

"I'd rather have a German Division in front of me than a French one behind." - George S Patton

"Can you do Division? Divide a loaf by a knife - what's the answer to that?" - Lewis Carroll

"Called an inquiry into the laws which determine the division of the produce..." - David Ricardo

"...Obama said, 'I welcome debate among my team, but I won't tolerate division'." - Bob Woodward

"The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians." - George Orwell

"No expert can predict the heavyweight division. Every punch can make the decision." - Vitali Klitschko

"Anti-Muslim protests represent a fringe of our society that's seeking to promote hatred and division." - Tim Soutphommasane

"What is a communist? One who hath yearnings For equal division of unequal earnings." - Ebenezer Elliott

"The division of labour was limited by the extent of the market" - Adam Smith

"Any child who cannot do long division by himself does not deserve to smoke." - Fran Lebowitz

"The societal division of labor obtains the dignity of an ontological condition." - Herbert Marcuse

"In this decisive hour of our national history, union means life and division means death." - Bao Dai

"What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance." - Tom Daschle

"When war becomes a trade, it benefits, like all other trades, from the division of labour." - Jean-Baptiste Say

"We take pride in making our Knockouts Division about wrestling, not about looking pretty." - Kurt Angle

"Life does not proceed by the association and addition of elements, but by dissociation and division." - Henri Bergson

"I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition." - Jeanfrancois Cope

"Life is the division of human cells, a process which begins at conception." - Dick Gephardt

"I will end the history of division and conflict through reconciliation and fairness." - Park Geunhye

"Fear invariably and universally induces disengagement, and disengagement is negative division of labor." - Alan Greenspan

"Those who seek to profit by division don't stand a chance." - Henry Rollins

"I've never understood the division between so-called realists and so-called idealists." - Hillary Clinton

"Let no one ever think for a moment that national debate means national division." - Lyndon B Johnson

"A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational and class inequality and conflict." - Robert Shea

"The division of labor among nations is that some specialize in winning and others in losing." - Eduardo Galeano

"Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic." - Evelyn Waugh

"The main division in the world is between democratic and undemocratic countries." - Michael Mandelbaum

"It's not about division. It's not about politics. My concern is how do we come together?" - Levar Burton

"Placing a time limit on affirmative action would in all likelihood blunt the orchestrated politics of controversy that now bedevils it. And thinking about phasing it into a class-based entitlement program may at long last bring Americans around to a consideration of the growing inequality that threatens the harmony of our democracy far more than the alarmist cry of 'racial division.'" - Orlando Patterson

"The new racism: Racism without 'racists.' Today, racial segregation and division often result from habits, policies, and institutions that are not explicitly designed to discriminate. Contrary to popular belief, discrimination or segregation do not require animus. They thrive even in the absence of prejudice or ill will. It's common to have racism without racists." - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

"People of my generation knew we needed to move beyond that, the racial division and segregation and unsustainable social relations, that were unfair to millions of people. But it didn't mean that we were going to become a big government liberal." - Jeff Sessions

"We think of faith as a source of comfort and understanding but find our expressions of faith sowing division; we believe ourselves to be a tolerant people even as racial, religious, and cultural tensions roil the landscape. And instead of resolving these tensions or mediating these conflicts, our politics fans them, exploits them,and drives us further apart." - Barack Obama

"So far Trump has done everything he could possibly do to pit Americans against each other, to sow division, to fuel distrust of American against American, to adopt a kind of Bannonite strategy of fueling racial antagonism, xenophobic antagonism against Dreamers, et cetera." - Neera Tanden

"Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality" - Barack Obama

"Silhouettes are reductions, and racial stereotypes are also reductions of actual human beings." - Kara Walker

"[On the racial backlash about Hunger Games casting]: "People should have ignored the five racist idiots." - Nina Jacobson

"At the foot of the cross, there are no racial barriers." - Billy Graham

"Racial pride and self-dignity were emphasized in my family and community." - Rosa Parks

"Love transcends international boundaries. It heals the wounds of racial hatred, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance." - Michael Jackson

"Men like to become Christians without crossing racial, linguistic or class barriers" - Donald McGavran

"Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault, but a racial virtue." - Kelly Millar

"Justice goes across racial and economic barriers - like the good Samaritan." - John M. Perkins

"The American idea of racial progress is measured by how fast I become white." - James A Baldwin

"Racial prejudice is of ignorance. There is no place for it..." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Religious and racial persecution is moronic at all times, perhaps the most idiotic of human stupidities." - Harry S Truman

"As racial, economic and national groups, they take for themselves, whatever their power can command." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"I got nothing against no Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me a << racial epithet >>." - Muhammad Ali

"I say we haven't ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." - Michelle Alexander

"I'm not saying [racial profiling] doesn't happen; I'm saying I haven't experienced it." - Deshaun Watson

"Modern science rests on a universality that transcends ethnic, racial, and religious frameworks." - Varadaraja V. Raman

"In America, there is no racial segregation. I'm not sure I'm quite familiar with this phrase." - Trevor Noah

"London was a really multi-racial city ... It's incredible how comfortable people are with race there." - Sade Adu

"Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love. He tried to break racial barriers." - Wyclef Jean

"There is more racial prejudice in India than anywhere else in the world." - Shekhar Kapur

"We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society." - Oliver Tambo

"I'm tri-racial: African-American, Native American and Euro - that's the Scotch-Irish part." - Alice Walker

"As black folks we're always sensitive. As a black person it's always racial." - Jamie Foxx

"In a multi-racial society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order." - Kamisese Mara

"We are all descendants of Adam, and we are all products of racial miscegenation." - Lester B Pearson

"The Constitution favors no racial group, no political or social group." - William O Douglas

"We have only one task, to stand firm and carry on the racial struggle without mercy." - Heinrich Himmler

"We also thought of ourselves in racial and largely ethnic terms." - Samuel P Huntington

"If there is a distinctive Irish experience, it is one of division, exacerbated by the fact that division in a country so small seems perverse. But the scale doesn't matter." - Denis Donoghue

"When you go to other parks, they hang banners for the wild-card or Eastern Division or Western Division champions. Around here, they don't hang anything unless its for being world champions." - Chili Davis

"I'm not going to worry about the Cure slipping down into the second division; it doesn't bother me because I never expected to be in the first division anyway" - Robert Smith

"I'm not going to worry about the Cure slipping down into the second division; it doesn't bother me because I never expected to be in the first division anyway." - Robert Smith

"The Cold War began with the division of Europe. It can only end when Europe is whole." - George H W Bush

"If they just reverse the division, ban the judges, and then it'll discourage other judges from ever doing this." - Roy Jones Jr.

"Neither love nor ambition, as it has often been shown, can brook a division of its empire in the heart." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"The Redskins haven't won the division since 1999, and we came in and we did it in one year!" - Robert Griffin Iii

"Division within a Christian community is a very grave sin; it is the work of the devil." - Pope Francis

"Oliver [McCall] has meant so much to my career and showed that in the heavyweight division, anything is possible." - Anthony Joshua

"If this were Ada, I suppose we'd just constant fold 1/0 into die 'Illegal division by zero" - Larry Wall

"The real division in the world today is not between socialism and capitalism, it's between freedom and totalitarianism." - Frank H. Underhill

"What is constitutive is the action that divides madness, and not the science elaborated once this division is made." - Michel Foucault

"UKIP trades in the language of fear and division; it seeks power in order to reject responsibility." - Robert Webb

"There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion." - Cat Stevens

"Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor, can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace." - Ludwig Von Mises

"You've got many refinements. I don't think you need to worry about your failure at long division. I mean, after all, you got through short division, and short division is all that a lady ought to be called on to cope with." - Tennessee Williams

"He's coming up but he got bigger and stronger, that plus the athleticism. I'm going to have to show him that we're just as athletic in the middleweight division as [they are] in the welterweight division. I think he'll do good in the division but I'm glad I get to welcome him to middleweight." - Clint Hester

"If you care about this country, if you want to take part in a citizen's movement that helps heal the deep racial, economic, and cultural divides tearing us apart, you must read Eric Deggans' Race-Baiter. No book of recent vintage so thoroughly dissects the media's monetized appetite for division. Provocative, honest, and smart, Race-Baiter is a supremely important book. Read it and let the conversation begin." - Connie May Fowler

"If you care about this country, if you want to take part in a citizen's movement that helps heal the deep racial, economic, and cultural divides tearing us apart, you must read Eric Deggans" Race-Baiter. No book of recent vintage so thoroughly dissects the media's monetized appetite for division. Provocative, honest, and smart, Race-Baiter is a supremely important book. Read it and let the conversation begin." - Connie May Fowler

"Trump is dividing people against each other; he's going to try and sow racial division; so you have to figure out an answer. I think really the only answer for the Democratic Party, or for progressives at large, is to have an answer about how these people who haven't been to college, who haven't had a lot of things given to them in life, are going to do better, year after year after year." - Neera Tanden

"If the bear were to make a racial comment, it would be more likely to get a laugh than if a person on stage were to make a racial comment." - Mila Kunis

"[Alex Haley] objective was to illustrate that the racial separatism of the N.O.I. was a kind of pathological or a kind of - it was the logical culmination of separatism and racial isolationism and exclusion." - Manning Marable

"White people made up the n-word, they knew about racial jokes before anybody, and in their old movies and old cartoons they made fun of everybody, especially black folks. Racial jokes were not new to them." - Paul Mooney

"Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation - through compassion and courage - about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice." - Mark Pryor

"Compassion and love is the source of external and internal peace and is also the root of racial survival." - Dalai Lama

"Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality." - Barack Obama

"The old appeals to racial, sexual and religious chauvinism to rabid nationalist fervor, are beginning not to work." - Carl Sagan

"Each time I visit Japan, I am reminded of how Canadian I am and how little racial connection matters." - David Suzuki

"My parents taught me that racial prejudice is a sin, one that robs the world of great minds and talents." - Edward Brooke

"Colorblind racism is the new racial music most people dance to, the 'new racism' is subtle, institutionalized and seemingly nonracial." - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

"This is why I hate white people. You guys try to turn everything into a racial issue." - Charles Barkley

"It's a wonder you don't see the zebra being trotted out as a metaphor for racial harmony more often." - Dov Davidoff

"I do believe that something akin to a racial caste system is alive and well in America." - Michelle Alexander

"You could use artificial intelligence to build a system around postcodes and income, which could lead to racial profiling." - William

"I am going to get officers training to deescalate situations, ban racial profiling, and make body cameras available." - Hillary Clinton

"Racial injustice, war, urban blight, and environmental rape have a common denominator in our exploitative economic system." - Channing E. Phillips

"The so-called racial explanation of differences in human performance and achievement is either an ineptitude or a fraud." - Arnold Toynbee

"It's not the people in the South who create racial problems - it's the people who are governing." - Nat King Cole

"I dream of a post-racial society that is not categorized by the color of their skin." - Jane Velezmitchell

"Obama's ascendancy unhinged the radical right, offering a unified target to competing camps of racial, nativist and religious animus." - Barton Gellman

"They were concerned about the racial issue. They thought it was not a safe issue to go Asian, unfortunately." - Lucy Liu

"Racial profiling has to stop." - Bobby Rush

"Of strong importance to me is the defense of minority rights, not just racial minorities, but ideological and religious minorities." - Rand Paul

"Certainly we can end racism with love. We can demand that the federal government change its emphasis on racial distinction." - Bell Hooks

"Those who deplore our militants, who exhort patience in the name of a false peace, are in fact supporting segregation and exploitation. They would have social peace at the expense of social and racial justice. They are more concerned with easing racial tension than enforcing racial democracy." - A Philip Randolph

"It was a great honour to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. I didn't know they had a caddie division." - Bob Hope

"The efficiency of a truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of a people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy." - Adolf Hitler

"Instead of giving in to cynicism and division, let's move forward with the confidence and optimism and unity that define us as a people." - Barack Obama

"The division yin and yang pervades all culture, history, economics, nature itself; modern Western versions of sex discrimination are only the most recent layer." - Shulamith Firestone

"I know that this operation will be sort of helter-skelter. But the First Marine Division is going to win the war by landing at Inchon." - Douglas Macarthur

"I seek to fight the best out there. I seek to fight the champions in every division I go up to." - Nonito Donaire

"Where there is division, there is sin." - Origen

"One who has yearnings for equal division of unequal earnings. Idler or bungler, he is willing to fork out his penny and pocket your shilling." - Ebenezer Elliott

"There are two functions of the soul, - contemplation and practice, - according to the general division of objects; some of which only entertain our speculations, other employ our actions." - Robert South



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