39,140. When I look out upon this audience I see both black and white faces. The basic question of whether we as black and white citizens in the United States are going to be able to live together, or whether we are going to divide ourselves into two armed camps. (Racism & Kennedy) Robert Kennedy
39,141. How can we say to a Negro in Jackson when war comes you will be an American citizen but in the meantime you’re a citizen of Mississippi, and we cannot help you? How by any moral standards can we tell our Negro citizens our forefathers brought your forefathers over here against their will and we are going to make you pay for it? Yet isn’t that what this argument boils down to? The United States is dominated by white people politically and economically. The question is whether we in this position of dominance are going to have not the charity but the wisdom to stop penalising our fellow citizens whose only former sin is that they were born. (Racism & Black Culture & Discrimination & Kennedy) Robert Kennedy
39,142. I think the great divisions in the country at the present moment are between those who are less affluent – our black citizens, Mexican-Americans and those who are poor whites – and the rest of the United States. They feel that they have been disenfranchised. Or that they have no association or identification with the United States government or with our society. That is the division. (Racism & Division & Discrimination & Kennedy) Robert Kennedy
39,144. The black race is the people through which the devil has always been able to bring evil unto the earth. Warren Jeffs, FDLS
88,975. 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 naturally to the human heart than its opposite. (South Africa & Racism) Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom 1994
39,145. For years inter-racial sex was one of the great taboos. A world divided by the idea of race. Mixed Race Britain: How the World Got Mixed Up
39,146. Mixing changed the lives of individuals, the outcomes of wars, and the destinies of empires. Inter-racial sex shaped our modern world. ibid.
39,147. 1967 ... In 16 American states inter-racial sex is still illegal. ibid.
39,148. The Lovings left Virginia. But they decided to challenge the judge’s verdict. And the case ended up at the US Supreme Court ... 1967 had become the summer of Loving in more than ways than one. ibid.
39,149. People have never remained on the continents of their origin. ibid.
39,150. In such a climate sexual hypocrisy flourished. ibid.
39,151. Thomas Jefferson fathered six children by his slave Sally Hemings. Yet in 1786 he drafted a bill to make inter-racial marriage illegal. ibid.
39,152. One in three white Americans have African or Native American ancestry dating from the colonial period. ibid.
39,153. In Jamaica British masters and overseers became notorious for exploiting the women they ruled. ibid.
39,154. Thistlewood’s diaries demonstrate that the concept of fidelity was alien to him. ibid.
39,155. In the context of the other European empires they were not exceptional. In the early sixteenth century Spain’s Conquistadors took over the Aztec empire in central America. ibid.
39,156. As the East India Company’s operations expanded, unions between British men and Indian women became excepted, even commonplace. ibid.
39,157. The verdict in the Plessy v Ferguson case had far-reaching implications. For three generations legally sanctioned segregation put immense strain on relations between black and white Americans. ibid.
39,158. The Klu Klux Klan lynched, killed and maimed those who dared to pollute the purity of their race. ibid.
39,159. Birth of a Nation ... Hugely controversial at the time of its release the film was a massive box-office success and was hailed by President Woodrow Wilson who described it as history written with lightning. ibid.
39,160. In the late nineteenth century British anthropologist Francis Galton developed the theory of Eugenics. (Racism & Eugenics) ibid.
39,161. The Gestapo rounded up hundreds of these mixed-race children whom the Nazis called the Rhineland Bastards. They were ordered to attend clinics, and without warning were sterilised. (Racism & Nazis) ibid.
39,162. In South Africa opposition to race-mixing grew in intensity throughout the twentieth century. (Racism & South Africa) ibid.
39,163. The Black Peril – a paranoid fantasy based on long-standing myths regarding black male sexuality. (Racism & South Africa) ibid.
39,164. Of all the laws introduced in the Apartheid era it was the Group Areas Act that had the deepest impact on the day to day lives of South Africans. (Racism & South Africa) ibid.
39,165. Decades after the bulldozers left, District 6 remains a wasteland. The apartheid regime’s attempt to segregate the country was just one of the persecutions faced by millions of South Africans. (Racism & South Africa) ibid.
39,166. Imperial history has created a world far more mixed than we ever suspected. ibid.
39,167. Ghana ... In 1961 Joe Appiah was detained for political reasons. (Racism & Ghana) ibid.
39,168. Mixed ancestry might bestow natural advantages in human cultures. ibid.
39,169. Racism remains a persistent problem across the world. ibid.
39,170. Black Power: Statement By National Committee of Negro Churches ... When American leaders decide to serve the real welfare of people instead of war and destruction; when American leaders are forced to make the rebuilding of our cities first priority on the nation’s agenda; when American leaders are forced by American people to quit misusing and abusing American power then will the cry for black power become inaudible ... We deplore the overt violence of riots, but we believe it is more important to focus on the real sources of these eruptions. (Racism & Black Culture) The New York Times Sunday full-page statement placed by 51 pastors 31st July 1966
39,172. Some of the Turks ... and the Blacks ... their nature is like the nature of mute animals ... they are not on the level of human beings, and their level among existing things is below that of a man and above that of a monkey, because they have the image and the resemblance of a man more than a monkey does. (Racism & Discrimination) Rabbi Maimonides, Guide to the Perplexed, Book III Chapter 51
39,174. I believe that there is a racist component to the death penalty. (Racism & Death Sentence & Capital Punishment) Ronald Hampton, executive director US National Black Police Association
39,175. I watched racism manifest itself in the way service was provided for white people in rich areas – it was very different than the way police service was provided for black people or poor people. (Racism & Police) Ronald Hampton, executive director US National Black Police Association
39,176. Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. Rosa Parks
39,177. 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
39,178. Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It’s a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated. Alveda King