... 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 ).)