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– Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Prize winner who dedicated her life to raise awareness on the plight of Guatemala’s indigenous’ persecutions.
"I resolutely believe that respect for diversity is a fundamental pillar in the eradication of racism, xenophobia and intolerance.

So it would be tempting, on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, as Johnson is being celebrated by no less than four living presidents, to dismiss Johnson’s racism as mere code-switching – a clever ploy from an uncompromising racial egalitarian whose idealism was matched only by his political ruthlessness.
According to Caro, Robert Parker, Johnson’s sometime chauffer, described in his memoir Capitol Hill in Black and White a moment when Johnson asked Parker whether he’d prefer to be referred to by his name rather than “boy,” “nigger” or “chief.” When Parker said he would, Johnson grew angry and said, “As long as you are black, and you’re gonna be black till the day you die, no one’s gonna call you by your goddamn name.
Alex Witt talks to MSNBC’s Adam Serwer about the main talking points of the Civil Rights Summit at the Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library.
Civil Rights and Racism Lyndon Johnson was a civil rights hero.

“I want to yell so loud that Baby Girl can hear me that dirty ain’t a color, disease ain’t the Negro side a town.
“Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual; a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order.
“Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional will have the final word.
Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.
Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.
It’s battling systemic inequities; it’s a social justice movement that believes sexism, racism and classism exist and interconnect, and that they should be consistently challenged.
Racism and all the other ‘isms’ grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever.
It has been true of slavery and racism, classism and consumerism and issues of immigration and health care for the poor.
We live in a world where sports have the potential to bridge the gap between racism, sexism and discrimination.
Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error.
The American Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities – he is only reacting to 400 years of the conscious racism of the American whites.
Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human.
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.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
By the 1960s, many of us believed that the Civil Rights Movement could eliminate racism in America during our lifetime.
And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons – but they’re not out there.
The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society.
Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic.
In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
You can’t stop smoking if you don’t want to, and you can’t stop racism if people don’t want to.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it’s perhaps far more terrible than it’s ever been.

End Racism Day, officially known as The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, is a perfect opportunity to help our communities celebrate human unity and the diversity of the human race rather than allow our differences to become an excuse for racial separation.
End Racism Day … is a perfect opportunity to help our communities celebrate human unity and the diversity of the human race rather than allow our differences to become an excuse for racial separation.

As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, he is trash.
Be it from black people or white people bigotry should have no place in our country and opinion makers I will speak up…Let it go.

“Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.
“This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle.

While The National Enquirer has a checkered history when it comes to printing the truth, it’s worth noting that the tabloid was first to break the story that Deen suffered from type II diabetes, and its early reporting on the John Edwards affair turned the story into a national scandal.
[W]hen asked if she wanted black men to play the role of slaves at a wedding she explained she got the idea from a restaurant her husband and her had dined at saying, “The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie.
The deposition, which was reportedly held on May 17, took place as part of a court case brought forth by former Paula Deen Enterprises employee Lisa Jackson against Deen and her brother, “Bubba” Hiers.
Deen: Well, it –- to me, of course I’m old but I ain’t that old, I didn’t live back in those days but I’ve seen the pictures, and the pictures that I’ve seen, that restaurant represented a certain era in America.
The National Enquirer claims to have acquired a video of a deposition in which Deen admits to using the N-word and making racist and anti-semitic jokes.
Deen: Well, it was probably when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head.
UPDATE 6/21, 8:50 A.M.: Deen pulled out of a scheduled Friday morning appearance on the "Today" show, where she was supposed to address the current scandal.
Deen does not find acceptable the use of this term under any circumstance by anyone nor condone any form of racism or discrimination.
Paula Deen is no stranger to controversy, but new allegations of racism leveled against the Southern chef may shock even those who have followed her troubles most closely.

But this image does address the issue of one man's quote…"let's forget the past and make sure the present is one of equality for all, no matter the color." Quit using slavery as an excuse for reverse racism today.
But this image does address the issue of one man's quote…"let's forget the past and make sure the present is one of equality for all, no matter the color." Quit using slavery as an excuse for reverse racism today.
Lost Bird of Wounded Knee – A Lakota child survived the Wounded Knee massacre (29-12-1890) and was adopted by a prominent white couple… only to endure a life of racism, abuse and poverty.
Lost Bird of Wounded Knee – A Lakota child survived the Wounded Knee massacre (29-12-1890) and was adopted by a prominent white couple… only to endure a life of racism, abuse and poverty.
Racism is a cruel thing, don't judge people not by their color of skin or stereotypical race.
Racism is a cruel thing, don't judge people not by their color of skin or stereotypical race.

#10 – “Sometimes I wish slavery was still goin’ on” and “I don’t need black fans anyway.
#8 – “Some junior high n*gger kicked Steve’s ass while he was trying to help his brothers out; junior high or sophomore in high school.
#9 – “I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s not a n*gger or a Chinaman.
#4 – “White folks was in caves while we was building empires… We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” – Rev.
#6 – “You f*cking Jew bastard.” – Hillary Clinton to political operative Paul Fray.
#12 – “I can’t stand black guys.
#19 – “You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent.
#20 – “White people shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
#15 – “The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity.
#16 – “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops.
#1 – “I’ll have those n**gers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” – Lyndon B.

It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you.
Often white people hear blame whenever the issue of racism is brought up, whether or not blame has been placed on whites.
You feel like “well I don’t hate black people so I’m not a racist,” but you benefit from racism.
The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that.
Richard would write about this, the rule of Western journalism: One hundred dead black people equal to one dead white person.
Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity.
As beneficiaries of racism and white privilege, you sometimes take a defensive posture even when you are not being individually blamed.

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* "If parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.
And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.
if whites would vote their economic interests, not their racial fears, we the people who have the most need for change have the power to bring about that change nonviolently.
* If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica.
"While the legal, material, and even superficial requirements to eradicate racism are well known, its psychological and more deeply spiritual requirements have been persistently neglected-namely, the oneness of the human family.

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The material appears as part of a passage in which Barack Obama describes his profound disappointment in learning (from information provided by his half-sister, Auma) that the lofty image he had held all his life of his role model, his biological father (a man he barely knew, because Barack’s father had left him and his mother when Barack was just two years old, and Barack had only seen his father once since then), was a flawed, idealized one.
This statement comes from page 142 of Dreams from My Father, as part of a passage in which Barack Obama was being interviewed by a man named Marty Kaufman (a pseudonym for Jerry Kellman) for a position as a community organizer in Chicago.
Origins:   The above-quoted e-mail forward reproduces passages taken from Barack Obama’s two books — Dreams from My Father (1995) and The Audacity of Hope — with the presumed intent of presenting Obama as a self-declared racist.
Obviously his parents, born and raised in Chicago and Gary, lost their own innocence long ago, and although they aren’t bitter — the two of them being as strong and proud and resourceful as any parents I know — one hears the pain in their voices as they begin to have second thoughts about having moved out of the city into a mostly white suburb, a move they made to protect their son from the possibility of being caught in a gang shooting and the certainty of attending an underfunded school.
This statement is a rewording of a passage from page 261 of The Audacity of Hope, in which Barack Obama spoke of the importance of not allowing inflamed public opinion to result in innocent members of immigrant groups being stripped of their rights, denied their due as American citizens, or placed into confinement, as was done with Japanese-Americans during World War II.
This sentence appears on page 101 of Dreams from My Father, as part of a long passage in which Barack Obama talked about his time at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man’s skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.
Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction, homelessness, a weapon of mass destruction… racism, a weapon of mass destruction, fear, a weapon of mass destruction.
Poor health care is a weapon of mass destruction.
Discrimination is a weapon of mass destruction.
In our struggle against racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, I came to see at a very early stage that a synthesis of Gandhi’s method of nonviolence and the Christian ethic of love is the best weapon available to Negroes for this struggle for freedom and human dignity.
Poor education is a weapon of mass destruction.
* Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Making a slavery reference to justify why African Americans support Democrats, Buchanan used language also parroted by Black republicans, Allen West and Herman Cain, comparing modern day African Americans to slaves who weren’t allowed or empowered to make their own political decisions.
Republican congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado said that working with President Obama on the debt ceiling was like “touching a tar baby.” Perhaps he was not familiar that “tar baby” is considered a racial slur.

So Rush Limbaugh has managed to make racist attacks on four of the most admired and respected people of African descent in the past one hundred years, in Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Colin Powell and Barack Obama.
Despite the fact Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law school, Limbaugh has called him an ‘affirmative action candidate.’ Limbaugh even has repeatedly played a song on his radio show ‘Barack the Magic Negro’ using an antiquated Jim Crow era term for Black a man who many Americans are supporting for president.
But all we can say is, “Thank you, Rush, for being you.” Before we get into the Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes of All-Time, here are some of Limbaugh’s most recent racist statements.

The quotes appear in Roland Lazenby’s new book Michael Jordan: The Life but don’t come from an interview Lazenby conducted with Jordan for the project.
So about those “new” Michael Jordan racism quotes? They’re not new, according to the author of a new book hailed by some as the most comprehensive biography on Jordan.
“Michael Jordan is not involved in this book,” Lazenby said.

25 Examples of Liberal Racism in Quotes // Mr.
1) “(Obama’s) a nice person, he’s very articulate.
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As a Native American, as a man with children and grandchildren the name "Redskins" puts into context that core concept and definition of racism as being an inherent, historical, even cherished American tradition, a part of the heritage, in which white privilege is the dominant culture and anything outside of that culture simply does not matter.
Until each individual is singly honored and "judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin,"( black, white red yellow, brown or other) racism will exist.

Whatever their intentions … eighteenth-century ethnologists opened the way to a secular or scientific racism by considering human beings part of the animal kingdom rather than by viewing them in biblical terms as children of God endowed with spiritual capacities denied to other creatures.
In all manifestations of racism from the mildest to the most severe, what is being denied is the possibility that the racializers and the racialized can coexist in the same society, except perhaps on the basis of domination and subordination.
Racism does not limit itself to biology or economics or psychology or metaphysics; it attacks along many fronts and in many forms, deploying whatever is at hand, and even what is not, inventing when the need arises.
Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves.
Racism has been an integral component of American culture since its founding upon the genocide of Native Americans, and the forced slavery of Africans and Afro-Americans.
Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in a way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people.

Chris Mathews and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus got into a heated debate on the August 27 airing of Morning Joe when Chris Mathews criticized the use of the race card by the Republican Party against President Obama.
And the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin.
Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell and a Republican, appeared on the Ed Show defending Colin Powell, endorsing President Obama for President, and criticizing the racism within his own party.
But, to the great disappointment of everyone, the results of this theory worked exactly in reverse of its intended purpose, and instead of black students rising to the educational levels previously attained by white students, the white students dropped to the level of black students.

Here is an assortment of anti-racism quotes from a variety of people who have either left this world but not before leaving their personal mark with us, or are still here making a difference.

According to former general manger Elgin Baylor, Sterling envisioned a "Southern Plantation type structure" for the Clippers, one in which, as he allegedly put it to Baylor, "poor black boys from the South" played for a white head coach.

Famous Quotes about Race and Racism (21 Quotations)  Tweet A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States.
Racism as a form of skin worship, and as a sickness and a pathological anxiety for America, is so great, until the poor whites — rather than fighting for jobs or education — fight to remain pink and fight to remain white.
Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves.

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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