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Positive Quotes about Discrimination

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I say to you quite frankly that
the time for racial discrimination is over.
- Jimmy Carter

Related topics: Government Political

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

If you believe that discrimination exists,
it will.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

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Prejudice and discrimination have always been a big part of my life.
When I was 6, I got beat up and called dirty Jew boy
because they thought I looked Jewish.
- Philip Zimbardo

Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy.
- Trent Lott

This will be Iraq for all without discrimination among Iraqi citizens,
or ethnic or sectarian discrimination.
- Jalal Talabani

 

The FBI has had a history of sex discrimination complaints brought against it,
as well as race discrimination.
- Anita Hill

Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships
commensurate with their percentage of the population,
feminists scream discrimination.
- Marvin Olasky

Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road,
becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at
which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.
- Clarence Thomas

By the time I was at college, I became very alert to
the question of racial discrimination,
and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching.
- Albert Maltz

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off
with falsehoods and nonsense,
when their growing powers of observation and discrimination
excite in them a desire to know about things.
- Anne Sullivan

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

It is time to end the discrimination against people
who need treatment for chemical addiction.
It is time for Congress to deal with our Nation's number
one public health problem.
- Jim Ramstad

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes
in every waking moment of their lives
to remind them that the lie of their inferiority
is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discrimination against Jews can be read in Thomas Aquinas,
and insults against Jews in Martin Luther.
- Lionel Blue

I knew that discrimination existed, even though there
were many individuals who were not prejudiced.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

What is required of a working hypothesis is a fine
capacity for discrimination.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied
opportunities for development are naturally afraid
of anything that sounds like discrimination.
- Carter G. Woodson

Racial discrimination, South Africa's economic power,
its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples,
are part and parcel of the same thing.
- Oliver Tambo

Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally.
- Ramakrishna

Discrimination is a disease.
- Roger Staubach

Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate
discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so.
- Bobby Rush

Tact is the discrimination of differences.
It consists in conscious deviations.
- Theodor Adorno

Because of the lack of education on AIDS,
discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.
- Ryan White

In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent.
- Carter G. Woodson

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir.
Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
- Lester Maddox

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation -
emancipation from one's fears,
his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination,
from poverty.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

To be sympathetic without discrimination is so very debilitating.
- Ronald Firbank

Education is important because, first of all,
people need to know that discrimination still exists.
It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted.
- Alexis Herman

I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not
believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination
against any minority by amending the Constitution.
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Too small is our world to allow discrimination,
bigotry and intolerance to thrive in any corner of it,
let alone in the United States of America.
- Eliot Engel

Hollywood is the definition of sexual discrimination.
- Ally Sheedy

If the Negroes are to remain forever removed from the producing atmosphere,
and the present discrimination continues,
there will be nothing left for them to do.
- Carter G. Woodson

Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can
be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.
- Thurgood Marshall

While housing discrimination and segregation in 2005
still affect millions of people,
that's not the way it has to be.
Some things can change and should.
- Bruce Hornsby

I grew up in Derry, of course, and it was -
Derry was the worst example of Northern Ireland's discrimination.
- John Hume

Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces,
like discrimination in housing or in education.
- Sargent Shriver

There is no room in baseball for discrimination.
It is our national pastime and a game for all.
- Lou Gehrig

I, for one, would think both about how far we have
come as a country and how much further we need to go
to erase racism and discrimination from our society.
- Charles Rangel

Most recently my battle has been against AIDS and the
discrimination surrounding it.
- Ryan White

I don't know the answer to that question.
I don't think it matters to the fundamental question here because at bottom,
this president believes in non-discrimination.
- Ken Mehlman

I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions,
whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

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

Thirty years ago, in 1976, the notion of organized
activity to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation
and gender identity was an extremely controversial one.
- Robert Brady

And each of us can practice rights ourselves,
treating each other without discrimination,
respecting each other's dignity and rights.
- Carol Bellamy

I've run into more discrimination as a woman than as an Indian.
- Wilma Mankiller

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

Genocide begins, however improbably,
in the conviction that classes of biological distinction
indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
- Andrea Dworkin

Like all citizens, Ms.
McNeill has the right to be free from unlawful employment
practices such as sex discrimination and retaliation.
- John Hawkins

Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination,
the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster:
why did these exist,
and what could we do about them.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

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

Hopefully, 21 years later, Judge Roberts possesses
an openness with respect to issues of gender-based wage discrimination.
- Olympia Snowe

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration,
discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.
- Michael Faraday

Liberals say we should end employment discrimination.
I say we should end employment.
- Bob Black

All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring
or permitting discrimination in public education must yield.
- Earl Warren

I support non-discrimination for homosexuals,
but I think, or at least I have the right to think -
without saying whether I think it or not -
I have the right to think,
along with the catechism of the Catholic Church,
that homosexuality is morally wrong.
- Rocco Buttiglione

So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank,
all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination,
in who's really going to administer this stuff.
- Neil Abercrombie

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

There are still traces of discrimination against race and gender,
but it's a lot different than when I started out.
It just comes quietly, slowly, sometimes so quietly
that you don't realize it until you start looking back.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

The other salient characteristic of the Declaration is its universality:
it applies to all human beings without any discrimination whatever;
it also applies to all territories,
whatever their economic or political regime.
- Rene Cassin

In Canada, women's rights are a vital part of our effort
to build a society of real equality -
not just for some,
but for all Canadians.
A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination
nor are shut out from opportunities open to others.
- Paul Martin

Diversity on the bench is critical.
As practitioners, you need judges who 'get it!' We
need judges who understand what discrimination feels like.
We need judges who understand what inequality feels like.
We need judges who understand the subtleties of unfair
treatment and who are willing to call it out when they see it!
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

In the animal world, on the other hand,
the process of evolution is characterised by the progressive
discrimination of the animal and vegetative functions,
and a consequent differentiation of these two great
provinces into their separate departments.
- Wilhelm Wundt

A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention
that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide
in other part of the world.
There is still this kind of basic discrimination against
the African people and the African problems.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto,
where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies.
One thing that we insisted on was that they should
take an oath to reject racism and discrimination.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which
we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans,
in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based
their sexual orientation can go unpunished,
and in which discrimination is being written into our laws.
- John Conyers

The purpose of the ADA was to provide clear and comprehensive
national standards to eliminate discrimination against
individuals with disabilities.
As a result, individuals with disabilities are now
able to live in their homes and have access to new careers.
- Jim Ramstad

Why should the Negroes ever fight against the only
nations of the world where racial discrimination is prohibited,
and where the people can live freely? Never!
I can assure you, they will never fight against either
the Soviet Union or the peoples' democracies.
- Paul Robeson

We recognized in 1996 that, with progress in the field
of genetics accelerating at a breathtaking pace,
we need to ensure that advances in treatment and prevention
of disease do not constitute a new basis for discrimination.
- Olympia Snowe

Great literature should do some good to the reader:
must quicken his perception though dull,
and sharpen his discrimination though blunt,
and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
- A. E. Housman


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