Quotations About / On: RACISM

  • 11.
    ... 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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  • 12.
    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).)
  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    Racism? But isn't it only a form of misanthropy?
    (Joseph Brodsky (b. 1940), Russian-born U.S. poet, critic. "Flight from Byzantium," sct. 9, Less Than One: Selected Essays (1986).)
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  • 15.
    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).)
  • 16.
    ''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
    (racism)
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  • 17.
    What can US Americans discuss that is important? Not racism, not Israel, not our dysfunctional congress, or poor- getting poorer- people. We fail.
    (Kathryn Bullington)
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  • 18.
    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).)
  • 19.
    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).)
  • 20.
    Life is not like the movements of a robot; so, don't destroy the world with racism.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Advice.)
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