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Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism. ~Claude Pepper

Any concept of one person being superior to another can lead to racism. ~Walter Lang

But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society. ~Audre Lorde

Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them. ~Sargent Shriver

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. ~Oprah Winfrey

First there was racism. Then liberals created institutional racism and coded racism. You can only hear it with a dog whistle. ~Evan Sayet

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. ~Coretta Scott King

I believe we should work to end all racism in American society and staunchly defend the inherent rights of every person. ~Rand Paul

I came into this whole business by going to see Rock Against Racism gigs with the Clash. ~Billy Bragg

I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see the subject clearly because I came from white, middle-class privilege. ~Betty Buckley

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I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit. ~Miriam Makeba

I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada. ~Patti LaBelle

I think what I came through is great, but my son can take it to another level, not having to fight racism. His mother's a Norwegian and I'm mixed up four or five times, so he can face the world. ~James Brown

I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism. ~Patricia Ireland

I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted. ~Constance Baker Motley

I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism. ~Lisa Bonet

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life. ~Oprah Winfrey

I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism. ~Shia LaBeouf

I, for one, would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society. ~ Charles Rangel

If black people mistrust white people, they are mistrusting racism, and that is appropriate. ~Jasmine Guy

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If only Al Sharpton were around, Lincoln would have known he was a victim of racism. ~Ann Coulter

If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism - about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica. ~Danny Glover

Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism. ~Newt Gingrich

I've written 18 books, mostly dealing with issues of social justice, ending racism, feminism, and cultural criticism. ~Bell Hooks

My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism. ~Patricia Ireland

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My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't make at my family reunion. ~Wentworth Miller

My grandmother though, began to prepare in her own neurotic - and I think psychotic - way to face racism. So she taught us to be racist, which is something I had to undo later when I got to Michigan, you know. ~James Earl Jones

No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism. ~Joe Slovo

One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism is that up to now there has been no national organization which could speak to the growing militancy of young black people in the urban ghetto. ~Stokely Carmichael

People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one's soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you. ~Samuel L. Jackson

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People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve. ~Herman Cain

Racism built me into a person that was set up to be self-destructive. ~Jayson Blair

Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education. ~Sargent Shriver

Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse. ~Cornel West

Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been. ~Angela Davis

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Racism is a way to gain economic advantage at the expense of others. Slavery and plantations may be gone, but racism still allows us to regard those who may keep us from financial gain as less than equals. ~Alveda King

Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it's hard to find out when one slides into another. ~Iris Chang

Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's an evolutionary phase that we're going through. Ultimately it wont exist. ~Michael Hutchence

Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason. ~Abraham Joshua Heschel

Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. ~Rosa Parks

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Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics. ~Alex Haley

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list. ~Denis Leary

Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It's a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated. ~Alveda King

Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff. ~Alvin Ailey

Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work. ~Angela Davis

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Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden. ~Desmond Tutu

Seems to me that the institutions that function in this country are clearly racist, and that they're built upon racism. ~Stokely Carmichael

Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both. ~Constance Baker Motley

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism. ~Eminem

The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished. ~Constance Baker Motley

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The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It's something you don't see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who's my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities. ~Mindy Kaling

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction. ~Tim Holden

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism. ~Huey Newton

The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything. ~Carol Moseley Braun

The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature, wounded and bruised by original sin. ~Sargent Shriver

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The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.' ~Thomas Sowell

There's a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground. ~Richard Pryor

Using the power you derive from the discovery of the truth about racism in South Africa, you will help us to remake our part of the world into a corner of the globe on which all - of which all of humanity can be proud. ~Oliver Tambo

Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them. ~Cate Blanchett

We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism. ~Constance Baker Motley

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We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism. ~Huey Newton

We must treat the disease of racism. This means we must understand the disease. ~Sargent Shriver

We will live with racism for ever. But senses of self, senses of belonging, senses of us and of others? Those are up for grabs. ~Richard Powers

You know, modern liberals are just, I think frankly, totally off the deep end... their only answer is to yell racism and hide. ~Newt Gingrich

You'd never know that listening to people in the UN but tribalism is the father of racism. ~Stanley Crouch

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