Ruby Bridges Quotes.
I pray for my enemies, that God would forgive them.
A lot of my strength came from my upbringing.
I remember what it was like at age 6, not really understanding what was going on around me, but having all these grown-up thoughts running through my head about what I was facing, why this was happening.
When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that should be the next civil rights movement, you know, is to ban the assault weapons so that our babies can be safe.
The greatest lesson I learned that year in Mrs. Henry’s class was the lesson Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to teach us all: Never judge people by the color of their skin. God makes each of us unique in ways that go much deeper.
All of our schools should be good enough to attract a healthy racial mix, which, I believe, leads to the most effective learning for everybody.
I’ve seen schools in Detroit where the windows are broken, where there’s no heat, and children are sitting with their coats on in class in the middle of a snowstorm. I’ve also seen schools in California with Olympic-sized swimming pools and cafeterias like five-star restaurants.
What we, as African Americans, stood on was our faith.
We may not all be equally guilty. But we are all equally responsible for building a decent and just society.
We have to take care of each other’s children.
Racism is a form of hate. We pass it on to our young people. When we do that, we are robbing children of their innocence.
From age 7 to about 37, I had a normal life and not a very easy one.
We have tolerance, respect, and equality in our written laws but not in the hearts of some of our people.
I wanted to use my experience to teach kids that racism has no place in hearts and minds.
I’m the mother of four.
I felt like there was something I needed to do – speaking to kids and sharing my story with them and helping them understand racism has no place in the minds and hearts of children.
Administrations and administrative faculty work very hard to see that schools are diverse as much as possible.