Quotations About / On: RACISM

  • 11.
    It has been observed that while anti-black racism charges its object with inferiority, anti-Semitism charges its object with iniquity. The racist believes that blacks are incapable of running anything by themselves. The anti-Semite believes (in one popular bit of folklore) that thirteen rabbis rule the world.
    (Henry Louis, Jr. Gates (b. 1950), U.S. author, educator. "Backlash?" New Yorker (May 17, 1993).)
  • 12.
    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).)
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  • 13.
    Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.
    (Ruth Benedict (1887-1948), U.S. anthropologist. Race: Science and Politics, ch. 1 (1940).)
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