Quotes about racism

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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 2020
 
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It is not enough to be 'not a racist'. We have to be anti-racist!

Frank-Walter Steinmeier (as President of Germany), June 2020
 
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I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.

2020, Death of George FloydMichael Jordan, June 2020
 
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We must treat the disease of racism. This means we must understand the disease.

Sargent Shriver
 
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Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.

Sargent Shriver
 
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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!

Politician-QuotesAngela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany), September 2019
 
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We must acknowledge that issues like systemic racism, economic inequality, and the achievement gap are the result of manmade policies.

Humanity, EconomyAyanna Pressley
 
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All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.

Foolishness, OpinionsWilliam Butler Yeats
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The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.

Chance The Rapper
 
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I find racism disgusting! If I were younger, I would go into politics.

ToleranceAstrid Lindgren
 
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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.

ReligionRowan Atkinson
 
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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.

Human RightsRosa Parks
 
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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
 
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Apartheid is the rule of the gun and the hangman.

Nelson Mandela
 
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Worm: 'That's my nigga right there. If you was any bigga, you'd be my 'bigga nigga'.'
Ken Carter: 'Sit down. SIT DOWN! Nigger is a degrogatory term used to insult our ancestors. See, if a white man used it, you'd be ready to fight. Your using it teaches him to use it. You're saying it's cool. Well, it's not cool, and when you're around me, I don't want to hear that shit! Are we clear?'

ToleranceCoach Carter, by Ken Carter
 
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You can't have capitalism without racism.

CapitalismMalcolm X
 
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He had this idea. It was kind of a virologist idea. He believed that you could cure racism and hate... literally cure it, by injecting music and love into people's lives. When he was scheduled to perform at a peace rally, a gunman came to his house and shot him down. Two days later he walked out on that stage and sang. When they asked him why - He said, 'The people, who were trying to make this world worse... are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness.

Peace, Vision, HatredI Am Legend, by Robert Neville
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