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Racism Quotes


"Denying racism is the new racism" - Bill Maher

"Racism is wrong, racism is very dangerous." - Justin Simien

"You cannot cure racism with more racism." - Edwin A. Locke

"There's racism everywhere." - Denzel Washington

"Racism really does exist." - Normani Hamilton

"Love music. Love racism." - Simon Amstell

"Racism springs from ignorance." - Mario Balotelli

"The denial of racism is a form of racism itself." - Tim Wise

"Racism is a worldwide problem..." - Patterson Hood

"Racism is a visual pathology." - Adrian Piper

"Racism and hatred are synonymous." - Alex Haley

"You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity." - Bobby Seale

"Racism cannot be separated from capitalism." - Angela Davis

"You can't have capitalism without racism." - Malcolm X

"Racism is kinda old. For real," - Matt Kemp

"Nationalism is just racism with a flag." - Peter Joseph

"Libertarianism is the enemy of all racism." - Ron Paul

"I struggle with racism every day" - John Grisham

"Racism is the snobbery of the poor." - Raymond Aron

"The essence of American racism is disrespect." - Ta-Nehisi Coates

"Racism. It's ugly. Even in tubers." - Alton Brown

"The racism in South Asia is the most specific racism in the world. It's like racism against a slightly different language group. It's like micro-racism." - Riz Ahmed

"We have a fair amount of racism." - Trevor Noah

"Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them." - Sargent Shriver

"There's no such thing as reverse racism." - Paul Mooney

"Racism is America's greatest disease, racism is a disease of the white man." - Albert Einstein

"Slavery was not born of racism; rather, racism was the consequence of slavery." - Eric Williams

"We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism." - Huey Newton

"Everybody's scared for their ass. There aren't too many people ready to die for racism. They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism." - Florynce R. Kennedy

"There's a difference between racism and "I don't know any better. I'm clueless." Racism is like, "I'm trying to make you feel bad." That's racism." - Chris Rock

"Everybody's scared for their ass. There aren't too many people ready to die for racism. They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism." - Florynce Kennedy

"First there was racism. Then liberals created institutional racism and coded racism. You can only hear it with a dog whistle." - Evan Sayet

"I think it's cultural racism more than anything, which dovetails with actual racism, but the cultural racism to me is even more shocking." - Hilton Als

"Racism is not dead. Definitely, there are these biases." - John H. McWhorter

"The only reason race matters is because of racism." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"Kids know nothing about racism. They're taught that by adults." - Ruby Bridges

"Racism is very painful. That's life. It never ends." - Sidney Poitier

"More whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism," - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Racism is still alive they just be concealing it" - Kanye West

"Fear and ignorance are the key roots to racism." - Timothy Long

"Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness." - Hillary Clinton

"To a world sick with racism, get well soon." - Janet Jackson

"Racism today is the ultimate evil in the world" - Pope Francis

"Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes." - Ayn Rand

"racism is alive and doing too well in America." - Johnnetta B. Cole

"Justification by faith is the key to eliminating racism." - Shai Linne

"Racism? But isn't it only a form of misanthropy?" - Joseph Brodsky

"The advantage of Fashion is that there is no racism" - Karl Lagerfeld

"Racism is a blight on the human conscience" - Nelson Mandela

"Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism." - Ayn Rand

"White privilege is the other side of racism." - Paula Rothenberg

"Western interests: imperialism, colonialism, exploitation, racism, and other negative -isms." - Malcolm X

"We can`t allow racism and xenophobia to gain traction." - Bernie Sanders

"Racism is exclusion, that's why I make fun of everybody." - Carlos Mencia

"Racism is within each and every one of us." - Jordan Peele

"We have gaps that are rooted in systemic racism." - Hillary Clinton

"It's almost like a renaissance of racism we have." - Donna Brazile

"There was no racism; there was no problem [in Mecca]." - Malcolm X

"Slaveholders deployed so-called scientific racism to justify racial slavery." - Manisha Sinha

"Racism is ridiculous no matter where it's coming from." - Alan Ball

"Today, nostalgia is almost as unacceptable as racism." - Terry Eagleton

"Millions of people of color still experience racism daily." - William J Clinton

"I sometimes feel that racism is getting worse." - Tahar Rahim

"In England, I've never really had a problem with racism." - Didier Drogba

"Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism." - Oprah Winfrey

"Racism is not dead. Definitely, there are these biases." - John Mcwhorter

"Black reporters are as capable of racism as anyone else." - Julian Bond

"You face racism in small and large ways." - Jayson Blair

"Racism, unfortunately, is part of the fabric of America's society." - David Scott

"I couldn't adjust to the racism in Florida." - Sidney Poitier

"I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, and anti-racism." - George H W Bush

"Racism, prejudice and discrimination are an inexplicable collective stupidity" - Anderson Silva

"Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism." - Claude Pepper

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

"We must confront our own racism. Discriminatory housing and employment policies are nothing more than institutionalised racism." - Tariq Ramadan

"We've got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity." - Fred Hampton

"We hide our racism. We just go on about our lives - may I say, white Canadians go on about their lives. African-Canadians understand racism, Indigenous Canadians understand racism: they see it all the time, they live with it." - Constance Backhouse

"Imperialism is the underlying motor of racism. The underlying reason that racism keeps on being promoted in all of its various forms." - Assata Shakur

"The impact of racism has changed our look at ourselves because basically racism was meant to make us look unfaithfully at ourselves, and to not treasure our institutions." - John Henrik Clarke

"By the 1960s, many of us believed that the Civil Rights Movement could eliminate racism in America during our lifetime. But despite significant progress, racism remains." - Bill Cosby

"I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism." - Shia Labeouf

"Racism is an effect of slavery, not the other way around. Once slavery was abolished, not only did racism not disappear, neither did the economic system it upheld." - Sarah Churchwell

"Part of the sin of Pride is a subtle but deep racism." - K.P. Yohannan

"Screaming racism is the last refuge of leftist intellectuals who've completely lost their mojo." - Neal Boortz

"The camera could be a very powerful instrument against discrimination, against poverty, against racism." - Gordon Parks

"Racism is a learned affliction and anything that is learned can be unlearned" - Jane Elliott

"Poverty. Racism. Isn't it strange, only the homeless are begging for change?" - Bo Burnham

"I think anybody who is honestly struggling against racism must struggle against imperialism and vice versa." - Assata Shakur

"Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism." - Jane Elliott

"Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error." - Alveda King

"How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!" - Morgan Freeman

"Libertarians are incapable of being a racist, because racism is a collectivist idea." - Ron Paul

"And what is the Republican solution to these outrageous [racial] inequalities? There isn't one. And that's the point. Denying racism is the new racism. To not acknowledge those statistics, to think of that as a 'black problem' and not an American problem. To believe, as a majority of FOX viewers do, that reverse-racism is a bigger problem than racism, that's racist," - Bill Maher

"I have always abhorred the word racism. I never use it." - Jim Clyburn

"Racism should never have happened and so you don't get a cookie for reducing it." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"It's the last best trick of a losing Democrat, is to accuse the Republicans of racism." - Erick Erickson

"The new racism is anything that might hurt a Democrat politically." - Glenn Reynolds

"As much as racism bleeds America, we need to understand that classism is the real issue." - Immortal Technique

"Racism has always been able to come up with a scientific veneer." - Andrew Hacker

"It's impossible for a white person to believe in capitalism and not believe in racism." - Malcolm X

"Fascism is cured by reading, and racism is cured by traveling" - Miguel De Unamuno

"The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished" - Constance Baker Motley

"We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism" - Constance Baker Motley

"War, hate, jealousy, racism - what are they but manifestations of fear?" - F. Paul Wilson

"We have been basically persuaded that we should not talk about racism." - Angela Davis

"Ignorance, arrogance, and racism have bloomed as Superior Knowledge in all too many universities." - Alice Walker

"Racism is a cancer that America does not want to cure." - Willie D

"What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition." - Christopher Hitchens

"Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can." - Arthur Ashe

"Racism is a belief in the inherent superiority of one race over another." - Neal Boortz

"Racism is a grown-up disease and we must stop using our children to spread it." - Ruby Bridges

"Practically anything you read or hear about racism, sexism, and homophobia is cant." - John Derbyshire

"Of all the ways people save time, I think racism is the worst." - Anthony Jeselnik

"Racism doesn't know color, death doesn't know age, and pain doesn't know might." - Jacqueline Woodson

"Racism is not real, it's made up, it's cruel, it can be stopped." - Gloria Steinem

"Even if we're facing bigotry or racism, we can still be successful." - Ibtihaj Muhammad

"Under Trump, the US will give its blessing to Israeli imperialism and racism." - Lawrence Davidson

"Racism was never acceptable to the people who suffer from it." - Roger Ross Williams

"Until we have a serious discussion, this problem [racism] will continue to occur." - Ilyasah Shabazz

"The biggest thing is we need to stop acting like racism don't exist." - Lil Rel Howery

"The underpinning of immigration concerns is xenophobia and racism and nationalism." - David Cross

"You factor in racism as a reality and you keep moving." - Jewell Jackson McCabe

"This is why I find racism impossible, because this is against humanity." - Chinua Achebe

"There's more than just racism. There's ageism and sexism as well." - Brandon Marshall

"We've got to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system." - Hillary Clinton

"We don't have a refugee crisis in America; we have a racism crisis here." - Phyllis Bennis

"Growing inequality is a huge problem, and of course is intimately connected to xenophobia and racism." - Adam Hochschild

"I mean, we're not talking about simply racism, we're taking about white supremacy." - Henry Giroux

"That notion that we're in the post-racism, post-sexism world is so not true." - Margaret Cho

"Writing about racism requires a directness that writing a love story does not." - Vivek Shraya

"Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Of course, hate speech and racism have no place on Facebook" - Mark Zuckerberg

"I don't know anywhere in the world where there is not racism against somebody." - Alex Haley

"I'm in favor of everything with regards to ending institutional racism." - Rand Paul

"Fear is created which can lead to racism. However, we can overcome that fear through trust." - Tariq Ramadan

"Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death." - Billy Graham

"My belief system is that you laugh at racism, and that's how it goes away." - Sung Kang

"I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada." - Patti Labelle

"Any concept of one person being superior to another can lead to racism." - Walter Lang

"You never cede control of your own ability to be successful to something called racism." - Condoleezza Rice

"Avoid internalizing society's sexism, racism, ageism - pick an ism, any ism." - Paul Krassner

"One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people." - Alvin Ailey

"I have always abhorred the word 'racism.' I never use it." - Jim Clyburn

"Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism." - Jane Elliot

"If black people mistrust white people, they are mistrusting racism, and that is appropriate." - Jasmine Guy

"If only Al Sharpton were around, Lincoln would have known he was a victim of racism." - Ann Coulter

"Racism and discrimination of any kind have no place in football." - Sepp Blatter

"Racism built me into a person that was set up to be self-destructive." - Jayson Blair

"I will fight the rest of my life against racism and apartheid." - Arnon Milchan

"Racism is unacceptable in the real world, and it's unacceptable online." - Fka Twigs



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