When I ran I was a first candidate to talk about how immigration was going be so damaging to the American people. When I first ran I talked about affirmative-action.— David Duke
Beautiful Affirmative Action quotations
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.
Affirmative action was designed to keep women and minorities in competition with each other to distract us while white dudes inject AIDS into our chicken nuggets.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
Here's the point - you're looking at affirmative action, and you're looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana, no need for quotas, because really, who's gonna wanna work?
If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity?
I am a product of affirmative action.
I am the perfect affirmative action baby. I am Puerto Rican, born and raised in the south Bronx. My test scores were not comparable to my colleagues at Princeton and Yale. Not so far off so that I wasn't able to succeed at those institutions.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
More consequences for thought and action follow the affirmation or denial of God than from answering any other basic question.
Your actions are living affirmations of what you say you believe and feel.
‘Affirmative action’ is when your actions are in congruence with your beliefs & feelings. You’re doing it to make YOU welcome.
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.
Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.
It is important to understand that the system of advantage is perpetuated when we do not acknowledge its existence.
Modern man believes he is fruitful and productive when his ego is aggressively affirmed, when he is visibly active, and when his action produces obvious results.
Doing Good is a simple and universal vision.
A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realisation. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world.
Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.
Action eradicates fear. No matter what you fear,--- positive, self-affirming action can diminish or completely cancel that which you are fearful of.
Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles.
There's a lot of Americans, black and white, who think that we've arrived where we need to be and nothing else needs to be done and affirmative action needs to be dismantled.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
There are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action - to try to balance out those effects.
Remember the vast majority of the Democrats as well as all the Republicans in the House of Representatives in Louisiana voted for my signature-piece of legislation in the house which was a bill, actually a bill for true civil rights. That there must be no discrimination against anyone on the basis of race in affirmative-action.
Affirmative action was never meant to be permanent, and now is truly the time to move on to some other approach.
It is the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
White men in Europe and the US are the beneficiaries of the single greatest affirmative action program in the history of the world; it is called the history of the world.
The third fallacy is that affirmative action doesn't work.
What is so remarkable about the success of affirmative action is that it has been accomplished despite the Justice Department and the policies of the federal government.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Affirmative action works but we're going to need to muster all our political resources if we are to keep it in place.
I'm not one that believes that affirmative action should be based on one's skin color or one's gender, I think it should be done based on one's need, because I think if you are from a poor white community, I think that poor white kid needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor black kid.
My views on everything from welfare to a balanced budget to affirmative action can be traced to what Buddy and Helen Watts taught me as a young boy growing up poor but proud in Eufaula.
Nothing happens, until something moves.
I am an affirmative action hire.
No matter how accomplished we may be, just any little white person can come up and say, 'Well, you wouldn't be here, if it weren't for Affirmative Action.' You put power in white people's hands, and then they use it against you. It's a trick bag.
If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it.
I don't trust words. I trust actions.
Preferential affirmative action patronizes American blacks, women, and others by presuming that they cannot succeed on their own. Preferential affirmative action does not advance civil rights in this country.
I think there are some things ... that may even be distorted in the practice, such as some affirmative action programs becoming quota systems. And I'm old enough to remember when quotas existed in the United States for the purpose of discrimination, and I don't want to see that happen again.
Affirmative action is a little like the professional football draft.
The NFL awards its No. 1 draft choices to the lowest-ranked team in the league. It doesn't do this out of compassion or guilt. It's done for mutual survival. They understand that a league can only be as strong as its weakest team.
Leadership is an action, not a position.
I had no need to apologize that the look-wider, search-more affirmative action that Princeton and Yale practiced had opened doors for me. That was its purpose: to create the conditions whereby students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be brought to the starting line of a race many were unaware was even being run.
You can't be a minority in this society without having someone express disapproval about affirmative action.
When I call myself an affirmative action baby, I'm talking about the essence of what affirmative action was when it started.
Those in blue suits who use thinly veiled race symbols -- when they say welfare and crime and three strikes and anti- affirmative action -- they are sending messages more profound their language.
White men in North America are the beneficiaries of the single biggest affirmative action program in world history. It's called world history.