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Going Here

I'm not going to sit here now and say 'do this,' or 'do that.' But you must - must - expunge any vestige of racism.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Reason Hatred

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

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Ridiculous Where

Racism is ridiculous no matter where it's coming from.

- Alan Ball

Society Persons

Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.

- Alex Haley

Strong Country

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

May Still

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

Young People Young

One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people.

- Alvin Ailey

Tears Snuff

Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff.

- Alvin Ailey

Face Elite

If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it.

- Alvin Ailey

Country Whatnot

The black community sees itself as one group, and they are all experiencing the same experiences as a group with racism and whatnot, growing up in this country.

- Andrea Navedo

Country Accuse

There's nothing in this country that is a worse accusation - in America, if you accuse somebody of racism, that person has to disprove that.

- Andrew Breitbart

Color Goal

I have no bigger goal than to eradicate racism, to grant Americans who have a different color of skin the right to disagree against the Left's style of orthodoxy.

- Andrew Breitbart

Think I Think

I think we've made tremendous progress on racism. We've even made progress on war. We've made almost no progress on poverty.

- Andrew Young

Hidden Been

Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.

- Angela Davis

Profits Wealthy

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

Country Extremism

Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country.

- Angela Merkel

Would Known

If only Al Sharpton were around, Lincoln would have known he was a victim of racism.

- Ann Coulter

Ignorant Kid

There was so much racism when I was a kid, but it was also ignorant.

- Art Malik


There's no racism with the Internet.

- ASAP Ferg

School White

I went to an all white school where I dealt with racism.

- Chaske Spencer

Ageism Odious

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.

- Claude Pepper

Book Citizen

The book, 'Citizen,' begins with daily encounters, little moments, places where language reveals how racism determines how we interact.

- Claudia Rankine

New Which

People were nicer to me when I was in the arts. I experienced extreme racism in small-town New Zealand. Racism which really went away when I got into the arts.

- Cliff Curtis

Education Thought

I would even say that my parents, and their friends in our community, thought of education as a kind of armor against racism.

- Condoleezza Rice

Next Like

Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both.

- Constance Baker Motley

Nation Which

I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.

- Constance Baker Motley

Battling Major Part

We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism.

- Constance Baker Motley

Fact Diminished

The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished.

- Constance Baker Motley

Other Deny

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.

- Coretta Scott King

Black Invisible

Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse.

- Cornel West

Pain Football Team

For many Native Americans across the land, the name of the Washington football team is a deeply personal reminder of a legacy of racism and generations of pain.

- Dan Maffei

Environmental Fact

If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism - about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica.

- Danny Glover

England Seemed

I wanted to write about racism and xenophobia in 21st Century England and Ireland, but I wanted to do it in an exciting way so that I could reach more readers. Zombies seemed like a good way to do that.

- Darren Shan

Intolerance Must

We must fight intolerance, racism and the far-Right.

- David Lagercrantz

Society Fabric

Racism, unfortunately, is part of the fabric of America's society.

- David Scott

Persona Rather

Jeremy Clarkson is rather charming, but I can't stomach his public persona. I don't like his casual racism and casual misogyny.

- Jo Brand

Subtle Violent

Racism in Brazil is well hidden, subtle, and unspoken, underestimated by the media. It is nevertheless extremely violent.

- Joaquim Barbosa

More Old

We live in a world where racism hasn't changed at all. It's that old thing of, you know, the more things change, the more things remain the same.

- Joe Morton

Voice Will

Dick Gregory will be greatly missed. Humbly, and in his stead, 'Turn Me Loose' carries on to be his voice and his inspiration for all who wish to laugh at the absurdity of racism and be enlightened by his spirit of justice.

- Joe Morton

Africa South Africa

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

- Joe Slovo

Scars Still

The scars and stains of racism are still deeply embedded in the American society.

- John Lewis

Definitely Biases

Racism is not dead. Definitely, there are these biases.

- John McWhorter

Abuse Other

Slavery, racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry, subordination, and human rights abuse transform and adapt with the times.

- John Prendergast

Desire Which

Part of the desire to live in a post-racial world includes the desire not to have to talk about racism, which includes a false perception that if you are talking about race, then you're perpetuating the notion of race. I reject that.

- Jordan Peele

Think Trump

In the Trump era, it's way more obvious extreme racism exists. But there are still a lot of people who think, 'We don't have a racist bone in our bodies.' We have to face the racism in ourselves.

- Jordan Peele

Race Seemed

It was definitely during the Obama administration that talking about racism, or calling it out, suddenly seemed taboo. It seemed like talking about race was somehow summoning the evil of racism.

- Jordan Peele

Badly Treated

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

Reporters Anyone

Black reporters are as capable of racism as anyone else.

- Julian Bond

Attitudes Been

Capitalism, racism and inhuman technocracy quietly develop in their own way. The causes of misery are no longer to be found in the inner attitudes of men, but have long been institutionalized.

- Jurgen Moltmann

Still Divisive

There's still a really divisive residue in our nation that's called racism and prejudice and oppression and sexism.

- Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Listening Seemed

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

Still Other

But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society.

- Audre Lorde

Literary Imposed

Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.

- Audre Lorde

Think About

African-Americans know about racism, but I don't think we really know the causes. I decided it's first of all a family problem.

- Bebe Moore Campbell

Love Certainly

Certainly we can end racism with love. We can demand that the federal government change its emphasis on racial distinction.

- bell hooks

Race About

There's sort of a persistent misperception that talking about race is black folk's burden. Ultimately, only men can end sexism, and only white people can end racism.

- Benjamin Todd Jealous

Civilization Still

There's still racism. Western Europe... has taken the native cultures of the Americas, the African cultures, the Asian civilization and lumped them together into The Others.

- Hans Rosling

Think Middle Class

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

Equality Some

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

Lifetime Could

By the 1960s, many of us believed that the Civil Rights Movement could eliminate racism in America during our lifetime. But despite significant progress, racism remains.

- Bill Cosby

Business Going

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

- Billy Bragg

Reason Stopped

When a black man is stopped by a cop for no apparent reason, that is covert racism. When a black woman shops in a fancy store and is followed by security guards, that is covert racism. It is more subtle than 1960s racism, but it is still racism.

- Bob Beckel

Perfect Trump

In 2016, Trump, with his outsized ego, his anti-immigrant and anti-trade positions, coupled with barely disguised racism and deep-seated sexism and a willingness to lie whenever it suited him, was a near perfect fit.

- Bob Beckel

Think Always

I think that the roots of racism have always been economic, and I think people are desperate and scared. And when you're desperate and scared you scapegoat people. It exacerbates latent tendencies toward - well, toward racism or homophobia or anti-Semitism.

- Henry Louis Gates

Like Participate

In America there is institutional racism that we all inherit and participate in, like breathing the air in this room - and we have to become sensitive to it.

- Henry Louis Gates

Cruelty Will

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

Best Best Way

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

- Bobby Seale

Grow Betterment

You grow up and recognise that in an educated, secular society, there's no excuse for ignorance. You have to recognise in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society.

- Hozier

Grow Betterment

You grow up and recognize that in any educated secular society, there's no excuse for ignorance. You have to recognize in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society.

- Hozier

Gun Establishments

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

- Huey Newton

Capitalism Evils

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

- Huey Newton

Capitalism Very

Racism is very characteristic of imperialism. Racism is very characteristic of capitalism.

- Hugo Chavez

Genetics Built

I got the genetics of - not to get into racism or anything - but I'm built like a black man.

- Brock Lesnar

Inclusive Which

It is only human supremacy, which is as unacceptable as racism and sexism, that makes us afraid of being more inclusive.

- Ingrid Newkirk

Always Slides

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

Trump May

Yes, there is racism. There is discrimination. Mr. Trump may have the most powerful job in the world, but that does not make him a respectful person.

- Carmen Yulin Cruz

Understand Like

I didn't really understand racism because I grew up in an all-black society, so I didn't see how it was possible not to like me!

- Jamaica Kincaid

Everyone Against

Regardless of who I am, racism against anyone, anywhere should be appalling to everyone, everywhere.

- Cary Kennedy

History Generation

The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.

- Chance The Rapper

Born Naps

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

Country How

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

- Jane Elliot

Spawned Sold

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

Never England

In England, I've never really had a problem with racism.

- Didier Drogba


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

- Jayson Blair

Face Small

You face racism in small and large ways.

- Jayson Blair

Some Cities

Antiwhite racism is developing in sections of our cities where individuals - some of whom have French nationality - contemptuously designate French people as gaulois on the pretext they don't share the same religion, color or origins.

- Jean-Francois Cope

Desire Qualified

Many voted in 2008 with the desire to see racism and racists humiliated by having a qualified black man elected president.

- Douglas Wilder

Normal Disturbed

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

Systemic Battling

Feminism isn't simply about being a woman in a position of power. It's battling systemic inequities; it's a social justice movement that believes sexism, racism and classism exist and interconnect, and that they should be consistently challenged.

- Jessica Valenti

Like Other

If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.

- Eldridge Cleaver

Always Never

I have always abhorred the word 'racism.' I never use it.

- Jim Clyburn

Asian Systemic

If Asian America exists, it is because of systemic racism.

- Karan Mahajan

Acquitted Simpson

Racism is what acquitted O. J. Simpson.

- Katherine Ryan

Like Rap

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

- Eminem

Very About

I've grown up feeling very American but being constantly bothered by people - there's internalized racism and feeling weird about being second-generation.

- Kelela

My Life Certainly

I'm not one to spend my life asking the question, 'Is there racism in America?' Certainly there is. But I want to do something about it.

- Kenny Leon

Love Think

I don't know how racists live with their racism. We need to take the road of love. I don't think folks are born that way; it's learned and taught out of fear.

- Kenny Leon

College Think

I think that racism has gotten more subtle, and it's not even racism anymore: it's placism. Like where you live or whether you went to community college or Harvard, and it exists within the race.

- Esai Morales

Only Institutional

First there was racism. Then liberals created institutional racism and coded racism. You can only hear it with a dog whistle.

- Evan Sayet

World Unacceptable

Racism is unacceptable in the real world, and it's unacceptable online.

- FKA twigs