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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
The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.' - Thomas Sowell
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
Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics. - Alex Haley
Often in red states you find racism, and where you find racism, you also find sexism. - Lynda Carter
Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism. - Jane Elliot
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 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
The way you start to break down systemic racism is to start building individual relationships with people who are not like you. - Killer Mike
Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country. - Angela Merkel
Hate speech, racism, and bigotry are intolerable realities that we must all come together to take action against. - Whitney Wolfe Herd
Racism is the greatest cancer of my lifetime. - Charles Barkley
If you want to know if racism is a problem in your country, you might not want to ask white people. - Tim Wise
One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people. - Alvin Ailey
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 is here and will always exist, but we can't use it as a crutch. - Charles Barkley
We must treat the disease of racism. This means we must understand the disease. - Sargent Shriver
Mainstream dictionary definitions reduce racism to racial prejudice and the personal actions that result. But this definition does little to explain how racial hierarchies are consistently reproduced. - Robin DiAngelo
You cannot appease fascism by meeting it in the middle; you cannot beat racism by indulging or excusing it. - Mehdi Hasan
Racism springs from ignorance. - Mario Balotelli
I found this out over the years, that racism is a thinly veiled disguise over economics and money. It really is. - Quincy Jones
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
Racism is a form of hate. We pass it on to our young people. When we do that, we are robbing children of their innocence. - Ruby Bridges
Achievement has no color. - Abraham Lincoln
Racism exists, but it is far less rampant than ignorance, and ignorance can be cured through experience. - Candace Owens
Racism is very characteristic of imperialism. Racism is very characteristic of capitalism. - Hugo Chavez
Racism is beyond common sense and has no place in our society. - Morrissey
Racism is real in this country. - Kamala Harris
Any concept of one person being superior to another can lead to racism. - Walter Lang
Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. - Oprah Winfrey
The most effective adaptation of racism over time is the idea that racism is conscious bias held by mean people. - Robin DiAngelo
No single race has a monopoly on racism. - Tomi Lahren
The struggle against patriarchy and racism must be substantively robust and inextricably intertwined. - Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
We don't realize how much racism has tainted our self-image as human beings. - Ruby Dee
Racism is a sign of ignorance, in my opinion. It's people who haven't been anywhere, haven't seen the world. - Tyson Fury
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
If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it. - Alvin Ailey
Racism is a part of human nature, and you're not going to eradicate it; all you can do is try to keep it in check. - Ron Stallworth
I think racism is something that is passed on and taught to our kids, and that's a shame. - Ruby Bridges
We want to believe racism is an artifact of the past, and if you have a political massacre, that contradicts that. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
The biggest thing is we need to stop acting like racism don't exist. - Lil Rel Howery
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
No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism. - Joe Slovo
You get racism crossing the street; it's in the very fabric of American society. - Nina Simone
There is, of course, no larger mass hysteria in American history than the epidemic of racism. - Kevin Young
Racism is what acquitted O. J. Simpson. - Katherine Ryan
Corruption is Africa's greatest problem. Not poverty. Not lack of riches. Not racism. - Dennis Prager
Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff. - Alvin Ailey
Racism been over. It's the old people that keep on holding on to it. - ASAP Ferg
Racism is a very insidious thing. It's dangerous to the psyche, to mind and body. It erodes the self-confidence. And I don't know how we get through it. - Ruby Dee
One of the most subtle but aggressive ways racism exists is through our education system. - Jaylen Brown
Racism is a problem everywhere, especially in this country, but all over the world, and especially within queer space. - Sasha Velour
Systemic racism always takes a toll, whether it be by bullet or by blood clot. - Clint Smith
No one needs to be reminded of racism in soccer: the xenophobia, the nativism and, yes, nationalism. - Rabih Alameddine
Racism is something that is taught. We, as a people, need to work to get past that. - Booker T
Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's an evolutionary phase that we're going through. Ultimately it won't exist. - Michael Hutchence
There can't be reverse racism against a group that is not at a disadvantage. - Justin Simien
We must fight intolerance, racism and the far-Right. - David Lagercrantz
There's a lot of racism still alive and still active. - Richard Sherman
My belief system is that you laugh at racism, and that's how it goes away. - Sung Kang
Racism exists, but what I want to do is start a dialogue. - Charles Barkley
Certainly we can end racism with love. We can demand that the federal government change its emphasis on racial distinction. - bell hooks
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, anti-Semitism, homophobia, sexism, anything Nazi and a boatload of other things have no place in my life. - Sandra Bullock
Games don't cause racism. But the real-time chat makes nasty comments hard to moderate and easy to spread. - Naomi Alderman
Racism, because it favors color over talent, is bad for business. - Steven Pinker
Racism must be fought - there are no two ways about it. - Marine Le Pen
Racism is a physical experience. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Racism has its boot squarely wedged on the neck of black communities, and we don't want to be told that hard work and responsibility are the answer. - Patrisse Cullors
There's no racism with the Internet. - ASAP Ferg
Of course there's racism in this country, and we have a terrible history of that in this nation. - Kellyanne Conway
Making space to deal with the psychological toll of racism is absolutely necessary. - Jenna Wortham
This is one of the most effective adaptations of racism over time - that we can think of racism as only something that individuals either are or are not 'doing.' - Robin DiAngelo
The minute you understand racism, you're responsible for being racist. It's like eating from the tree of knowledge. - Lynda Barry
Racism is not new. It was not invented just for you. So get bigger than that stuff. - Chris Gardner
I believe that racism is a problem, and we need to do something about it. - Peyton List
The fight against racism must be seen as a revolutionary one. - Mona Eltahawy
The thing with racism is it's rare you can really prove racism. - Charlamagne tha God
It is only human supremacy, which is as unacceptable as racism and sexism, that makes us afraid of being more inclusive. - Ingrid Newkirk
Both racism and homophobia come from a sense of the presumed and the unknown. - Jacqueline Woodson
Racism, sexism, and age-ism are all alive and well in the U.S. House. - Pramila Jayapal
Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism. - Claude Pepper
Racism is felt the most definitely in grassroots football. - Vincent Kompany
Today, nostalgia is almost as unacceptable as racism. - Terry Eagleton
Racism and discrimination of any kind have no place in football. - Sepp Blatter
Racism is not dead. Definitely, there are these biases. - John McWhorter
If black people mistrust white people, they are mistrusting racism, and that is appropriate. - Jasmine Guy
Racism is ridiculous no matter where it's coming from. - Alan Ball
As much as we want to say racism is dead, it's still rearing its ugly head constantly. - Kenya Barris
Race is such a contentious issue because of the painful history of racism. Race didn't create racism, but racism created race. - Rachel Dolezal
Institutionalized racism is an imaginary enemy. - Bret Stephens
Just having people saying no to racism on a commercial changes nothing. - Kevin-Prince Boateng
Racism is real; it exists here and now. You can find it on the streets, in your office, and in football stadiums. - Kevin-Prince Boateng
Racism is a grown-up disease, and we should stop using our kids to spread it. - Ruby Bridges
Racism seduces us with its desire to categorize, shutting out the living and breathing and 'different' world all around us. - Hilton Als
The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished. - Constance Baker Motley
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
You face racism in small and large ways. - Jayson Blair
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong. - Muhammad Ali
No one can fight racism with fascism.
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