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Racial Segregation Quotes


"Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever!" - George Wallace

"We stand for the segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race." - Strom Thurmond

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

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

"There is no scriptural basis for segregation." - Billy Graham

"What is our greatest enemy? Segregation." - Major Owens

"I grew up in the South. I grew up in the days of legalized segregation. And, so, whether you called it legal racial segregation or you called it apartheid, it was the same injustice." - Johnnetta B. Cole

"Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"In its heart, America knew that racial segregation was wrong. In its heart, America knows that human life begins before birth." - F. LaGard Smith

"Racial segregation must be seen for what it is, and that is an evil system, a new form of slavery covered up with certain niceties of complexity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I was born in Columbia in 1954, the year the Supreme Court invalidated racial segregation in public schools. I visited frequently but did not live there." - Randall Kennedy

"Racial segregation in the South not only separated the races, but it separated the South from the rest of the country." - Robert Dallek

"I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." - George Wallace

"Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever!" - George C Wallace

"Segregation is evil; there is no pattern of life which can dehumanize men as can the way of segregation." - Lillian Smith

"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

"For some of us it seems like yesterday when Ike was in the White House, the U.S. Senate censured Joe McCarthy, and the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in public school was unconstitutional." - Malcolm Forbes

"Harry Truman was courageous enough to command that racial segregation be ended in the military. I was serving in a submarine in the U.S. Navy at the time he issued the order." - Jimmy Carter

"Chicago has very few public spaces where people are encouraged to get together. It's partly to prevent riots, and also to segregate a city with a history of racial segregation." - Aleksandar Hemon

"The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution." - Maggie Gallagher

"When growing up, I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I saw those signs that said white men, colored men. White women, colored women. White waiting. And I didn't like it." - John Lewis

"'Death at an Early Age' was about racial segregation in Boston. 'Illiterate America' was about grownups who can't read. 'Rachel and Her Children' was about people who were homeless in the middle of Manhattan." - Jonathan Kozol

"There's five factors or characteristics of places where kids from poor backgrounds don't do very well. And those are places that have more economic and racial segregation, places with more income inequality." - Gwen Ifill

"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

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

"Segregation is not humiliating but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen." - Woodrow Wilson

"Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on." - Dorothy Day

"In so many ways, segregation shaped me, and education liberated me." - Maya Angelou

"What used to be racial segregation now mirrors itself in class segregation, this great sorting (has) taken place. It creates its own politics. There are some communities where not only do I not know poor people, I don't even know people who have trouble paying the bills at the end of the month. I just don't know those people. And so there's less sense of investment in those children." - Barack Obama

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

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

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

"The goal is to meet the challenge of racial interbreeding..." - Nicolas Sarkozy

"Racial profiling is illegal, and I do not support it." - Brian Sandoval

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

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

"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

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

"Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God's children. Now is the time to lift our nation from the qu icksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A new race-neutral language was developed for appealing to old racist sentiments, a language accompanied by a political movement that succeeded in putting the vast majority of backs back in their place. Proponents of racial hierarchy found they could install a new racial caste system without violating the law or the new limits of acceptable political discourse, by demanding 'law and order' rather than 'segregation forever'." - Michelle Alexander

"...The Court ...[recognizes]...the persistence of racial inequality and a majority's acknowledgement of Congress's authority to act affirmatively, not only to end discrimination, but also to counteract discrimination's lingering effects. Those effects, reflective of a system of racial caste [legal segregation and discrimination] only recently ended, are evident in our work places, markets, and neighborhoods. Job applicants with identical resumes, qualifications, and interview styles still experience different receptions, depending on their race." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"One of life's intriguing paradoxes is that hierarchical social order makes cheap rents and outre artists' colonies possible. Raffish bohemian neighborhoods flourished in the days of racial segregation; under integration the artistic poor have no safe places in which to create.... If America lacks a vigorous culture it is partly because studios and ateliers have become crack houses." - Florence King

"People are really beginning to see the mechanisms of imperialism. When colonialism existed people could see colonialism. When racial segregation existed in its apartheid form, people could see the "whites only" signs. But it's much more difficult to see the structures of neo-imperialism, neo-colonialism, neo-slavery." - Assata Shakur

"Belief in Some One's right to punish you is the fate of all children in Judaic-Christian culture. But nowhere else, perhaps, have the rich seed-beds of Western homes found such a growing climate for guilt as is produced in the South by the combination of a warm moist evangelism and racial segregation." - Lillian Smith

"There could be no more powerful argument against mixing religion and government than the success of independent African American churches in placing racial segregation and discrimination on a reluctant nation's social agenda. Would black churches have been able to take the lead in the struggle had they been dependent on funds doled out for 'faith-based initiatives' . . . ?" - Susan Jacoby

"There are some things concerning which we must always be maladjusted if we are to be people of good will. We must never adjust ourselves to racial segregation. We must never adjust ourselves to religious bigotry. We must never adjust ourselves to economic conditions that take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"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

"The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something." - John Lewis

"My parents told me in the very beginning as a young child when I raised the question about segregation and racial discrimination, they told me not to get in the way, not to get in trouble, not to make any noise." - John Lewis

"I feel that segregation is totally unchristian, and that it is against everything the Christian religion stands for." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"To accept injustice or segregation passively is to say to the oppressor that his actions are morally right." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The whole reason for Jazz at the Philharmonic was to take it to places where I could break down segregation." - Norman Granz

"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

"Judaism is not a religion. At best, it is a racial credo, designed to maintain racial cohesion, in this case the Khazar bloodlines." - Henry Makow

"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

"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

"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

"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 don't even talk about whether or not racial profiling is legal. I just don't think racial profiling is a particularly good law enforcement tool." - Eric Holder

"I believe we should work to end all racism in American society and staunchly defend the inherent rights of every person. I have clearly stated in prior interviews that I abhor racial discrimination and would have worked to end segregation. Even though this matter was settled when I was 2, and no serious people are seeking to revisit it except to score cheap political points, I unequivocally state that I will not support any efforts to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964." - Rand Paul

"I wasn't thinking about history. I was thinking about how we were going to end segregation at lunch counters in Atlanta, Georgia.We would have never thought about making history, we just thought: Here is our chance to get out our sense of rejection at this kind of racial discrimination. I don't know that there was a time that anybody growing up in the South wasn't enraged about being segregated and being discriminated against." - Marian Wright Edelman

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

"I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children." - George W Bush

"The anti-Semitism of the new movement was based on religious ideas instead of racial knowledge." - Adolf Hitler

"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

"Mass incarceration is the most pressing racial justice issue of our time." - Michelle Alexander

"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

"Their racial characteristics are such that we cannot understand or trust even the citizen Japanese." - Henry L Stimson

"The negro has maintained his racial purity by his well known habit of avoiding baths" - Che Guevara

"The Jew has always been a people with definite racial characteristics and never a religion." - Adolf Hitler

"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

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

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

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

"We have not been energetic enough - white people haven't - in pursuing racial equity." - George Saunders

"I think that white people are not seen as people with racial histories." - Amber Hollibaugh

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

"That so called "original sin" does not know any racial discrimination." - Desmond Tutu

"A points-based system like Australia has zero Islamic racial immigration." - Milo Yiannopoulos

"What was it, then, about the development of capitalism that gave rise to modern racial ideology?" - David McNally (professor)

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

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

"Whenever I get hate mail, the verbal assault is always racial." - Margaret Cho

"Choosing an agenda that supports the apparatuses of racial violence always pays better." - Dean Spade

"I think in black communities today we need to encourage a lot more cross racial organizing." - Angela Davis

"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

"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

"A people that does not protect its racial purity will perish!" - Julius Streicher

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

"I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over." - Jimmy Carter

"Even after facing jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. courageously and boldly spoke out against racial inequality." - Yvette Clarke

"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

"It would be difficult, in this day and age, to fund art that made racial slurs." - Jane Alexander

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

"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

"Vouchers lead to competition, not re-segregation." - Jim Demint

"Segregation is not humiliating but a benefit" - Woodrow Wilson

"Segregation shaped me; education liberated me." - Maya Angelou

"America preaches integration and practices segregation." - Malcolm X

"Segregation never brought anyone anything except trouble." - Paul Harris

"In the United States, the Supreme Court's decision of 1954, outlawing segregation in school systems, was greeted with mixed feelings of hope and skepticism by African-Americans." - John Henrik Clarke

"The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal." - Leonard Boswell

"But integration and equality are myths; they disguise a new segregation and a new equality...Every social order institutes its own program of separation or segregation. A particular faith and morality is given privileged status and all else is separated for progressive elimination." - R.J. Rushdoony

"It becomes more and more difficult to avoid the idea of black men as subjects of not just racial profiling but of an insidious form of racial obliteration sanctioned by silence." - Aberjhani

"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

"The racial categories that are used in a given society (for example, in contemporary America) are biologically meaningless, but sometimes it turns out that a vernacular racial category has biological reality." - Elliott Sober

"To insist on racial divisions, on racial differences, in an already divided people, is to place obstacles in the way of public and individual happiness, which can only be obtained by bringing people together as a nation." - Jose Marti

"WE BELIEVE that RAHOWA (RAcial HOly WAr), under the victorious flag of the one and only, true and revolutionary White Racial Religion - Creativity -, is the only road to the resurrection and redemption of the White Race." - Ben Klassen

"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

"Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial." - Eric Holder

"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

"Perhaps for the purposes of war racial differences had been buried, but certainly in no deep grave." - Josephine Lawrence

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

"It's just hypocrisy on hip-hop's part to cry racial profiling when your race is on TV acting like fools." - KRS-One

"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

"Persecution on racial and religious grounds has absolutely no place in a nation given over to liberty." - Nicholas Murray Butler

"A lot of the things that we think of as being racial differences are really class differences in America." - Terry Gross

"Great nations do not succumb through lost wars, but rather through racial decay and the destruction of their internal order." - Adolf Hitler

"Evangelicals come from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, but nearly 90 percent of Americans who call themselves evangelicals are white." - Christian Smith

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

"[It is] a historic step toward eliminating the shameful practice of racial discrimination in the selection of juries." - Thurgood Marshall

"Until racial justice and freedom is a reality in this land, our union will remain profoundly imperfect." - Hubert H Humphrey

"I'm doing stuff on Kaballah and Scientology and a little bit more racial stuff, for good measure." - Sarah Silverman

"Racial understanding is not something we find, but something that we must create. Through education, we seek to change attitudes." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Jinnah is a constant source of inspiration for all those who are fighting against racial and group discrimination." - Nelson Mandela

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

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

"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



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