Race In America Quotes

Race In America Quotes by Chris Rock, Jordan Peele, Junot Diaz, Malcolm X, Carter G. Woodson, Bakari Kitwana and many others.

Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white

Yeah, I love being famous. It’s almost like being white, y’know?
Chris Rock
‘Get Out’ takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasn’t really been done within the genre since ‘Night of the Living Dead’ 47 years ago.
Jordan Peele
Motherfuckers will read a book that’s one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we’re taking over.
Junot Diaz
Well, the white race in America is the same way. As individuals it is impossible for them to escape the collective crime committed against the Negroes in this country, collectively.
Malcolm X
What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.
Carter G. Woodson
The question ‘Why white kids love hip-hop?’ forces us immediately to deal with the historical weight of race in America. On the surface people see hip-hop and race as nothing new. I think the ways young white Americans are engaging hip-hop suggest something more.
Bakari Kitwana
Race in America is not a problem you can go over, or around or under. You’ve got to go through it.
Mitch Landrieu
A lot of people want to change the world, but only a few people want to change themselves. When it comes to the issue of race in America, we have to do both.
Bill Bradley
I write about race in America in hopes of undermining the notion of race in America.
Richard Rodriguez
Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege. In other words. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America.
Tim Wise
Affirmative action is not going to be the long-term solution to the problems of race in America, because, frankly, if you’ve got 50 percent of African-American or Latino kids dropping out of high school, it doesn’t really matter what you do in terms of affirmative action. Those kids aren’t going to college.
Barack Obama
The paradox of race in America is that our common destiny is more pronounced and imperiled precisely when our divisions are deeper.
Cornel West
I always tell young people in particular: Do not say that nothing’s changed when it comes to race in America, unless you lived through being a black man in the 1950s or ’60s or ’70s.
Barack Obama
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington