Black Minority Famous Quotes & Sayings

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42 Black Minority Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Black Minority Sayings By Malcolm Gladwell: If you are a white person who would like to treat black people as equals If you are a white person who would like to treat black people as equals in every way - who would like to have a set of associations with blacks that are as positive as those that you have with whites - it requires more than a simple commitment to equality. It requires that you change your life so that you are exposed to minorities on a regular basis and become comfortable with them and familiar with the best of their culture, so that when you want to meet, hire, date, or talk to a member of a minority, you aren't betrayed by your hesitation and discomfort. — Malcolm Gladwell
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Black Minority Sayings By Jeffrey Kluger: Part-black generally means all-black in Americans' minds. Just as part-Asian or part-Hispanic or part-anything-else usually Part-black generally means all-black in Americans' minds. Just as part-Asian or part-Hispanic or part-anything-else usually puts individuals in those minority-groups' camps. — Jeffrey Kluger
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Black Minority Sayings By Thomas Sowell: Both HUD and the Department of Justice began bringing lawsuits against mortgage bankers when a Both HUD and the Department of Justice began bringing lawsuits against mortgage bankers when a higher percentage of minority applicants than white applicants were turned down for mortgage loans. A substantial majority of both black and white mortgage loan applicants had their loans approved but a statistical difference was enough to get a bank sued. — Thomas Sowell
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Black Minority Sayings By Eriq La Salle: The Sixth Sense is not a good white film. Insomnia is not a good white The Sixth Sense is not a good white film. Insomnia is not a good white film. They're just good films. So why we can't we have good films that happen to have black people, or Asian, or Latino, or any other minority group in them? — Eriq La Salle
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Black Minority Sayings By Michael S. Kimmel: To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You're everywhere you look, you're the standard against which everyone else is measured. You're like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a "woman doctor" or they will say they went to see "the doctor." People will tell you they have a "gay colleague" or they'll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a "Black friend," but when that same person simply mentions a "friend," everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn't have the word "woman" or "gay" or "minority" in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses "literature," "history" or "political science."
This invisibility is political. — Michael S. Kimmel
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Black Minority Sayings By Theodore Kaczynski: Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect" terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect" terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from privileged strata of society. — Theodore Kaczynski
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Black Minority Sayings By Jonathan Kozol: At present, black children are more segregated in their public schools than at any time At present, black children are more segregated in their public schools than at any time since 1968. In the inner-city schools I visit, minority children typically represent 95 percent to 99 percent of class enrollment. — Jonathan Kozol
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Black Minority Sayings By Conrad Black: While few judges or prosecutors would be afraid to exercise their perfectly legitimate discretion in While few judges or prosecutors would be afraid to exercise their perfectly legitimate discretion in favour of an ordinary man, not to mention a minority group member, most would be terrified to exercise the same discretion for someone politically, financially or socially powerful. — Conrad Black
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Black Minority Sayings By Allan Bloom: Although the natural rights inherent in our( Constitutional) regime are adequate to the solution of Although the natural rights inherent in our( Constitutional) regime are adequate to the solution of this ( minority) problem ... the equal protection of the law did not protect a man from contempt and hatred as a Jew, an Italian or a Black" ... " 'Openness' was designed to provide a respectable place for those groups or minorities
to wrest respect from those who were disposed to give it
This breaks the delicate balance between majority and minority in Constitutional thought. In such a perspective where there is no common good, minorities are no longer problematic and the protection of them emerges as THE central function of government. — Allan Bloom
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Black Minority Sayings By Gloria Steinem: Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men. — Gloria Steinem
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Black Minority Sayings By Eddie Huang: For years, I wanted to know if there was one person, one voice, one individual For years, I wanted to know if there was one person, one voice, one individual inside me. All my life people would call me a chink or a chigger. I couldn't listen to hip-hop and be myself without people questioning my authenticity. Chinese people questioned my yellowness because I was born in America. The white people questioned my identity as an American because I was yellow.
No black or Spanish person ever called me chigger, but hustling all of a sudden got white people off my back. I was the same dude with a different job, but now I was finally "authentic" to white people, and it made me realized it's all a trap. We can't fucking win. If I follow the rules and play the model minority, I'm a lapdog under a bamboo ceiling. If I like hip-hop because I see solidarity, I'm aping. But, if I throw it all away, shit on my parents, sell weed, pills, and strike fear into unsuspecting white boys with stunt Glocks, now I's authentic? Fuck you, America. (171) — Eddie Huang
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Black Minority Sayings By Marian Wright Edelman: It is utterly exhausting being Black in America - physically, mentally, and emotionally. While many It is utterly exhausting being Black in America - physically, mentally, and emotionally. While many minority groups and women feel similar stress, there is no respite or escape from your badge of color. — Marian Wright Edelman
Black Minority Sayings By Sam Harris: [ ... ] atheists are the most reviled minority in the United States. Polls indicate [ ... ] atheists are the most reviled minority in the United States. Polls indicate that being an atheist is a perfect impediment to running for high office in our country (while being black, Muslim, or homosexual is not). — Sam Harris
Black Minority Sayings By Terence McKenna: I don't think that mass drug taking is a good idea. But I think that I don't think that mass drug taking is a good idea. But I think that we must have a deputized minority, a shamanic professional class if you will, whose job is to bring ideas out of the deep black water and show them off to the rest of us and perform for our culture some of the cultural functions that shaman perform in pre-literate cultures. — Terence McKenna
Black Minority Sayings By Subcomandante Marcos: Yes, Marcos is gay. Marcos is gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa, an Yes, Marcos is gay. Marcos is gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa, an Asian in Europe, a Chicano in San Ysidro, an anarchist in Spain, a Palestinian in Israel, a Mayan Indian in the streets of San Cristobal, a Jew in Germany, a Gypsy in Poland, a Mohawk in Quebec, a pacifist in Bosnia, a single woman on the Metro at 10pm, a peasant without land, a gang member in the slums, an unemployed worker, an unhappy student and, of course, a Zapatista in the mountains.
Marcos is all the exploited, marginalised, oppressed minorities resisting and saying 'Enough'. He is every minority who is now beginning to speak and every majority that must shut up and listen. He is every untolerated group searching for a way to speak. Everything that makes power and the good consciences of those in power uncomfortable -- this is Marcos. — Subcomandante Marcos
Black Minority Sayings By Russell Banks: You must not obey a majority, no matter how large, if it opposes your principles You must not obey a majority, no matter how large, if it opposes your principles and opinions.' He said this to each new volunteer and repeated it over and over to him, until it was engraved on his mind. 'The largest majority is often only an organized mob whose noise can no more change the false into the true than it can change black into white or night into day. And a minority, conscious of its rights, if those rights are based on moral principles, will sooner or later become a just majority. — Russell Banks
Black Minority Sayings By Malcolm X: But let's not forget the Jew. Anybody that gives even a just criticism of the But let's not forget the Jew. Anybody that gives even a just criticism of the Jew is instantly labeled anti-Semite. The Jew cries louder than anybody else if anybody criticizes him. You can tell the truth about any minority in America, but make a true observation about the Jew, and if it doesn't 't pat him on the back, then he uses his grip on the news media to label you anti-Semite. — Malcolm X
Black Minority Sayings By Issa Rae: I really want to be the black Tina Fey, where I just am able to I really want to be the black Tina Fey, where I just am able to produce my own content and produce other content for other minority filmmakers and put their voices on screen and basically be able to have free range to produce. — Issa Rae
Black Minority Sayings By John H. Johnson: When I go in to see people - and I sell an occasional ad now When I go in to see people - and I sell an occasional ad now - I never say, 'Help me because I am black' or 'Help me because I am a minority.' I always talk about what we can do for them. — John H. Johnson
Black Minority Sayings By Ta-Nehisi Coates: At this moment the phrase "police reform" has come into vogue, and the actions of At this moment the phrase "police reform" has come into vogue, and the actions of our publicly appointed guardians have attracted attention presidential and pedestrian. You may have heard the talk of diversity, sensitivity training, and body cameras. These are all fine and applicable, but they understate the task and allow the citizens of this country to pretend that there is real distance between their own attitudes and those of the ones appointed to protect them. The truth is that the police reflect America in all of its will and fear, and whatever we might make of this country's criminal justice policy, it cannot be said that it was imposed by a repressive minority. The abuses that have followed from these policies - the sprawling carceral state, the random detention of black people, the torture of suspects - are the product of democratic will. — Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Minority Sayings By Martin Luther King Jr.: The plain, inexorable fact was that any attempt of the America Negro to overthrow his The plain, inexorable fact was that any attempt of the America Negro to overthrow his oppressor with violence would not work ... The courageous efforts of our own insurrectionist brothers, such as Denmark Vassey and Nat Turner, should be eternal reminders to us that a violent rebellion is doomed from the start. Anyone leading a violent rebellion must be willing to make an honest assessment regarding the possible casualties to a minority population confronting a well-armed, wealthy majority with a fanatical right wing that would delight in exterminating thousands of black men, women, and children. — Martin Luther King Jr.
Black Minority Sayings By Georg Stanford Brown: One of the things about being a minority actor is that you don't have that One of the things about being a minority actor is that you don't have that opportunity as some of your counterparts to keep that flow, to constantly be going from one thing to the other, so when you see really great performances out there by some black folks, you know it's coming from somewhere deep, because they just don't work as much. — Georg Stanford Brown
Black Minority Sayings By Andrew Solomon: There is something ironic in prejudice against the disabled and their families, because their plight There is something ironic in prejudice against the disabled and their families, because their plight might befall anybody. Straight men are unlikely to wake up gay one morning, and white children don't become black; but any of us could be disabled in an instant. People with disabilities make up the largest minority in America; they constitute 15 percent of the population, though only 15 percent of those were born with their disability and about a third are over sixty-five. Worldwide, some 550 million people are disabled. The disability-rights scholar Tobin Siebers has written, The cycle of life runs in actuality from disability to temporary ability back to disablity, and that only if you are among the most fortunate. — Andrew Solomon
Black Minority Sayings By George Lopez: It's a great day in America when white people, black people and Latinos can all It's a great day in America when white people, black people and Latinos can all come together and pick on another minority. — George Lopez
Black Minority Sayings By Clarence Thomas: I was Catholic. You talk about a minority within a minority within a minority: a I was Catholic. You talk about a minority within a minority within a minority: a black Catholic in Savannah, GA. — Clarence Thomas
Black Minority Sayings By Audre Lorde: Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future. — Audre Lorde
Black Minority Sayings By Nicole Beharie: Everything about us black people is complicated, us being here, being a minority, being a Everything about us black people is complicated, us being here, being a minority, being a woman, all those things are complicated. — Nicole Beharie
Black Minority Sayings By Cher: I just don't understand how anyone would want to be a Republican. I just can't I just don't understand how anyone would want to be a Republican. I just can't figure it. I don't understand. If you're poor, if you're any kind of minority - gay, black, Latino, anything. If you're not a rich born-again-Christian, I don't get it. — Cher
Black Minority Sayings By Edmund Phelps: My thinking has always been that the worst problem we have with regard to lack My thinking has always been that the worst problem we have with regard to lack of inclusion is the terribly low labor force participation rates and terribly high unemployment rates of young men, especially young men in ethnic minority groups and, in particular, young black men. — Edmund Phelps
Black Minority Sayings By Lynne Truss: Offence is so easily given. And where the 'minority' issue is involved, the rules seem Offence is so easily given. And where the 'minority' issue is involved, the rules seem to shift about: most of the time a person who is female/black/disabled/gay wants this not to be their defining characteristic; you are supposed to be blind to it. But then, on other occasions, you are supposed to observe special sensitivity, or show special respect. — Lynne Truss
Black Minority Sayings By Charles M. Blow: In the same way that Occupy Wall Street forever elevated that concept of income inequality, In the same way that Occupy Wall Street forever elevated that concept of income inequality, the Black Lives Matter protesters have elevated the idea of inequity in policing as it relates to minority communities. — Charles M. Blow
Black Minority Sayings By Patrick Gaubert: The true France is a multicultural France. Where someone is appointed minister not because she The true France is a multicultural France. Where someone is appointed minister not because she is a woman but because she is competent. And not because she is from a visible minority. I am against positive discrimination. Someone can be intelligent and black, and someone can be an imbecile and white. — Patrick Gaubert
Black Minority Sayings By Hannah Black: Monogamous romantic commitment, like infallible lifelong attraction to only men or only women, is surely Monogamous romantic commitment, like infallible lifelong attraction to only men or only women, is surely a minority tendency expediently elevated to a general social principle — Hannah Black
Black Minority Sayings By Frosty Wooldridge: You notice that all the minorities are going to be voting for Barack Obama because You notice that all the minorities are going to be voting for Barack Obama because he's a minority. He's going to be their hero; he's going to be their white knight if you will, or in this case black knight. — Frosty Wooldridge
Black Minority Sayings By Huey Newton: IQ tests are routinely used as weapons against Black people in particular and minority groups IQ tests are routinely used as weapons against Black people in particular and minority groups and poor people generally. The tests are based on white middle-class standards, and when we score low on them, the results are used to justify the prejudice that we are inferior and unintelligent. Since we are taught to believe that the tests are infallible, they have become a self-fulfilling prophecy that cuts off our initiative and brainwashes us. — Huey Newton
Black Minority Sayings By Wilbur Smith: Quite frankly, I think political correctness is the worst form of censorship. You're not allowed Quite frankly, I think political correctness is the worst form of censorship. You're not allowed to speak your mind unless you're black, or unless you're a terrorist, or unless you're an Arab or a minority people. Then you can say what you like. But if you are like a lot of us you are not supposed to say certain things. — Wilbur Smith
Black Minority Sayings By Gwendolyn Brooks: Don't let anyone call you a minority if you're black or Hispanic or belong to Don't let anyone call you a minority if you're black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You're not less than anybody else. — Gwendolyn Brooks
Black Minority Sayings By Neal Boortz: In the South, prior to the Civil Rights movement and the 1964 Civil Rights Act, In the South, prior to the Civil Rights movement and the 1964 Civil Rights Act, democracy was the rule. The majority of people were white, and the white majority had little or no respect for any rights which the black minority had relative to property, or even to their own lives. The majority - the mob and occasionally the lynch mob - ruled. — Neal Boortz
Black Minority Sayings By Jonathan Kozol: Our nation's oldest sin and deepest crime is the isolation of minority children - black Our nation's oldest sin and deepest crime is the isolation of minority children - black children, in particular - in schools that are not only segregated but shamefully unequal. — Jonathan Kozol
Black Minority Sayings By Cher: If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican? — Cher
Black Minority Sayings By David Oyelowo: I love that as a black person I've experienced not being a minority. I think I love that as a black person I've experienced not being a minority. I think that's helped me to combat the minority mentality people can have here, which can stop them scaling the heights. — David Oyelowo
Black Minority Sayings By David Daley: The solution Ben Ginsberg hit upon was to use the Voting Rights Act's provisions governing The solution Ben Ginsberg hit upon was to use the Voting Rights Act's provisions governing majority-minority districts to create African American seats in Southern states. Work closely with minority groups to encourage candidates to run. Then pack as many Democratic voters as possible inside the lines, bleaching the surrounding districts whiter and more Republican, thus resegregating congressional representation while increasing the number of African Americans in Congress. The strategy became known as the unholy alliance, because it benefited black leaders and Republicans at the expense of the Democratic Party. Ginsberg had another name for it when a reporter asked him to describe it: Project Ratfuck. The — David Daley