15 Compelling Quotes About Racism and Why It Needs To End

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Racism Is Alive But It Needs to Die

It’s safe to say that by now we’re all somewhat familiar with the events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12 2017. Since this violence occurred, the discussion surrounding race, racism, and discrimination has heated up both Nationally across the US, as well as Internationally.

Racism can be debated all day, but the fact of the matter is, it’s still out there, and it shouldn’t be. Over the years, so many prominent figures have spoken out about racism, it’s surprising that it’s still such a prevalent topic today.

Because of all of this, we decided to compile 15 of the most compelling quotes surrounding Racism and why it needs to end.

Please share this post with your friends and family, and let’s spread the word of equality, tolerance, and love for one another.

 

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“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

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“Our true nationality is Mankind.”

-H.G. Wells

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“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges”

-Joseph Fort Newton

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“To win, we must overcome individualism, selfishness, all forms of racism, intolerance and manipulation of people”

-Pope Francis

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“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

-Audre Lorde

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“Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today”

-Malcolm X

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“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 B. Rangel

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“Excellence is the best deterrent to Racism or Sexism”

-Oprah Winfrey

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“Hatred, Racism, and Extremism have no place in this country”

-Angela Merkel

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Racism is ridiculous no matter where it comes from”

-Alan Ball

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“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – The maximum of hated for a minimum of reason”

-Abraham Joshua Heschel

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“Trickle-Down Racism, Trickle-Down Bigotry, Trickle-Down Misogyny, all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America.”

-Mitt Romney

“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

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“Racism does not have a good track record. It’s been tried out for a long time and you’d think by now we’d want to put an end to it instead of putting it under new management”

-Thomas Sowell

Let’s spread the love. Please don’t forget to share this post and these quotes with your friends and family. It’s a small gesture that may just go a long way in helping to bring racism to an end.

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