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Racial Prejudice Quotes


"... all Americans are the prisoners of racial prejudice." - Shirley Chisholm

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

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

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

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

"Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favourite child." - Don King

"There is no racial or religious prejudice among people in the theater. The only prejudice is against bad actors, especially successful ones." - Helen Hayes

"Racial profiling has to stop." - Bobby Rush

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

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

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

"Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart." - Billy Graham

"Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo." - Ambrose Bierce

"Beauty is a delightful prejudice." - Theocritus

"Every word is a prejudice." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Prejudice is opinion without judgement." - Voltaire

"Criticism is prejudice made plausible." - H L Mencken

"People must realize that a crime motivated by racial or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us." - Jose Serrano

"In the fullness of time, I suspect that bigotry against homosexuals will seem as repugnant as racial prejudice does today. Or so one hopes." - Jon Meacham

"The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete finality of the death sentence." - Byron White

"Ignorance is the wet-nurse of prejudice." - Josh Billings

"Truth is too weak to combat prejudice." - Charlotte Lennox

"Excellence is the best weapon against prejudice." - David Oyelowo

"Prejudice is an opinion without judgment." - Voltaire

"The greatest obstacle to progress is prejudice." - Bavee

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance." - William Hazlitt

"Prejudice is the twin of illiberality." - George D. Prentice

"[Van Jones] you should be a racial polemicist. You should be a racial reconciler." - Mary Matalin

"We put fear and prejudice on trial, and fear and prejudice lost." - David Boies

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

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

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

"Soul has no musical geographical or racial boundaries." - Roy Ayers

"Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport." - Pierre De Coubertin

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

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

"Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can't move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that." - Bob Marley

"There is a good deal of evidence that the United States is moving to the right, and that the main force behind the movement is a resurgence, in a new form, of racial prejudice." - Shirley Chisholm

"We have the disgrace of racial discrimination, or we have prejudice against people because of their religion. We have not had the courage to uproot these things, although we know they are wrong." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Sometimes, it's [racial prejudice] like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating." - Marian Anderson

"Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Many black people I know are proud of the Irish part of their heritage - an Irish grandparent, say - but they recognise that many people believe in a form of racial purity. And it is from that belief that prejudice starts." - Tom Paulin

"Racism always exists cheek by jowl with, inside, and alongside culture and class. As a rule, it is inseparable from them. That is why, for example, food, language and names assume such importance in racial prejudice." - Martin Jacques

"Reason is always weak where prejudice is strong." - Norm Macdonald

"All my life I have fought against prejudice and intolerance." - Harry S Truman

"Remember, when the judgment's weak, the prejudice is strong." - Kane O'Hara

"Prejudice makes prisoners of both the hated and the hater." - Randy Shilts

"Where prejudice exists it always discolors our thoughts." - Mark Twain

"There is indeed a strange prejudice against Quotation." - James Boswell

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

"Pride of race is the antidote to prejudice." - Arturo Alfonso Schomburg

"Science replaces private prejudice with public, verifiable evidence." - Richard Dawkins

"Prejudice will fall in a combat with interest." - Thomas Paine

"Bias and prejudice make me angry...more than anything." - Rod Serling

"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally." - W C Fields

"Logic is an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice." - Elbert Hubbard

"When the judgement's weak, The prejudice is strong." - Kane O'Hara

"Most history is guessing, and the rest is prejudice." - Ariel Durant

"Every adult was once a child free from prejudice." - Mother Teresa

"That's what friendship means - sharing the prejudice of experience." - Charles Bukowski

"Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks." - Duchess Abrantes

"I know the cause of all human disappointment - worldly prejudice." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice." - Will Durant

"Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support." - Ambrose Bierce

"Logic: an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice." - Elbert Hubbard

"One has a prejudice wherever one fears a transformation." - Elias Canetti

"We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced." - Herbert Spencer

"Like one of any minority, I have experienced prejudice." - Dalia Mogahed

"Reasoning against prejudice is like fighting against a shadow; it exhausts the reasoner, without visibly affecting the prejudice." - Charles Mildmay

"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

"People often get racism mixed up with bigotry or prejudice. We need to get our terminology straightened out. We obviously have racial problems that need solving. The first step in solving a problem is to identify it. If we keep mis-identifying bigotry and prejudice as racism we'll never make any headway" - Neal Boortz

"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

"When you say I want to talk about racial justice, that`s not the same as saying I want to do something about racial justice." - Marco Rubio

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

"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

"Color had been made the mark of enslavement and was taken to be also the mark of inferiority; for prejudice does not reason, or it would not be prejudice... If prejudice could reason, it would dispel itself." - William Pickens

"Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified by an opinion forged out of naught but prejudice!" - Marquis De Sade

"Prejudice renders a man's virtue his habit, and a series of unconnected arts. Though just prejudice, his duty becomes a part of his nature." - Edmund Burke

"All the Freudian system is impregnated with the prejudice which it makes it its mission to fight - the prejudice that everything sexual is vile." - Simone Weil

"In a world filled with hate, prejudice, and protest, I find that I too am filled with hate, prejudice, and protest." - Bob Gibson

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

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

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

"Diversity is, by definition, discrimination. It leads to things like quotas and racial profiling." - Mary Kissel

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

"Though being underestimated has its advantages, the stench of racial inferiority still confounds my olfactory nerves." - Clarence Thomas

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

"Most poor people in America are white. The family breakdown issue is an issue that crosses all sorts of racial lines. High school dropout issues. But because of the flow of events which involve the racial component, we've sometimes confused racial issues with other issues which are trans-racial." - David Brooks

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

"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

"There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. It's everywhere." - Sidney Poitier

"Of course, individuals vary greatly within each racial group and should be treated as such." - J Philippe Rushton

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

"I believe that whoever tries to think things through honestly will soon recognize how unworthy and even fatal is the traditional bias against Negroes. What can the man of good will do to combat this deeply rooted prejudice? He must have the courage to set an example by words and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by racial bias." - Albert Einstein

"Now, personally, I am baffled by the concept of racial prejudice. Why hate someone based on the color of their skin when, if you take the time to get to know them as a human being, you can find so many other things to hate them for?" - Dennis Miller

"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

"There was not one cause for our internment, but many - a deep-seated racial prejudice working on top of fear, distrust, and greed. So how is one to say exactly where history begins or ends? It is all slow oscillations, curves, and waves which take so long to reveal themselves ... like watching a tree grow." - Gretel Ehrlich

"Wherever you go - in every country, or in every continent, people yearn and hunger for only one thing, to love and be loved. Love transcends international boundaries and heals the wounds of hatred, racial, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance. It is the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation." - Michael Jackson

"I think there's an awakening now of a realization that we too early congratulated ourselves on the end of racial prejudice and white supremacy. And that was a feeling that we had when I was president, that we had pretty much overcome that problem." - Jimmy Carter

"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

"The issue of racism and racial prejudice is very, very difficult to discuss. It is difficult to discuss the history of apartheid - many people have made the observation that it is very, very difficult to find anybody in South Africa who ever supported apartheid: because everybody was opposed to that; it was against our will and so on." - Thabo Mbeki

"I would like to say that racial attitude and prejudice are probably here...It is very difficult to act this out - discrimination - discrimination is an act. After you have the prejudices, the disciminations come out, if there is an institution for it but the Cubans have attempted to create institutions free of discrimination." - Huey Newton

"While we dance in the streets and pat ourselves on the back for being a nation great enough to reach beyond racial divides to elect our first African-American president, let us not forget that we remain a nation still proudly practicing prejudice." - Harvey Fierstein

"The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life. I didn't always see it. It was up to our parents to see that we had our education in a town that hadn't yet realized what racial prejudice was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion." - Katherine Dunham

"Racial terrorism affects the lives of white people and black people and everyone, everything. Racism is contaminating. It can affect the dogs in the street. So the process of beginning to rid the country of prejudice was in itself a kind of nation-building." - Ayana Mathis

"Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence." - Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

"The only causes of regret are laziness, outbursts of temper, hurting others, prejudice, jealousy, and envy." - Germaine Greer

"Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind." - Joseph Addison

"Mathematical Knowledge adds a manly Vigour to the Mind, frees it from Prejudice, Credulity, and Superstition." - John Arbuthnot

"A few drops of science will often disinfect an entire barrel full of ignorance and prejudice." - Hendrik Willem Van Loon

"Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition." - Paul Kenneth Keller

"Prejudice is a product of ignorance that hides behind barriers of tradition." - Jasper Fforde

"Inexperience can be overcome, ignorance can be enlightened, but prejudice will destroy you." - Mercedes Lackey

"But - drive out prejudice with a pitch-fork it will ever return." - H. P. Blavatsky

"Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid." - Alain LeRoy Locke

"Arguments do not erase prejudice any more than arguments erase scars, whether psychological or physical." - Gerry Spence

"Prejudice is ignorance." - Michael Jackson

"Prejudice doesn't make me mad. It just - I guess 'pisses me off' is the word." - Chuck Berry

"The church is a place where we make our prejudice sacred." - Peter Rollins

"A prediction, in a field where prediction is not possible, is no more than a prejudice." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Learning teaches how to carry things in suspense, without prejudice, till you resolve it." - Francis Bacon

"In politics it commonly takes a superior woman to overcome the handicap of traditional prejudice." - Bertha Knight Landes

"What used to be called prejudice is now called a null hypothesis." - A. W. F. Edwards

"She goes in with a prejudice and comes out with a statistic." - Ellen Goodman

"Prejudice not being funded on reason cannot be removed by argument." - Samuel Johnson

"Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice." - John Locke

"Partiality is generally supplemented by prejudice, and is most objectionable in family government." - Du Coeur

"Prejudice, which sees, what it pleases, cannot see what is plain." - Aubrey De Vere

"Love is a form of prejudice. I have too many other prejudices." - Charles Bukowski

"Lyc-V is a jealous virus. It exterminates all other invaders with extreme prejudice." - Ilona Andrews

"A garbled quotation is equivalent to a betrayal, an insult, a prejudice." - Emile M Cioran

"Acquaintance softens prejudice." - Aesop

"Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it's a good place to start." - Jason Collins

"Ignorance and its hand-maidens, prejudice, intolerance, suspicion of our fellowman, breed dictators and breed wars." - Harry S Truman

"Consider data without prejudice." - Thomas A Edison

"Be spacious. Open to listen and feel the other without prejudice." - John Friend

"Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence." - Francis Jeffrey

"In overcoming prejudice, working together is even more effective than talking together." - Ralph W Sockman

"A garbled quotation is equivalent to a betrayal, an insult, a prejudice." - Emil Cioran

"He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs in favor of two." - Charles Dickens

"The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice." - Mark Twain

"Familiarity confounds all traits of distinction: interest and prejudice take away the power of judging." - William Hazlitt

"Overcoming prejudice: the only possible way through love, which creates no graven images." - Max Frisch

"Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason." - John Wesley

"Truth is the ricochet of a prejudice bouncing off a fact." - Christopher Morley

"The bird that would soar above the plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings." - Kate Chopin

"He had but one eye and the popular prejudice runs in favour of two." - Charles Dickens

"Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid." - Alain Locke



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