Quotations About / On: RACISM

  • 11.
    White people need to talk to white people about racism. We all need to draw some lines around what is ours.
    (Kathryn Bullington)
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  • 12.
    Racism keeps people who are being managed from finding out the truth through contact with each other.
    (Shirley Chisholm (b. 1924), African American politician. Unbought and Unbossed, ch. 13 (1970).)
  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    ... 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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  • 16.
    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).)
  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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).)
  • 20.
    Since the small racists are innumerable, sometimes we need the big racists to attack or destroy the small racists, in order to end racism everywhere. As a matter of fact, the big racists will inevitably taste and swallow their own medicine. This is the big fish, small fish theory. Remember George Corley Wallace Jr., the former Governor of Alabama, during the Civil Rights Movement of the 60'S.
    (The Flag of Hate.)
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