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In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.
Harry A. Blackmun
Racism is ignorant. And it's stupid. And it's old. And it's played out. So beat it already with that, you know what I mean? 'Let's all get along' - I'm so tired of that damn sentence, but it's true.
We are never racist against somebody who is very far away. I don't know any racism against the Eskimos. To have a racist feeling, there must be an other who is slightly different from us - but is living close to us.
The history of African-American repression in this country rose from government-sanctioned racism. Jim Crow laws were a product of bigoted state and local governments.
Let me just say that to imagine racism does not exist is imagination. And to imagine that it does not create its own set of problems is true imagination. So let's not imagine that racism is gone, extinguished, because it's not. We are seeing this in the top levels of the political arena, and we are seeing it very, very plainly.
I'm a real person, and I'm angry. I'm trying to use this celebrity thing to get people some help. AIDS, poverty, racism - I want to be one of the hands that helps stop all that. I'll put it on my shoulders. I'll charge it to my account.
I couldn't adjust to the racism in Florida. It was so blatant... I had never been so described as Florida described me.
In America there is institutional racism that we all inherit and participate in, like breathing the air in this room - and we have to become sensitive to it.
Henry Louis Gates
In 2006, I entered the presidential palace in the main square of La Paz as the first indigenous president of Bolivia. Our government, under the slogan 'Bolivia Changes,' is committed to ending the colonialism, racism and exclusion that many of our people lived under for many centuries.
The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.'
My generation of Americans was the first to really care about racism and sexism, not to mention the I Ching, plus, of course, the Earth.
P. J. O'Rourke
Corruption is Africa's greatest problem. Not poverty. Not lack of riches. Not racism.
Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.
Barack Obama happens to be the first African-American, and so criticism of him is and always was gonna be racism, and therefore not permitted.
No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.
But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society.
Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them.
Every now and then I'm in a situation where someone doesn't recognize me, and I experience racism. Things like not being buzzed into a store or sitting in first class on a plane and having someone ask to see my ticket four times.
Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.
Seems to me that the institutions that function in this country are clearly racist, and that they're built upon racism.
We must confront our own racism. Discriminatory housing and employment policies are nothing more than institutionalised racism.
Racism, because it favors color over talent, is bad for business.
I have always been very concerned that Darwinism gave the basic okay to terrible racism and to the idea of murder based upon race.
Jeremy Clarkson is rather charming, but I can't stomach his public persona. I don't like his casual racism and casual misogyny.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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