I have a dream. 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.
Washington civil rights rally, 15 June 1963.
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.nelson mandela
Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.coretta scott king
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.charles darwin
If you do not understand white supremacy (racism) what it is and how it works everything else you know will only confuse you.Neely Fuller, Jr. in The United Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept (1984)
Most of the American laws defining race are not to be compared with those once enforced by Nazi Germany, the latter being relatively more liberal. In the view of the Nazis, persons having less than one fourth Jewish blood could qualify as Aryans, whereas many of the American laws specify that persons having one-eighth, one-sixteenth, or any ascertainable Negro blood are Negroes in the eyes of the law and subject to all restrictions governing the conduct of Negroes.stentson kennedy
You have to look beyond race because as a human being you have to experience the person from the inside first.henrik larsson
The emotions between the races could never be pure; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.Barack Obama
There’s no genetic basis for any kind of rigid ethnic or racial classification. . . I’m always asked is there Greek DNA or an Italian gene, but, of course, there isn’t. . . . We’re very closely related.Bryan Sykes, geneticist and Oxford professor. The Watchtower, July 1, 2011, page 23; Does God value one race above others?
Nearly all black and brown skins are beautiful, but a beautiful white skin is rare.mark twain
If you know the history of the whole concept of whiteness if you know the history of the whole concept of the white race, where it came from and for what reason you know that it was a trick, and it’s worked brilliantly. You see, prior to the mid to late 1600s, in the colonies of what would become the United States, there was no such thing as the white race. Those of us of European descent did not refer to ourselves by that term really ever before then.Tim Wise (2008), "The Pathology of Privilege"
Races are very often invented from ignorance, or for very evil purposes.Francis Lieber (November 1871), The Latin Race
Scientifically speaking, there is tribalism and group bias, but there cannot be any such thing as racism. We are all one.Bill Nye
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