Racism Quotes and Sayings

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

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
William Hazlitt

Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught.
– Denis Leary

Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in a way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people.
– Spike Lee

The African race is a rubber ball. The harder you dash it to the ground, the higher it will rise.
– African Proverb

Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.


Accomplishments have no color.
– Leontyne Price

Racial superiority is a mere pigment of the imagination.

Everyone should be colorblind to see the beauty of people.

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism.
Oprah Winfrey

Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
– Abraham J. Heschel

To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white.
– E. E. Cummings

If a white man falls off a chair drunk, it’s just a drunk. If a Negro does, it’s the whole damn. Negro race.
Bill Cosby

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.
William Faulkner


Racism has been an integral component of American culture since its founding upon the genocide of Native Americans, and the forced slavery of Africans and Afro- Americans.

The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.
– Frederick Douglass

I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother- in- law.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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