Human beings are very skilled at pretending they are not what they are, and ignoring what is inside them. This includes ignoring their natural instincts, their primal instincts, because they have this notion that they...
The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.
But the real world doesn’t go away. Racism exists. People are getting hurt. And just because it’s not happening to you, doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
You have to work a bit harder to offend me because I’m from the home of some of the best racism in the world. I’m a snob when it comes to racism.
Racism and religious bigotry are two essential pieces of baggage mankind carries as it moves from one century to the next.
Trayvon Martin, at the most, seems only to have been guilty of being himself.
Because of the insolence of all the white race he was afraid to lose his dignity in friendliness.
Film and novel characters are often stereotyped, but racial stereotyping in many novels or films creates & encourages labelling, discrimination & racism. ~Angelica Hopes
There were no passing cars to call out to. You couldn’t call for help from a police car, anyway; he didn’t think you could.
Racism is a deadly disease that clings to the soul and rots it until a vile stench that disgusts and irritates the ears of a moral person, is all that is left of a moving...
They walked off down the hall in the direction of a sign that said Colored Waiting Room. Billie guessed white folks didn’t have to wait.
Whoever debases others is debasing himself.
Everything might scatter. You might be right. I suppose it’s something we can’t easily get away from. People need to feel they belong. To a nation, to a race. Otherwise, who knows what might happen?...
Racists will always call you a racist when you identify their racism. To love yourself now – is a form of racism. We are the only people who are criticized for loving ourselves. and white...
—John Henrik Clarke
Cela pose un problème que…?””Que tu ne sois pas juif? Pas le moins du tout, dit maman en riant. Ni mon mari ni moi n’accordons d’importance à la différence de l’autre. Bien au contraire, nous...
I’m going to make sure you have a fucking miserable time here. This is my city, you hear? Good luck, you fucking black bastard.” And then he hung up.I had cooked with Gordon Ramsay once,...
It was civil disobedience that won them their civil rights.
However much history may be invoked in support of these policies (affirmative action), no policy can apply to history but can only apply to the present or the future. The past may be many things,...
A picture in a book, a lynching. The bland faces of men who watcha Christ go up in flames, smiling,as if he were a hookedfish, a felled antelope, some wild thing tied to boards and...
And yet it had come to this: a cult that followed a dogmatic hard line of exclusion and repression, believed its teachings alone were the way that others must follow, and claimed special knowledge of...
It is not, I think, a question of when and how the white people will “free” the black and the red people. It is a condescension to believe that we have the power to do...
We are not past racism. It took us 500 and however many years to get us where we are; it’s not gonna change in one day or in one election. We made a step maybe,...
Racism is ridiculous no matter where it’s coming from.
Robinson Crusoe, the first capitalist hero, is a self-made man who accepts objective reality and then fashions it to his needs through the work ethic, common sense, resilience, technology, and, if need be, racism and...
White supremacy is a black person telling the people of Baltimore to chill out and try peace, thinking they came up with that thought all on their own.
I felt sick with hatred then for my own people. If you had asked me why I hated them, I might have said that I hated them for being so loud and for being so...
Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.
I had never encountered a being who deliberately perpetuated fraud against himself.
I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I...
Calling out the supposed ‘abuse’ of welfare by blacks and other people of color is a time-honored tactic for distracting the general public from actual national issue. It also taps into latent, subconscious racism, which...
Racism springs from ignorance.
He was there below me, and, upon my word, to look at him was as edifying as seeing a dog in a parody of breeches and a featherhat, walking on his hind legs.
It is not enough for the Negroes to declare that color-prejudice is the sole cause of their social condition, nor for the white South to reply that their social condition is the main cause of...
She wanted to get at the hate of them all, to pry at it and work at it until she found a little chink, and then pull out a pebble or a stone or a...
A racist notion found in neoshamanic circles is placing high value on indigenous wisdom but not on indigenous people.
Jeb’d said it was harder for a pretty girl to find work; even white men liked flowers, whether red or pink or blue.
Today’s youth cannot escape the shadow of racism that has been passed down organically from parents and others who cling to a distorted image of American history, one informed by, and articulated from, a worldview...
Our love of lockstep is our greatest curse, the source of all that bedevils us. It is the source of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, terrorism, bigotry of every variety and hue, because it tells us...
I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilization than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risk the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries...
People who think with their epidermis or their genitalia or their clan are the problem to begin with. One does not banish this specter by invoking it. If I would not vote against someone on...
All right, Schwartz, tackle my mind now. Go as deep as you want. I was born on Baronn in the Sirius Sector. I lived my life in an atmosphere of anti-Terrestrialism in the formative years,...
No genuine revolutionary challenge to either the State or Capitalism in the United States can fail to ignore racism’s importance in maintaining the current system.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them
My race is not a better race, it is simply a different race.
Many people in this country who want to see us the minority, and who don’t want to see us taking too militant or too uncompromising a stand, are absolutely against the successful regrouping or organising...
CHILDREN Are Like ANGELS And On Earth, ANGELS Have No Color…. It’s The Society To Blame That Teaches Racism, Turning An ANGLE To A Civilized Beast While They Are Growing Up….
We can go on talking about racism and who treated whom badly, but what are you going to do about it? Are you going to wallow in that or are you going to create your...
If you are white, racism is too easily ignored and forgiven, regarded as of burning concern only to the ethnic minorities, and therefore of relatively marginal significance.
Parents and schoolteachers counsel black children that, if they ever hope to escape this system and avoid prison time, they must be on their best behavior, raise their arms and spread their legs for the...
Racism is, among other things, the unearned skepticism of one group of humans joined to the unearned sympathy for another.
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