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I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

James Baldwin, educator

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.

Pierre Berton, author

I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.

Michael Jordan, basketball player

I wasn't always black... There was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.

Bill Cosby, comedian

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

Our true nationality is mankind.

H. G. [Herbert George] Wells,

Race is a lazy mind's tool for identifying culture.

Eric Parslow,

You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity.

Bobby Seale, activist

Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.

Abraham Joshua Heschel, educator

No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.

Elie Wiesel, novelist

I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada.

Patti LaBelle, musician

And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight.

John Lennon, musician

Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it's hard to find out when one slides into another.

Iris Chang, historian

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.

Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

Racism? But isn't it only a form of misanthropy?

Joseph Brodsky, poet

Whites must be made to realize that they are only human, not superior. Same with blacks. They must be made to realize that they are also human, not inferior.

Steve Biko,

As much as everyone wants to downplay racism, it exists. There's a great mistrust among some African-Americans of white people.

Steve Mitchell, athlete

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.

Denis Leary, actor

When Negroes are average, they fail, unless they are very, very lucky. Now, if you're average and white, honey, you can go far. Just look at Dan Quayle. If that boy was colored he'd be washing dishes somewhere.

Annie Elizabeth Delany,

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

Albert Einstein, physicist

Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in a way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people. Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves. If they decide they want to stop it, curtail it, or to do the right thing... then it will be done, but not until then.

Spike Lee, director

Racism may be as systemic as it always was. It is the great problem of America. It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.

Robert Guillaume, actor

People have been killing because of racial differences since the time of Adam and Eve, but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans.

Bob Cousy, athlete

People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one's soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you.

Samuel L. Jackson, actor

I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro... this is a passionately racist country; it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.

Susan Sontag, author

...racist thought and action says far more about the person they come from than the person they are directed at.

Chris Crutcher,

As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.

E. J. Hobsbawm,

Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.

Ruth Benedict, scientist

Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit.

Alveda King, clergyman

Racism is a way to gain economic advantage at the expense of others. Slavery and plantations may be gone, but racism still allows us to regard those who may keep us from financial gain as less than equals.

Alveda King, clergyman

Racism built me into a person that was set up to be self-destructive.

Jayson Blair, journalist

You face racism in small and large ways.

Jayson Blair, journalist

You know, modern liberals are just, I think frankly, totally off the deep end... their only answer is to yell racism and hide.

Newt Gingrich, politician

Punk rock seemed to make sense. I was listening to The Clash and I really loved their social messages and they have a great history of fighting racism.

Justin Sane, musician

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.

Harry A. Blackmun, judge

The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything.

Carol Moseley Braun, politician

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

Lisa Bonet, actress

No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.

Joe Slovo,

We can go on talking about racism and who treated whom badly, but what are you going to do about it? Are you going to wallow in that or are you going to create your own agenda?

Judith Jamison, dancer

Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's an evolutionary phase that we're going through. Ultimately it wont exist.

Michael Hutchence, musician

Using the power you derive from the discovery of the truth about racism in South Africa, you will help us to remake our part of the world into a corner of the globe on which all - of which all of humanity can be proud.

Oliver Tambo, politician

I came into this whole business by going to see Rock Against Racism gigs with the Clash.

Billy Bragg, musician

Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them.

Sargent Shriver, politician

Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education.

Sargent Shriver, politician

The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature, wounded and bruised by original sin.

Sargent Shriver, politician

We must treat the disease of racism. This means we must understand the disease.

Sargent Shriver, politician

I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.

Miriam Makeba, musician

There's a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.

Richard Pryor, actor

A black person grows up in this country - and in many places - knowing that racism will be as familiar as salt to the tongue. Also, it can be as dangerous as too much salt. I think that you must struggle for betterment for yourself and for everyone.

Maya Angelou, poet

Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.

Billy Graham, evangelist

Racism is the greatest cancer of my lifetime.

Charles Barkley, basketball player

Racism is here and will always exist, but we can't use it as a crutch.

Charles Barkley, basketball player

Racism exists, but what I want to do is start a dialogue.

Charles Barkley, basketball player

Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.

Desmond Tutu, cleric

The same way that racism is a white person's problem, violence against women is a men's problem.

Gloria Steinem, activist

A majority of Americans want redemption for racism - for our terrible, destructive racist past - and so see a vote for Obama as redemptive.

Gloria Steinem, activist

Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.

Henry Rollins, musician

All these walls that keep us from loving each other as one family or one race - racism, religion, where we grew up, whatever, class, socioeconomic - what makes us be so selfish and prideful, what keeps us from wanting to help the next man, what makes us be so focused on a personal legacy as opposed to the entire legacy of a race.

Kanye West, musician

The American Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities - he is only reacting to 400 years of the conscious racism of the American whites.

Malcolm X, activist

My generation of Americans was the first to really care about racism and sexism, not to mention the I Ching, plus, of course, the Earth.

P. J. O'Rourke, comedian

Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.

Rosa Parks, activist

The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.'

Thomas Sowell, economist

I also often hear people say that the deck is stacked against them because of racism, sexism, or other oppressive 'isms.' But once you let go of the blame and excuses, you'll see that you can alter your position on your own.

Chris Gardner, entrepreneur

Racism is not new. It was not invented just for you. So get bigger than that stuff.

Chris Gardner, entrepreneur

Ageism is a variation of racism or sexism, all the other isms.

Hugh Hefner, publisher

Thus my modest recommendation, requiring no change in laws or regulations, just a little more gumption. Let us start talking about group differences openly

Charles Alan Murray,

The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.

Ezra Pound, poet

Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those "others". Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that.

Alija Izetbegovic, activist

Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there.

Matthew Fox, actor

We don't know anything about racism. We've never experienced it. If words can make a difference in your life for seven minutes, how would it affect you if you heard this every day of your life?

Jane Elliott, activist

Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism.

Jane Elliot, actress

To cheapen the lives of any group of men, cheapens the lives of all men, even our own. This is a law of human psychology, or human nature. And it will not be repealed by our wishes, nor will it be merciful to our blindness.

William Pickens,

If I was in a room with a bunch of skinheads talking about racism, then I would be disturbed, but after we finished a take, we were normal people again.

Edward Furlong, actor

Any concept of one person being superior to another can lead to racism.

Walter Lang, director

I've certainly experienced racism, but it has not made a great impact on me. I have always thought, as I got older and older, I was more in charge of who I was. What someone thought about me or said about me made less of an impression on me at very vulnerable times.

Robert Guillaume, actor

I'm not trying to say that it never hurt or that I never felt its sting, but I can honestly say that I never blamed anybody for racism. I have considered it more of a manifestation of humanity's problem rather than my personal problem.

Robert Guillaume, actor

We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism.

Huey Newton, activist

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism.

Huey Newton, activist

You'd never know that listening to people in the UN but tribalism is the father of racism.

Stanley Crouch, critic

However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality.

Ed Markey, politician

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.

Patricia Ireland, activist

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.

Patricia Ireland, activist

If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there's a lot of racism going on then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come out and speak their mind.

Afrika Bambaataa, musician

I have visited some places where the differences between black and white are not as profound as they used to be, but I think there is a new form of racism growing in Europe and that is focused on people who are Middle Eastern. I see it.

Montel Williams, entertainer

The hardest thing I had to overcome in life? I think racism. That's so difficult because I don't think anyone can ever understand it. It's not that people don't want to understand it, but they don't want to touch it.

Herschel Walker, athlete

I, for one, would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society.

Charles Rangel, politician

I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see the subject clearly because I came from white, middle-class privilege.

Betty Buckley, actress

My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't make at my family reunion.

Wentworth Miller, actor

My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night.

Lee Grant, actress

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.

Eminem, rapper

What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches.

Jean Genet, dramatist

Racism as a form of skin worship, and as a sickness and a pathological anxiety for America, is so great, until the poor whites -- rather than fighting for jobs or education -- fight to remain pink and fight to remain white. And therefore they cannot see an alliance with people that they feel to be inherently inferior.

Jesse Jackson, activist

Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,When two strong men stand face to face,tho' they come from the ends of the earth!

Rudyard Kipling, writer

As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it -- whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.

Harper Lee, novelist

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.

Thurgood Marshall, judge

Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.

Mary McCarthy, author

I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute

Desmond Tutu, cleric

There are plenty of good reasons for fighting, I said, but no good reason ever to have without reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too. Where's evil? It's that large part of every man that wants to hate without limit, that wants to hate with God on its side. It's that part of every man that finds all kinds of ugliness so attractive.

Kurt Vonnegut, author

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