Antiracism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "antiracism" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war
“Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Individual cultures and ideologies have their appropriate uses but none of them erase or replace
“Individual cultures and ideologies have their appropriate uses but none of them erase or replace the universal experiences, like love and weeping and laughter, common to all human beings.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and
“On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and diminish fear based on recognition of each other's humanity. Without such recognition, fear fueled by uninformed assumptions, cultural prejudice, desperation to meet basic human needs, or the panicked uncertainty of the moment explodes into violence.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth. Strength born of peace loses nothing to hate.
“Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth.
Strength born of peace loses nothing to hate.”
Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

Cornel West
“It is a beautiful thing to be on fire for justice… there is no greater joy than inspiring and empowering others––especially the least of these, the precious and priceless wretched of the earth!”
Cornel West, Black Prophetic Fire

If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your
“If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your enemies is too overwhelming, consider more deeply the observation that we are all much more alike than we are unalike.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Aberjhani
“Millions of tears have fallen for black sons, brothers, lovers, and friends whose assailants took or maimed their lives and then simply went on their way.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

David Pearce
“It's not that there are no differences between human and non-human animals, any more than there are no differences between black people and white people, freeborn citizens and slaves, men and women, Jews and gentiles, gays or heterosexuals. The question is rather: are they morally relevant differences? This matters because morally catastrophic consequences can ensue when we latch on to a real but morally irrelevant difference between sentient beings.”
David Pearce

Aberjhani
“Trayvon Martin, at the most, seems only to have been guilty of being himself.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

“In a deck of playing cards, the reds are as important as the blacks.”
Yohann Dafeu

Isaac Asimov
“... Kendim için "insan" kelimesinden başka bir tanım kullanmayı reddediyorum. Bana kalırsa medeniyet ve insanlık yok olmasın diye gösterilen çabaların önündeki hızlı nüfus artışı dışındaki en büyük engel, insanların kendi aralarında durmadan küçük gruplara bölünme ve oluşan her yeni grubun da yalnız kendini yücelterek komşularını hakir görme alışkanlıklarıdır.”
Isaac Asimov, It's Been a Good Life

Ευγένιος Τριβιζάς
“Το νησί μας δεν άργησε να βρει τον παλιό του ρυθμό. Οι γάτες πολλαπλασιάστηκαν. Ο φόβος έφυγε, το ίδιο και η καχυποψία. Θα έλεγε κανείς ότι δεν είχε συμβεί ποτέ ο μεγάλος διωγμός, ο φριχτός εκείνος κατατρεγμός. (...)
Όλα είναι τόσο ήρεμα..., τόσο γαλήνια..., τόσο ειρηνικά...
Πώς είναι δυνατόν να συνέβησαν όλα αυτά που συνέβησαν, αναρωτιέμαι, και προσπαθώ να πείσω τον εαυτό μου ότι ποτέ μα ποτέ δεν μπορεί, δεν πρόκειται να συμβεί πάλι κάτι τέτοιο.”
Ευγένιος Τριβιζάς, The Last Black Cat

“The city of Paris, France, became a place of refuge for biracial Americans during slavery and at the time of the Harlem Renaissance for black musicians, fine artists, writers and others seeking opportunities to practice their craft free from American racism.”
Sandra L. West, Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance