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Quotes Dealing with Race

Updated on June 27, 2015

Racial Quotes

“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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

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

“The piano keys are black and white
but they sound like a million colors in your mind”
― Maria Cristina Mena

“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them”
― Elie Wiesel

“Achievement has no color”
― Abraham Lincoln

“...racist thought and action says far more about the person they come from than the person they are directed at.”
― Chris Crutcher

“The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.”
― Frederick Douglass

“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 Lee

“The saddest part of the human race is we're obsessed with this idea of 'us and them,' which is really a no-win situation, whether it's racial, cultural, religious or political.” ~Dave Matthews

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.”
― Thurgood Marshall

“Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.”~Charlotte Bunch

“Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.”~Adrian Cronauer

“People who insist on dividing the world into 'Us' and 'Them' never contemplate that they may be someone else's 'Them'.”
―Ray Davis

“Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart.”~Billy Graham

“No man will ever be whole and dignified and free except in the knowledge that the men around him are whole and dignified and free, and that the world itself is free of contempt and misuse.”
― Wendell Berry

“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 Kassem

“Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.” ~C.S. Lewis

More Quotes Dealing with Race

“People must realize that a crime motivated by racial or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us.”~Jose Serrano

“Racism is dead only to those who've closed their eyes and ears to the whole world around them.”
― DaShanne Stokes

“I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and that we are all members of it.”~ Margaret Atwood

“Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.”~Lydon B Johnson

“The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery - not over nature but of ourselves”~ Rachel Carson

“Race hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.” ~Orson Wells

“When did the skin on our bodies, the difference in our voice, or the direction our heart takes us decide whether or not we should have human rights?”
― Isabella Poretsis

“To change undesirable behaviors we see in the world, we must change the thinking that leads to those behaviors.”
― Donald L. Hicks

“The race advances only by the extra achievements of the individual. You are the individual.” ~Charles Towne

“People who would never think of dealing in racial or sexual stereotypes will still throw in a fat joke because it's still OK. Really?” ~Al Roker

“Autumn teaches us a valuable lesson. During summer, all the green trees are beautiful. But there is no time of the year when the trees are more beautiful than when they are different colors. Diversity adds beauty to our world.”
― Donald L. Hicks

“Free your mind of the damaging clots of bias, being kind only to your own kind isn't kindness at all”
― Constance Chuks Friday

“Prejudice is learned. What will you teach others through your actions and words?”
― DaShanne Stokes


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