Racism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old racism quotes, racism sayings, and racism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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, Jr.

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, Jr.

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

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

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