When feminism does not explicitly oppose racism, and when antiracism does not incorporate opposition to patriarchy, race and gender politics often end up being antagonistic to each other and both interests lose.— Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
Romantic Ending Racism quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught.
I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.
Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds;
enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both.
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.
Peace does not fare well where poverty and deprivation reign.
It does not flourish where there is ignorance and a lack of education and information.
There was not one cause for our internment, but many - a deep-seated racial prejudice working on top of fear, distrust, and greed. So how is one to say exactly where history begins or ends? It is all slow oscillations, curves, and waves which take so long to reveal themselves ... like watching a tree grow.
Today the governments of Latin America should be ashamed of not havingexterminated the indigenous, at the end of the twentieth century, because weexist at the end of this century. We are not myths of the past, ruins in thejungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims ofintolerance and racism.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
The civil rights situation is like a pregnancy.
It will get worse, I believe, before it gets better. What the usual pregnancy comes to is a decent baby. That is what we all hope will be the end product of this stress. It is customary, at the end of a pregnancy, to have for your pains a decent baby.
Any racial reconciliation we've had in this country has come not out of confrontation but out of a spirit of reconciliation. If we continue to practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we'll eventually end up with a land of people who are blind and toothless.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism.
Peace does not fare well where poverty and deprivation reign
Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
Racism does not have a good track record.
It's been tried out for a long time and you'd think by now we'd want to put an end to it instead of putting it under new management.
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."
Are you ready to sacrifice to end world hunger? To sacrifice to end colonialism? To end neo-colonialism? To end racism? To end sexism?
You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.
We call for the end of bigotry as we know it.
The end of racism as we know it. The end of child abuse in the family as we know it. The end of sexism as we know it. The end of homophobia as we know it. We stand for freedom as we have yet to know it. And we will not be denied.
The most persistent of all attractive illusions in our country may be that racism can be ended by one single blow.
I don't think you can explain why all these other sports and college basketball have a fair representation of African American coaches, but college football doesn't. You can dig and scramble and scratch, but at the end of the day I think it's just pure, old-fashioned racism.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.
I refuse to accept the view . . . that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.
I'm more interested in a feminism that ends discrimination for all people.
It's not just about a woman becoming the CEO of a company or something. It's connected to racism and classism and gender issues that go beyond the binary.
I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism.
I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.
In the end, as any successful teacher will tell you, you can only teach the things that you are. If we practice racism then it is racism we teach.
Sometimes we say we want an end to hate or racism or sexism.
But we all participate in keeping these structures alive. If everyone decided to relinquish the past what would happen to people who feel that there hasn't been proper atonement made to them? And what happens to the person who feels that the constant atonement is their identity?
Racism serves as the cutting edge of the most reactionary movements.
An ideology that starts by declaring one human being inferior to another is the slope whose end is at Auschwitz.
You Can, end of story !
Negro servants have been smuggling odds and ends out of white homes for generations, and white people have been delighted to have them do it, because it has assuaged a dim guilt and testified to the intrinsic superiority of white people.
I hate it when, after I let a white person know they've said something racist, I end up having to listen for hours to their life.
You know, modern liberals are just, I think frankly, totally off the deep end.
.. their only answer is to yell racism and hide.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Donald Trump's opponents believe are governing illegal immigration, the racism and so forth that they believe is why Trump wants to build a wall, because the nation is racist. The people that want to end illegal immigration, according to these idiots, are racists and bigots. They couldn't see they are way clear to understand that illegal immigration wasn't being talked about.
Mainstream Canadians, what some might call the dominant culture, like to think this racism doesn't happen. It's important to remind people that it does and that we have work to do to end it.
People thought once Obama got into office that racism was over with.
But, what we ended up learning was that it just came more into the light.
At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.
I think that in his 39 short years of life, Malcolm X came to symbolize Black urban America, its culture, its politics, its militancy, its outrage against structural racism and at the end of his life, a broad internationalist vision of emancipatory power far better than any other single individual that he shared with DuBois and Paul Robeson, a pan-Africanist internationalist perspective.
I'm in favor of everything with regards to ending institutional racism.
There are three things, and it depends on the group that we're talking about, but there's history, there's culture, and then there's social networks. So, you know, historically black and white, they worship together until about the end of slavery, and people started moving out into separate churches. But it was because of discrimination and racism and such that blacks began to establish their own denominations and their own churches.
I went back to a small town in Poland where my dad grew up.
It was a very traumatic experience for me as a young man to know that my father's family were killed by Nazis, killed by Hitler. And that left, you know, if not intellectually, at least an emotional part of me which said, God, we have got to do everything we can to end this kind of horrific racism or anti-Semitism. And I have spent much of my life trying to fight that.
To have one's race brutally treated for so many years, even after the end of slavery and segregation, people are going to rise up with violence to attain what they believe is rightfully theirs. The most important thing at this time is raising the awareness of everyone; people need to be educated everywhere about all aspects of racism and how it affects people still today.