Racism And Slavery quotes:

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  • Slavery, racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry, subordination, and human rights abuse transform and adapt with the times. -- John Prendergast
  • 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
  • I come from a family of Mississippi sharecroppers just a few generations away from slavery, and I experienced a lot of racism growing up - you can't avoid that if you're a person of color in this country. -- Carrie Mae Weems
  • 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
  • As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable. -- Al Sharpton
  • Most Christian 'believers' tend to echo the cultural prejudices and worldviews of the dominant group in their country, with only a minority revealing any real transformation of attitudes or consciousness. It has been true of slavery and racism, classism and consumerism and issues of immigration and health care for the poor. -- Richard Rohr
  • Slaveholders deployed so-called scientific racism to justify racial slavery. -- Manisha Sinha
  • Slavery was not born of racism; rather, racism was the consequence of slavery. -- Eric Williams
  • Racism had grown out of slavery and exploitation and was very hard to eradicate quickly and completely. -- Assata Shakur
  • Racism is an effect of slavery, not the other way around. Once slavery was abolished, not only did racism not disappear, neither did the economic system it upheld. -- Sarah Churchwell
  • When is the Democratic Party going to apologize for being the biggest slave-holding-supporting institution on the planet and sticking with racism for the century after the abolition of slavery? -- Mark Steyn
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