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I couldn't join a party that, frankly, tolerates members who are bigots for one thing, homophobes, racists.
I have no hatred for cops. I have hatred for racists and brutal people, but not necessarily the cops. The cops are just doing what they're told to do.
I never had that feeling that I had to carry the weight of somebody's ignorance around with me. And that was true for racists who wanted to use the 'n' word when talking about me or about my people, or the stupidity of people who really wanted to belittle other folks because they weren't pretty or they weren't rich or they weren't clever.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana are not racists.
I never apologize for the truth. And the truth here is that racists come in many different colors.
Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.
I've seen how the left has used it to accuse opponents of their version of reform of being bigots and racists.
They call me racist too just because I disagree with a President who happens to be black. You are not racists - you are patriots.
People who oppose Obama are said to be racists - so I guess I'm a racist.
No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn't have a prayer.
It would be inaccurate to say the Tea Partiers are racists. What they are, in truth, are narcissists.
You know, there's nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of racists become confused and angry at a speech they're not quite certain what he's saying.
Many voted in 2008 with the desire to see racism and racists humiliated by having a qualified black man elected president.
F.D.R. had to deal with Southern segregationists - and outright racists - who held power in Congress, so he had to yield to that power in order to get his New Deal legislation passed.
Liberals have difficulty understanding the Tea Party because they think it is a bunch of selfish racists. But I think the Tea Party is driven in large part by concerns about fairness.
It's ludicrous that my friends in California aren't able to legally get married. It's a civil rights issue. In 20 years we're going to look back at tapes of these antigay people saying ridiculous things on the news and it's going to sound as antiquated as the newsreels of horrible racists from the '50s.
Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit.
History teaches us that, whatever we say, racists will always distort the words of mainstream politicians to make themselves sound more respectable.
First of all, do I think there's some racists in the Tea Party? Yeah. I'm an ordained United Methodist pastor; there's some racists in the Methodist church. I don't know if there's a body that does not have some racists in it.
I figure if people don't want to make the distinction between a Muslim and a terrorist, then why should I make a distinction between good scared white people and racists?
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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