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One reads the truer deeper facts of Reconstruction with a great despair. It is at once so simple and human, and yet so futile. There is no villain, no idiot, no saint. There are just men; men who crave ease and power, men who know want and hunger, men who have crawled. They all dream and strive with ecstasy of fear and strain of effort, balked of hope and hate. Yet the rich world is wide enough for all, wants all, needs all. So slight a gesture, a word, might set the strife in order, not with full content, but with growing dawn of fulfillment. Instead roars the crash of hell ...W.E.B. Du Bois Fear And Racism Sayings By W.E.B. Du Bois: One reads the truer deeper facts of Reconstruction with a great despair. It is at
Together, we can make a change in the world. Together we can help to stop racism. Together we can help to stop prejudice. We can help the world live without fear. It is our only hope. And without hope we are lost.Michael Jackson Fear And Racism Sayings By Michael Jackson: Together, we can make a change in the world. Together we can help to stop
In the United States the whites speak well of the Blacks but think bad about them, whereas the Blacks talk bad and think bad aboutthe whites. Whites fear Blacks, because they have a bad conscience, and Blacks hate whites because they need not have a bad conscience.Friedrich Durrenmatt Fear And Racism Sayings By Friedrich Durrenmatt: In the United States the whites speak well of the Blacks but think bad about
There was not one cause for our internment, but many - a deep-seated racial prejudice working on top of fear, distrust, and greed. So how is one to say exactly where history begins or ends? It is all slow oscillations, curves, and waves which take so long to reveal themselves ... like watching a tree grow.Gretel Ehrlich Fear And Racism Sayings By Gretel Ehrlich: There was not one cause for our internment, but many - a deep-seated racial prejudice
For the first time I realized that my life was just full of brokenness. I worked in a broken system of justice. My clients were broken by mental illness, poverty, and racism. They were torn apart by disease, drugs and alcohol, pride, fear, and anger. I thought of Joe Sullivan and of Trina, Antonio, Ian, and dozens of other broken children we worked with, struggling to survive in prison. I thought of people broken by war, like Herbert Richardson; people broken by poverty, like Marsha Colbey; people broken by disability, like Avery Jenkins. In their broken state, they were judged and condemned by people whose commitment to fairness had been broken by cynicism, hopelessness, and prejudice.Bryan Stevenson Fear And Racism Sayings By Bryan Stevenson: For the first time I realized that my life was just full of brokenness. I
It must be remembered that in those great days I was considered to be an "integrationist" - this was never, quite, my own idea of myself - and Malcolm was considered to be a "racist in reverse." This formulation, in terms of power - and power is the arena in which racism is acted out - means absolutely nothing: it may even be described as a cowardly formulation. The powerless, by definition, can never be "racists," for they can never make the world pay for what they feel or fear except by the suicidal endeavor which makes them fanatics or revolutionaries, or both.James Baldwin Fear And Racism Sayings By James Baldwin: It must be remembered that in those great days I was considered to be an
My generation's apathy. I'm disgusted with it. I'm disgusted with my own apathy too, for being spineless and not always standing up against racism, sexism and all those other -isms the counterculture has been whining about for years.Kurt Cobain Fear And Racism Sayings By Kurt Cobain: My generation's apathy. I'm disgusted with it. I'm disgusted with my own apathy too, for
The Sons of the Serpent - they want you angry. At the world. They need us all to feel like victims. And it's an easy get, because times suck. Every day is a battle. We all feel like we're on the wrong end of the wrecking ball. We feel at the mercy of forces beyond our control, and that makes us scared. And that's rocket fuel for S.O.B.'s like the Serpents. They prey on us when we're frightened. They tell us our enemies are the immigrants down the street, or the food stamp family next door. They encourage us to turn our fear into rage, and we fall for it because it's 'empowering.' Except it's not. We don't become 'empowered.' We become weaponized.Mark Waid Fear And Racism Sayings By Mark Waid: The Sons of the Serpent - they want you angry. At the world. They need
When you arrive in your driveway and turn off the car, you remain behind the wheel another ten minutes. You fear the night is being locked in and coded on a cellular level and want time to function as a power wash. Sitting there staring at the closed garage door you are reminded that a friend once told you there exists the medical term - John Henryism - for people exposed to stresses stemming from racism. They achieve themselves to death trying to dodge the buildup of erasure. Sherman James, the researcher who came up with the term, claimed the physiological costs were high. You hope by sitting in silence you are bucking the trend.Claudia Rankine Fear And Racism Sayings By Claudia Rankine: When you arrive in your driveway and turn off the car, you remain behind the
Racism in impenetrable. Staying in America means always fighting. For our own sanity and safety, we must go.Darnell Lamont Walker Fear And Racism Sayings By Darnell Lamont Walker: Racism in impenetrable. Staying in America means always fighting. For our own sanity and safety,
May 20, '95 - Mississippi calls. She says, "All my working life I have done things to help black people. I can drive into the black part of town where no white person would dare to go. I have nothing to fear. They say, 'Hi there, Mizz Mississippi.' I still call them niggers, but only because of the way they act. I'd have an affair with Johnnie Cochran in a minute." Once she said to me, "I don't see why I should have to feel guilty about the Holocaust. It's not my fault." I hadn't been talking or thinking about the Holocaust, and hadn't told anyone to feel guilty. Her remark came out of nowhere. We were in a diner, about to have a sandwich and suddenly the moment was explosive. Simply being a Jew arouses a peculiar expectation mixed with resentment, even in a highly intelligent woman. Amazing to me is that she doesn't do much but watch television, drink beer, and smoke Marlboros, and yet seethes with dark thoughts and tumultuous feeling.Leonard Michaels Fear And Racism Sayings By Leonard Michaels: May 20, '95 - Mississippi calls. She says, "All my working life I have done
One would never defeat one's circumstances by working and saving one's pennies; one would never, by working, acquire that many pennies, and, besides, the social treatment accorded even the most successful Negroes proved that one needed, in order to be free, something more than a bank account. One needed a handle, a lever, a means of inspiring fear. It was absolutely clear that the police would whip you and take you in as long as they could get away with it, and that everyone else - housewives, taxi-drivers, elevator boys, dishwashers, bartenders, lawyers, judges, doctors, and grocers - would never, by the operation of any generous human feeling, cease to use you as an outlet for his frustrations and hostilities.James Baldwin Fear And Racism Sayings By James Baldwin: One would never defeat one's circumstances by working and saving one's pennies; one would never,
Racism separates, but it never liberates. Hatred generates fear, and fear once given a foothold; binds, consumes and imprisons. Nothing is gained from prejudice. No one benefits from racism.Thurgood Marshall Fear And Racism Sayings By Thurgood Marshall: Racism separates, but it never liberates. Hatred generates fear, and fear once given a foothold;
The parallel between antifeminism and race prejudice is striking. The same underlying motives appear to be at work, namely fear, jealousy, feelings of insecurity, fear of economic competition, guilt feelings, and the like. Many of the leaders of the feminist movement in the nineteenth-century United States clearly understood the similarity of the motives at work in antifeminism and race discrimination and associated themselves with the anti slavery movement.Ashley Montagu Fear And Racism Sayings By Ashley Montagu: The parallel between antifeminism and race prejudice is striking. The same underlying motives appear to
I fear that we live in a world in which war and racism are ubiquitous, in which the powers of government mobilization and legitimization are powerful and increasing, in which a sense of personal responsibility is increasingly attenuated by specialization and bureaucratization, and in which the peer group exerts tremendous pressures on behavior and sets moral norms. In such a world, I fear, modern governments that wish to commit mass murder will seldom fail in their efforts for being unable to induce "ordinary men" to become their "willing executioners.Christopher R. Browning Fear And Racism Sayings By Christopher R. Browning: I fear that we live in a world in which war and racism are ubiquitous,
What is the black shadow? It's the running inner dialogue we have with ourselves all day long about our fears of being inferior as black people. It is our internalization of the white man's lie that blacks are inferior to whites
the very lie that was the foundation of our ancestors' enslavement. The black shadow is more than simply internalized racism; it's also our complex feelings of fear and despair about being black, and consequently our longing to be less black.
Marlene F. Watson Fear And Racism Sayings By Marlene F. Watson: What is the black shadow? It's the running inner dialogue we have with ourselves all
For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices.Audre Lorde Fear And Racism Sayings By Audre Lorde: For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us to
Although I have always rejected this fear of the other, and the racism that it inevitably fuels, I have learned from experience that it is a deeply rooted need in the human psyche. at the slightest provocation we will put distance between ourselves and those we cannot or do not want to understandSusan Nathan Fear And Racism Sayings By Susan Nathan: Although I have always rejected this fear of the other, and the racism that it
I have no God to hold me up. And I believe that when they shatter the body they shatter everything, and I knew that all of us - Christians, Muslims, atheists - lived in this fear of this truth.Ta-Nehisi Coates Fear And Racism Sayings By Ta-Nehisi Coates: I have no God to hold me up. And I believe that when they shatter
The fear of fat works ... because it's being manipulated in us to enforce class divisions, racisms, womyn-hatred. And we give it the room to work because it's so close to us, it's our own bodies, that we don't see it as coming from outside ourselves, we don't name it for the weapon it is.Elana Dykewomon Fear And Racism Sayings By Elana Dykewomon: The fear of fat works ... because it's being manipulated in us to enforce class
Everything might scatter. You might be right. I suppose it's something we can't easily get away from. People need to feel they belong. To a nation, to a race. Otherwise, who knows what might happen? This civilisation of ours, perhaps it'll just collapse. And everything scatter, as you put it.Kazuo Ishiguro Fear And Racism Sayings By Kazuo Ishiguro: Everything might scatter. You might be right. I suppose it's something we can't easily get
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction, homelessness, a weapon of mass destruction ... racism, a weapon of mass destruction, fear, a weapon of mass destruction. We must disarm these weapons and renew our commitment to quality public schools and dedicated teachers and good housing and quality health care and decent jobs and stronger neighborhoods.Dennis Kucinich Fear And Racism Sayings By Dennis Kucinich: Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction, homelessness,
The rationale seems to be that we keep people as victims by validating them, empathizing with them, and fighting alongside them for equality and the dignity they deserve. I don't think people are kept down by that. I believe what keeps people down is the constant dismissal of their pain, the degradation, the humiliation, the fear of injustice, and the continuous crushing of their will, their faith, and their hope. This type of oppression kills the self-esteem people need to empower themselves, and it's flat-out terrorism.Kyrian Lyndon Fear And Racism Sayings By Kyrian Lyndon: The rationale seems to be that we keep people as victims by validating them, empathizing
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. It is therefore realized on all sides that however ofter Persia, or Egypt, or Java, or Ceylon may change hands, the main frontiers must never be crossed by anything except bombs.George Orwell Fear And Racism Sayings By George Orwell: If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar
The popular mocking of reparations as a harebrained scheme authored by wild-eyed lefties and intellectually unserious black nationalists is fear masquerading as laughter.Ta-Nehisi Coates Fear And Racism Sayings By Ta-Nehisi Coates: The popular mocking of reparations as a harebrained scheme authored by wild-eyed lefties and intellectually
Fear and ignorance are the key roots to racism.Timothy Long Fear And Racism Sayings By Timothy Long: Fear and ignorance are the key roots to racism.
But no one could say he hadn't gotten even. He could not count the field women whom he had sexually degraded and demoralized and in whom he had left his seed so their bastard children would be a daily visual reminder of what a plantation white man could do to a plantation black woman whenever he wanted, nor could he count the black men whom he had made fear his blackjack as they would fear Satan himself, making each of them a lifetime enemy of all white people.James Lee Burke Fear And Racism Sayings By James Lee Burke: But no one could say he hadn't gotten even. He could not count the field
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 Fear And Racism Sayings By Thurgood Marshall: I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must
Nothing better protects a human being against the stupidity of prejudice, racism, religious or political sectarianism, and exclusivist nationalism than this truth that invariably appears in great literature: that men and women of all nations and places are essentially equal, and only injustice sows among them discrimination, fear, and exploitation.Mario Vargas-Llosa Fear And Racism Sayings By Mario Vargas-Llosa: Nothing better protects a human being against the stupidity of prejudice, racism, religious or political
The history of the African-American, also, is so morally outrageous as to make the fact that there has never been an official apology almost unbelievable. A strange psychological phenomenon occurs when a truth is so big, so obvious, that it becomes, in some perverse way, almost easy to resist. The history of racism in the United States is so cruel yet systemic in our society. Perhaps we fear we could not bear the feelings of guilt that would be unleashed were we to make to African-Americans a sincere and heartfelt amends. The truth is it is not our guilt that would be unleashed but our love. Making a formal apology to African-Americans is what we need to do in order to morally resurrect as a nation.Marianne Williamson Fear And Racism Sayings By Marianne Williamson: The history of the African-American, also, is so morally outrageous as to make the fact
We must dissent from the fear.Thurgood Marshall Fear And Racism Sayings By Thurgood Marshall: We must dissent from the fear.
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.James Baldwin Fear And Racism Sayings By James Baldwin: The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe
But if we were to simply walk past the fires of racism, sexism, and so on because illusions of separation exist within them, we may well be walking past one of the widest gateways to enlightenment. It is a misinterpretation to suppose that attending to the fires of our existence cannot lead us to experience the waters of peace. Profundity in fact resides in what we see in the world. Spiritual awakening arrives from our ordinary lives, our everyday struggles with each other. It may even erupt from the fear and rage that we tiptoe around. The challenges of race, sexuality, and gender are the very things that the spiritual path to awakening requires us to tend to as aspirants to peace.Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Fear And Racism Sayings By Zenju Earthlyn Manuel: But if we were to simply walk past the fires of racism, sexism, and so
Yet it is true - skin can mean a great deal. Mine means that any man may strike me in a public place and never fear the consequences. It means that my friends do not always like to be seen with me in the street. It means that no matter how many books I read, or languages I master, I will never be anything but a curiosity - like a talking pig or a mathematical horse.Susanna Clarke Fear And Racism Sayings By Susanna Clarke: Yet it is true - skin can mean a great deal. Mine means that any
I have fought too hard and for too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. I've heard the reasons for opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Cut through the distractions, and they stink of the same fear, hatred and intolerance I have known in racism and in bigotry.John Lewis Fear And Racism Sayings By John Lewis: I have fought too hard and for too long against discrimination based on race and
We, the black people, the most displaced, the poorest, the most maligned and scourged, we had the glorious task of reclaiming the soul and saving the honor of the country. We, the most hated, must take hate into our hands and by the miracle of love, turn loathing into love. We, the most feared and apprehensive must take fear and by love, change it into hope. We, who die daily in large and small ways, must take the demon death and turn it into life.-Martin Luther King Jr.Maya Angelou Fear And Racism Sayings By Maya Angelou: We, the black people, the most displaced, the poorest, the most maligned and scourged, we