prejudice

A Quote by Sue Monk Kidd on prejudice and diversity

"Why is it sports is the only thing white people see us being successful at? I don't want to play football," he said. "I wanna be a lawyer."
"That's fine with me," I said, a little annoyed. "I've just never heard of a Negro lawyer, that's all. You've got to hear of these things before you can imagine them."
"Bullshit. You gotta imagine what's never been."

Sue Monk Kidd

Source: The Secret Life of Bees

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Sue Monk Kidd on prejudice and diversity

I said, "If I was a Negro girl—"
He placed his fingers across my lips so I tasted his saltiness. "We can't think of changing our skin," he said. "Change the world—that's how we gotta think."

Sue Monk Kidd

Source: The Secret Life of Bees

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Edward Rodman "Rod" Serling on anti-semitism, holocaust, nazism, nazis, jews, prejudice, racism, and shoah

Dachau is left standing because it must be. All the Dachaus -- all the Belsens, all the Buchenwalds, all the Auschwitzes -- all of it. They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the Earth into a graveyard. Into it they shoveled all of their reason, their logic, their knowledge...but worst of all, their consciences. And the moment we forget this, the moment we cease to be haunted by its remembrance, then we become the gravediggers. Something to think about, something to dwell on and remember...not only in the Twilight Zone, but wherever men walk God's Earth.

Rod Serling (1924 - 1975)

Source: "Death's-Head Revisited," episode of The Twilight Zone, 1961

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on burn, bomb, build, racism, justice, discrimination, prejudice, hope, and love

When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: liberal.about.com

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on life, mankind, prejudice, one-ness, and relationship

"If we do not learn to live together as friends, we will die apart as fools."

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Contributed by: Praveer

A Quote by unknown on child, taught, happy, love, fear, hatred, prejudice, taught, condition, world, good, and teachers

A child does not have to be taught how to be happy or the ways of love.  It is fear, hatred, and prejudice that have to be taught.  And from the condition of the world we can see that unfortunately there are some very good teachers.

unknown

Contributed by: RainbowBright

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on attitude, prejudice, perspective, and abraham lincoln

“If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: thinkexist.com

Contributed by: Zoe

A Quote by Betty Naomi Friedan on prejudice, gender equality, and feminism

One shouldn't expect privileges because of her sex. Neither should she adjust to prejudice.

Betty Naomi Friedan (1921 -)

Contributed by: Carrie

A Quote by Sydney Smith on prejudice and reason

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It wasn't reasoned into him, and it cannot be reasoned out.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Albert Einstein on intelligence, mediocrity, understanding, prejudice, and thought

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thoughts in clear form.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Zaady

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