Racism And Slavery Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 33 Quotes About Racism And Slavery

#1. Everything is acceptable until we stop accepting them. - Author: Peter Adejimi
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#2. 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. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#3. Slavery, racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry, subordination, and human rights abuse transform and adapt with the times. - Author: John Prendergast
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#4. 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. - Author: Carrie Mae Weems
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#5. The core of the culture is racism and how black men are viewed. They've always been demonized and seen as threats in our culture. Another holdover from slavery. We've got to deal with that core root of racism and demonization of the upbringing of black men. Black women are not exempt by any means. - Author: Marian Wright Edelman
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#6. 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? - Author: Mark Steyn
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#7. Genealogy itself is something of a privilege, coming far more easily to those of us for whom enslavement, conquest, and dispossession of our land has not been our lot. - Author: Tim Wise
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#8. Stolen bodies working stolen land. It was an engine that did not stop, its hungry boiler fed with blood. - Author: Colson Whitehead
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#9. FACT: The black family (and the black male/black female relationship) was systematically DESTROYED by over 500 years of institutionalized slavery, racism, and racist media stereotypes. The white family was not. - Author: Umoja
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#10. She didn't tell him white folks couldn't love the same as coloreds. She couldn't love the same neither though, cuz more than half of her was white. - Author: Shannon Celebi
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#11. We French, we have never, never, never had slavery, so we feel we don't understand the American racism. Maybe - Author: Maya Angelou
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#12. Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#13. The crisis created by an inability to distinguish the Bible on race from the Bible on slavery meant that when the Civil War was over and slavery was abolished, systemic racism continued unchecked as the great moral anomaly in a supposedly Christian America. - Author: Mark A. Noll
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#14. 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. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#15. Slavery stands as an affront to human dignity. - Author: Allan Dare Pearce
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#16. As much as the world has an instinct for evil and is a breeding ground for genocide, holocaust, slavery, racism, war, oppression, and injustice, the world has an even greateer instinct for goodness, rebirth, mercy, beauty, truth, freedom and love. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#17. That anybody white could take your whole self for anything that came to mind. Not just work, kill, or maim you, but dirty you so bad you forgot who you were and couldn't think it up. And though she and others lived through and got over it, she could never let it happen to her own. - Author: Toni Morrison
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#18. Slaveholders deployed so-called scientific racism to justify racial slavery. - Author: Manisha Sinha
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#19. Slavery was not born of racism; rather, racism was the consequence of slavery. - Author: Eric Williams
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#20. He got off on Lincoln and slavery and dared any man there to deny that Lincoln and the negro and Moses and the children of Israel were the same, and that the Red Sea was just the blood that had to be spilled in order that the black race might cross into the Promised Land. - Author: William Faulkner
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#21. Racism had grown out of slavery and exploitation and was very hard to eradicate quickly and completely. - Author: Assata Shakur
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#22. The thing about the black market is, it's racist. White children make useful slaves, too. - Author: M.C. Humphreys
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#23. Where was the lecture on how slavery alone catapulted the whole country from agriculture into the industrial age in two decades? White folks' hatred, their violence, was the gasoline that kept the profit motors running. - Author: Toni Morrison
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#24. The popular mocking of reparations as a harebrained scheme authored by wild-eyed lefties and intellectually unserious black nationalists is fear masquerading as laughter. - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#25. While the old spiritual 'Slavery Chain Done Broke at Last' was sung by blacks in the hours following the Appomattox surrender, racism sadly continues to be a crippling national scourge. - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#26. You can't forgive your captor and simultaneously be upset at your place in society. - Author: Darnell Lamont Walker
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#27. Jeb'd said it was harder for a pretty girl to find work; even white men liked flowers, whether red or pink or blue. - Author: Shannon Celebi
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#28. 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. - Author: Alveda King
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#29. America's indispensable working class existed as property beyond the realm of politics, leaving white Americans free to trumpet their love of freedom and democratic values. - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#30. 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. - Author: Al Sharpton
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#31. There's racism and sexism and ageism and all sorts of idiocies. But bad news is not news. We've had bad news as a species for a long time. We've had slavery and human sacrifice and the holocaust and brutalities of such measure. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#32. I am a descendent of a whole bunch of Black folk who couldn't be broken. - Author: Darnell Lamont Walker
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#33. I did not tell you it would be okay because I never believed it would be okay. - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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