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10 Compelling Quotes About Racism


Racism

Martin Luther King, Jr

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.


Eminem

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.


Rosa Parks

Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.


Coretta Scott King

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.


Abraham Joshua Heschel

Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.


Pierre Berton

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.


Miriam Makeba

I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.


Samuel L. Jackson

People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one’s soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you.


Oprah Winfrey

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.


Richard Powers

We will live with racism for ever. But senses of self, senses of belonging, senses of us and of others? Those are up for grabs.

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This entry was posted on December 27, 2013 by in Music.
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