12 Powerful Quotes Against Racism You Need To Read

powerful quotes against racism

With all that’s happening not only in America but around the world as of late, there is a big need to remind ourselves of how disruptive and divisive the concept of racism is. With the expansion of globalization through the Internet, one would have thought that primitive ideas such as xenophobia and even colorism cannot exist but they still thrive among certain vocal sectors in society.

Despite our almost limitless access to information, education is still in the backseat of propaganda. People let their fears overrule their reason. If people will not listen to reason, maybe they can find some semblance of wisdom in the words of the great men and women who paved the way for a global culture of harmony. Read these powerful quotes against racism from fearless individuals who looked at the world and saw limitless paths to conquer instead of walls to build.


“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
― Audre LordeOur Dead Behind Us: Poems


“Our true nationality is mankind.”
― H.G. Wells


“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”
― Muhammad Ali


“Achievement has no color”
― Abraham Lincoln


“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.”
― Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird


“If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate.”
― George Orwell1984


powerful quotes against racism


“What age is a black boy when he learns he’s scary?”
― Jonathan LethemThe Fortress of Solitude


“If all men are made in God’s reflection, then why do some people continue to acknowledge only what is in their part of the mirror? If every man was created equal and in the image of God, then how can any man claim that one race is better than another?”
― Suzy KassemRise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


“It is not what you can do for your country, but what you can do for all of mankind.”
― Mike Norton


“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.”
― William FaulknerThe Sound and the Fury


“Privilege is when your voice is the norm but still you claim to be unheard.”
― DaShanne Stokes


“What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”
― Albert Einstein



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