Quotes on Race And Color

We cannot keep turning our backs on gay and lesbian Americans. I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. John E. Lewis

On the path of truth, all religions are but one, race and color are irrelevant, and there is no difference between men and women. Ostad Elahi

The freedmen were not really free in 1865, nor are most of their descendants really free in 1965. Slavery was but one aspect of a race and color problem that is still far from solution here, or anywhere. In America particularly, the grapes of wrath have not yet yielded all their bitter vintage. Samuel Eliot Morison

What a child does not know and does not want to know of race and color and class, he learns soon enough as he grows to see each man flipped inexorably into some predestined groove like a penny or a sovereign in a banker's rack. Beryl Markham

America rejects bigotry. We reject every act of hatred against people of Arab background or Muslim faith America values and welcomes peaceful people of all faiths - Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and many others. Every faith is practiced and protected here, because we are one country. Every immigrant can be fully and equally American because we're one country. Race and color should not divide us, because America is one country. George W Bush

Fortunately, God made all varieties of people with a wide variety of interests and abilities. He has called people of every race and color who have been hurt by life in every manner imaginable. Even the scars of past abuse and injury can be the means of bringing healing to another. What wonderful opportunities to make disciples! Charles R Swindoll

It is perfectly logical and proper to recognize differences between races and colors and creeds - as long as we don't classify them as being better or worse. Arlene Francis

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. Kofi Annan

I just can't conceive of how a person could hate another because of skin color. I love every race on the planet earth. Michael Jackson

To be free you must afford freedom to your neighbor, regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin, and that sometimes, for some, is very difficult. Helen Gahagan Douglas

Freedom of religion is one of the greatest gifts of God to man, without distinction of race and color. He is the author and lord of conscience, and no power on earth has a right to stand between God and the conscience. Philip Schaff

No circumstance in the natural world is more inexplicable than the diversity of form and color in the human race. Mary Somerville

Classifications and distinctions based on race or color have no moral or legal validity in our society. They are contrary to our constitution and laws. Thurgood Marshall

Music has no borders, no race or color, no limits of country, no ethnicity. Music makes the people come together. Dance it,Dance all. Pope Benedict Xvi

Part of what my music represents is to stand up and be the voice of those who feel like they are not heard and want to be treated with respect regardless of race, color, orientation - android, cyborg, whatever. Janelle Monae

It's time we become comfortable with the uncomfortable conversations about race...Instead of being color blind, we need to be color brave. Mellody Hobson

Education, in the broadest of truest sense, will make an individual seek to help all people, regardless of race, regardless of color, regardless of condition. George Washington Carver

I think if people genuinely want to help ... that'll shine through, no matter what color or what race. We cannot see race before compassion. Janelle Monae

Color helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist's brain. Henri Matisse

You bring the color and the life. It's a lucky man who is offered that color and life, and a wise one who values it. Nora Roberts

I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced. Dale Chihuly

Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down. Francis James Grimke

A great library contains the diary of the human race. Geraldine Dawson

The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability. Tom Lehrer

Whenever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared. I have been helped, supported, encouraged and nurtured by people of all races, creeds, colors and dreams. Alice Walker

I feel like Im able to relate to all races of people because when you learn to tap into the raw emotion of a person, that goes past color. Big Sean

I want a better world, I want love and harmony amongst people no matter what color you are, what race or what background you come from or sexual orientation. Common

Far too often scripts are being written with race in mind, but the subject matter doesn't lend itself to any conversation on race. I applaud Jesse [Zwick] for having the courage to say, this [About Alex] just a story about friends, and they could be anyone. There's no specific color that forces a relationship to be discussed in any other manner. Nate Parker

Our earth is but a small star in a great universe. Yet of it we can make, if we choose, a planet unvexxed by war, untroubled by hunger or fear, undivided by senseless distinctions of race, color or theory. Stephen Vincent Benet

Boy, you'll have a fair trial. Race, creed or color, justice will be done in my courtroom. Laurence Stallings

A tanned skin is something more than respectable, and perhaps olive is a fitter color than white for a man,-a denizen of the woods. "The pale white man!" I do not wonder that the African pitied him. Henry David Thoreau

... it is not the color of the skin that makes the man or the woman, but the principle formed in the soul. Brilliant wit will shine, come from whence it will; and genius and talent will not hide the brightness of its lustre. Maria W. Stewart

There's this big debate that goes on in America about what rights are: Civil rights, human rights, what they are? it's an artificial debate. Because everybody has rights. Everybody has rights - I don't care who you are, what you do, where you come from, how you were born, what your race or creed or color is. You have rights. Everybody's got rights. Julian Bond

People of color, particularly African Americans, feel the stigma more keenly. In a race-conscious society, some don't want to be perceived as having yet another deficit. Bebe Moore Campbell

It the Senator can find in Title VII any language which provides that an employer will have to hire on the basis of percentage or quota related to color, race, religion, or national origin, I will start eating the pages one after another, because it is not in there. Hubert H Humphrey

Race is a lie built on a lie. The first lie is that people are different, somehow skin color or hair texture is more significant than eye color, or the shape of one's feet. The second lie built on top of that is that there's a hierarchy that more significant difference, the color showing up as brown on your skin rather than brown in your hair, or whatever, is somehow more significant and there's some sort of hierarchy. That the lighter you are, the straighter your hair, the better you are. Benjamin Jealous

As hope and fear alternate chase Our course through life's uncertain race. Walter Scott

As, in Sense, that which is really within us, is (as I have said before) only Motion, caused by the action of external objects, but in appearance; to the Sight, Light and Color; to the Ear, Sound; to the Nostril, Odor, &c. Thomas Hobbes

When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting. Doris Brown Heritage

I've been identified with pink throughout my career, but I'm not as crazy about it as I've led people to believe. My favorite colors are actually neutrals - black and white - but then who thinks of a movie queen in black and white? Everything has to be in living color. Jayne Mansfield

The eye doesn't see any shapes, it sees only what is differentiated through light and dark or through colors. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We're all brothers and sisters. It doesn't matter what language you speak or what color your skin is. Shay Carl

I have no imagination; I just steal from life and change the color. Then it's a comic book. Brian K Vaughan

Beneath the armor of skin/and/bone/and/mind most of our colors are amazingly the same. Aberjhani

My black-and-white work is more of a celebration and the color work became more of a critique of society. Martin Parr

The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn't marry me. Robert Breault

We may be different races and religions but we are all part of the same human family Dalai Lama

Freemasonry is founded on the immutable laws of Truth and Justice and its grand object is to promote the happiness of the human race. George Washington

Not only, in strict truth, was marriage instituted for the propagation of the human race, but also that the lives of husbands and wives might be made better and happier. Pope Leo XIII

Above all, keep your colors fresh! Edouard Manet

I like lots of color and mix-and-match. Rachel Trachtenburg

On my darkest days, I wear my brightest colors. Cyndi Lauper

I like bright colors. Bubba Watson

...one sees differently with color photography than black-and-white... in short, visualization must be modified by the specific nature of the equipment and materials being used. Ansel Adams

My philosophy, like color television, is all there in black and white. Graham Chapman

We must shift the arms race into a 'peace race'. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace. Charles Spurgeon

The Andalucian race is very strong. Another mystery- it has the most jealous people in the world, both men and women! Celedonio Romero

The United Nations stands for the freedom and equality of all peoples, irrespective of race, religion, or ideology. Ralph Bunche

I think we should all come together, and that race and color or social demographics really don't matter. Joanna Noelle Levesque

This nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened ... It ought to to be possible, in short, for every American to enjoy the privileges of being American without regard to his race or his color. John F Kennedy

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart-the best brain. Robert Green Ingersoll

I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being-that is enough for me; he can't be any worse. Mark Twain

The good is where American dream is alive and kicking. You can be any race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation - it doesn't matter who you are or where you're from. If you have a talent and you have a passion and you're prepared to work hard, you can be anything you want to be. That's what I like about being in America. Cat Deeley

For the profit of travel: in the first place, you get rid of a few prejudices.... The prejudiced against color finds several hundred millions of people of all shades of color, and all degrees of intellect, rank, and social worth, generals, judges, priests, and kings, and learns to give up his foolish prejudice. Herman Melville

I will be satisfied if my epitaph shall be written thus: 'Here lies one who never rose to any eminence, who only courted the low ambition to have it said that he striven to ameliorate the condition of the poor, the lowly, the downtrodden of every race and language and color.' Thaddeus Stevens

From MARS Volume 3 by Fuyumi Soryo: Kira: "Why do you go through all that just to race? I guess asking that is the same thing as asking why I draw....probably because I'm alive....that's all there is to it. I sense colors in you. They're strong and beautiful....and sad. I wondered what your colors were for a long time. They're the colors of the sunset...the blazing shades of a sunset that burn just before the darkness sets in. You said it was nothing, but there's no one as alive as you. Fuyumi Soryo

These people yapped loudly of race, of race consciousness, of race pride, and yet suppressed its most delightful manifestations, love of color, joy of rhythmic motion, naive, spontaneous laughter. Harmony, radiance, and simplicity, all the essentials of spiritual beauty in the race they had marked for destructions. Nella Larsen

The needs of a human being are sacred. Their satisfaction cannot be subordinated either to reasons of state, or to any consideration of money, nationality, race, or color, or to the moral or other value attributed to the human being in question, or to any consideration whatsoever. Simone Weil

We can not understand each other, if every time we venture out we stick the feather of cocksureness in our caps. No, we can never wholly understand each other, and rise to the level of mutual esteem at least, if we do not invest in that fellow feeling that triumphs over class and creed and race and color. Ameen Rihani

Clearly, if wed had the kind of computer graphics capability then that we have now, the Star Gate sequence would be much more complex than flat planes of light and color. Douglas Trumbull

[History]... is nothing else but the rise and disappearance of races. Arthur Kemp

Nordics deteriorate when mixed with other races. Calvin Coolidge

I belong to this race, and when it is down I belong to a down race; when it is up I belong to a risen race. Frances Harper

First examine what is constantly there in your mind, what is being repeated again and again. You don't have many thoughts. If you examine minutely you will see that you have only a few thoughts repeated again and again - maybe in new forms, new colors, new garments, new masks, but you have only a very few thoughts. Rajneesh

As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight and the subject-matter has nothing to do with harmony of sound or of color. James Whistler

Up until the middle to late '60s, it was a choice to film in black-and-white or color. But then television became so vital to a film's finance, and television won't show black-and-white. So that killed it off, really. John Boorman

Doesn't the world inside a black and white photograph seem more real? It's because the real world is losing its color Tablo

Black and white can show how something is. Color adds how it is, imbued with temperatures and humidities of experience. Peter Schjeldahl

The water crumbles on it's way down as my hands and feet push me forward. The world is lightening, taking shape, and turning to color. It feels like it's being painted around me. Markus Zusak



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