46 Racism Quotes

 

  • You don’t fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity. – Bobby Seale

 

  • Lukewarm acceptance is more bewildering than outright rejection. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

  • The denial of racism is a form of racism itself. – Tim Wise

 

  • It is never too late to give up our prejudices. – Henry David Thoreau

 

  • Racism is ridiculous no matter where it’s coming from. – Alan Ball

 

  • If a white man falls off a chair drunk, it’s just a drunk. If a Negro does, it’s the whole damn Negro race. – Bill Cosby

 

  • The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery. – Frederick Douglass

 

  • The minute you understand racism, you’re responsible for being racist. It’s like eating from the tree of knowledge. – Lynda Barry

 

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

 

  • One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people. – Alvin Ailey

 

  • Racism is beyond common sense and has no place in our society. – Steven Patrick Morrissey

 

  • The color of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers. – Benjamin Banneker

 

  • 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

 

  • The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. – Ralph W. Sockman

 

  • You face racism in small and large ways. – Jayson Blair

 

  • Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work. – Angela Davis

 

  • Racism springs from ignorance. – Mario Balotelli

Racism Quotes

  • Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong. – Muhammad Ali

 

  • A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family. – Saul Alinsky

 

  • Racism is not dead. Definitely, there are these biases. – John McWhorter

 

  • Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. – Wayne W. Dyer

 

  • Any concept of one person being superior to another can lead to racism. – Walter Lang

 

  • 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

 

  • Racism, unfortunately, is part of the fabric of America’s society. – David Scott

 

  • To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow. – William Faulkner

 

  • Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • 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

 

  • Racism, because it favors color over talent, is bad for business. – Steven Pinker

 

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

 

  • To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white. – E. E. Cummings

 

  • In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate. – Toni Morrison

 

  • 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. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • When people like me, they tell me it is in spite of my color. When they dislike me, they point out that it is not because of my color. – Frantz Fanon

 

  • The roots of racism lie deep in man’s nature, wounded and bruised by original sin. – Sargent Shriver

 

  • 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

 

  • We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice. – Michael Crichton

 

  • At the heart of racism is the religious assertion that God made a creative mistake when He brought some people into being. – Friedrich Otto Hertz

 

  • Racial superiority is a mere pigment of the imagination. – Unknown

 

  • It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate. – James Arthur Baldwin

 

  • 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

 

  • Discrimination is a disease. – Roger Staubach

 

  • Prejudice is the child of ignorance. – William Hazlitt