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Racial Equality Quotes


"My fight is not for racial sameness but for racial equality and against racial prejudice and discrimination." - John Oliver Killens

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

"Justice is Equality...but equality of what?" - Aristotle

"Equality is truly sweet." - Kristin Chenoweth

"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity." - Maximilien Robespierre

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

"I believe profoundly in the possibilities of democracy, but democracy needs to be emancipated from capitalism. As long as we inhabit a capitalist democracy, a future of racial equality, gender equality, economic equality will elude us." - Angela Davis

"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

"He wasn't someone fighting for racial equality. He was the leader of a violent, Communist revolution that has nearly succeeded in all of its grisly horror." - Joseph Farah

"Long before many of us were even conscious of our own degradation, Marcus Garvey fought for African national and racial equality." - Kwame Nkrumah

"In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables." - Catharine Mackinnon

"Equality can only be measured by outcome: and this means the imposition of racial quotas. The job of the Senior Executive is therefore to be a senior racist." - Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)

"Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag." - Adrian Cronauer

"If I can mean to people - if I can symbolize the ability to pursue gender equality, racial equality, and to be truthful about our experiences, then, absolutely, that's what I want to be." - Anita Hill

"Love either finds equality or makes it." - John Dryden

"Every seeming equality conceals a hierarchy." - Mason Cooley

"Liberty and equality-lovely and sacred words!" - Giuseppe Mazzini

"Gender equality must become a lived reality" - Michelle Bachelet

"Equality today means "sameness", rather than "oneness"." - Erich Fromm

"There cannot be friendship without equality." - Swami Vivekananda

"Nothing is so unequal as equality." - Pliny The Elder

"The sole equality on earth is death." - Philip James Bailey

"What we need is equality without conformity." - Kim Stanley Robinson

"Fairness is not about statistical equality." - John Bercow

"Marriage equality changed life for people." - Andrew Cuomo

"The cry of equality pulls everyone down." - Iris Murdoch

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

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

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

"There's not a racial divide in the city of Ferguson." - James Knowles Iii

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

"The promise of equality is not the same as true equality." - Sheryl Sandberg

"Equality means equality for all- no exceptions, no 'yes, buts', no asterisked footnotes imposing limits." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity." - Irving Kristol

"I would point out that Japan's proposal at the Versailles Peace Conference on the principle of racial equality was rejected by delegates such as those from Britain and the United States" - Hideki Tojo

"We Americans have a chance to become someday a nation in which all racial stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically." - Shirley Chisholm

"Fidel Castro rhetorically championed the poor. He also held the Cuban economy in a kind of arrested state. He called for racial equality but often cracked down - but did crack down on the press and dissidents and Cuban gays." - Scott Simon

"It's unfortunate that [Louis] Brandeis was not able to translate or abstract his devotion to cultural pluralism and racial equality as he put it for Jews to enslave people and their descendants and to African Americans." - Jeffrey Rosen

"'Garage Magazine' has a strong track record of promoting diversity and racial and gender equality in the worlds of art and fashion and will continue in our mission to stir positive debate on these and other issues." - Dasha Zhukova

"I would point out that Japan's proposal at the Versailles Peace Conference on the principle of racial equality was rejected by delegates such as those from Britain and the United States." - Hideki Tojo

"From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence." - Paul Tsongas

"In '42,' it's like the '40s where racial equality had come into the consciousness of a lot of people, whereas in the 1900s it was sort of a new thing." - Andre Holland

"I want you to understand that racial justice is not about justice for those who are black or brown; racial justice is about American justice. Justice for LGBT Americans is not about gay and lesbian justice; it's about American justice. Equality for women isn't about women; it's about United States equality. You cannot enjoy justice anywhere in this country until we make sure there is justice everywhere in this country." - Cory Booker

"To me, racial barriers do not exist in reality. If I say that 'everyone under the sun is a member of a universal family,' you may think that I am bluffing and being idealistic. But if anyone still believes in racial differences, I think he is too backward and narrow in his perspective. Perhaps he still does not understand man's equality and love." - Bruce Lee

"A society that puts equality-in the sense of equality of outcome-ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom." - Milton Friedman

"Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"For example, justice is considered to mean equality, It does mean equality- but equality for those who are equal, and not for all." - Aristotle

"I think the O.J. Simpson case conjured all the paranoia, the racial anxiety, but also the racial fatigue that America has endured over the last half century." - Michael Eric Dyson

"The political struggle against marriage equality is war" - Pope Francis

"Inequality is a fact. Equality is a value." - Mason Cooley

"Equality is what does not exist among mortals." - E E Cummings

"Women won't have total equality until men can get pregnant." - Diana Palmer

"Women must have economic and social equality with men." - Margaret Sanger

"Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions." - Slobodan Milosevic

"Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons." - Aristotle

"The love of democracy is that of equality." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Courage consists in equality to the problem before us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Men don't have the benefits of equality either." - Emma Watson

"Love is based on inequality as friendship is on equality." - William Butler Yeats

"Men of quality are not threatened by women of equality" - Thomas Jefferson

"The love of democracy is that of equality." - Charles De Montesquieu

"Choose equality." - Matthew Arnold

"Equality would be a heaven, if we could attain it." - Anthony Trollope

"A world with one month is a world of equality." - Alan Lightman

"I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers." - Mahatma Gandhi

"We are a model country where gender equality is concerned." - Tarja Halonen

"Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions." - Slobodan Milosevic

"Men of culture are the true apostles of equality" - Matthew Arnold

"I am still fully committed to male-female equality." - Anne-Marie Slaughter

"Equality and separation cannot exist in the same space." - Jason Mraz

"The deadly Hydra now is the hydra of Equality. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the three-fanged serpent." - D H Lawrence

"The deadly Hydra now is the hydra of Equality. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the three-fanged serpent." - David Herbert Lawrence

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

"We have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it" - Michelle Alexander

"Racial discrimination against a white is as unconstitutional as race discrimination against a black." - William O Douglas

"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

"Racial segregation has come back to public education with a vengeance." - Jonathan Kozol

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

"When Obama came to power, there was a lot of talk about a post-racial America." - Ezra Koenig

"I was raised to think about philosophy and religious thought and the soul and the spirit of humankind in a different way, also really socially progressive teachings of the Baha'i faith, the equality of men and women, the elimination of racial prejudice, the equality of science and religion, so it was a big cauldron of big ideas in my household. And we were weird and unhappy family, but nonetheless that was a really positive thing that came out of it." - Rainn Wilson

"I believe that there is a moral and constitutional equivalence between laws designed to subjugate a race and those that distribute benefits on the basis of race in order to foster some current notion of equality.... In my mind, government-sponsored racial discrimination based on benign prejudice is just as noxious as discrimination inspired by malicious prejudice." - Clarence Thomas

"It does no service to the cause of racial equality for white people to content themselves with judging themselves to be nonracist. Few people outside the clan or skinhead movements own up to all-out racism these days. White people must take the extra step. They must become anti-racist." - Clarence Page

"People need to free their minds of racial prejudice and believe in equality for all and freedom regardless of race. It would be a good thing if all people were treated equally and justly and not be discriminated against because of race or religion or anything that makes them different from others." - Rosa Parks

"I wrote Normal Life using concepts that have been helpful to me, and hoping to offer those as accessible tools for thinking differently about the pitfalls trans resistance faces, in particular the temptation to focus on legal equality and the limitations of that approach, and the alternative approaches being taken by racial and economic justice focused trans activists." - Dean Spade

"We're more concerned about climate or economic equality or racial justice or anything else that is good for people and the planet, we simply must also spend some time wresting back our money-marinated democracy. This will require getting money out of politics and then getting people back in." - Annie Leonard

"What Republicans need to do is to go back to their roots - starting with Lincoln - and remind the nation that they are the party of national growth, racial equality and unity of purpose. These Lincolnian themes will serve Republicans - and the nation - much better than becoming the party on the lookout for the supposed rat head of higher taxes." - Alan Siegel

"Along with racial equality and the late bloom of women's rights, future generations will have to explain how, in the past, gays were misunderstood and publicly humiliated for loving each other, and, eventually, how they stood together and conquered stupidity and hypocritical hatred, and fought their way out of marginalization." - Io Tillett Wright

"I can't explain exactly why it lives within me for so long and passionately. But race matters to me; racial equality matters to me, as does gender. There is something about these kinds of social injustices that go to the deep of me." - Sue Monk Kidd

"We need marriage equality in every state in this nation. Otherwise, no state really has marriage equality, and we will not rest until it is a reality." - Andrew Cuomo

"Where freedom is real, equality is the passion of the masses. Where equality is real, freedom is the passion of a small minority." - Eric Hoffer

"Democracy is in the blood of Musalmans, who look upon complete equality of manhood [mankind]...[and] believe in fraternity, equality and liberty." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"[My father and his friends] believed in equality for women without troubling to acquire the basic domestic skills which would have made that equality possible." - P D James

"A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan." - Mary Daly

"I had explained that a woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan." - Mary Daly

"The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of the Englishman and the Chinaman." - Edmund Barton

"Democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is corrupted, but likewise when they fall into a spirit of extreme equality." - Baron de Montesquieu

"We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Equality is the share of every one at their advent upon earth, and equality is also theirs when placed beneath it." - Ninon de L'Enclos

"It is untrue that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality; its sovereign law is subordination and dependence." - Luc De Clapiers

"I had explained that a woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan" - Mary Daly

"And when I say equality, I mean equality for everybody. Who are you telling who they can marry and who they ca'? What is this? This is 2014." - Pharrell Williams

"It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its sovereign law is subordination and dependence." - Luc De Clapiers

"Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality." - Rowan D. Williams

"A party [Republican] with one idea; but that is a noble idea... the idea of equality - the equality of all men before human tribunals and human laws." - William H Seward

"The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law." - Robert Bork

"Family law is institutionally anti-male. I've been lobbying MPs, and I'm not going to give up campaigning for equality until I get equality." - Louis De Bernieres

"The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair access and fair opportunity. This is not equality of result. It's equality of opportunity. There's a fundamental difference." - Robert Reich

"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

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

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

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

"Racial prejudice boils down to the deeply anti- American message that some people are born to fail." - James Fallows

"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

"Racial profiling has to stop." - Bobby Rush

"The 'niche' effect of charter schools guarantees a swift and vicious deepening of class and racial separation." - Jonathan Kozol

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

"We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around." - Geraldine Ferraro

"Legislators and revolutionaries who promise both equality and liberty are visionaries and charlatans." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality" - Susan B Anthony

"A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality." - Jill Briscoe

"Vote Love means vote equality. It means vote change. It means vote whats right for humanity." - Macklemore

"Equality may be a fiction but nonetheless one must accept it as a governing principle." - B R Ambedkar

"What is life without liberty; and what is liberty without equality of rights?" - Ernestine Rose

"I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"Our goal was not freedom. Freedom was the necessary prerequisite to get to equality." - Jesse Jackson

"Equality is attainable as long as you are part of the majority." - William James

"It is dangerous to maintain equality at the cost of placing the pieces passively." - Anatoly Karpov

"Virtue in a republic is the love of one's country, that is the love of equality." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Let knowledge be guessed by the sign of equality to all beings." - Ramana Maharshi

"A society that puts equality - in the sense of equality of outcome - ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests." - Milton Friedman

"Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents." - David Samuel, 3rd Viscount Samuel

"In the dark, equality for all of mankind couldn't seem brighter." - Robert M. Hensel

"The connection between women's human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development and peace is increasingly apparent." - Mahnaz Afkhami

"Let America be America, where equality is in the air we breathe." - Langston Hughes

"You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality." - Woodrow Wilson

"The uses of government should be to foster, protect and promote the possession of equality." - Victoria Woodhull

"The defect of equality is that we desire it only with our superiors." - Henry Becque

"To refuse political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self-respect." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

" the result of human organization. We are not born equal." - Hannah Arendt

"Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents." - Herbert Louis Samuel

"Believe in no other God than the one who insists on justice and equality among men." - George Sand

"Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"Time for Tolerance,Equality, and Acceptance, It's allways TEA time with my Friends..." - Gregory Douglass

"No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality." - Emma Watson

"If there is equality it is in His love, not in us." - C S Lewis



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