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Racial Quotes


"Racial profiling has to stop." - Bobby Rush

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Superiority and inferiority are individual, not racial or national." - Philip Wylie

"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

"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

"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

"Affirmative action was always racial justice on the cheap." - Joe Klein

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"I loved the fact that Obama is multi-racial. I thought that was terrific, as my wife is the same racial make-up." - Clint Eastwood

"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

"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

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

"Anti-Semitism, as an extreme form of racial chauvinism, is the most dangerous vestige of cannibalism." - Joseph Stalin

"So why is the sex barrier not taken as seriously as the racial one?" - Gloria Steinem

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

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

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

"Racial prejudices are indication of a disturbed and potentially unstable society." - Kenneth Clark

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

"The most damaging forms of intolerance are connected with religious, racial and political differences of opinion." - Napoleon Hill

"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 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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely." - Thurgood Marshall

"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

"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

"Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots." - Jessica Savitch

"I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse." - Lynn Swann

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

"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

"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

"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

"[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

"Lynching is an important aspect of racial history and racial inequality in America, because it was visible, it was so public, it was so dramatic, and it was so violent." - Bryan Stevenson

"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

"Trans women of color dangerously fall in between the cracks of racial justice, feminist and LGbt movements." - Janet Mock

"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

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

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

"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

"I really work for racial reconciliation in many ways. And you can judge me by my writings." - David Duke

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

"The Democrats were losing elections everywhere, except when Obama was on the ballot - and that is the racial component." - Rush Limbaugh

"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

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

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

"If genetic memory or racial memory persists, is it possible that individual memory also exists from previous lives?" - Taylor Caldwell

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

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

"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



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