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Racial Tension Quotes


"Racial profiling has to stop." - Bobby Rush

"The difference with Cleveland is that the racial tension was not a casual taste of it. It was outlandish." - Terrence Howard

"Tension is the great integrity." - Buckminster Fuller

"Believing that no one is better than the other. You know I grew up in the South. My senior year there was a very big racial tension." - Herschel Walker

"Let the music defuse all the tension." - Kanye West

"I'm retired - goodbye tension, hello pension!" - Anonymous

"Sex relieves tension - love causes it." - Woody Allen

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

"... While nervous tension may be a component of stress, one can be stressed without feeling tension." - Gabor Mate

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"As a general rule, no one should ever be allowed to say there is no history of racial tension here, because that sentence has never been true anywhere on Earth," - John Oliver

"I think I was just too young to even understand what was going on. When I was still living in South Africa, there was still so much racial tension." - St. Lucia

"In the province of Quebec where I come from, we speak French, and the only cosmopolitan city is Montreal. Every time we tackle the subject of immigration and racial tension, it's an issue that concerns Montreal." - Philippe Falardeau

"It was clear that the special interest groups in California really wanted the Chinese to be shut out of the country, because that was where the racial tension was the greatest." - Iris Chang

"Honestly, I'd love to be remembered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic, but if I'm doing my part to lessen some racial tension I feel good about what I'm doing." - Eminem

"A warrior of the light...never confuses tension with anxiety." - Paulo Coelho

"It takes confidence and guts to intentionally create tension." - Seth Godin

"The best way to offset tension is with physical activity." - Bonnie Prudden

"Tenser, said the Tensor. Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun." - Alfred Bester

"You have to create tension between reality and aspiration" - Sumantra Ghoshal

"Why should I be feeling tension? It's The Daily Show." - Rob Corddry

"A good joke provides tension, and then, release of that tension. You build the tension by saying things that are controversial. The release is the laugh. The bigger the surprise or insight in your joke, the bigger the laugh." - Greg Giraldo

"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

"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

"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

"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

"My inner world seems largely to consist of three rotating emotions: embarrassment, rage, and tension. Sometimes I feel excited, but I think that's just positive tension." - Carrie Fisher

"We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The 'Moonlighting' tension of the couple that obviously never can get together, there's an innate sort of fun and tension in that." - Jason Katims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"A man with a long history of racial discrimination should never run our government." - Hillary Clinton

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

"The criminal-justice system is, obviously, the sole source of racial tension in this country [USA] or the key institution to resolving the opportunity gap. It is a part of the broader set of challenges that we face in creating a more perfect union." - Barack Obama

"Sometimes, from outside, and from America especially, where the racial tension is so intense, you tend to understand Brazil as a kind of ideal situation, but it's not. There are a lot of problems. Historically, we have been in struggle, in real struggle to protect and defend the natural leaning towards absorbing the African and the Indian heritage that our society has." - Gilberto Gil

"'Crash' is a movie about the racial tension that still exists in America. A lot of us pretend that we don't have preconceived notions and stereotypical ideals about each other, but we do. And we wanted to create a movie about people whose lives crash into each others' accidentally." - Larenz Tate

"I have nothing but the best memories of growing up in New Jersey. Of course, I grew up in a nice town, a suburb. But Tenafly was right next to Englewood, which had a tremendous amount of racial tension in the '60s. So I was aware of the real world." - Lesley Gore

"I grew up here, and it's always been a very diverse community. So for people to come out and say that there's some long-standing anger or there's a history of racial tension is absolutely ridiculous. There's not a black-white divide in Ferguson." - James Knowles Iii

"When I am designing, my aim is to create tension and then gradually proceed into quiet." - Jacques Wirtz

"One lives one's life under constant tension, until it's time to go for good" - Albert Einstein

"There is a type of constructive nonviolent tension that is necessary for growth" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Washington's adventuristic policy, whipping up international tension to the utmost, is pushing mankind towards nuclear catastrophe." - Konstantin Chernenko

"Most people engage in activities that are tension-relieving rather than goal-achieving." - Brian Tracy

"The one arm one leg pushup is an exercise in total body tension" - Pavel Tsatsouline

"Tension without cosmic pulsation to animate it is the transition to nothingness" - Oswald Spengler

"Just a reminder - a guidebook is no substitute for skill, experience, judgment and lots of tension." - Charlie Fowler

"All art is the tension, expressed between the uncontainable and its one perfect inevitable form." - Robin Morgan

"When you have no intention then you have no tension! Be flexible." - Mooji

"Mastery of creative tension brings out the capacity for perseverance and patience. Time is an ally." - Peter Senge

"Conservatism as an "ism" is always going to be somewhat in tension with a political party." - William Kristol

"When something explosive is kept hidden away, a tension builds within that must ultimately be released." - Orhan Pamuk

"For the Arabs in Israel there is always a tension between nationality and identity." - Mahmoud Darwish

"One way to break up any kind of tension is good deep breathing." - Byron Nelson

"There is always tension in women's gymnastics between athleticism, grace, performance, and eros." - Meghan Orourke

"Tension of opposites." - Mitch Albom

"Tension, in the long run, is a more dangerous force than any feud known to man." - Criss Jami

"Talking about one's work releases the energy and tension to do and make." - Henry Moore

"What of October, that ambiguous month, the month of tension, the unendurable month?" - Doris Lessing

"The tension between standing apart, and being fully involved; that is what makes a writer." - Nadine Gordimer

"I've been on sets where things weren't relaxed because someone was creating tension for no reason." - Kevin Spacey

"I will not have my son grow up in a tension-filled home." - Christina Aguilera

"I don't find any kind of tension very productive, I find it destructive, actually." - Shirley Manson

"Great work is the result of seeking out tension, not avoiding it." - Seth Godin

"Tension is anticipation and uncertainty. Every art has to have it." - Rex Brandt

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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.

"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

"Eugenics is ... the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems." - Margaret Sanger

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

"If acknowledging that racial misgivings and misunderstandings are still a part of politics and life in America, I plead guilty." - Ron Fournier

"Groups that rose from poverty to prosperity seldom did so by having their own racial or ethnic leaders to follow." - Thomas Sowell

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

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

"Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity." - Wilfred Burchett

"Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture." - Charlotte Bunch

"I don't find the wave model very productive, because I think it kind of serves to fan the flames of generational tension, or make it seem like there's more generational tension than there actually is." - Jessica Valenti

"The product of movement and counter-movement is tension. When tension - working strength - is expressed, it endows the work of art with the living effect of coordinated, though opposing, forces." - Hans Hofmann

"Awkwardness is where tension is, and tension is where the story is. It's also where the comedy is, which I'm interested in; when it resolves it tends to resolve toward melancholy, a certain resignation, which I find interesting as well." - Lorrie Moore

"The product of movement and counter-movement is tension. When tension working strength is expressed, it endows the work of art with the living effect of coordinated, though opposing, forces." - Hans Hofmann

"Tension is the greatest curse in sport. I've never had any tension. You give the best you have - you win or lose. What's the difference if you give all you've got to give?" - Chief Bender

"In the end, it's acting, it's not real. But every director will tell you that you have to create conditions that create tension, because tension is what makes drama feel real." - Paul Greengrass

"In editing, it's amazing how you choose the in and out points. What you cut on is everything for creating tension. It's amazing how expanding a shot by five seconds can just ruin the tension." - Sean Durkin

"In the province of Quebec where I come from, we speak French and the only cosmopolitan city is Montreal. Every time we tackle the subject of immigration and racial tension, it's an issue that concerns Montreal. Also, in Quebec, we have this added issue that we want people to speak French, because French is always on the verge of disappearing to some extent. I work, play and do everything in French." - Philippe Falardeau

"Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide." - Donald Woods Winnicott

"Dating is pressure and tension. What is a date, really, but a job interview that lasts all night?" - Jerry Seinfeld

"There is harmony in the tension of opposites, as in the case of the bow and lyre." - Heraclitus

"We exhaust ourselves more from the tension and the consequences of internal disharmony than from hard, unremitting work." - Stephen Covey

"Laughter is a release of tension. When influencing, make the other person laugh; you'll gain rapport instantly." - Marshall Sylver

"The proper condition of the human is not bovine placidity... the highest degree of tension that can be creatively borne." - Brian Swimme

"I feel empty, not because of sadness, but because of relief, all the tension flowing out of me." - Veronica Roth

"It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science." - Carl Sagan

"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry" - Eckhart Tolle

"Smile, smile , smile At your mind As often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce Your mind's tearing tension." - Sri Chinmoy

"Fiction shows the external effects of internal conditions. Be aware of the tension between internal and external movement." - Raymond Carver

"God uses the tension, complexity, and challenge of doing His kingdom work to transform us into champions." - Christine Caine

"Life is not a struggle, not a tension. Life has not to be suffering. Life is bliss" - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"If only there was a way I could cover my tension with the scent of eau de brass valls instead." - Jeaniene Frost

"Holding together a kind of tension. When you see a painting that's really good that's what it's doing." - Brice Marden

"To follow Jesus doesn't remove us from the stuff of life. It is not resolution. It is tension and journey." - Crowder

"Thanksgiving without tension is like a Thanksgiving without turkey. It can be done, but it is not the norm." - Mary Schmich

"I like energy. I like to feel it cracklin', I like sexual energy in a room, and I like tension." - Patti Smith

"You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life." - James G. Bilkey

"The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me." - Marilyn Hacker

"But due to the present regulations the other drivers have better chances again. This brings back the tension." - Jacky Ickx

"Oh, Wikipedia, with your tension between those who would share knowledge and those who would destroy it." - John Green

"Botox not only helps with wrinkles, it actually makes you feel more relaxed as frowning causes tension." - Patricia Cornwell

"There is always tension between the possibilities we aspire to and our wounded memories and past mistakes." - Sean Brady

"Tension is the great integrity." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Infinite Love is who we really are and who we refuse to be. This refusal is our most essential tension." - David Deida

"Almost everyone seems concerned with the need to relax tension. However, relaxation of tension, which everyone thinks is good, is not easily distinguished from relaxing ones guard, which almost everyone thinks is bad. Relaxation, like Miltown, is not an end in itself. Not all danger comes from tension. The reverse relation, to be tense where there is danger, is only rational." - Albert Wohlstetter

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

"Crying, that is, sobbing is the earliest and deepest way to release tension. Infants can cry almost from the moment of birth, and do so easily following every stress that produces a state of tension in the body... Human beings are the only creatures who can react in this way to stress and tension. Most probably, they are the only ones who need this form of release." - Alexander Lowen

"Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers." - Nelson Mandela

"The oppression of women knows no ethnic nor racial boundaries, true, but that does not mean it is identical within those boundaries." - Audre Lorde

"Racial and denominational schools impart to the membership of their communities something which the general educational institution is wholly unable to inculcate." - Kelly Millar



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