quote by Mary Mcleod Bethune

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander.

— Mary Mcleod Bethune

Genuine Black Racism quotations

Black racism quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
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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.

How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!

Black racism quote Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light
Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon.

The police can go to downtown Harlem and pick up a kid with a joint in the streets. But they can't go into the elegant apartments and get a stockbroker who's sniffing cocaine.

Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.


Unfortunately there was one thing that the white South feared more than Negro dishonesty, ignorance, and incompetency, and that was Negro honesty, knowledge, and efficiency.

Black racism quote We're just trying to find some color in this black and white world
We're just trying to find some color in this black and white world
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No other creative field is as closed to those who are not white and male as is the visual arts. After I decided to be an artist, the first thing that I had to believe was that I, a black woman, could penetrate the art scene, and that, further, I could do so without sacrificing one iota of my blackness or my femaleness or my humanity.

Black racism is a myth created by whites to ease their guilt feelings.

As long as whites can be assured that blacks are racists, they can find reasons to justify their own oppression of’ black people.

I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.

Black racism quote I dont care if you're black, white, short, tall, skinny, rich   or poor. If you
I dont care if you're black, white, short, tall, skinny, rich or poor. If you respect me I'll respect you
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Racism was not a problem on the Discworld, because - what with trolls and dwarfs and so on - speciesism was more interesting. Black and white lived in perfect harmony and ganged up on green.


The black people's struggle has vanquished racism.

It was God who created colour. Today Obama, a son of Kenya, a son of Africa, has made it in the United States of America.

The War on Drugs, cloaked in race-neutral language, offered whites opposed to racial reform a unique opportunity to express their hostility toward blacks and black progress, without being exposed to the charge of racism.

Black racism quote Our skin color doesn't define us
Our skin color doesn't define us
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Obama a ‘light-skinned’ African-American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.

Hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years.

I applied for a scholarship to Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

I knew I was good enough, but they turned me down. And it took me about six months to realize it was because I was black. I never really got over that jolt of racism at the time.

Black racism quote Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.
Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.

White folks was in the caves while we [blacks] was building empires .

.. We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was ... we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.

We were not talking about the average white person: we was talking about the corporate money rich and the racist jive politicians and the lackeys, as we used to call them, for the government who perpetuate all this exploitation and racism.

If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim, one comes to feel the absurdity of life....Racism generated from whites is first of all absurd. Racism creates absurdity among blacks as a defense mechanism.

Black racism quote If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewher
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
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I'm a naturalized Italian, but I'm from Ghana.

I was abandoned by my parents and adopted by two angels. I suffer with racism everyday. I'm the first black to wear the jersey of Italy. I'm not angry, but my life experiencies make me act differently from other people. Then, try to learn more before you criticize me.

The U. S. is becoming more hostile to Black people and other people of color. Racism is running rampant and xenophobia is on the rise


One ought to be against racism and sexism because they are wrong, not because one is black or one is female.

Racism is so extreme and so pervasive in our American society that no black individual lives in an atmosphere of freedom.

Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie.

Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular.

Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.

Ageism is the racism of the gay world.

We really believe that age-and all of our fears that it carries-will "rub off" on us, the way that racists once believed blackness would.


It is utterly exhausting being Black in America - physically, mentally, and emotionally. While many minority groups and women feel similar stress, there is no respite or escape from your badge of color.

Under the color-blind ideology of the new racism, Blackness must be SEEN as evidence for the alleged color blindness that seemingly characterizes contemporary economic opportunity.

Racist dermatologists think all black people have really bad skin.

Even when black youth gangs target white strangers on the streets and spew out racial hatred as they batter them and rob them, mayors, police chiefs and the media tiptoe around their racism and many in the media either don't cover these stories or leave out the race and racism involved.

We have to stop making excuses. One of the things that I'm careful to show is the horrendous effects of institutional and structural racism, but in the end, you can't wait for white man or a Black man to come riding in on a white horse to save you. We have to save ourselves, and that's the lesson of "The African Americans."


Mass incarceration is a policy that's kind of built up over the last four decades and it's destroyed families and communities, and something we need to change. And it's fallen disproportionally on black and brown communities, especially black communities, and it's kind of a manifestation of structural racism.

The welfare state has done to Black Americans what slavery (and Jim Crow and racism) could not have done. . .break up the black family. Today, just slightly over 30 percent of black kids live in two-parent families. Historically, from the 1870s on. . . 75-90 percent of black kids lived in two-parent families.

Feminism is to sexism what black nationalism is to racism;

the most rational response to the problem.

Let's be very honest about what this is about.

It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.

Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse.

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