"Every year, prejudice and injustice destroy lives
and hurt the future of our nation. Now is the time
to create a better tomorrow. Now is the time
for change."

 

RACISM QUOTES

Powerful, inspirational, and known for digging deep beneath the surface, Dr. DaShanne Stokes has been quoted around the world in books, newspapers, religious sermons, and beyond. Collected here are some of his most memorable quotes about race and racism.


 

 

 

 

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"Privilege is not knowing that you're hurting others and not listening when they tell you."
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"What does love mean if we would deny it to others?"
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"You're not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you've always had."
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"Prejudice is learned. What will you teach others through your actions and words?"
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"Love should never mean having to live in fear."
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"Trump didn't divide America. He just doused us with gasoline and fanned the flames."
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"What matters most is not 'what' you are, but 'who' you are."
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"Whites saying 'make America white again' is like millionaires saying 'make the wealthy rich again'."
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"Racism hurts everyone, including racists themselves."
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"It's a scary world we live in when a person of color endorses a racist for president."
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"It's terrifying to think you could become the next statistic."
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"The world could use more love. Why deny it to others?"
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"If you can't see past my name, you can't see me."
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"Racism is dead only to those who've closed their eyes and ears to the whole world around them."
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"Discrimination is discrimination, even when people claim it's 'tradition.' "
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"If you love your country, you must be willing to defend it from fraud, bigotry, and recklessness--even from a president."
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"People often call fighting racism being 'PC' when they don't want to confront their own prejudice."
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"Racist legacy laws and modern racist practices are all part of the same system, and it needs to be changed now."
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"Hate speech has no place in a multicultural society. We need to bring it to an end. Right here. Right now."
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"Privilege is when you contribute to the oppression of others and then claim that you are the one being discriminated against."
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"Reducing a group to a slur or stereotype reduces us all."
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"People often call fighting discrimination being "PC" because they don't want their own unearned privileges challenged."
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"The power of love is that it sees all people."
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"There is nothing 'honorable' or 'reasonable' in giving a pass to those who want to discriminate."
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"Urging an organization to be inclusive is not an attack. It's progress."
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"One of the best ways you can fight discrimination is by taking good care of yourself. Your survival is not just important; it's an act of revolution."

 

 

"Calling for an end to hate shouldn't be treated as a punishable offense."
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"If you'd combat bigotry, use honest language and call things out for what they really are."
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"Prejudice plunges you into a world of fear and hate. That's no way to live."
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"Building bridges takes us further than building walls."
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"We must speak truth to power and confront ignorance with facts."
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"We must tell the world that even though we elected a bigot, bigotry will not prevail."
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"Electing a bigot enables further bigotry."
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"An institution rooted in slavery can never set us free."
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"Tolerance of intolerance enables oppression."
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"We elected a man who knows how to build walls when we needed someone who knows how to build bridges."
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"Bigotry lives not just in our words, but in our actions, thoughts, and institutions."
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"An institution rooted in slavery cannot be the voice of our people."
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"Privilege doesn't just insulate people from the consequences of their prejudice, it cuts them off from their humanity."
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"Never be content to sit back and watch as others' rights are trampled upon. Your rights could be next."
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"When you've grown up mis-educated, surrounded by fear and hate, unaware of your privilege, lies can sound like the truth."
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"Privilege is when you can afford to sit back and watch as others' rights are trampled upon."
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"The minute we look away, the minute we stop fighting back, that's the minute bigotry wins."
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"Bigotry is based on deception, of oneself and of others."
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