Quotations About / On: RACISM

  • 1.
    Everybody's scared for their ass. There aren't too many people ready to die for racism. They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism.
    (Florynce R. Kennedy (b. 1916), African American lawyer, civil rights activist, and feminist. As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 10, by Hay Mills (1993). In a February 22, 1990 interview, recalling her civil rights work in Ruleville, Mississippi, in 1964.)
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  • 2.
    Black people can't solve white racism.
    (Kathryn Bullington)
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  • 3.
    Fear and ignorance are the key roots to racism.
    (rasicm)
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  • 4.
    Weeding, whispered the Great Spirit...is plant racism
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 5.
    You factor in racism as a reality and you keep moving.
    (Jewell Jackson McCabe (b. 1945), African American professional. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). McCabe was President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.)
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  • 6.
    ... excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
    (Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954), African American television personality and actress. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). Born in Mississippi, she became the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated weekday television talk show and the first to found her own television and film production company. She was also among the few to be nominated for an Academy Award (for Best Supporting Actress in The Color Purple [1985]).)
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  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    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).)
  • 9.
    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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  • 10.
    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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