Discrimination Quotes

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Discrimination Quotes

Achievement has no color.

Abraham Lincoln

Like a pet fish unaware of the fishbowl it lives in, each of us inherently discriminates against young people without knowing it.

Adam Fletcher

DISCRIMINATE, v.i. To note the particulars in which one person or thing is, if possible, more objectionable than another.

Ambrose Bierce

I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form.

Andrew Cuomo

If you believe that discrimination exists, it will.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.

Barbra Streisand

The color of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.

Benjamin Banneker

Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.

Bill Gates

All human beings bear God’s image and must be respected for what each person is. Therefore, no external description of one’s being, whether based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, can properly be used as the basis for either rejection or discrimination.

Bishop John Shelby Spong

…we need to realize that we have a role to play in overcoming our own discrimination which is sometimes very subtly held

Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia

Unfortunately, discrimination is alive and well. After 41 years of addressing it, we get over 80,000 complaints annually and over a million phone calls.

Cari M. Dominguez

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and Discrimination half a block from home.

Carl T. Rowan

And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other’s dignity and rights.

Carol Bellamy

In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent.

Carter G. Woodson

Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.

Charlotte Bunch

White, black and yellow men – they all cry salt tears.

Claude Aveline

Discrimination is discrimination, even when people claim it’s “tradition.

DaShanne Stokes

Reducing a group to a slur or stereotype reduces us all.

DaShanne Stokes

When you introduce discrimination of any kind, it’s anti-innovative.

David Isenberg

Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.

Desmond Tutu

Discrimination still exists. Some people feel that their own beliefs are being threatened. Some are unhappy about unfamiliar cultures. They all need to be reassured that there is so much to be gained by reaching out to others; that diversity is indeed a strength and not a threat.

Elizabeth II

Discrimination means keeping the negative and unhappy thoughts away and allowing the pretty thoughts to come inside you.

Frederick Lenz

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.

George Aiken

Our true nationality is mankind.

H.G. Wells

We should be doing our utmost to ensure that all are protected against discrimination.

Henry A. Waxman

At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

Italian Proverb

What is required of a working hypothesis is a fine capacity for discrimination.

Jean-Francois Lyotard

When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.

Jesse Jackson

I have an intensive hatred for discrimination based on colour.

John Diefenbaker

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

John Donne

The way to stop Discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.

John Roberts

Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.

Johnny Ball

Humans are naturally elusioned in discrimination; it starts when we look for the first time in mirror.

M.F. Moonzajer

It is not discrimination to treat different things differently.

Maggie Gallagher

There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.

Malala Yousafzai

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.

Malcolm X

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.

Muhammad Ali

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

Nelson Mandela

Men’s skins have many colors, but human blood is always red.


Our global community has come a long way in helping to eliminate discrimination, but we still have far to go.

Robert Alan Silverstein

Discrimination is a disease.

Roger Staubach

The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination.

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

When calamity approaches, discrimination departs.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The ills of discrimination are still with us. We have to continue the tenacity and vigilance of the 1960s. Racial understanding is not something we find; it’s something we create.

Thomas Cole

We cannot continue to sweep the problems of segregation and discrimination under the rug.

Thomas Sugrue

The law prohibits Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, marital status, political beliefs, disability, or age, and the government effectively enforced these prohibitions.

U.S. State Department Report, 2010

Of all treasons against humanity, there is no one worse than his who employs great intellectual force to keep down the intellect of his less favored brothers.

William Ellery Channing

No change can come if those who are impacted the most by discrimination are not willing to stand up for themselves.

Zainab Salbi

The sage embraces things. Ordinary men discriminate amongst them and parade their discriminations before others. So I say; those who discriminate, fail to see.


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