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Quotations About / On: RACISM

  • 11.
    Assumptions that racism is more oppressive to black men than black women, then and now ... based on acceptance of patriarchal notions of masculinity.
    (bell hooks (b. c. 1955), African American feminist author and educator. Yearning, ch. 8 (1990).)
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  • 12.
    When feminism does not explicitly oppose racism, and when antiracism does not incorporate opposition to patriarchy, race and gender politics often end up being antagonistic to each other and both interests lose.
    (Kimberly Crenshaw (b. 1959), African American author. Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power, ch. 14 (1992).)
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  • 13.
    ... patriarchy creates megapatterns that affect us all—even as we forge different individual choices within them—just as do the megapatterns of nationalism or racism.
    (Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 6 (1994).)
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  • 14.
    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 (b. 1935), U.S. African American leader, writer. "The White Race and Its Heroes," Soul on Ice (1968).)
  • 15.
    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).)
  • 16.
    Today, almost forty years later, I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured tanks seems to have been more important to me than the vanished victims of racism.
    (Albert Speer (1905-1981), German architect, Nazi official. The Slave State, ch. 21 (1981).)
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  • 17.
    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 (1887-1948), U.S. anthropologist. Race: Science and Politics, ch. 1 (1940).)
  • 18.
    So the message is:

    Men are going to mistreat you, use you, and play with you, if you don't want it then stop allowing it

    Men are going to cheat on you, if you don't want it be a better partner to avoid it

    Men are going to hit you, if you don't want it stop provoking it

    Men are going to rape, if you don't want it change your face, your dress, or yourself to prevent it

    White privilege (and it's equally evil twin racism) is going to marginalize and dehumanize you, if you don't want it become super intelligent, super respectful, and impeccably dressed so you can rise above it

    AND, if they still do it, maybe, just maybe society will hold them accountable, because you did enough to prevent them from doing you harm...

    But, then again, there must still be something you did to cause this atrocity to happen.

    Oh give me a d@mn break!
    (Deborah L. Dalton, #Notes2Myself)
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