Racism Quotes

Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make. Ruth Benedict

Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason. Abraham J Heschel

As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash. Harper Lee (from To Kill a Mockingbird)

I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man. Nelson Mandela

The hardest thing I had to overcome in life? I think racism. That’s so difficult because I don’t think anyone can ever understand it. It’s not that people don’t want to understand it, but they don’t want to touch it. Herschel Walker

Racism? But isn’t it only a form of misanthropy? Joseph Brodsky

The media and the ‘educational system’ are the prime sources of racism in the United States. Ishmael Reed