Racism Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Racism quotes and Racism sayings, and Racism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Colorism and racism don’t stop when you’re a musician or when you have wealth or when you’re in any given position. "

Chance The Rapper

"The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books. "

Chance The Rapper

"But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society."

Audre Lorde

"It is never too late to give up our prejudices."

Henry David Thoreau

"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority."

Ralph W. Sockman

"Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to be, that’s what they’ll become for us."

Richard Cowper

"Racism is not dead. Definitely, there are these biases."

John McWhorter

"Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list."

Denis Leary

"The denial of racism is a form of racism itself."

Tim Wise

"Racism, unfortunately, is part of the fabric of America’s society."

David Scott

"Racial superiority is a mere pigment of the imagination."


"Discrimination is a disease."

Roger Staubach

"Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances."

Wayne W. Dyer

"At the heart of racism is the religious assertion that God made a creative mistake when He brought some people into being"

Friedrich Otto Hertz

"In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate."

Toni Morrison

"You face racism in small and large ways."

Jayson Blair

"The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery."

Frederick Douglass

"The modern definition of ‘racist’ is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal."

Peter Brimelow

"A group of white South Africans recently killed a black lawyer because he was black. That was wrong. They should have killed him because he was a lawyer."

A. Whitney Brown

"When people like me, they tell me it is in spite of my colour. When they dislike me, they point out that it is not because of my colour."

Frantz Fanon

"Racism built me into a person that was set up to be self-destructive."

Jayson Blair

"Lukewarm acceptance is more bewildering than outright rejection."

Martin Luther King

"A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family."

Saul Alinsky

"Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty."

Martin Luther King

"The minute you understand racism, you’re responsible for being racist. It’s like eating from the tree of knowledge."

Lynda Barry

"In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently."

Harry A. Blackmun

"Racism, because it favors color over talent, is bad for business."

Steven Pinker

"Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out."

Pierre Berton

"Racism is beyond common sense and has no place in our society."

Steven Patrick Morrissey

"People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one’s soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you."

Samuel L. Jackson

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