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Top 100 Quotes About White Racism

#1. I would not be standing here today if my skin were white or my religion were Presbyterian. I am here today only because my skin is yellow and my religion is Unification Church. The ugliest things in this beautiful country of America are religious bigotry and racism. - Author: Sun Myung Moon
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#2. Racism is America's greatest disease, racism is a disease of the white man. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#3. Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don't redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#4. It does no service to the cause of racial equality for white people to content themselves with judging themselves to be nonracist. Few people outside the clan or skinhead movements own up to all-out racism these days. White people must take the extra step. They must become anti-racist. - Author: Clarence Page
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#5. No, there is plenty wrong with Negroes. They have no society. They're robots, automatons. No minds of their own. I hate to say that about us, but it's the truth. They are a black body with a white brain. - Author: Malcolm X
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#6. I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#7. A white person was by definition somebody. Other people needed, across their hearts, one steel rib. - Author: Gish Jen
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#8. I realized there was racism because people thought, 'Oh, if you like roll 'n' roll, that makes you like a white kid.' - Author: Queen Latifah
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#9. It's no disgrace to be black, but it's often very inconvenient. - Author: James Weldon Johnson
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#10. But racism and inequality would never end if Blacks focused on easing white anxiety. - Author: Jeff Chang
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#11. Part of me thinks that your very vulnerability brings you closer to the meaning of life, just as for others, the quest to believe oneself white divides them from it. - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#12. I'm not a racist, it's my principle: despite the fact that I'm on a diet and I should eat only white meat I eat also red and dark (I hope this is not a racist words?) with great relish, enjoying every bite. - Author: Bryanna Reid
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#13. As we search as a nation for constructive ways to challenge racism and white supremacy, it is absolutely essential that progressive female voices gain a hearing. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#14. Motherfuckers will read a book that's one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we're taking over. - Author: Junot Diaz
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#15. America's racism is among their own fellow whites. That's where sincere whites who really mean to accomplish something have got to work. - Author: Malcolm X
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#16. Want to shut a racist white guy's mouth. Put him around Super human athletic black dudes. - Author: Godfrey
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#17. It took me a while to see that the contrast between the racism directed at Billie and the compassion offered to addicted white stars like Judy Garland was not some weird misfiring of the drug war - it was part of the point. - Author: Johann Hari
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#18. Other unsolved murders or untimely deaths were readily blamed on the supposedly sinister Jews: If a Jewish doctor failed to save a life, the whole Jewish community might be attacked and fined. - Author: Robert Winder
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#19. It's very difficult not to come across as a white supremacist when there are so many black inferiorists around. - Author: David Bullard
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#20. The norm is white, apparently, in the view of people who see things in that way. For them, the only reason you would introduce a black character is to introduce this kind of abnormality. Usually, it's because you're telling a story about racism or at least about race. - Author: Octavia E. Butler
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#21. I may be a famous writer but when white people clinch to their wallet and stare at me with scorn I need to ask my skin why. - Author: Daniel Marques
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#22. We live in a racist world. Everywhere there is racism. We say to White people, "You really have to examine how you behave in the world. You are responsible for deconstructing internalized racism and being part of a ongoing process of decolonizing yourself." - Author: Eve Ensler
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#23. In the treatment of poverty nationally, one fact stands out: there are twice as many white poor as Negro poor in the United States. Therefore I will not dwell on the experiences of poverty that derive from racial discrimination, but will discuss the poverty that affects white and Negro alike. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#24. But if the Negro is so distinctly inferior, it is a strange thing to me that it takes such tremendous effort on the part of the white man to make him realize it, and to keep him in the same place into which inferior men naturally fall. - Author: James Weldon Johnson
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#25. 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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#26. Recapitulation provided a convenient focus for the persuasive racism of white scientists; they looked to the activities of their own children for comparison with normal adult behavior in lower races. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#27. Most white Americans were willing to sacrifice civil liberties in the name of national security as long as they were the civil liberties of someone else. - Author: Neil Nakadate
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#28. Race doesn't really exist for you because it has never been a barrier. Black folks don't have that choice. - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#29. People would write me hate letters. How dare I try to represent Hispanics when I was so white? I tried to make them see it was racism. - Author: Cristina Saralegui
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#30. 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 - Author: Harper Lee
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#31. I think that, as a white person stepping into doing any sort of anti-systematic-racism type of work, asking yourself, 'What is your intention?' needs to happen on a consistent basis. Check yourself. Check yourself. Check yourself, like, constantly. - Author: Macklemore
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#32. All the little man on the witness stand had that made him any better than his nearest neighbours was that, if scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white. - Author: Harper Lee
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#33. Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism. - Author: Newt Gingrich
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#34. [Chief White Halfoat:] Racial prejudice is a terrible thing, Yossarian. It really is. It's a terrible thing to treat a decent, loyal Indian like a nigger, kike, wop, or spic. - Author: Joseph Heller
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#35. One question for me and others like me is whether ... we will get truly distressed, even outraged, about unearned race advantage and conferred dominance and, if so, what we will do to lessen them. - Author: Peggy McIntosh
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#36. 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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#37. I'm not black, but there's a whole lot of times I wish I could say I'm not white. - Author: Frank Zappa
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#38. I'm most biased about how white people have to learn to shut up when the conversation of racism comes up. White people have to learn to listen. Whether they agree with what they're hearing or not, they have to know to shut up and listen. - Author: W. Kamau Bell
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#39. It's like the Negro in America seeing the white man win all the time.
He's a professional gambler; he has all the cards and the odds stacked on his side, and he has always dealt to our people from the bottom of the deck. - Author: Malcolm X
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#40. In the white newspapers, they use it against us. They make the Panthers look like we all just want to rip the throats out of some white folks for no good reason. We have good reasons, but we still don't want to do that. - Author: Kekla Magoon
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#41. Sex and racism have always been tied together. Look at the thousands of black men who got lynched and castrated. The reason the Klan came into being was to protect white southern women. - Author: Spike Lee
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#42. I think racial justice - and addressing the sick and enduring legacy of structural racism - remains one of the greatest challenges of our time, and one that's particularly important for more and more white people to speak up about. - Author: Sally Kohn
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#43. Racism was not a problem on the DIscworld, because - what with trolls and dwarfs and so on - speciesism was more interesting. Black and white lived in perfect harmony and ganged up on green. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#44. Joseph Conrad was a thoroughgoing racist. That this simple truth is glossed over in criticisms of his work is due to the fact that white racism against Africa is such a normal way of thinking that its manifestations go completely unremarked. - Author: Chinua Achebe
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#45. I want to go up to the closest white person and say: 'You can't understand this, it's a black thing' and then slap him, just for my mental health. - Author: Charles Barron
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#46. 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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#47. Just like "All American" means "White," "All Lives" means "White. - Author: Darnell Lamont Walker
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#48. ... as a reminder that a white man could still kill him for nothing. - Author: Yaa Gyasi
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#49. Racists will always call you a racist when you identify their racism. To love yourself now - is a form of racism. We are the only people who are criticized for loving ourselves. and white people think when you love yourself you hate them. No, when I love myself they become irrelevant to me. - Author: John Henrik Clarke
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#50. Welcome to America, where racism will never end, white don't respect black, where black skin people are treated like criminals. - Author: Werley Nortreus
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#51. The world does not need white people to civilize others. The real White People's Burden is to civilize ourselves. - Author: Robert Jensen
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#52. They made you an Amendment and convinced you it meant 'American. - Author: Darnell Lamont Walker
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#53. We never asked for racism or white supremacy but rather Whites admit that we have always been another shade of humanity. - Author: Johnnie Dent Jr.
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#54. Race theorists, who are as old as imperialism itself, want to achieve racial purity in peoples whose interbreeding, as a result of the expansion of world economy, is so far advanced that racial purity can have meaning only to a numbskull. - Author: Wilhelm Reich
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#55. Kerner Commission, appointed to examine the causes of racial unrest during the long, hot summer of 1967. Their report pulled no punches: the cause of the rioting was white racism, - Author: Ken Follett
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#56. My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't make at my family reunion. - Author: Wentworth Miller
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#57. But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society. - Author: Audre Lorde
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#58. I am first of all a white man, and only then a socialist. - Author: Jack London
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#59. It was like a disease, and these children whom I loved without caring about their skins or their backgrounds, they were tainted with the hateful virus which attacked their vision, distorting everything that was not white or English. - Author: E.R. Braithwaite
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#60. A white leftist Mexican activist isn't the same in the media as the son of a farmer in Guerrero, they aren't worth the same. In the same imaginary of the Latin American Left exists a racism, a racism that corresponds to processes of colonialism internal to almost all countries in Latin America. - Author: Bocafloja
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#61. When black fury meets white denial, you have the combustible and fundamentally changed race relations we live in today. - Author: Ferial Haffajee
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#62. I know that the Black emphasis must be not against white but FOR Black. - Author: Gwendolyn Brooks
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#63. Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant, and this white waitress came up to me and said: 'We don't serve colored people here.' I said: 'that's all right, I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken. - Author: Dick Gregory
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#64. I have seen white settlers in Africa who had sworn that they would never sit down to table with those "smelly blacks" sit down quite happily with half-nude tribesmen once a country achieves independence. It is the context of power which changes behavior and transmutes antipathy into sympathy. - Author: Lewis Nkosi
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#65. Whites saying 'make America white again' is like millionaires saying 'make the wealthy rich again. - Author: DaShanne Stokes
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#66. If I hadn't trained Lula Ann properly she wouldn't have known to always cross the street and avoid white boys. - Author: Toni Morrison
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#67. [The media's] fantasy of an America bristling with racists allows them to portray any criticism of our massively incompetent and dangerous president as just another sad episode of oh-so-typical white racism. - Author: Ann Coulter
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#68. I think there are white alumni out there who wouldn't mind having an African American president of their school, but would be reluctant to have an African American coach, because he represents the school so. I think it's just sheer backward racism. - Author: Frank Deford
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#69. I jus luvs me some lily white turkey

~R. Alan Woods [2012] - Author: R. Alan Woods
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#70. The same way that racism is a white person's problem, violence against women is a men's problem. - Author: Gloria Steinem
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#71. If black people mistrust white people, they are mistrusting racism, and that is appropriate. - Author: Jasmine Guy
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#72. A man who tosses worms in the river isn't 't necessarily a friend of the fish. All the fish who take him for a friend, who think the worm's got no hook in it, usually end up in the frying pan. - Author: Malcolm X
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#73. I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism. - Author: Shia Labeouf
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#74. America's put American Black Folks in such a bad position, empty plates and glasses now get us full. - Author: Darnell Lamont Walker
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#75. I hate it when, after I let a white person know they've said something racist, I end up having to listen for hours to their life. - Author: Toi Derricotte
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#76. Precisely because white denial has long trumped claims of racism, people of color tend to underreport their experiences with racial bias rather than exaggerate them. - Author: Tim Wise
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#77. All we can infer (from the archaeological shards dug up in Berkshire, Devon and Yorkshire) is that the first Britons, whoever they were and however they came, arrived from elsewhere.
The land (Britain) was once utterly uninhibited. Then people came. - Author: Robert Winder
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#78. Racism is a disease of white people - Author: Albert Einstein
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#79. If you don't understand white supremacy/racism ,everything that you do understand will only confuse you.. - Author: Neely Fuller Jr.
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#80. The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe what white people say about you. Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure, does not testify to your inferiority but to their inhumanity and fear. - Author: James Baldwin
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#81. In African American culture, class bias is the handmaiden of intraracial prejudice that privileges the near-white or light-complexioned person over the darker-hued. - Author: Rita B. Dandridge
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#82. Some negroes lie, some are immoral, some negro men are not be trusted around women - black and white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. - Author: Harper Lee
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#83. Ironically, white America will catapult books about race to the top of the best-seller list, even as racism remains a national open wound. Obsession ain't solution, however, because reading even at its most intense and verisimilitudinous is vicarious, and once you close the book you're off the hook. - Author: Marita Golden
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#84. While it has become "cool" for white folks to hang out with black people and express pleasure in black culture, most white people do not feel that this pleasure should be linked to unlearning racism. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#85. Becoming unremarkable, invisible, compliant--these were useful tricks for a black man in a white neighborhood. Survival techniques. - Author: Victor LaValle
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#86. I'd have wasted a lot of time and trouble before I learned that the best way to take all people, black or white, is to take them for what they think they are, then leave them alone. - Author: William Faulkner
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#87. The irony of American history is the tendency of good white Americanas to presume racial innocence. Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege.
In other words. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America. - Author: Tim Wise
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#88. In order for us, black and white, to disenthrall ourselves from the harshest slavemaster, racism, we must disinter our buried history ... We are all the Pilgrim, setting out on this journey. - Author: Studs Terkel
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#89. White folks still in the lead. - Author: Louis Armstrong
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#90. If a white man wants to lynch me, that's his problem. If he's got the power to lynch me, that's my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it's a question of power. - Author: Stokely Carmichael
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#91. No case of libel by a negro against a white would even reach a southern court. - Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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#92. If you are white, racism is too easily ignored and forgiven, regarded as of burning concern only to the ethnic minorities, and therefore of relatively marginal significance. - Author: Martin Jacques
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#93. We were not talking about the average white person: we was talking about the corporate money rich and the racist jive politicians and the lackeys, as we used to call them, for the government who perpetuate all this exploitation and racism. - Author: Bobby Seale
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#94. Sexism and racism and homophobia and classism are so naturalized. All these stereotypes make people think it's just normal that straight white men are getting all the breaks. - Author: Kathleen Hanna
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#95. I can honestly say that in my time in America, I have not encountered any racism. When Jim Thorpe and I make fun of each other on the range, or even when a white player makes a joke about my color, I take it as what it is-a joke-and give it back accordingly. - Author: Vijay Singh
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#96. Segmentation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people. - Author: Coretta Scott King
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#97. In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate. - Author: Toni Morrison
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#98. If you want to know if racism is a problem in your country, you might not want to ask white people. - Author: Tim Wise
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#99. The well-meaning white people, I said, had to combat, actively and directly, the racism in other white people. And - Author: Malcolm X
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#100. I don't believe there's a white man in this country, baby, who can get his dick hard, without he hear some nigger moan. - Author: James Baldwin
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