Racism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old racism quotes, racism sayings, and racism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Racism springs from ignorance.     

Mario Balotelli

You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity.     

Bobby Seale

No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them     

Elie Wiesel

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.     

Michael Crichton

To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.     

E. E. Cummings

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.     

William Faulkner

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

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.     

William Hazlitt

If a white man falls off a chair drunk, it's just a drunk. If a Negro does, it's the whole damn Negro race.     

Bill Cosby

Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work     

Angela Davis

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

Whites must be made to realize that they are only human, not superior. Same with blacks. They must be made to realize that they are also human, not inferior.     

Steve Biko

The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature, wounded and bruised by original sin.     

Sargent Shriver

One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people.     

Alvin Ailey

Any concept of one person being superior to another can lead to racism.     

Walter Lang

It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate.     

James Arthur Baldwin

Racism, because it favors color over talent, is bad for business.     

Steven Pinker

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.     

Pierre Berton

Racism is beyond common sense and has no place in our society.     

Steven Patrick Morrissey

People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one's soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you.     

Samuel L. Jackson

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.     

Oprah Winfrey

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The color of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.     

Benjamin Banneker

Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education.     

Sargent Shriver

Racism is ridiculous no matter where it's coming from.     

Alan Ball

The minute you understand racism, you're responsible for being racist. It's like eating from the tree of knowledge.     

Lynda Barry

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.     

Harry A. Blackmun

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.     

Frederick Douglass