When we speak for the poor, please note that we do not take sides with one social class. What we do is invite all social classes, rich and poor, without distinction, saying to everyone let us take seriously the cause of the poor as though it were our own.— Oscar Romero
Reckoning Class Distinction quotations
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly present illusion.
Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
There are two distinct classes of men - those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes.
All prejudices, whether of race, sect or sex, class pride and caste distinctions are the belittling inheritance and badge of snobs and prigs.
Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor - it's not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers - it's against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Art is a spiritual function of man, which aims at freeing him from life's chaos.
Art is free in the use of its means in any way it likes, but is bound to its laws and to its laws alone. The minute it becomes art, it becomes much more sublime than a class distinction between proletariat and bourgeoisie.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.
Of all the hokum with which this country [America] is riddled, the most odd is the common notion that it is free of class distinctions.
Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities. Once oligarchs achieve unchecked economic and political power, as they have in the United States, the citizens too become disposable.
Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, posses however, this distinctive feature; it has simplified the class antagonisms. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other.
There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.
We must not discriminate between things.
Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.
Be a girl with a mind, a bitch with an attitude, a lady with class.
Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
The class distinctions simply result from the different degrees of success with which men have availed themselves of the chances which were presented to them. Instead of endeavoring to redistribute the acquisitions which have been made between the existing classes, our aim should be to increase, multiply, and extend the chances.
At their core, misogyny and racism are very similar modes of thinking.
Both diminish and disrespect a class of people based on a trait that is wholly distinct from their ideas, their carriage and their conduct.
We're talking about race. It's ideology, it's a mode of policy. It's a practice. And it intertwines with class in a very specific way to create something very distinctive that we see now being legitimated in the United States by fascists who absolutely are unapologetic about what they're saying.
The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the middle class and the poor.
Ours is supposed to be a government in which classes and distinctions melt into a harmonious whole. Until we reach this ideal of government, we will be a distracted, contentious people.
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
Race and class are rendered distinct analytically only to produce the realization that the analysis of the one cannot proceed without the other. A different dynamic it seems to me is at work in the critique of new sexuality studies.
In Blue Crush , we meet three Hawaiian surfers who work as hotel maids, live in a grotty rental, and are raising the kid sister of one of them. Despite this near-poverty, they look great; there is nothing like a tan and a bikini to overcome class distinctions.
No power on earth, however, can abolish the merciless class distinction between those who are physically desirable and the lonely, pallid, spotted, silent, unfancied majority.
Bravely you jog along with the rope of class distinction drawing closer, close, tighter, tighter around you... I see it and know it, but I cannot help you... I am only an unnecessary, little, bush commoner, I am only a - woman.
There are two distinctive classes of people today, those who have personal computers, and those who have several thousand extra dollars apiece.
There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.
We mustn't be stiff and stand-off, you know.
We must be thoroughly democratic, and patronize everybody without distinction of class.
The '80s to me, more than anything else, represents a time of real criminal activity in the office of the president: an incredibly disparate economy in terms of the class distinctions and whatnot, and a tremendous shallowness - a lot of sort of bank robbery by executives.
Of course, in the United States, which at the time was a very young country, there were also class distinctions. They weren't as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well.
I think my movie addresses the struggles of communities facing class distinctions, which are timeless. The questions of how we live together and what we do for money are really the stuff of drama.
There's a particular hierarchy in the prison - class distinctions, high-school cliques. You have to learn how to navigate.
[Mark] Twain called Congress "the only distinctly native criminal class in America. We've lately sent a United States Senator to the penitentiary." That was a fact.
The majority decision constitutionalizes a distinction between a red leather pouch and a paper bag that is necessarily based at least in some part on economic and class differences and perceptions.
I want to get totally rid of class distinction.
As someone put it one of the papers this morning: Marks and Spencer have triumphed over Karl Marx and Engels.
For some reason, politically there's a distinction between cocaine and crack.
Cocaine is not a felony conviction because it's used by middle class and wealthy people. Crack, which is used by people in South Central, carries a felony conviction.
Whole ideology of consumption almost to the point of religion.
Whether it's the consumption of entertainment or the consumption around buying things, we're so caught up with our appetites that we don't have a clear distinction about what we need and what we just want. Plus, the decline of trade unions is a factor. When you have powerful unions, you have a working class that is politicized.