Quotations About / On:
Admitting ones own prejudices, discriminations and racism to the self is one of the hardest thing to do.
(The family that never was?)
Cast away racism and be loyal to each other! Loveing all mankind with the joy of your heart.
White people need to talk to white people about racism. We all need to draw some lines around what is ours.
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).)
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).)
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).)
... patriarchy creates megapatterns that affect us alleven as we forge different individual choices within themjust as do the megapatterns of nationalism or racism.
(Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 6 (1994).)
If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
(Eldridge Cleaver (b. 1935), U.S. African American leader, writer. "The White Race and Its Heroes," Soul on Ice (1968).)
Today, almost forty years later, I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured tanks seems to have been more important to me than the vanished victims of racism.
(Albert Speer (1905-1981), German architect, Nazi official. The Slave State, ch. 21 (1981).)
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).)