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
Perspective Anti Racism quotations
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.
Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Americans of good-will, the nice decent church people, the well-meaning liberals, the good hearted souls who themselves wouldn't lynch anyone, must begin to realize that they have to be more than passively good-hearted, more than church goingly Christian, and much more than word-of-mouth in the liberalism.
We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry.
We must condemn those who seek to divide us. In all quarters and at all times, we must teach tolerance and denounce racism, anti-Semitism and all ethnic or religious bigotry wherever they exist as unacceptable evils. We have no place for haters in America -- none, whatsoever.
You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.
Our skin color doesn't define us
Achievement has no color
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.
It does no service to the cause of racial equality for white people to content themselves with judging themselves to be nonracist. Few people outside the clan or skinhead movements own up to all-out racism these days. White people must take the extra step. They must become anti-racist.
Evolution is the root of atheism, of communism, nazism, behaviorism, racism, economic imperialism, militarism, libertinism, anarchism, and all manner of anti-Christian systems of belief and practice.
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
Racism is stupid. It’s an insult to God, arrogantly implying that God goofed-up when he chose to make us all different.
Racism is a blight on the human conscience.
The idea that any people can be inferior to another, to the point where those who consider themselves superior define and treat the rest as subhuman, denies the humanity even of those who elevate themselves to the status of gods.
Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them.
You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree.
The white race is the cancer of human history.
I never want to position myself where I seem like an ambassador of anti-racism.
I am fortunate enough to say that I've never experienced extreme amounts of racism, but a lot of my friends do.
Sometimes change comes not in the first round, but at the second, third or fourth. Change starts with one person questioning, challenging, speaking up and doing something to make a difference. We can each make a difference...because each of us is already part of the community where racism exists & thrives.
A few years ago, (Barack Obama) would have been getting us coffee.
Affirmative action is the most important modern anti-discrimination technique ever instituted in the United States. It is the one tool that has had a demonstrable effect on discrimination. No one who knows anything about the subject would say it hasn't worked. It has certainly done something, or else it wouldn't have provoked so much opposition.
We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up business and dirty shops. They ought to go.
I think that what Donald Trump is doing, the way in which racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim belief and the like are being expressed through the campaign of Donald Trump, calls for, I think, a very vigorous and aggressive response to what he's saying.
(Obama's) a nice person, he's very articulate this is what's been used against him, but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.
The beginning point at both conferences must be that everything is a woman's issue. That means racism in a woman's issue, just as is anti-Semitism, Palestinian homelessness, rural development, ecology, the persecution of lesbians, and the exploitative practices of global corporations.
If anti-Semitism is a variety of racism, it is a most peculiar variety, with many unique characteristics. In my view as a historian, it is so peculiar that it deserves to be placed in a quite different category. I would call it an intellectual disease, a disease of the mind, extremely infectious and massively destructive.
Before the game there was all this stuff about anti-racism and anti-bullying.
It would be a good idea to start wearing wristbands for anti-diving.
I want to go up to the closest white person and say: 'You can't understand this, it's a black thing' and then slap him, just for my mental health.
The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity.
She doesn't. But she is a typical white person.
I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street.
There is only one remedy for ignorance and thoughtlessness, and that is literacy. Millions and millions of children would today stand in no need of sex education or consumer education or anti-racism education or any of those fake educations, if they had had in the first place 'an' education.
An nice lady in the back...asked what I thought about how we begin to move forward. I think it is up to each individual, which then moves to your family, which moves to your community. Each person, in their own life, let your life be a light for peace, for justice, for all that is good. Just let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
I can't stand black guys. I would never touch one. It's gross.
Jeremy Corbyn had shown a catastrophic failure of leadership and must step down to make way for someone with the backbone to confront racism and anti-Semitism.
People have accused me of many things: racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, intolerance, anti-Darwinism and anti-homosexualism [sic]. Well, I tell those people that there was someone else who was accused of things...our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I rest my case.