I feel that segregation is totally unchristian, and that it is against everything the Christian religion stands for.
We have erased Segregation in those areas of national life to which Federal authority clearly extends. So doing in this, my friends, we have neither sought nor claimed partisan credit, and all such actions are nothing more -- nothing less than the rendering of justice. And we have always been aware of this great truth: the final battle against intolerance is to be fought -- not in the chambers of any legislature -- but in the hearts of men.Address at the Hollywood Bowl (19 October 1956).
The principle of Segregation of the White and Negro races in the South is so well known that it requires no definition. Briefly and plainly stated, the object of this policy is to prevent the two races from meeting on terms of social equality. By established practice, each race maintains its own institutions and promotes its own social life.theodore g. bilbo
Childhood is analogous to language learning. It has a biological basis but cannot be realized unless a social environment triggers and nurtures it, that is, has need of it. If a culture is dominated by a medium that requires the Segregation of the young in order that they learn unnatural, specialized, and complex skills and attitudes, then childhood, in one form or another, will emerge, articulate and indispensable.neil postman
[I] can’t actually imagine a time in which the need for more diversity would ever cease. Affirmative action has been an issue since Segregation practices. The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin [...] When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?eric holder
Starting from 1993 in Otaru, Hokkaid?, and now running unchecked throughout Japan, signs saying 'Japanese Only' have gone up, making an unspoken undercurrent of fear of the outsider into clear, present, and brazen exclusionism — following the best traditions of Segregation and apartheid.debito arudou
The white population could not possibly be unaffected by those events some whites more stubborn in their defense of Segregation, but others beginning to think in different ways. And the black population was transformed, having risen up in mass action for the first time, feeling its power, knowing now that if the old order could be shaken it could be toppled.howard zinn
Racial Segregation must be seen for what it is and that is an evil system , a new form of slavery covered up with certain niceties of complexity.Martin Luther King Jr. Keep Moving From This Mountain (1965)
Segregation is not humiliating but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.Conference with members of the National Association for Equal Rights (November 1914), defending the resegregation of federal offices
I do not believe that all of these problems can be solved just by a new law, or something that someone says, with teeth in it. For example, when we got into the Little Rock thing, it was not my province to talk about Segregation or deSegregation. I had the job of supporting a federal court that had issued a proper order under the Constitution, and where compliance was prevented by action that was unlawful.Presidential news conference (26 March 1958).
...the veil is a symbol of sexual apartheid and the Segregation of the sexes. In countries where Islam rules, like in Iran , the separate entrances for women in certain government offices; separate areas for women’s seating on buses for example; the banning of women from certain public arenas like sport stadiums; a curtain dividing the Caspian sea for segregated swimming and so on is what it means in practice to be a female under Islam. That people transgress these rules daily is a testimony to their humanity and not the laws or state that imposes it by force.Maryam Namazie (22 March 2007). Veiling and Sexual Apartheid. Islam Watch. Retrieved on 2007-08-22.
We shall continue to maintain Segregation in Alabama completely and absolutely without violence or ill-will. ... I advocate hatred of no man, because hate will only compound the problems facing the South. ... We ask for patience and tolerance and make an earnest request that we be allowed to handle state and local affairs without outside interference.george wallace
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