Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in a way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people. Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves. If they decide they want to stop it, curtail it, or to do the right thing ... then it will be done, but not until then.
(Spike Lee (b. 1956), U.S. filmmaker. Interview in Roger Ebert's Home Movie Companion (1990).)
''Communal-ism and racism is a mind set, too narrow to accumulate a good wish for all, expand your mind like a broad high way where everyone can travel without being asked the color of their skin and the religion they believe.''...........nw
It has been observed that while anti-black racism charges its object with inferiority, anti-Semitism charges its object with iniquity. The racist believes that blacks are incapable of running anything by themselves. The anti-Semite believes (in one popular bit of folklore) that thirteen rabbis rule the world.
(Henry Louis, Jr. Gates (b. 1950), U.S. author, educator. "Backlash?" New Yorker (May 17, 1993).)