There are people who seriously think sea rescue activists like me rescue Black lives because we hate white people. Some white people feel personally threatened by the fact that human rights apply to everyone equally.
It's our "white" responsibility to make sure people who speak out about racism are safe at all times. This means ending structural racism in our societies, authorities and media.
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Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish one for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree.
Education is the most powerful weapon you can choose to change the world.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
To overthrow oppression has been sanctioned by humanity and is the highest aspiration of every free man.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream today.
Our constitution includes this wonderful article 1: "Human dignity is inviolable." What we're experiencing every day: Aggression against Jews, aggression against immigrants, violence and hate speech - that's what we have to stand up against!
Angela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany) - September 20191
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.
Barack Obama (Inauguration Speech 2009)1
We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right.
People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically... No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.
For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.
Barack Obama - Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013
Nationalists are saying, "you're disrespecting our flag." Well, you know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism.
Steve Kerr - September 2017
God judges men by their hearts, not by the color of their skins.
Harriet Ann Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
I have never really understood why in this country so many people look down on black people.
The greatest danger for all of us begins with forgetting. With no longer remembering what we inflict upon one another when we tolerate antisemitism and racism in our midst.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - January 2021
Let's speak the truth: People are protesting because Black people have been treated as less than human in America. Because our country has never fully addressed the systemic racism that has plagued our country since its earliest days. It is the duty of every American to fix. In times like this, silence is complicity.
Kamala Harris - June 20201
It is not enough to be "not a racist". We have to be anti-racist!
Frank-Walter Steinmeier (as President of Germany) - June 20201
I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.
Michael Jordan - June 20201
I believe race is too heavy a burden to carry into the 21st century. It's time to lay it down. We all came here in different ships, but now we're all in the same boat.
We must treat the disease of racism. This means we must understand the disease.
Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.
We must acknowledge that issues like systemic racism, economic inequality, and the achievement gap are the result of manmade policies.
All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.
I find racism disgusting! If I were younger, I would go into politics.
To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom.
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.
Apartheid is the rule of the gun and the hangman.
I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024
I'm looking to do everything that I possibly can to get better in every aspect, whether that's scoring, defending, rebounding, passing, i'm really just excited to be playing against professionals and learning from them and just seeing where that takes me.
Sky is the limit for her and what she can do on the court, in terms of her impact in the game but also the court as well... It's been fun to watch her journey.
Stephen Curry - February 2024
I grew up watching Kobe Bryant game after game, ring after ring, living his greatness without apology.
May their light forever shine. Kobe, Gigi, I love you forever. Thank you.
Growing up, I only knew one way to play the game of basketball: fierce, with obsessive focus. I was unapologetically competitive. I wanted to be the best. I loved the work, even when it was hard, especially if it was hard.
There's a lot of players who, especially today, do all of these fancy ball handling drills and work on using a million different moves, none of which they'll be able to actually do in a game. It was refreshing to watch Sabrina play, who just thought the game at a different level.
Kobe Bryant - January 2020
Beer can be stronger than in the UK, so drink responsibly, know your limits and respect local laws.
(UK government travel advice) - February 2024
Everyone looks cool in the '90s.
When I'm on set, I'm 100 percent comfortable, but at events and photo shoots, I'm beyond nervous.