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One moves more slowly in heels. Walking fast is neither sexy nor engaging. Nobody notices the people who race around. If you're walking in heels, you've got time. It's much more attractive.
Certain black leaders would believe that you have to go through their prism: 'If I lay my hand on you, you're OK.' So many people have made a living off of the pimping of race.
In a global race, can we really justify the huge number of expensive peripheral European institutions? Can we justify a commission that gets ever larger? Can we carry on with an organisation that has a multibillion pound budget but not enough focus on controlling spending and shutting down programmes that haven't worked?
Race is still the No. 1 determinant in every election.
I say I'm the only serious comedian in the presidential race. And I'd like to take this opportunity to ask both Romney and Obama to debate me. Because I think that both of those guys - I think that the American people are being given a false choice, because the choice between the lesser of two evils is a false choice.
If you win a race, you don't ask how you did it, as long as you do it.
I was born in the city's general hospital on November 15, 1930, and we lived at 31 Amherst Avenue in the western suburbs. It was a magical place. There were receptions at the French Club, race meetings at the Shanghai Racecourse, and various patriotic gatherings at the British Embassy on the Bund, the city's glamorous waterfront area.
J. G. Ballard
Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.
A handicap is like trying to race and you have a ten pound weight stuck to your waist. That is a handicap.
Democracy presumes that we're all created equal; competition proves we are not, or else every race would end in a tie.
Religiosity turns out to be the best indicator of civic involvement: it's more accurate than education, age, income, gender or race.
The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
The atomic weapons race and the secrecy surrounding it crushed American democracy. It induced us to conduct government according to lies. It distorted justice. It undermined American morality.
We can't all work in the inner city. And, I don't even think that it is incumbent upon an African-American intellectual to be concerned in their work with problems of race and class. It's just one of the things, that we here at the DuBois Institute, are concerned about.
Henry Louis Gates
A political race today, even a primary, is $150 million. The whole political system has become obscene in terms of the absurd amount of money that is required to compete. Just put it on ESPN and call it a sporting event.
Every day in America, African Americans are reminded of their race in ways large and small. Every day.
Gender and race got very entwined in the 19th century, as abolition broke out, and then women wanted the right to speak about it.
Sue Monk Kidd
When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression.
Race in this country is still the elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss.
Overall my race hasn't been a problem. I'm a Black artist with White skin. At the end of the day you have to sing what's in your own soul.
Few things give rise to imprecise rhetoric like the issue of race. It's understandable, but damaging.
I rebel at the notion that I can't be part of other groups, that I can't construct identities through elective affinity, that race must be the most important thing about me. Is that what I want on my gravestone: Here lies an African American?
Henry Louis Gates
We are all human beings, part of the human race, and we need to be compassionate and giving and kind with one another.
Amongst the minds of animals that of man leads, not as a demigod from another planet, but as a king from the same race.
We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human race.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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