Favorite Quotations ~† Race & Racism Racism

"I hear that melting pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted." ~ Jesse Jackson

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

I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background. ~ Zora Neale Hurston

If racism can't be shown to be natural then it is the result of certain conditions, and we are impelled to eliminate those conditions. ~ Howard Zinn

Water from the white fountain didnít taste any better than from the black fountain. ~ B. B. King, Esquire, 1/06

If there weren't blacks, Jews and gays, there would no Oscars. Or anyone named Oscar, if you think about that. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Kids know nothing about racism. They're taught that by adults. ~ Ruby Bridges-Hall

Racism is very painful. That's life. It never ends. ~ Sidney Poitier

Thereís racism everywhere. ~ Denzel Washington

All racists are irresponsible. ~ James Baldwin

I'm not black, but there's a whole lot of times I wish I could say I'm not white. ~ Frank Zappa

The white manís happiness cannot be purchased by the black manís misery. ~ Frederick Douglass

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon. ~ George Aiken