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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.
    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).)
  • 3.
    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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  • 4.
    ... 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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  • 5.
    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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  • 6.
    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).)
  • 7.
    Life is not like the movements of a robot; so, don't destroy the world with racism.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Advice.)
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  • 8.
    Life is with love and, nature is with colours! so, let us stay in peace and love each other; with the joy of the heart than, with racism.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Wisdom.)
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  • 9.
    Without colours there is no life; so, don't destroy the world with racism.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Advice.)
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  • 10.
    Creation! Let us live together as one; without racism.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (In Unity.)
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