Racial Discrimination quotes:

  • Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy. -- Trent Lott
  • I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over. -- Jimmy Carter
  • Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely. -- Thurgood Marshall
  • Racial discrimination, South Africa's economic power, its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples, are part and parcel of the same thing. -- Oliver Tambo
  • And affirmative action is a very nice term for racial discrimination against better-qualified white people in jobs, employment, promotions and scholarships, and college admittance. -- David Duke
  • When growing up, I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I saw those signs that said white men, colored men. White women, colored women. White waiting. And I didn't like it. -- John Lewis
  • I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out. It was inconcievable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role. -- Salma Hayek
  • My parents told me in the very beginning as a young child when I raised the question about segregation and racial discrimination, they told me not to get in the way, not to get in trouble, not to make any noise. -- John Lewis
  • Why should the Negroes ever fight against the only nations of the world where racial discrimination is prohibited, and where the people can live freely? Never! I can assure you, they will never fight against either the Soviet Union or the peoples' democracies. -- Paul Robeson
  • The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something. -- John Lewis
  • I have a big passion about civil rights for everyone - whoever is being downtrodden at the moment, it doesn't matter: racial discrimination or sexual orientation or gender. Whatever it is, I'm there. I think I was a born civil rights activist. I can't stand the smashing of a community. It's not fair and it's not right. -- Pauley Perrette
  • Racial discrimination against a white is as unconstitutional as race discrimination against a black. -- William O. Douglas
  • Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture. -- Charlotte Bunch
  • I agree with the (Supreme Court's) holding that racial discrimination in higher education admissions will be illegal in 25 years. They are illegal now. -- Clarence Thomas
  • Racial discrimination is illegal. It's illegal in the United States. It's illegal in Arizona. It has been and it will continue to be. -- Jan Brewer
  • I have the utmost respect and 'aloha' for black people - who have already suffered so much due to racial discrimination and acts of hatred. -- Duane Chapman
  • It is of the highest importance to provide equal access to the labour market. Governments should act to establish equitable employment standards and penalise racial discrimination. -- Tariq Ramadan
  • It is with great satisfaction that I learned of the adoption by consensus of the Durban Declaration against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and the intolerance associated with it -- Lionel Jospin
  • The exploitation of women, mass hunger, disregard for freedom of conscience and for freedom of speech, widespread and racial discrimination all these evils are far too prevalent to be overlooked. -- Rene Cassin
  • By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching. -- Albert Maltz
  • We have the disgrace of racial discrimination, or we have prejudice against people because of their religion. We have not had the courage to uproot these things, although we know they are wrong. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Communism will never be defeated by atomic bombs. Our greatest defense against Communism is to take offensive action on behalf of justice and righteousness. We must seek to remove conditions of poverty, injustice, and racial discrimination. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • As a young man in South Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century, Gandhi developed satyagraha, a mode of political activism based upon moral persuasion, while mobilizing South Africa's small Indian minority against racial discrimination. -- Pankaj Mishra
  • It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups. -- Henry A. Wallace
  • The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination, -- Sonia Sotomayor
  • After the oil crisis of 1973, many European countries tightened restrictions on immigrants. By then, millions of Muslims had decided to settle in Europe, preferring the social segregation and racial discrimination they found in the West to political and economic turmoil at home. -- Pankaj Mishra
  • In the treatment of poverty nationally, one fact stands out: there are twice as many white poor as Negro poor in the United States. Therefore I will not dwell on the experiences of poverty that derive from racial discrimination, but will discuss the poverty that affects white and Negro alike. -- Martin Luther
  • John Lennon imagined a world filled with peace and love. Martin Luther King dreamt of a world free from racial discrimination and oppression. The guy who invented the Frisbee, dreamt of a world where people would throw a fat, circular object at each other in order to pass the time. He succeeded. -- Jon Lajoie
  • We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact is, in too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color. Some of this is the result of the legacy of racial discrimination in this country. -- Barack Obama
  • Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children. -- Nelson Mandela
  • That so called "original sin" does not know any racial discrimination. -- Desmond Tutu
  • A man with a long history of racial discrimination should never run our government. -- Hillary Clinton
  • Diversity is, by definition, discrimination. It leads to things like quotas and racial profiling. -- Mary Kissel
  • Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely -- Thurgood Marshall
  • My fight is not for racial sameness but for racial equality and against racial prejudice and discrimination. -- John Oliver Killens
  • Jinnah is a constant source of inspiration for all those who are fighting against racial and group discrimination. -- Nelson Mandela
  • Religious discrimination is not like racial discrimination. One you chose for yourself, the other God chose for you. -- Habeeb Akande
  • Religious discrimination is not like racial discrimination. One you choose for yourself, the other God chose for you. -- Habeeb Akande
  • [It is] a historic step toward eliminating the shameful practice of racial discrimination in the selection of juries. -- Thurgood Marshall
  • Film and novel characters are often stereotyped, but racial stereotyping in many novels or films creates & encourages labelling, discrimination & racism. ~Angelica Hopes -- Angelica Hopes
  • ....I wondered if there had been a more corroding and devastating attack upon the personalities of men than the idea of racial discrimination. -- Richard Wright
  • We've all been acculturated into accepting the inevitability of wrongful convictions, unfair sentences, racial bias, and racial disparities and discrimination against the poor. -- Bryan Stevenson
  • The conviction that all men are equal by reason of their natural dignity has been generally accepted. Hence racial discrimination can no longer be justified. -- Pope John XXIII
  • Racial discrimination in public education is unconstitutional.....All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring or permitting such discrimination must yield to this principle. -- Earl Warren
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  • Racial discrimination in elections in Texas is no mere historical artifact. To the contrary, Texas has been found in violation of the Voting Rights Act in every redistricting cycle from and after 1970. -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • A good many people voted for [Barack] Obama, and I'm not only talking about the black vote. A lot of people voted for Obama because of our history of racial discrimination in this country. -- Nat Hentoff
  • People understand who Donald Trump is. There was a lawsuit against him for housing discrimination, racial discrimination against African-Americans that`s been in "The New York Times". Decades ago with "The New York Times". -- Chris Hayes
  • The NYPD with the unconditional support of Mayor Michael Bloomberg has stopped-and-frisked more black men than there are black men in New York City. Institutionalized racial discrimination in the United States is alive and well. -- Chris Hayes