Education means to bring out wisdom. Indoctrination means to push in knowledge.— Dick Gregory
Exciting Social Justice quotations
True religion is a revolutionary force: it is an inveterate enemy of oppression, privilege, and injustice.
We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help free the other half.
One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.
Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.
A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect
We do not want churches because they will teach us to quarrel about God.
We do not want to learn that. We may quarrel with men sometimes about things on this earth, but we never quarrel about the Great Spirit. We do not want to learn that.
Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
Together, hand in hand, with our matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country.
Hate speech it seems to be is been defined by the political left as anything we don't like, anything that violates social justice doctrines, feminism, Black Lives Matter kind of ideology. It is not something that I have ever heard particularly effectively defined.
Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice, equality of opportunity in industry, in labor unions, schools and colleges, government, politics, and before the law. There must be no dual standards of justice, no dual rights, privileges, duties, or responsibilities of citizenship. No dual forms of freedom.
In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.
But let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you - and why?
I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work.
Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one's shifting and multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new element, an "alien" element.
I have no idea of submitting tamely to injustice inflicted either on me or on the slave. I will oppose it with all the moral powers with which I am endowed. I am no advocate of passivity.
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories.
.. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust... We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.
All men were made brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who was born free should be content when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases.
Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.
I recognize that globalization has helped many people rise out of poverty, but it has also damned many others to starve to death. It is true that global wealth is growing in absolute terms, but inequalities have also grown and new poverty arisen.
My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.
When women act like women, they are accused of being inferior.
When women act like human beings, they are accused of behaving like men.
As long as one people sit on another and are deaf to their cry, so long will understanding and peace elude all of us.
If globalization is to succeed, it must succeed for poor and rich alike.
It must deliver rights no less than riches. It must provide social justice and equity no less than economic prosperity and enhanced communication.
The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic but to end the injustice.
The myth of integration as propounded under the banner of the liberal ideology must be cracked because it makes people believe that something is being achieved when in reality the artificially integrated circles are a soporfic to the blacks while salving the consciences of the few guilt-stricken whites.
Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service.
The test of a government is not how popular it is with the powerful and privileged few but how honestly and fairly it deals with the many who must depend on it.
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Those who deplore our militants, who exhort patience in the name of a false peace, are in fact supporting segregation and exploitation. They would have social peace at the expense of social and racial justice. They are more concerned with easing racial tension than enforcing racial democracy.
We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers and sisters.
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all.
It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
Nationalism cannot flower if it does not grow in the garden of internationalism.