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Stay with us, please remain in this country and constitute a nation based on national unity. Robert Mugabe
People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it. Anna Quindlen
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies. Denis Diderot
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood. Gloria Steinem
I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned. Lucy Stone
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted. Jesse Jackson
I would not have a woman go to Congress merely because she is a woman. Crystal Eastman
The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history. George Eliot
I suppose you all grant that woman is a human being. If she has a right to life she has a right to earn a support for that life. If a human being, she has a right to have her powers and faculties as a human being developed. If developed, she has a right to exercise them. Ernestine Rose
Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion. William Lloyd Garrison
Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. Cesar Chavez
I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. George Meredith
You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be. Dan Quayle
The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality. Ashley Montagu
Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive. Ann Oakley
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. John Acton
We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men. Arthur Ashe
We shall all respect the principles of each other and do nothing that would be regarded as an act of oppression to any portion of the people. Alexander Mackenzie
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. Anatole France
Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. Jane Austen
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. Swami Vivekananda
The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood. Mary McLeod Bethune
I'm used to being in the minority. I'm a left-handed gay Jew. I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority. Barney Frank
No longer is the female destined solely for the home and the rearing of the family and only the male for the marketplace and the world of ideas. William J. Brennan, Jr.
It is the safeguard of the strongest that he lives under a government which is obliged to respect the voice of the weakest. Robert Purvis
A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after. Gloria Steinem
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman. John Adams
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). Ayn Rand
I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. Morgan Freeman
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery. Frederick Douglass
He sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day, since to him all days are God's. Charles Eastman
The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey her husband has sent more women to the grave than to the courts for a divorce. Lemuel K. Washburn
Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority. Mary Wollstonecraft
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it. Red Cloud
Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them. William Cobbett
The white traders keep these poor Indians continually under the force of liquor. They entirely estrange the affections of the Indians from the English. Benjamin Franklin
Let the blare of Negro jazz bands and the bellowing voice of Bessie Smith sinking Blues penetrate the closed ears of the colored near-intellectuals until they listen and perhaps understand. Langston Hughes
I am acquainted with many Negro poets, contractors, labor leaders, journalists, social workers, physicians, novelists ... It does not strike me as strange that Negroes should be doing all sorts of work. But white people continue to be amazed when they hear of Negroes having such vocations, They regard successful Negroes as freaks, along with trained seals, and infant chess prodigies. . George Samuel Schuyler
In the combat between the emerging Negroes of the South and the ruling white trash, I sympathize greatly with the Negro. H. L. Mencken
Like his white brother in the U. S. A., the American Negro is a proletarian by compulsion and not by choice. He regards the bourgeoisie with adulation rather than antagonism and, like most other Americans, cannot see "culture" except in white tie and tails. His consuming ambition is to become a bourgeois himself, and in this he is a carbon copy of his white fellow American. George Samuel Schuyler
If white America is ready to extend complete democratic rights to colored people, there will be no race, no racial tension and no racial prejudice on either side, but we can be sure that any movement 'back to normalcy' in race relations will be bitterly resisted by colored people. It is now up to white America to make its choice... George Samuel Schuyler
American Negroes understand, far better than Soviet propagandists, that in the American system lies the hope for all submerged people who have the ability and determination to rise to the full status of free men. George Samuel Schuyler
I don't think that the country is ever ready to have the conversation about race. Lonnie G. Bunch III
Afro-Caribbean and African immigrants are seeking to attain elevated minority status by remaining perpetual outsiders and forever foreign so not to every fully incorporate themselves into the black American populace. Christina M. Greer
The migration of the black middle class out of the cities in the wake of the civil rights movement and the deindustrialization of urban economies has left a corroded core, cut off from the social; mainstream and reliant on inadequate federal support. Patrick Sharkey
As to their (Negroes’) Stupidity, there is as little truth therein: divers of them being known and confessed by their Owners, to be extraordinary Ingenious, and even to exceed many of the English. And for the rest, they are much the same with other People, destitute of the means of knowledge, and wanting Education. Morgan Goodwyn
These young people have to know that Dr. King and others made it possible for them to do their Hip Hopping. Mavis Staples
Brothers: I am glad you have brought three of the Children of your principal Chiefs to be educated with us. I am sure Congress will open the Arms of love to them, and will look upon them as their own Children, and will have them educated accordingly. This is a great mark of your confidence and of your desire to preserve the friendship between the Two Nations to the end of time, and to become One people with your Brethren of the United States. My ears hear with pleasure the other matters you mention. Congress will be glad to hear them too. You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are. Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention; and to tie the knot of friendship and union so fast, that nothing shall ever be able to loosen it. George Washington
If the party members want 15 left handed, Lithuanian lesbians they can have them. Haley Barbour
You don’t have to be straight to shoot straight. Barry Goldwater
Moslem fundamentalists use 7th century customs to keep 21st century women in line. Irshad Manji
The respective classes of inhabitants began to feel that they had equal rights, and as the coloured population so far exceeded the white, the safety of the latter was threatened. C. M. Rickets
We must act with vindictive earnestness against the Sioux, even to their extermination, men, women and children. William Tecumseh Sherman
Racial tolerance was not possible on American television in the early 1960s William Shatner
The wrong and unjust interpretations of the New Testament relating to the Jewish people and their supposed guilt (In Christ's death) circulated for too long, engendering sentiments of hostility toward this people. This contributed to a lulling of consciences, so that when Europe was engulfed by a wave of persecutions inspired by a pagan anti-Semitism...the spiritual resistance of many was not what humanity had a right to expect from the disciples of Christ. John Paul II; Karol Jozef Wojtyla
In the hands of the Negro teacher rests the destiny of the race. Ambrose Caliver
Women in the Islamic world are the hope of the whole planet. Andrew Young
Above all there is our fixed joint determination to build a strong and united Fiji, rich in diversity and pampered with tolerance, goodwill and understanding. Kamisese Mara
Turkish onlookers were startled by this costume, which no other woman in Turkey would have dared to adopt. Ward Price
Our women have minds too. Let them show their faces to the world, and see it with their eyes…Don’t be afraid. Change is essential, so much so that, if need be, we are prepared to sacrifice lives for its sake. Kemal Ataturk
The abortion thing is not going to change until ... the pro-life people look on the unborn as a disenfranchised minority, make it a civil-rights issue [and] go to the same level of commitment the civil-rights people did—civil disobedience. Jerry Falwell
If black or red skins or any other skin of color is disgraceful to God, it appears that he has disgraced himself a great deal—for he has made fifteen colored people to one white and placed them here upon this earth. William Apess
For the lower classes it is economic. They need to work and appear proper, so they veil. By contrast, wealthier and more educated families frequently have histories in which mothers and aunts took off the veil more than 80 years ago. Rima Husni
There can be no democratic society where the interests of any minority … are not protected. Boris Yeltsin
The More women at work, the sooner we win! United States Office of War Information
What in the name of humanity is to become of them—where are they to go? Henry Clay
What then? Free them all, and keep them among us as underlings? Is it quite certain that this betters their condition? But once freed, could they be made politically and socially, our equals? My own feelings will not admit this. Abraham Lincoln
…separation was in everyone’s best interest…blacks would find happier homes in other lands. Salmon P. Chase
The central fact which dominates the relations of Jew and non-Jew is that the Jew is 'different'. He looks different. He thinks differently. He has a different tradition and background. He refuses to be absorbed. Winston Churchill
The Indians have a right to the occupation of their lands, independent of the States within whose chartered lines they happen to be Thomas Jefferson
I disapprove... of the proposal to subject the Indians to our laws without their consent,... It is so little in concord with our principles of government. Thomas Jefferson
The want of attention to the rights of Indians is a principal source of dishonor to the American character. The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded, are justice and fear. After the injuries we have done them, they cannot love us, which leaves us no alternative but that of fear to keep them from attacking us. But justice is what we should never lose sight of, and in time it may recover their esteem. Thomas Jefferson
We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us. Samuel Cornish; John B. Russwurm
He was murdered by every member of the gospel who has remained silent about racial discrimination—who has hidden behind the stained glass windows of his church.. He was murdered by every Negro who accepted segregation. Martin Luther King Jr.
We are a unique country — multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious. Therefore, out of necessity, we need to moderate our positions. There is no harm in seeking solidarity of one's race but we must accept the basic truth that each one of us needs to communicate peacefully across the racial divide for the betterment of one's community. Pramod Rae
If you stay here much longer, you'll all get slitty-eyed Prince Philip
Every one of the bastards who are out for legalizing marijuana are Jewish. Richard Nixon
We need to encourage all those things among Whites that will increase their birthrate…. Polygamy? Will it increase our birthrate? If so, then it is good. Martin H. Millard
The tan Everyman will be a multi-ethnic being, who will carry genes from all races of man and who, as a result of these different genes, feel no loyalty to any race. The birth of the Tan Everyman is the death of white people. The Tan Everyman beings the genocide of white people. Martin H. Millard
Minority rights have to be protected. That is America’s great contribution to the world. Richard Cizik
... black women . . . are trained from childhood to become workers, and expect to be financially self-supporting for most of their lives. They know they will have to work, whether they are married or single; work to them, unlike to white women, is not a liberating goal, but rather an imposed lifelong necessity. Gerda Lerner
We could have peace in one year if women were organized. Jeannette Rankin
Women have a great responsibility. . .to try. . .to prevent another war. I hope. . .that we will be able to use this great atomic energy. . .for peaceful work. Lise Meitner
No future life could heal the degradation of having been a woman. Religion in the world had nothing but insults for women. Dorothy Miller Richardson
Quaker meetings were the first enclaves in American society in which women were encouraged to speak out in public Gail Thain Parker
The question of the admission of women is one that has come up often over the past 25 years and is sure to be reopened in the future …. One cannot wholly escape the rather ungenerous suspicion that many a young woman enters divinity school with the unsuspected hope that she may become a minister's wife. Whether or not women are going to be welcome and effective as parish ministers is not a problem which we can decide. That decision will have to be made by trial and error in the churches. I have no convictions and no wisdom on this matter. Willard Sperry
I really don't know what it is. He is at home doing the breakfast dishes so that his wife can attend this meeting. Mildred McAfee
Women’s instincts are constructive and tend to build and create, not to tear down. This war was brought about without the women having anything to say or do about it, and now they are the greatest sufferers. Alice Paul
Men always suffer when women are ignorant. They suffer more than women, not only because women are stronger than men and more resistant, but because men are peculiarly vulnerable to the damage ignorant women can do at the periods of their life when they most need intelligent and wise care: in infancy, in adolescence, in times of illness and mental and emotional crisis, and in old age. Pearl S. Buck
For more than six thousand years the history of woman has been one of hopeless sadness. She moved only to the clank of chains, and her vain desire for better and higher things could not find expression, for woman was by force of circumstances inarticulate. Detraction of one sex and exaltation of the other became a habit of mind expressed in law, in religion, in literature as well as in the ordinary activities of everyday life. Maude Glasgow
Forever behind a woman is the mediaeval English common law which places upon her the stigma of inferiority and bondage M. Carey Thomas
Women are born, living their lives, and dying without the justice which they have been waiting for since the time of the caveman. M. Carey Thomas
From a biological viewpoint, patriarchal religion denied women the natural rights of every other mammalian female: the right to choose her stud, to control the circumstances of her mating, to occupy and govern her own nest, or to refuse all males when preoccupied with the important business of raising her young. Barbara G. Walker
Every religion oppresses women. I talk about the Koran because I know this book best. It allows for torture and other mistreatment, especially for women. And I despise the Sharia laws. They cannot be changed. They must be thrown out, abolished. Taslima Nasrin
Woman has her battlefield. With each child that she brings to the nation, she fights her fight for the nation Adolf Hitler
Fascism recognizes women as a part of the life force of the country, laying down a division of duties between the two sexes, without putting obstacles in the way of those women who by their intellectual gifts can reach the highest positions. Maria Castellani
Ever since the beginning of Soviet rule, equal rights for women have been an object of interest not only for women, but for men as well – young men, Red Army men. Nadezhda Krupskaya
In the war of arms, women have been intransigent combatants. Their old roles of intriguing and spying have been reenacted. Millions of women have been devoting their energies for many years to feeding, clothing, and equipping with munitions the men who fight on land, from the air, on the seas, and beneath the seas. Without the enlistment of women by conscription or their voluntary support, these bitter international contests for military dominance could not have gone forward on such a scale to their fates in the morrow. As in the beginning of organized warfare, back in the aeons of unrecorded history, so in its latest forms the sanction of women is deemed essential to its terrific force. Mary Ritter Beard
If fathers wish to educate their daughters beyond what is customary, for want of trained older women and on account of the extreme negligence which has become women's sad lit, since well-educated older women are unavailable, they are obliged to bring in men teachers to give instruction in reading, writing, and arithmetic, playing musical instruments, and other skills…. As a result of this, many fathers prefer leaving their daughters in a barbaric, uncivilized state to exposing them to an evident danger such as familiarity with men breeds. All of which would be eliminated if there were older women of learning Juana Ines de la Cruz
The great majority of women are more intelligent, better educated, and far more moral than multitudes of men whose right to vote no man questions. Lucy Stone
God hath made of one blood all nations of men. Book of Acts
The Oriental doesn’t put the same high price on life as does the Westerner William Westmoreland
I am very sensible of the unkindness and injustice that has been too much exercised towards you by the people of these parts of the world, who have sought themselves, and to make great advantages by you, rather than be examples of justice and goodness unto you; which I hear has been matter of trouble to you and caused great grudgings and animosities, sometimes to the shedding of blood, which has made the great god angry. But I am not such man as is well known in my own country. I have great love and regard toward you, and I desire to win and gain your love and friendship by a kind just, and peaceable life; and the people I send are of the same mind, and shall in all things behave themselves accordingly.. William Penn
Negroes would show themselves hardy children of toil once the freedman can feel that he is a man with a home to call his own, and a family around him, a wife to protect, children to nurture and rear, wages to be earned and received, and a right to invest his savings in the land of the country. William Darrah Kelley
All the lessons of psychiatry, psychology, social work, indeed culture, have taught us over the last hundred years that it is the acceptance of differences, not the search for similarities which enables people to relate to each other in their personal or family lives. John Ralston Saul
White domination is so complete that even American Indian children want to be cowboys. It's as if Jewish children wanted to play Nazis. Ward Churchill
The reason that 75% of the Jews in France survived is that the French people helped us. Marthe Cohn
The Soviets, where ten percent of the population controls the entire public by dictatorship. This will certainly not last long, in light of the historical dialectic Yehuda Ashlag
He was an Indian with a white man's spirit of hatred and revenge for those who had wronged him and his. In his day he saw his son and his tribe gradually driven from their possessions: forced to give up their old hunting grounds and espouse the hard working and uncongenial avocations of the whites. And these, his conquerors, were marked in their dealings with his people by selfishness, falsehood and treachery. What wonder that his wild nature, untamed by years of subjection, should still revolt? What wonder that a fiery rage still burned within his breast and that he should seek every opportunity of obtaining vengeance upon his natural enemies. L. Frank Baum
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute. Rebecca West
He lived according to the laws of instinct and of the innocent and wise conduct that nature impressed upon him in the cradle. Bardon de Lahontan
The laws of Solon, of Numa of Lycurgus are dead while the even older laws of Moses still live. Athens, Sparta, Rome have perished and have left no children on earth. Zion, while destroyed did not lose its children;;; They no longer have leaders and yet they are a people, they no longer have a country and yet they are citizens. Jean Jacques Rousseau
One needs to place the spotlight more on vulnerable groups of the population such as minorities, indigenous populations, migrants, and historically disadvantaged communities. Placing the spotlight on them brings their plight to the fore and enables the forging of a national consensus to act for their relief and protection. Bertrand G. Ramcharan
We believe that the Committee on the Federal Judiciary can no longer be all-white. Minority groups, particularly the black lawyers of our nation, should be represented… Joseph A. Califano Jr.
Women…are just as capable of being heads of state as men. Some of the most forceful leaders of history, from the time of Queen Elizabeth to Israel’s Golda Meir and India’s Indira Gandhi in our own time, have been women. Mrs. Gandhi, incidentally, is prime minister of 530 million people, more than twice the population of the United States. Patsy Takemoto Mink
I would cite your little screed (which I am sure you are now sorry for) as a typical example of an ordinarily controlled woman under the raging hormonal imbalance of the periodic lunar cycle – thus proving the point against which you rail. Edgar Berman
For better or for worse, (as in some of the old marriage ceremonies,) the negroes are evidently a permanent part of the American population. They are too numerous and useful to be colonized, and too enduring and self-perpetuating to disappear by natural causes. Here they are, four millions of them, and, for weal or for woe, here they must remain. Frederick Douglass
This year Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States; and then the war clouds began to gather dark and heavy. The colored people were watched almost with sleepless vigilance. Alexander Walker Wayman
If there is much understanding in the West about the nature of Islam, there is also ignorance about the debt our own culture and civilization owe to the Islamic world. It is a failure which stems, I think, from the straightjacket of history which we have inherited…. we have tended to see Islam as the enemy of the West, as an alien culture, society and system of believe, we have tended to ignore or erase its great relevance to our own society. Prince Charles
We are a nation of minorities. In a nation of minorities, you can’t cherry-pick rights. Paul Martin
Our first challenge in America today is simply to open our eyes to these changes, to discover America anew, and to explore the many ways in which the new immigration has changed the religious landscape of our cities and towns, our neighborhoods and schools. Diana Eck
They must not only give up their attitude of intolerance towards this hand and its age-long traditions, but must also cultivate the positive attitude of love and devotion instead—they must cease to be foreigners, or may stay in the country wholly subordinated to the Hindu nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges… not even citizen’s rights. Guruji Golwalkar; Magh Bahul Ekadashi
Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness. Book of Timothy
The Old South offered little advice to outsiders and accepted none from them… Walter Cronkite
Indians are very curious and like to see and feel all who are placed near them. They remain as yet very quiet and those who come to visit bring furs and venison. I am, as you know, a novice in Indian affairs. Joseph M. Street
It shall and may be lawful for the President to have the same superintendence and care over any tribe or nation in the country to which they may remove, as contemplated by this act, that he is now authorized to have over them at their present places of residence: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed as authorizing or directing the violation of any existing treaty between the United States and any of the Indian tribes. United States Congress
I learned to hate my own people and their effeminate ways. Herman Lehmann
A black man is no more an undeveloped white man than a rabbit is an undeveloped hare. Mary Kingsley
In the 18th century, most people believed that God had ordained specific and different spheres for men and women relative to their roles in life. Some people still feel that way. Elisabeth Griffith
We continue to receive proofs of the growing attachment of our Indian neighbors and of their dispositions to place all their interests under the patronage of the United States. These dispositions are inspired by their confidence in our justice and in the sincere concern we feel for their welfare; and as long as we discharge these high and honorable functions with the integrity and good faith which alone can entitle us to their continuance we may expect to reap the just reward in their peace and friendship. Thomas Jefferson
With many of the … Indian tribes, improvements in agriculture and household manufacture are advancing, and with all our peace and friendship are established on grounds much firmer than heretofore. The measure adopted of establishing trading houses among them and of furnishing them necessaries in exchange for their commodities at such moderate prices as leave no gain, but cover us from loss, has the most conciliatory and useful effect on them, and is that which will best secure their peace and good will. Thomas Jefferson
In order to remove every ground of difference possible with our Indian neighbors, I have proceeded in the work of settling with them and marking the boundaries between us…. A prompt settlement, too, of all existing rights and claims within this territory presents itself as a preliminary operation. Thomas Jefferson
I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Wollstonecraft
To the Negro People of the World, Greeting: We hereby beg to inform you that acting under instructions from the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League of the World, an international convention of Negroes, representing every country in the world, was called, and said convention was held in New York, United States of America, in sitting from the 1st to the 31st of August, 1920. The purpose of the convention was to elect world leaders for the Negro people of the world. After several weeks of discussion and probing into the merits of the most able representatives of the race, the convention elected the following dignitaries as leaders of the Negro people of the world …. The time has come for the race to establish centralized authority in the control of its own affairs. Marcus Garvey
Freeing women and giving them a chance at life is not imposing Dutch values on foreigners. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
WHITE man’s government . . . should not be scoffed at; that it is a prejudice in the country that no man has a right to disregard William M. Stewart
There is an unwillingness on the part of our people, harsh as it may be, for you free colored people to remain with us . . . Even when you cease to be slaves, you are far removed from being placed on an equality with the white man . . . I cannot alter it if I would. It is a fact Abraham Lincoln
During the next half-century or more, my race must continue passing through the severe American crucible. We are to be tested in our patience, our forbearance, our perseverance, our power to endure wrong, to withstand temptations, to economize, to acquire and use skill; our ability to compete, to succeed in commerce, to disregard the superficial for the real, the appearance for the substance, to be great and yet small, learned and yet simple, high and yet the servant of all. This, this is the passport to all that is best in the life of our Republic, and the Negro must possess it, or be de barred. Booker T. Washington
When the girl lawyer tries her first case the jury will smile affably upon her, and so perhaps will the Judge; but there is one person who will not smile, and that is the opposing counsel, who objects to a woman adversary. There are some lawyers who go so far as to say that given a woman plaintiff and a woman attorney and the defense might just as well lie down if the case be before a jury. Be this as it may, it is an ordeal for a woman at the outset of her practice to encounter in the person of the opposing counsel a courteous, well-bred gentleman whose antagonism is obvious the sooner the woman lawyer can learn to expect and desire nothing from her adversary but a fair field and no quarter, the better for herself and for all other women who may follow her in the profession... Anonymous
While there are many persons, particularly those of the older generation, who are genuinely alarmed at the statutory modification of the family status as it existed at common law, there are an equal if not a greater number who see in the emancipation of married women a necessary genuine social advance. Marvin B. Rosenberry
Women may vote in any election pertaining to school matters. Wisconsin
When woman reigns the devil governs. Italian Proverb
Because the woman is more emotional, if we put the right of divorce in her hand she might divorce for the smallest reasons. But the man, known for bearing more responsibility, will not divorce except in states of extreme necessity Mustapha Al Shakaa
The imams are ignorant and are misconstruing the Prophet's words regarding science…. science is for the elite and religion was for the masses …. It is absurd that men should take 4 wives and have as many concubines as they wished sanctioned by the imams. If I were a woman, I would embrace atheism and never become a Moslem. Ahmed Riza
Feminists rely on the similarity of the genders when it helps them, while they underline the dissimilarity of men and women if similarity creates a burden for them. This enables feminism to insist that men and women are exactly the same when it comes to who can be an airline pilot, but vastly different when it comes to retaining custody of the children or responding to a pass in the workplace. Barbara Amiel
I believe the decree should be repealed. It is extremely humiliating for women to be treated as criminals. The decree only gives men more legal weapons to use against women in case of marital problems. Fawziya Abdel-Sattar
Neither a married woman nor her children can obtain a passport without her husband's written approval. Egypt
Ladies Prayer Room Saudi Arabia
I see myself as an Islamic feminist because I do not find sustenance in a female identity that has no spiritual roots. So I have been enjoying myself watching interviewers get all confused as I send out mixed signals and shatter their stereotypes. On the one hand, I do wear a scarf, but I am not submissive or quiet -- just the opposite. Rabia Terri Harris
The provisions of the penal code shall not apply to any deed committed in good faith, pursuant to a right determined by virtue of the Sharia [Islamic religious law]. Egypt
Lack of female judges does not render the entire judicial process suspect…. Does every woman seeking divorce need to appear before a female judge in order to feel fairly treated? That's ridiculous. Mohamed Selim El-Awwa
A man has the right in Sharia to discipline his wife, but … God says that the best of you will never use this power. Hossam Abu Youssef
All womanhood is hampered today because the world on which it is emerging is a world that tries to worship both virgins and mothers and in the end despises motherhood and despoils virgins. W. E. B. Du Bois
As globalization proceeds, tribalism increases. Sheldon Hackney
There’s a woman at the beginning of all great things. Alphonse de Lamartine
I would beg ... to add my plea for the Colored Girls of the South:-- that large, bright, promising fatally beautiful class ... so full of promise and possibilities, yet so sure of destruction; often without a father to whom they dare apply the loving term, often without a stronger brother to espouse their cause and defend their honor with his life's blood; in the midst of pitfalls and snares, waylaid by the lower classes of white men, with no shelter, no protection. Anna Julia Cooper
Though we are dark-skinned, we are men, and have souls. Portuguese Proverb
A crusade for multiculturalism in the post-Soviet world is a prescription for perpetual war. Justin Raimondo
Any woman entering the public arena must be prepared to work as men work; she must justify herself not as a woman but as a citizen; she must attack the same problems, and be prepared to shoulder the same burdens. Enid Muriel Lyons
I know that many honorable members have viewed the advent of women to the legislative halls with something approaching alarm; Enid Muriel Lyons
As I acquit myself in the work that I have undertaken for the next three years, so shall I either prejudice or enhance the prospects of those women who may wish to follow me in public service in the years to come Enid Muriel Lyons
The Natural Superiority of Women Ashley Montague; Israel Ehrenberg
There are certain restrictive parts of a woman’s constitution that that were given her by nature and which forbid us from applying the same standard of expectation to women as to men. Albert Einstein
Very few women are creative. I would not send a daughter of mine to study physics. Albert Einstein
Our leader will not be a white man with a Black heart, nor a Black man with a white heart, but a Black man with a Black heart. Marcus Garvey
New Negroes Anonymous
Women have not had their rights come easily. Dianne Feinstein
No laborer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love -- except the housewife. Letty Cottin Pogrebin
I don't go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn't like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth. Theodore Roosevelt
In the Wounded Knee fight, the troops under your command killed squaws and children as well as unarmed Indians. Theodore Roosevelt
The ultimate point of rest and happiness for the Indians is to let our settlements and theirs meet and blend together, to intermix and become one people, incorporating themselves with us as citizens of the U.S. This is what the natural progress of things will of course bring on, and it will be better to promote than retard it. Surely it will be better for them to be identified with us and preserved in the occupation of their lands, than be exposed to the many casualties which may endanger them while a separate people. Thomas Jefferson
We make to the Indians this solemn declaration of our unalterable determination, that we wish them to live in peace with all nations as well as with us, and we have no intention ever to strike them or to do them an injury of any sort, unless first attacked or threatened Thomas Jefferson
Towards the attainment of our two objects of peace and lands, it is essential that our agent acquire that sort of influence over the Indians which rests on confidence. Thomas Jefferson
The most economical as well as the most humane conduct towards the Indians is to bribe them into peace and to retain them in peace by eternal bribes Thomas Jefferson
Our system is to live in perpetual peace with the Indians, to cultivate an affectionate attachment from them by everything just and liberal which we can do for them within the bounds of reason, and by giving them effectual protection against wrongs from our own people. Thomas Jefferson
The aboriginal inhabitants of these countries I have regarded with the commiseration their history inspires. Endowed with the faculties and the rights of men, breathing an ardent love of liberty and independence, and occupying a country which left them no desire but to be undisturbed, the stream of overflowing population from other regions directed itself on these shores. Without power to divert or habits to contend against, they have been overwhelmed by the current or driven before it. Now reduced within limits too narrow for the hunter's state, humanity enjoins us to teach them agriculture and the domestic arts, to encourage them to that industry which alone can enable them to maintain their place in existence and to prepare them in time for that state of society which to bodily comforts adds the improvement of the mind and morals. Thomas Jefferson
Marriage has ever been a one-sided matter, resting most unequally upon the sexes. By it, man gains all- woman loses all; tyrant law and lust reign supreme with him- meek submission and ready obedience alone befit her. Susan B. Anthony
In the long term, female education may be the best way to advance the status of women. Isobel Coleman
The true measure of a civilization is the respect it pays to minorities and strangers. Prince Charles
The whites tell us of their enlightened understanding, and the wisdom they have from heaven, at the same time, they cheat us to their hearts’ content. For we are as fools in their eyes, and they say among themselves, the Indians know nothing! Hard Man; Kishanositee
Yes, Ethiopia yet shall stretch Her bleeding hands abroad; Her crying agony has reached The burning throne of God. Redeemed from dust and free from chains Her sons shall lift their eyes; From cloud capped hills and verdant plains Shall shouts of triumph rise Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
The Muslim women have a no lesser role than that of men in the war of liberation; they manufacture men and play a great role in guiding and educating the [new] generation … Hamas
God is very important to me. I love her. Oprah Winfrey
However insignificant the minority, and however trifling the proposed trespass against their rights, no such trespass is permissible. Herbert Spencer
There are still some black youth growing up in ghettoes in this country who will never know a white person—not even speak to one. Karl Flemming
We must create a last line of defense against the influence of Islam. In Denmark we have seen the appearance of a parallel society in which minorities practice their own medieval values and undemocratic views this as the new front in our cultural war Brian Mikkelsen
Minorities…are almost always in the right. Sydney Smith
If a democracy is to remain real and stable, the majority must be humane and farsighted enough to take care of minorities who have serious objections to the majorities point of view and who, because of lack of numbers, do not have the political strength to impose their own policy solutions through their own political power. Demetrios James Caraley
Buxton is certainly a very interesting place. Sixteen years ago it was a wilderness. Now, good highways are laid out in all directions through the forest, and by their side, standing back 33 feet from the road, are about 200 cottages, all built in the same pattern, all looking neat and comfortable; around each one is a cleared place of several acres which is well cultivated. The fences are in good order, the barns seem well filled, and cattle and horses, and pigs and poultry, abound. There are signs of industry and thrift and comfort everywhere; signs of intemperance, of idleness, of want nowhere. There is no tavern and no groggery; but there is a chapel and a schoolhouse. Most interesting of all are the inhabitants. Twenty years ago most of them were slaves, who owned nothing, not even their children. Now they own themselves; they own their houses and farms; and they have their wives and children about them. They are enfranchised citizens of a government [Canada] which protects their rights … Samuel R. Howe
The American Colonization Society hereby grants to the colonies or settlements in Liberia, on the western coast of Africa, under its care, the following Constitution: Liberia; American Colonization Society
I have declined to move any such colony to any State [country] without first obtaining the consent of the government, with an agreement on its part to receive and protect such emigrants in all the rights of freemen…. Liberia and Haiti are as yet the only countries to which colonies of African descent from here could go with certainty of being received and adopted as citizens; and I regret to say such persons contemplating colonization do not seem so willing to go to those countries Abraham Lincoln
If as friends of colonization hope, the present and coming generations of our countrymen shall by any means succeed in freeing our land from the dangerous presence of slavery, and at the same time in restoring a captive people to their long lost fatherland with bright prospects for the future, and this too so gradually that neither races nor individuals shall have suffered by the change, it will be a glorious consummation.” Abraham Lincoln
Sir; You are directed to have a transport … sent to the colored colony of San Domingo to bring back to this country such of the colonists there as desire to return. You will have a transport furnished with suitable supplies for that purpose and detail an officer … [who] shall have charge of the business. The colonists will be brought to Washington unless otherwise hereafter directed to be employed and provided for at the camps for colored persons around that city. Those only will be brought from the island who desire to return and their effects will be brought with them Abraham Lincoln
While appreciating the social role of women and welcoming their political, cultural and social equality with men, the Church opposes the tendency to diminish the role of woman as wife and mother. The fundamental equality of the sexes does not annihilate the natural distinction between them, nor does it imply the identity of their callings in family and society. Russian Orthodox Church
While all of us have been impoverished spiritually by this stigma upon our nation, minority groups of color such as the Blacks, the American Indians, and the Mexican-Americans have borne the brunt of this malady Greek Orthodox Church
We express our indignation at the gross insensitivity of the so-called great or superpowers of the world toward small and defenseless nations and racial minorities of the world, and the cynical manner in which they are used or abused by these powers to further what they believe to be their interests or the interests of their allies Greek Orthodox Church
The State shall ensure gender balance and fair representation of marginalized groups on all constitutional and other bodies Uganda
Every woman who dieth, and her husband is pleased with her, shall enter into paradise. Muhammad
Do not prevent your women from coming to the mosque; but their homes are better for them. Muhammad
The tribe that constitutes a woman its ruler will not find redemption. Muhammad
I have not left any calamity more hurtful to man than woman. Muhammad
it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have right over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to commit adultery. Muhammad
Let every woman ask herself, Why am I the slave of Man? Why is my brain said not to be equal of his brain? Why is my work not paid equally with his? Why must my body be controlled by my husband, giving me in exchange what he deems fit? Voltairine de Cleyre
Day and night woman must be kept in dependence by the males of their families, and, if they attach themselves to sensual enjoyments, they must be kept under one's control. Her father protects her in childhood, her husband protects her in youth, and her sons protect her in old age; a woman is never fit for independence. Manu
She who drinks spirituous liquor, is of bad conduct, rebellious, diseased, mischievous, or wasteful, may at any time be divorced and superseded by another wife. Manu
Care must be taken of barren women, of those who have no sons, of those whose family is extinct, of wives and widows faithful to their lords, and of women afflicted with diseases. A righteous king must punish like thieves those relatives who appropriate the property of such females during their lifetime. Manu
Where women are honored, there the gods are pleased; but where they are not honored, no sacred rite yields rewards. Manu
As a scout I had a great many dangerous missions to perform and while I was in many close places always succeeded in getting away safely for by this time I was considered the most reckless and daring rider and one of the best shots in the western country. Calamity Jane
In spring of 1876, we were ordered north with General Crook to join Gen'ls Miles, Terry and Custer at Big Horn river. During this march I swam the Platte river at Fort Fetterman as I was the bearer of important dispatches. I had a ninety mile ride to make, being wet and cold, I contracted a severe illness and was sent back in Gen. Crook's ambulance to Fort Fetterman where I laid in the hospital for fourteen days. Calamity Jane
The new woman is essentially an independent labour unit whose energy is used not to serve the interests of a private family economy, but to perform socially useful and necessary labour. Alexandra Kollontai
What is the aim of the feminists? Their aim is to achieve the same advantages, the same power, the same rights within capitalist society as those possessed now by their husbands, fathers and brothers. What is the aim of the women workers? Their aim is to abolish all privileges deriving from birth or wealth. For the woman worker it Is a matter of indifference who is the 'master' a man or a woman. Together with the whole of her class, she can ease her position as a worker. Alexandra Kollontai
I’m furious about the Women’s Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That’s true, but it should be kept very quiet or it ruins the whole racket. Anita Loos
Woman governs America because America is the land of boys who refuse to grow up. Salvador de Madariaga y Roho
Majority rule is not the norm for solving issues or problems. United States Army
When women are not at the negotiating table, their rights get negotiated away. Zainab Salbi
To be American in the United States means to be white, protestant, and very rich. This excludes almost entirely black people and anyone else who can be easily identified. Richard Wright
Not only are whites kicking us; they are telling us how to react to being kicked. Steven Biko
Value the perspective of different cultures and recognize the cultural mores that underpin groups and appreciate why these are valued and important. Australia
Associate with them in the houses and do everything except sexual intercourse. Muhammad
I would also agree … on the oppression of women by totalitarian Arab states. Women in Saudi Arabia even have to struggle for the right to walk unaccompanied in the street or to drive a car. It is worth remembering, however, that there are individual Arabs who do work hard to defend human rights and one cannot make a blanket generalization about Arab people. Ibrahim Nawar
I intend to start on shelter homes, and turn them into women's liberating centers, where women not only get therapy and food, but also training on how to become autonomous. These programs would be designed especially for Muslim women, because there are no programs at all. They tend to go to the shelter for a while and then go back to a very abusive environment and then they come and go again. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I'm against all employment for women outside their home...In my opinion basically the access of women to the factory floor is against the laws of nature...Besides if women are employed by industry and the public sector, they will displace men and close their employment opportunities. Hojatoleslam Motbahri
The problem of “honor killings” is not a problem of morality or of ensuring that women maintain their own personal virtue; rather, it is a problem of domination, power and hatred of women who, in these instances, are viewed as nothing more than servants to the family, both physically and symbolically. Muslim Women's League
During many years the Siamese have been making annual excursions into the Malay Peninsula, apparently for no other purpose than to procure slaves…. Two junks arrived in the river during my stay. The decks of the junks could not contain these miserable captives, and platforms were erected on the outsides of the vessels for the purpose of affording greater space. These unfortunate creatures were tied hand and foot during the voyage in order to prevent them from throwing themselves overboard. Which many would have done had they been at liberty to do so. …. During the few days of their detention … numbers of them, particularly the children, died from want of food, and from the horrible state of disease which prevailed …. George Winston Earl
We have much participation of women in Afghanistan politics. Yet 86 percent of the women are illiterate. I and the women who come before you are not typical of women in our country. Fawzia Koofi
I have the right to determine who shall be my mate without the permission of any man. I am not a slave. Jack Johnson
I spent 23 days in jail—two days longer than a man who killed his wife. Jack Johnson
For people who have been slaves for 150 years doing all the work to be called lazy and shiftless by the man who was sitting on the porch—that is a phenomenon in itself. Stanley Crouch
Busing has only achieved white flight. J. Bennett Johnson
Women are a great civilizing force in any society and when they are repressed things don’t work very well. George P. Shultz
The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source Lucretia Mott
As a result of this war, I’ve had… changes of heart -- I believe in female nurses. George S. Patton
When you start targeting a community there is that feeling of anger the frustration and hatred that comes in and that brings the young people away from the community and goes into the extreme hands. Iqbal Sacranie
Since 9/11 there is ample evidence of evil in terms of attacks on Muslims purely because of the faith they belong to. Iqbal Sacranie
We have allowed tolerance of diversity to harden into the effective isolation of communities. Trevor Phillips
… savages … barbarians Andrew Johnson
Here is our one great chance to form one great Indian nation and cast our lot with the British. Tecumseh
I alone am the acknowledged head of all the Indians. Tecumseh
When I treat rape victims, I tell the girls not to go to the police. If she goes to the police, the police will rape her. Shershah Syed
Women have to be able to look at themselves in the mirror as men do and say, “I see a presidential candidate!” Gloria Steinem
Their Lordships have come to the conclusion that the word "persons" … includes members both of the male and female sex, and that, therefore, the question propounded by the Governor General should be answered in the affirmative, and that women are eligible to be summoned to and become members of the Senate of Canada, and they will humbly advise His Majesty accordingly. Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Canada
The exclusion of women from all public offices is a relic of days more barbarous than ours. Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Canada
Now that women are persons, what's ahead? Emily Murphy
Men regarded women as a servant class in the community, and that women were going to remain in the servant class until they lifted themselves out of it. Emmeline Pankhurst
…if civilization is to advance at all in the future, it must be through the help of women, women freed of their political shackles, women with full power to work their will in society. Emmeline Pankhurst
We have taken this action, because as women…we realize that the condition of our sex is so deplorable that it is our duty even to break the law in order to call attention to the reasons why we do so. Emmeline Pankhurst
I regard those men as vile and contemptible who subject themselves to the yoke of someone else when they can live as free men. I and all my people have vowed to die a hundred deaths to maintain the freedom of our land. This is our answer, both for the present and forevermore. Anonymous
The paramount destiny and mission of woman are to fulfill the noble and benign office of wife and mother. This is the law of the Creator. Anonymous
Dump Simon. Save the Chief. Anonymous
Every principle from which America has acted in the course of her unhappy difficulties with Great Britain, pleads stronger than a thousand arguments in favor of your Petitioners Anonymous
The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her. Anonymous
Reform would be difficult, for Indian warriors thought death less irksome than daily labor; and men who did not fear death were not easily driven to toil. Henry Adams
The Indians are known to conduct their wars so entirely without faith and humanity that it would bring eternal infamy on the Ministry … if they should excite these savages to war … John Adams
As to your extraordinary code of laws, I cannot help but laugh. John Adams
Minorities should be free from any kind of insecurity. Lal Krishna Advani
The United States is a country of freedom that looks primarily after the rights of all of its citizens, of all religions and races, despite the problems in application that manifest themselves from time to time. Taha Jaber Al-Alwani
I celebrate diversity. It's what makes us great. Lamar Alexander
We’re [Native Americans] portrayed as either the noble savage or the ignoble savage. In most people’s minds, we only exist in the 19th century. Sherman Alexie
Italy, which is inhabited only by a single race speaking the same language and professing the same religion, experiences so many difficulties in its unification. For the moment all it has achieved is anarchy and disorder. Judge what would happen in Turkey if free scope were given to all the different national aspirations …. It would need a century and torrents of blood to establish even a fairly stable state of affairs. Ali Pasha
What's a cult. It just means not enough people to make a minority. Robert Altman
Every race has fought for its own progress. John Albion Andrew
The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? Susan B. Anthony
Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. Susan B. Anthony
The whites introduced among them [the Indians] the fatal and exterminating conditions of modern life. William Appis
Obviously, I can’t say that the best man won, but the best policy did. Nancy Astor
We are at war and these people are our enemies. Alfred Atkinson
When we have congressmen and top state politicians all working together with powerful interests, what have we got to fight against them? Not much, except to ask for justice. George Aubid Jr.
Norway as a nation should take collective responsibility for what happened in our country during World War II. I see it as our duty to seek a broad, moral reconciliation and to let this be expressed economically. Aud-Inger Aure
No British soldier is to have any social intercourse with any Jew … Regard the Jews with hatred and contempt. Evelyn Barker
[Describing the Croatan Indians the English explorers met in Sir Walter Raleigh's first expedition to Virginia: ... very handsome and goodly people, and in their behavior as mannerly and civil as any in Europe. Arthur Barlow
...we were entertained with all love and kindness and with as much bounty, ...as they could possibly devise. We found the people most gentle loving, and faithful, void of all guile and treason ... a more kind and loving people there cannot be found in the world Arthur Barlowe
Majorities … are often mistaken. That is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous. Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions. Alan Barth
They want us to be self-determined and they want us to be self-governed, and yet when we make these judgments, they don’t like it. Leon Bear
Anti-Semitism is the Socialism of fools. August Bebel; Ferdinand
You might just as well read the Bible to a herd of buffaloes as to those fellows ... but they have a supreme respect for the logic ... embodied in Sharp's rifles . Henry Ward Beecher
If our people are to fight their way up out of bondage we must arm them with the sword and the shield and the buckler of pride. Mary McLeod Bethune
Dear Nigger-lover: Theodore G. Bilbo
An Indian who is as bad as the white men could not live in our nation.... The white men do not scalp the head; but they do worse. They poison the heart. Black Hawk
My reason teaches me that land cannot be sold. The great Spirit gave it to his children to live upon. So long as they occupy and cultivate it they have a right to the soil. Nothing can be sold but such things as can be carried away. Black Hawk
We're seeking sovereignty because it is absolutely essential, like the ripening of the fruit, like reaching adulthood, like the opening of river into the ocean. It is necessary because we are a people. Lucien Bouchard
The day a race ceases to express its thought and its sentiments in that language which has grown with it and which took form with its ethnic temperament, it is lost as a race. The preservation of its language is absolutely necessary to the preservation of the race, of its genius, its character and it's temperament. Henry Bourassa
The distinct society were asking for is not a society of privileged citizens. Is a society with a different culture, a society with a different legal system, a society with specific institutions. Robert Bourassa
Sub-national, ethnic or tribal factions cannot expect to undermine the political unit in which they exist while claiming the privileges of a sovereign nation-state. Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Part of getting beyond color is refusing to make race an excuse for failing to pass judgment about self-destructive behavior. William W. Bradley
Feelings of marginalization and cries of separation are symptomatic of countries where rulers find power sweet and intoxicating, where power is coveted, and when acquired, painstakingly guarded. Kombo Mason Braide
Romantic paternalism … put women, not on a pedestal, but in a cage. William J. Brennan, Jr.
The enslavement of Africans [in America] built the world's strongest economy. Tony Brown
[Rape] is nothing more or less than a conscious process on intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear. Susan Brownmiller
When the curtain dropped on the [Marcus] Garvey theatricals, the black man of America was exactly where Garvey had found him, though a little bit sadder, perhaps a bit poorer—if not wiser. Ralph Bunche
A woman is but an animal, and an animal not of the highest order. Edmund Burke
I resent anyone coming in and claiming to be a minority as I am. Emmet C. Burns Jr.
The very look and temperament of women will be altered. Horace Bushnell
Just because we have exotic last names or darker faces, our politics are assumed to be radical. But that is simply not the case. Cruz Bustamante
Wherever I went the Indians treated me honorably and gave me food … Alvar N. C. de Vaca
If we [Blacks] always do what we’ve always done, then we will always get what we’ve always got. Kirby Jon Caldwell
I don't think the approach is to simply give them [the Indian tribes] money, because too much money has disappeared in Indian country, too much has been mismanaged. The history of Indian country is the disappearance of money. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
[We] must come to understand what it means to be a member of the minority or other small partner people, and to be ready to give that minority assurances which are necessary for a majority.. Canadian Royal Commission on Bilingualism
... be it said to the honor of the Hebrew race [the Jews], we very rarely find one in the poor house, they are willing to work, and they add so much to the progress of the country. Joseph Cannon
From the beginning the Indian accepted the white man in Canada. We allowed him differences. We helped him overcome his weakness in trying to make his way in our environment. We taught him to know our world, to avoid the pitfalls and deadfalls, how to trap and hunt and fish, how to live in a strange environment. Is it too much to ask the white man to reciprocate? Harold Cardinal
I favor school integration. I do not favor mandatory busing. The only kids who were bused are the poor children. The rich parents either move or put the kid in private schools. Jimmy Carter
We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don't make us weak. They're the source of our strength. Jimmy Carter
French-Canadians have no need to be afraid of the English ... instead, let us admire their energy and perseverance; let us imitate them. To be excellent French-Canadians we need to have, along with the qualities of our race, the best qualities of the English-Canadians. George-Etienne Cartier
The United States will never ask for your land there. This I promise you in the name of your great father, the President. That country he assigns to his red people, to be held by them and their children's children forever. Lewis Cass
I will say that I like an Indian better dead than living. I have never in my life seen a good Indian (and I have seen thousands) except when I have seen a dead Indian. James Michael Cavanaugh
Our young men will marry your daughters and we shall be one people. Samuel de Champlain
Coercion alone will remove them [the Indians] to the western country allotted for the Indians. Cherokee Phoenix
We need Black supremacy to get Negroes off their knees in churches that preach a white heaven, a white God and a white universe. Chicago New Crusader
Nobody calls on black women to find out what they're thinking about because we're always part of somebody else's agenda. Shirley Chisholm
Except in Haiti, nowhere in the world have we resisted you. We have suffered, we have grown dull and like cattle under a whip, obeyed. Why? Because, m'sieu, we have no pride! And we have no pride because we have nothing to remember.... While I live I shall try to build that pride we need, and build it in terms white men as well as black can understand. I am thinking of the future, m'sieu, not of now. I will teach pride if my teaching breaks every back in my kingdom. Henri Christophe
The Intellect engages us in the pursuit of Truth. The Passions impel us to Action. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
The Jews must be refused everything as a separate nation, and be granted everything as individuals.... There cannot be a nation within a nation. Stanislas de Clermont-Tonnerre
Our relations with the Indians located within our border impose upon us responsibilities we can not escape. Humanity and consistency require us to treat them with forbearance and in our dealings with them to honestly and considerately regard their rights and interests. Grover Cleveland
The conscience of the people demands that the Indians within our boundaries shall be fairly and honestly treated as wards of the Government and their education and civilization promoted with a view to their ultimate citizenship. Grover Cleveland
Don’t forget how quickly people who have lived next to each other for generations have turned on each other. Bill Clinton
We should do more than tolerate our diversity. We should honor and celebrate it.. Bill Clinton
The role of women is not to be circumscribed. William S. Cohen
All my skin folk are not my kin folk. Johnetta B. Cole
Sisters all, let us not underestimate our power. Johnetta B. Cole
My number one priority is to save the Black man. Barbara-Rose Collins
There is a perception of the general irrelevance of aboriginal culture….We haven't gone anywhere. We still exist. …. Get the hell out of our lives and give us our land back. Ernie Collison
The States in which we dwell have twice availed themselves of our voluntary services, and have repaid us with chains and slavery. Shall we a third time kiss the foot that crushes us? If so, we deserve our chains. Colored Peoples Press
We don’t treat racism by practicing racism. Ward Connerly
.d U. S. Army;, Do not receive overtures of peace or submission ... kill every male Indian over twelve years of age. Patrick E. Connor
A black public official must be held to the same standard [as anyone else] ... a lower standard would be patronizing, a higher standard would be racist. John Conyers
[Opposing Hydro-Quebec:] It is always us who are asked to pay. You say, "move over, move over Indian," and the only time you'll come to talk to us is when you want something. Mathew Coon Come
One does not sell the land upon which the people walk. Crazy Horse
They tell us they want to civilize us. They lie. They want to kill us. Crazy Horse
We do not want your civilization. We would live as our fathers did, and their fathers before them. Crazy Horse
This is the land of our fathers; we love it ... and on no account whatever will we consent to sell one foot ... neither by exchange or otherwise. Creek Nation
There must be in their [the Indian's] social bond, something singularly captivating, and far superior to anything to be boasted among us; for thousands of Europeans are Indians, and we have no examples of even one of those Aborigines having from choice become Europeans. Michel Guillaume Jean de Crevecouer; J. Hector St. John
We shot them like dogs. David Crockett
[Describing Indian warriors:] ... a match for any man. George Crook
I want no peace till the Indians suffer more. Samuel R. Curtis
The Army is the Indian's best friend. George Armstrong Custer
I would be glad if the whites would pick out a place for themselves and not come into our grounds. Cut Nose
A State which is incompetent to satisfy different races condemns itself. John Emerich Edward Dalberg; Lord Acton
The law has made the Negro equal, but man has not. Clarence Darrow
The general program of the eugenicist is clear—it is to improve the race by inducing young people to make a more reasonable selection of marriage mates; to fall in love intelligently. It also includes the control by the state of the propagation of the mentally incompetent. It does not imply the destruction of the unfit either before or after birth. Charles Davenport
Race has become an increasingly obsolete way of constructing community because it is based on unchangeable, immutable biological facts in a pseudo-scientific way. Angela Davis
They have got as far as they can go, because they own their land in common .... there is no enterprise to make your home any better than that of your neighbors. There is no selfishness, which is at the bottom of civilization. Till this people will consent to give up their lands, and divide them among their citizens ... they will not make much more progress. Henry L. Dawes
Hegemony of the dollar. Charles de Gaulle
We call it taco politics. They [U. S. Gobvernment officials] come to us, speaking Spanish, offering Hispanic rhetoric. But they're not really getting down to specifics of the problems we have. Jose Garcia De Laua
The time has come to allow tribal governments to stand free—independent, responsible and accountable. Dennis W. DeConcini
Race is everything. Benjamin Disraeli
Friends, we are all Indians no matter how white or dark you are. It doesn't make any difference where you are, what you are doing, or how much money you are making. We are all Indians. Ralph Dixey
I am for the negro against the crocodile, but for the white man against the negro. Stephen Douglas
Racism in America has not been completely eradicated. It is a sturdy pestilence. Racism and intolerance raise their heads repeatedly, not only in America but in every land. William O. Douglas
The destiny of colored Americans is the destiny of America. We shall never leave you. Frederick Douglass
What does it amount to if the Black man, after having been made free by the letter of your law ... is to be subject to the [former] slaveholder's shotgun? Frederick Douglass
We had hoped that the white men would not be willing to travel beyond the mountains. Now that hope is gone. They have passed the mountains, and have settled upon Cherokee land. They wish to have that action sanctioned by treaty. When that is gained, the same encroaching spirit will lead them upon other land of the Cherokees. New cessions will be asked. Finally the whole country, which the Cherokees and their fathers have so long occupied, will be demanded, and the remnant of Ani-Yunwiya, THE REAL PEOPLE, once so great and formidable, will be compelled to seek refuge in some distant wilderness. There they will be permitted to stay only a short while, until they again behold the advancing banners of the same greedy host. Not being able to point out any further retreat for the miserable Cherokees, the extinction of the whole race will be proclaimed. Should we not therefore run all risks, and incur all consequences, rather than submit to further loss of our country? Such treaties may be alright for men who are too old to hunt or fight. As for me, I have my young warriors about me. Dragging Canoe; Tsiyu-gunsini
We are Americans, not only by birth and by citizenship, but by our political ideals, our language, our religion. Farther than that, our Americanism does not go. At that point, we are Negroes, members of a vast historic race that from the very dawn of creation has slept, but half awakening in the dark forests of its African fatherland. W. E. B. Du Bois
One ever feels his twoness—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled stirrings. W. E. B. Du Bois
The black world squirms beneath the feet of the white in impotent fury or sullen hate. W. E. B. Du Bois
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line; the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.... W. E. B. Du Bois
A very strong anti-nigger image, a very strong anti-Jewish image in the long run may not be a political disadvantage. David Duke
Diversity is what is destroying the country. David Duke
We do not believe that minorities can only be represented by minorities.. John Dunne
Every [political] contest is one of French and English in the outset, or becomes so ere it has run its course. Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham; Lord Durham
If you will go to the setting sun there you will be happy; there you can remain in peace and quietness. So long as the waters run and the oaks grow that country shall be guaranteed to you and no white man shall be permitted to settle near you. John Henry Eaton
A great part Jewish history was occupied by the simple attempt of Jews to stay alive. Abba Eban
There is now a recognition that there are three sovereigns in this country, and they are the Federal Government, the state governments and the tribal governments. John E. Echohawk
Some people say that there is too much “Pluribus,” and not enough “Unum” in our society. Diana Eck
America is woven of many strands. I would recognize them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description. Ralph Ellison
To-day is holden at Worcester [MA] the "Woman's Convention." I think that as long as they have not equal rights of property and right of voting they are not on the right footing. Ralph Waldo Emerson
You, sir, will bring down that renowned chair in which you sit into infamy if your seal is set to this instrument of perfidy; and the name of this nation, hitherto the sweet omen of religion and liberty, will stink to the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The white race must be supreme, not only in America but in the world. Hiram Wesley Evans
The pious ones of Plymouth, who, reaching the Rock, first fell upon their knees and then upon the aborigines. William Maxwell Evarts
We Arabs, especially the educated among us, look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement …. We all wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home. Faisal
We will not stop until the dogs stop biting us in the South and the rats stop biting us in the North. James Farmer
Racial harmony does not mean racial mixing. Louis Farrakhan Walcott
Don’t play with us. If you’re not going to give us justice, let us go so that we may help ourselves….We can’t want for benevolent white people to give us handouts. Louis Farrakhan Walcott
If I were not a woman, I would not have been the vice presidential candidate. Geraldine Ferraro
There are very few of us left. Geronimo
We are vanishing from the earth, yet I cannot think we are useless or Usen [God] would not have created us. Geronimo
We are told, over and over: "Get off welfare. Cut the umbilical cord to the Government." But when we try and pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps, we're slapped back down. Tim Giago
Inherent differences between men and women, we have come to appreciate, remain cause for celebration, but not for denigration of the members of either sex or for artificial constraints on an individual’s opportunity. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
With it we can create our own destiny. It’s a sovereignty issue. It’s our land, and we’ll do what we want with it. Ralph Goff
As a Mohawk from Kahnawake, I consider Montreal a suburb of our reserve. Dan Goodleaf
Tribal sovereign immunity is an anachronism in today’s world. Slade Gorton
The decimation of the mighty bison herds, the use of poison alcohol to destroy mind and body, and the cowardly killing of women and children made for tragedy on a scale so ghastly that it cannot be dismissed as merely the consequence of the clash of competing ways of life. Kevin Gover
[Tribal] Sovereignty is just a means to an end. The end is healthy, happy and safe communities. Kevin Gover
There is great good will on Capitol Hill for the tribes but virtually none for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Kevin Gover
The white people … are trying to make us over into their image Grand Council of American Indians
The white man says there is freedom and justice for all. We have had "freedom and justice," and that is why we have been almost exterminated. We shall not forget this. Grand Council of American Indians
I've been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither would take the garbage out. Lee Grant
The proper treatment of the original occupants of this land—the Indians is one deserving of careful study. I will favor any course toward them which tends to their civilization and ultimate citizenship. Ulysses S. Grant
By arming the Negro we have added a powerful ally. They will make good soldiers. Ulysses S. Grant
It is really my opinion that the whole race would be harmless and peaceable if they were not put upon by the whites. Ulysses S. Grant
Woman alone can ... speak effectively for woman, since none others can speak with authority, or from the depths of personal experience. Horace Greeley
Slavery always has, and always will, produce insurrections wherever it exists, because it is a violation of the natural order of things, and no human power can much longer perpetuate it. Angelina Grimke
It would be unjust to deny the rights of the Jewish people to realize their aspirations to establish their own state. Andrei A. Gromyko
Is the relationships with your spouses of such fragility that the fact that I have a committed, loving relationship with another man jeopardizes them? Barney Frank
We have crowded the tribes upon a few miserable acres on our Southern frontier; it is all that is left to them of their once boundless forest: and still, like the horse-leech, our insatiated cupidity cries, Give! Give! ... Do the obligations of justice change with the color of the skin? Theodore Frelinghuysen
Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists, and that’s all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws and their codes. Marilyn French
In order that she may be able to give her hand with dignity, she must be able to stand alone. Sarah Margaret Fuller
If the negro be a soul, if the woman be a soul, apparelled in flesh, to one master only are they accountable. Sarah Margaret Fuller
So long as a minority conforms to the majority, it is not even a minority. Mohandas K. Gandhi
When a respectable minority objects to any rule of conduct, it would be dignified for the majority ... to yield.... Numerical strength savors of violence when it acts in total disregard of any strongly felt opinion of the minority. Mohandas K. Gandhi
The reliance of our race upon the progress and achievements of others for a consideration in sympathy, justice and rights is like a dependence upon a broken stick, resting upon which will eventually consign you to the ground. Marcus Garvey
Universal Negro Improvement Association Marcus Garvey
Up you mighty race! Marcus Garvey
We must canonize our own saints, create our own martyrs … black men and women who have made their distinct contributions to our racial history. Marcus Garvey
Blacks—across the economic and ideological spectrum—often feel astonishingly vulnerable, of accusations of disloyalty to race. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
When the white man came we had the land and they had the Bibles; now they have the land and we have the Bibles. Dan George
Purity of race does not exist. Europe is a continent of energetic mongrels. Herbert A. L. Fisher
You will see how little time we shall need in order to upset the ideas and the criteria of the whole world, simply and purely by attacking Judaism.... Anti-Semitism is a useful revolutionary expedient. Adolf Hitler
If only I could change my destiny and be a man, … Ho Xuan Huong
It would need more than the 19th Amendment to convince me that there are no differences between men and women, or that legislation cannot take those differences into account. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The hostility to all Indian ways and culture that characterized so much of Government policy now appears to have been a mistake. Hoover Commission
You never have to bother about a President being shot by Puerto Ricans and Mexicans. They don't shoot very straight. J. Edgar Hoover
I am aware that in presenting myself as an advocate for the Indians and their rights, I shall claim but little sympathy from the community at large, and that I shall stand very much alone....I feel it is my imperative to adhere to ... a principle enduring as life itself. That principle is to protect the Indian against wrong and oppression, and to vindicate him in the enjoyment of rights which have been solemnly guaranteed to him by this Government. Sam Houston
Mistreatment of Jews in Germany may be considered virtually eliminated. Cordell Hull
You don't run a feminist agenda and achieve political power. Loila Hunking
Arabs and Jews have lived together for many centuries. We are both children of Abraham. Hussein ibn Talal
The tender breasts of women were not made for political convulsions. Thomas Jefferson
The continued retention of these innocent people would he a blot upon the history of this country. Harold L. Ickes
There will never be a generation of great men until there has been a generation of free women. Robert G. Ingersoll
It's time to bring dignity, honor, self-reliance, and self-government to people that have been held, not necessarily in bondage, but certainly as supplicants under an Indian Act that is archaic. Ron Irwin
All preceding experiments for the improvement of the Indians have failed. It seems now to be an established fact that they cannot live in contact with a civilized community and prosper. Andrew Jackson
It will separate the Indians from immediate contact with settlements of whites; free them from the power of the states; enable them to pursue happiness in their own way and under their own rude institutions; will retard the progress of decay, which is lessening their numbers, and perhaps cause them gradually, under the protection of the government and through the influence of good counsels, to cast off their savage habits and become an interesting, civilized, and Christian community …. To save him from this alternative, or perhaps utter annihilation, the general government kindly offers him a new home, and proposes to pay the whole expense of his removal and settlement. Andrew Jackson
A Century of Dishonor Helen Hunt Jackson
Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
A Century of Dishonor Helen Hunt Jackson
Ninety percent of the racial debate is really about economics. Jesse Jackson Jr.
The purer a people, the better; the more mixed, the worse. Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
In all your intercourse with the natives, treat them in the most friendly and conciliatory manner which their own conduct will admit. Thomas Jefferson
My children, persevere in your friendship to the United States. We will never injure you nor permit you to be injured by any white people, and we trust that you will take care that none of our people are injured by yours. Encourage among you the cultivation of the earth, raising of cattle, spinning and weaving, and we will assist you in it. With plenty of food and clothing you will raise many children, multiply, be strong and happy. May the Great Spirit protect and prosper you in all your just pursuits. Farewell. Thomas Jefferson
The appointment of a woman to office is an innovation for which the public is not prepared, nor am I. Thomas Jefferson
The kids in the Chicago public schools with me thought an engineer was a man who drove the trains on the elevated tracks. Mae Jemison
Protector General of the Minorities Muhammad Ali Jinnah
... the rights of the first Americans to remain Indians while exercising their rights as Americans. Lyndon B. Johnson
We honor cultural identity, but separatism is not allowed. Barbara Jordan
Your father never sold his country—never forget my dying words.... This country holds your father's body. Never sell the bones of your father and mother. Chief Joseph
If we ever owned the land we own it still, for we never sold it. Chief Joseph
Neither did our men at first. Douglas MacArthur
Naturally I knew it was ridiculous to deprive half the people of the country of any voice in the laws they had to live under, merely on account of a trifling difference in sex, but I did not think anything I could do about it was likely to be helpful. Rose Macaulay
Treat them as a nation and they will act as a free people generally do—generously. Call them a faction, and they become factious. John A. MacDonald
The rights of the minority must be protected and the rich are always fewer in number than the poor. John A. MacDonald
No man in his senses can suppose that this country can for a century to come be governed by totally unfrenchified government ... John Alexander Macdonald
If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure. James Madison
No widow shall be compelled to marry ... while she chooses to live without a husband. Magna Carta (John Lackland)
With the existence of the few rich Malays at least the poor can say that their fate is not entirely to serve rich non-Malays. From the point of view of racial ego, and this ego is still strong, the unseemly existence of Malay tycoons is essential. Mohamad Mahathir
From the outside you may see all the social indicators of decline, but from the inside I see an extremely tenacious people interested in holding on to their traditions. Wilma Mankiller
Though the Indians are acknowledged to have an unquestionable, and heretofore unquestioned right to the lands they occupy … it may well be doubted whether those tribes which reside within the acknowledged boundaries of the United States can, with strict accuracy, be denominated foreign nations….They occupy a territory to which we assert a title independent of their will… they are in a state of pupilage. Their relation to the United States resembles that of a ward to his guardian. They look to our government for protection; rely upon its kindness and its power; appeal to it for relief to their wants; and address the President as their Great Father. They and their country are considered by foreign nations, as well as by ourselves, as being so completely under the sovereignty and dominion of the United States that any attempt to acquire their lands, or to form a political connection with them, would be considered by all as an invasion of our territory and an act of hostility. John Marshall
I assume that you would not desire your wife the role of partisan. Dolley Madison
A people once numerous, powerful, and truly independent, found by our ancestors in the quiet and uncontrolled possession of an ample domain, gradually sinking beneath our superior policy, our arts, and our arms, have yielded their lands by successive treaties, each of which contains a solemn guarantee of the residue, until they retain no more of their formerly extensive territory than is deemed necessary for their comfortable subsistence. John Marshall
I spent most of my life getting the word "negro" to be spelled with a capital "N." By the time I finally got that done people were using the word "black" with a small "b. Thurgood Marshall
... if the United States is indeed the great melting pot, the Negro either didn't get in the pot or he didn't get melted down. Thurgood Marshall
In France a woman will not go to sleep until she has talked over affairs of state with her lover or her husband. Jules Mazarin
Mr. Speaker, there is no real persecution of Jews in Germany. Louis Thomas McFadden
There is room enough in this country for one great free people; but there's not room enough, under the same flag and the same laws, for two or three angry, suspicious, obstructive "nationalities. D'Arcy McGee
Freedom is the red man's heritage, the precious boon of his nomadic life; and retaining that, he will assume a friendly attitude toward other men if assured of their good-will and love of peace. John McLean
A society which is clamoring for choice, which is filled with many articulate groups, each urging its own brand of salvation, its own variety of economic philosophy, will give each new generation no peace until all have chosen or gone under, unable to bear the conditions of choice. The stress is in our civilization. Margaret Mead
We want the same standard of life Canadians enjoy and take for granted. Ovide Mercredi
The Indians were not the aggressors, but I well knew that when the Indians and the whites started fighting, the Indians would never make peace until whipped, and therefore necessity compelled me to whip them. David Meriwether
The Practice of holding our Fellow-Creatures in Slavery ... is contrary to the Golden Law of God on which hang all the Law and the Prophets, and the unalienable Rights of Mankind as well as every principle of the Revolution. Methodists of Virginia
We will all either live together or we will perish together. Kwasi Mifume
It is a most abominable military blunder—a massacre of women and children. Nelson A. Miles
Jews, instead of being stationary like other Asiatics, were, next to the Greeks, the most progressive people of antiquity, and, jointly with them, have been the starting-point and main propelling agency of modern cultivation. John Stuart Mill
The Great Body of the present People of Ireland are the Progeny of the English And Britains [Britons] that from time to time have come over into this kingdom; and there remains but a mere handful of the Ancient Irish at this day, I may say, not one in a thousand. William Molyneux
The care of the Indian tribes within our limits has long been an essential part of our system, but, unfortunately, it has not been executed in a manner to accomplish all the objects intended by it. We have treated them as independent nations, without their having any substantial pretensions to that rank. The distinction has flattered their pride, retarded their improvement, and in many instances paved the way to their destruction. The progress of our settlements westward, supported as they are by a dense population, has constantly driven them back, with almost the total sacrifice of the lands which they have been compelled to abandon. They have claims on the magnanimity and, I may add, on the justice of this nation which we must all feel. James Monroe
Their [the Indians’] sovereignty over vast territories should cease, in lieu of which the right of soil should be secured to each individual and his posterity in competent portions; and for the territory thus ceded by each tribe some reasonable equivalent should be granted, to be vested in permanent funds for the support of civil government over them and for the education of their children, for their instruction in the arts of husbandry, and to provide sustenance for them until they could provide it for themselves. James Monroe
They [the American Indians] have claims on the magnanimity and, I may add, on the justice of this nation which we must all fill. We should become their real benefactors; we should perform the office of their Great Father, the endearing title which they emphatically give to the Chief Magistrate of our Union. James Monroe
The United States will never be able to pay us [Blacks] all they owe us. They don't have the money. Audley Moore
We turn now to plotting our own destinies, setting our own agendas. We are determined. We know what we want. Nation to nation—a bilateral process with the Canadian government. Jerome Morin
The issue of race could benefit from a period of benign neglect. Daniel P. Moynihan
The main and basic responsibility for effecting a solution of the Black man's problems rests upon American Negroes themselves. They should supply the money and pay the price, make the sacrifice and endure suffering to realize full manhood as Black Men. Elijah Muhammad
Whether you [other Blacks] like America or not, you are here and you're not going anywhere .... Regard this place as your own. Wallace D. Muhammad
It will not always be possible to obtain Indian cooperation .... We must proceed even though [this] may be lacking. Dillon S. Myer
We have been placed at The Act of Union in an exceptional situation, a minority situation, in the distribution of political power. If we have to succumb, we would at least succumb, is such a way to that we will earn respect. Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine
A repressed minority is an angry one, which may ultimately threaten the government's stability. Jeri Laber
A government is free in proportion to the rights it guarantees to the minority. Alf Landon
The attraction of black culture for disaffected whites suggests that black culture now speaks to a general condition. Christopher Lasch
In this enlightened age there are few, I believe, but what will acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country.... I think it, however, a greater evil to the white than to the black race, and while my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more strong for the former. Robert E. Lee
You shall not curse the deaf. Book of Leviticus
A [minority or ethnic] group is best defined as a dynamic whole based on inter-dependence rather than on similarity. Kurt Lewin
Raising the self-esteem of minority groups is one of the most strategic means for the improvement of inter-group relations. Kurt Lewin
Not an inconsiderable proportion of them can boast a small dash of the pure blood of the aborigines of America. Meriwether Lewis
Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." Now we practically read it, "all men are created equal except Negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty—to Russia for instance where despotism can be taken pure and without the base alloy of hypocrisy. Abraham Lincoln
I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation; nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that proclamation. Abraham Lincoln
In the multitude of cares claiming my constant attention I have been unable to examine and determine the exact treaty relations between the United States and the Cherokee Nation. Abraham Lincoln
I know not how much is within the legal power of the government in this case; but it is certainly true in equity, that the laboring women in our employment should be paid at the least as much as they were at the beginning of the war. Will the Secretary of War please have the cases fully examined, and so much relief given as can be consistently with the law and the public service. Abraham Lincoln
There is an unwillingness on the part of our people for you free colored people to remain with us. Whether it is right or wrong I do not propose to discuss, but to propose it as a fact with which we have to deal. It is better for us both, therefore, to be separated. Abraham Lincoln
We are not, as a race, so much disposed to fight and kill one another as our red brethren. Abraham Lincoln
Your race has suffered the greatest wrong that has ever been inflicted on any continent. Abraham Lincoln
Tolerance is a virtue that depends upon peace and strength. History shows that it cannot survive war and devastation. Charles Lindbergh
The Black Hills are the house of gold for our Indians. Little Bear
I am Chinese, but I am thoroughly American. Gary Locke
Let every man honor and love the land of his birth and the race from which he springs and keep their memory green. It is a pious and honorable duty .... If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives; and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description. Henry Cabot Lodge
Moslems are not just a bunch of nuts and whackos .... these are people with whom we are simply out of touch. Anthony Kennedy
Indians have heard fine words and promises long enough. They are right in asking for deeds. John F. Kennedy
Let us not be blind to our differences, but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. John F. Kennedy
Obviously, Miss Craig, not enough. John F. Kennedy
There are no "white" or "colored" signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle. John F. Kennedy
All too many white Americans are horrified not with conditions of Negro life, but with the product of these conditions, the Negro himself. Martin Luther King Jr.
More than half of the women of the world are held in Oriental seclusion. They were unwelcome at birth, married in childhood to men they had never seen, and shut away from all possible teaching except that of their husbands or of other women. David Abeel
Women are venomous during the time of their menses and so very dangerous that they poison beasts with their glance and little children in their cots, sully and stain mirrors, and on some occasions those men who lie with them in carnal intercourse are made leprous. Albertus Magnus
The veil deprives women of the possibility of earning their livelihood, the custom is well known to be unsanitary, and it tends to hinder the work of the police by enabling criminals to conceal their identity. After ten days any women wearing a veil will be arrested Kemal Ataturk
Let’s face it, votes for women means votes for liberals. Tom Bethell
Now, Gold and Silver contribute very little in their own nature to our Lives, for which all Earthly Things seem to have been created. Yet Men, as if they would make Nature asham'd of this, have agreed to make those Metals of equal vaue to all other things, to make 'em the Price and Measrue of all, and the Instruments of changing and exchanging whatever can be found good in this World. Bernardo Davanzati
To make Money therefore of equal Value, it is necessary to reduce the Metal to a certain degree of Fineness, to cut it into pieces of equal Weight, and to put a known Stamp upon it as a Mark of its being good Money, that every one may not be oblig'd upon all occasions to try or essay it. This notwithstanding must not be done by private Men, who may be suspected of Fraud, but by the Prince, who is the Father of all. Bernardo Davanzati
Women must pay for everything…. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but also, women get more notoriety when they crash. Amelia Earhart
Do I appear to you to have come to a wrong decision, if I devote that time to philosophy, which I otherwise should have spent at the loom? Hipparchia
I honor you as a daughter should" she said, "but I will take my own life if you do not give me your blessing to marry Crates Hipparchia
All Nations endeavor to get the [foreign] Exchange as much as they can on their side. John Law
If Money were given to a People in greater Quantity than there was a Demand for, Money would fall in its value; but if only given equal to the Demand, it will not fall in value. John Law
The Power the Magistrat [head of government] has to alter the Money in its Denomination or Fineness, takes away the chief Quality for which Silver was made Money John Law
The Practice of most Trading Nations confirms, that Paper is more Qualified for the Use of Money, than Silver; providing it have a Value John Law
Silver being capable of a Stamp, Princes, for the greater Convenience of the People, set up Mints to bring it to a Standard, and Stamp it; Whereby its Weight and Fineness was known, without the Trouble of Weighing or Fyning; but the Stamp added nothing to the Value John Law
If, when Money is rais'd [inflation or devaluation], Goods keep the Prices they had before. Then all Goods exported are sold for a lesser Value abroad, and all Goods imported are sold dearer. John Law
Most Americans are well aware that the societies that are most restrictive of women’s rights are also the nations of greatest poverty, disease and environmental degradation … William G. Milliken
… the lack of access to basic family planning services and information undermines a woman’s ability to determine her own destiny. It also increases illness and mortality rates of women and their children, and inhibits the ability of families to climb out of poverty. William G. Milliken
If we wish woman to fulfill the task of motherhood fully she cannot possess a masculine brain. If the feminine abilities were developed to the same degree as those of the male, her maternal organs would suffer and we should have before us a repulsive and useless hybrid. August Ferdinand Mobius
What astounded me most amid my new surroundings was to find that the eunuchs, whom I had always thought of as contemptible creatures, were in reality beings of great importance, and that some of them enjoyed the confidence of the ruler even in state affairs, and that they were all treated with the greatest deference by the highest officials. I was warned on no account to offend one of them, as they had it in their power to do harm to any one, no matter what his rank might be, to whom they took a dislike. James Morris Morgan
You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Muhammad
Mettals are very necessary for many Uses, and are to be reckon'd among the Fruits and Manufactories of the World. And of these, Gold and Silver being by nature very fine, and more scarce than others, are higher prized; and a little of them is very reasonably esteem'd equal in value with a great quantity of other Mettals, etc. For which reason, and moreover that they are imperishable, as well as convenient for easie stowage and removal, and not from any Laws, they are made a Standard, or common Measure to deal with; and all Mankind concure in it, as every one knows, therefore I need not enlarge further in this matter. Dudley North
Ye Dutch, Swede, and English have by Brandy and Specially Rum, almost Debaucht ye Indians all. William Penn
The Americans are not created by the master of life. … I will ask the master of life to cover over the Americans with earth and the Indians shall return to the Earth. Prophet
Women can perform many duties which are useful in the church, but they were not called for priesthood. We are not to be blamed for this because this is not our teaching, it is the, Biblical teaching. If you can find one single example in the Bible, whether in the Old Testament or in the New Testament, we are ready to accept it. We are not against the words of God. We accept the words of God. But we cannot add new teachings. Shenouda III
Prostitution is always a compelled choice, through either violence or destitution, and that glamorizing it as “work” trivializes the harm it does to the women in it. Christopher H. Smith
How long shall the fair daughters of Africa be compelled to bury their minds and talents beneath a load of iron pots and kettles?” Maria W. Stewart
Furthermore we decree that no women shall be admitted in full service and fellowship to this Order, for it often happens that manly courage is most harmfully softened by familiarity with women. And yet, since there are some services for the sick in the hospitals and also for the livestock which are better performed by women than by men, therefore, it is permitted to receive women as sister aids for such services Tutonic Knights
The disorders in the existing currency, and especially the scarcity of small change, a scarcity so peculiarly distressing to the poorer classes, strongly recommend the carrying into immediate effect the resolution already entered into concerning the establishment of a mint. George Washington
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. Rebecca West; Cicely Isabel Fairfield
I wanted to make sure that women made up half of all Grameen's borrowers. But it wasn't easy to persuade the women in Bangladesh to join the bank. A man isn't even allowed to address a woman in her village. Muhammad Yunus
This war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land from us without price. Spotted Tail; Sinte Gleska
Your not black enough. If you are black, all you have to do is wear a dashiki and pump your fist, and you’ll get all the money you want. Clarence Thomas
As to the authority of the husband, this has always been weaker among the poor peasants because, out of economic necessity, their womenfolk have to do more manual labor than the women of the richer classes and therefore have more say and greater power of decision in family matters. Mao Zedong
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. Virginia Woolf
Silence is the greatest ornament of the woman. Sophocles
Men should not appear in company with women in the houses of prayer Flavius Galerius Valerius Licinianus Licinius
Barbara Lee Speaks for Me! Barbara Lee
There’s an excellent historical reason why Jewish intellectual achievement sits along side political weakness…Jewish achievement in other areas has come at the expense of political strength….Centuries of survival in other peoples’ lands prevented Jews from achieving full acceptance—and access to the levers of government. Some individual Jews have lived large, but the Jewish people as a whole lived on sufferance afraid to antagonize those from whom they sought tolerance. Ruth Wisse
The Arab League has made opposition to Israel the only common goal of its otherwise quarrelsome membership. Ruth Wisse
If I must say anything on the subject of female excellence, … greatest will be her glory who is least talked of among men, whether in praise or in criticism. Pericles
For 150 years a woman was regarded as some kind of prostitute if she wanted to go into business….Young girls were supposed to have their focus on motherhood and babies. Harold Evans
The philosophers and the moralists had the simplicity to believe that they would stop the woman movement by opposing to it the sacred interest of the family, which they declared could not survive without the subjection of woman to the labors of the household, the sewing on of shirt buttons, the mending of hose, etc., her duty was to devote herself to these obscure and thankless labors, in order that man might freely unfold and display his brilliant and superior faculties. These same philosophers, who lectured the rebellious ladies on the cult of the family, sang the praises of capitalist industry, which, by forcing the wife away from the domestic hearth and her child’s cradle to condemn her to the forced labor of the factory, destroys the working-class family. Paul Lafargue
In Petrograd, here in Moscow, in other towns and industrial centers the women workers acted splendidly during the revolution. Without them we should not have been victorious. Or scarcely so. That is my opinion. How brave they were, how brave they still are! Think of all the suffering and deprivations they bore. And they are carrying on because they want freedom, want communism. Nikolai Lenin
The worst danger women face [in the modern state] is unemployment, which threatens to engulf them in the coming decade. Abbas Madani
Women constitute a cheap labor force and above all a submissive one that only in the rarest of cases dares to kick against the thorns of capitalist exploitation, the capitalists multiply the possibilities of women’s work in industry. As a result of all this, the proletarian woman has achieved her independence. But verily, the price was very high and for the moment they have gained very little. Clara Zetkin
Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to report a bill with the least practicable delay, to take into the military service of the Confederate States a number of negro soldiers, not to exceed two hundred thousand, by voluntary enlistment, with the consent of their owners, or by conscription, as may be found necessary; and that the committee provide in said bill for the emancipation of said negroes in all cases where they prove loyal and true to the end of the war, and for the immediate payment, under proper restrictions, of their full present value to their owners. Anonymous
How may child bearing women be most encouraged and supported in the time of childbearing? Richard Adams
-- Car for Sale: 500SL Luxury Sport Coupe. Its performance is unmatched on the highway. Unless you're black and driving on some interstates. Then you could be pulled over and searched by state troopers for fitting a drug courier profile. These humiliating and illegal searches are violations of the Constitution and must be fought. Support the ACLU. American Civil Liberties Union
Sober-thoughted men, far from the scenes of danger, in the security of cities and populous regions, can talk of exterminating measures, and discuss the policy of extirpating thousands… in a little while, the remaining tribes will go the way that so many have gone before. They will vanish like a vapor from the face of the earth – their very history will be lost in forgetfulness. William Apess
Our ears are saluted from the east and west, north and south alike saying: I like a Negro in his place. But there are no two communities which agree as to his proper place. So they have been trying to fix him in first one place and then in another; but just as soon as public sentiment changed, or he saw an opportunity, he changed to such places as he thought his intelligence, industry, courage and endurance commanded. Benjamin William Arnett
The people of Shirza are distinguished by piety, sound religion, and purity of manners, especially the women. These wear boots, and when out of doors are swathed in mantles and head-veils, so that no part of them is to be seen …. One of their strange customs is that they meet in the principal mosque every Monday, Thursday and Friday... sometimes one or two thousand of them... I have never seen in any land an assembly of women in such numbers Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta
There is a necessity of instant re-enforcement for your army…. Those slaves only who might volunteer to fight for their freedom, should be at once sent to the trenches….Opponents claimed that this would disband the army by reason of the violent aversion of the troops to have negroes in the field with them …. If we could get from the army an expression of its desire to be re-enforced by such negroes as for the boon of freedom will volunteer to go to the front, the measure will pass without further delay, and we may yet be able to give you such a force as will enable you to assume the offensive. Judah P. Benjamin
I do not wish to see a governor within my government Francis Bernard
We eat the white man’s food, and it makes us soft: we wear the white man’s heavy clothing and it makes us weak…Yes – we know when you come, we die Chiparopai
Brother! We have, as your friends, fought by your side, and have poured out our blood in your defense, but our arms are now broken. You have grown large. My people have become small, and there are none who take pity on them. Colonel Cobb
We [the Kaws] wanted to appeal to the white man, and I could speak English. I was lithe and active, and young as I was, the chief of the tribe thought I could be entrusted with the important message. I ran and walked for miles, summoning help for the besieged tribe. Charles Curtis
The prophet who would succeed among the Iroquois must speak in ancient tongues, he must use the old words, and he must relate his program to the old ways. He is a conservator at the same time he is a reformer. All of the Iroquois reformers have been traditionalists. This is one of the reasons that Iroquois culture has endured so long. William Nelson Fenton
He will punish you as a father punishes his disobedient child, unless you do as he desires. Ransom Hooker Gillet
The undersigned would respectfully inform the citizens of Ouachita and adjacent parishes, that he has a fine pack of Dogs for catching negroes. Persons wishing negroes caught will do well to give him a call…Five dollars per day M. C. Goff
Both experience and reason demonstrate that the male seeks the welfare and happiness of the female even above his own interest. The Negro can not get justice or fair treatment without the suffrage. Woman can make no such claim, for man accords her not only every privilege which he himself enjoys but the additional privilege of protection Kelly Miller
Civilization is the common possession of all who will assimilate and apply its principles …. No race or nation can pre-empt civilization any more than they can monopolize the atmosphere which surrounds the earth, or the waters which hold it in their liquid embrace. Kelly Miller
It is but hollow mockery of the Negro when he is beaten and bruised in all parts of the nation and flees to the national government for asylum, to be denied relief on the basis of doubtful jurisdiction. The black man asks for protection and is given a theory of government Kelly Miller
Slavery made the Negro as dependent upon the intelligence and foresight of his master as a soldier upon the will of his commander Kelly Miller
The white man expelled the Indian, took his possessions, developed the unexplored resources, and now he devotes a portion of his accumulations to establish institutions where the red man learn the secret and method of his power. Kelly Miller
They took me out of school. Alas, I was enjoying school so much and they made me stop. They took me back home. They had let me go to school and now they made me quit. It was then that they told me I was going to be married. I cried but it did not do any good. What would my crying avail me? They had already arranged it. Mountain Wolf Woman
I am afraid the poor Indian will never stand a chance against the English in their land controversies because they are very poor, they have no money. Money is almighty nowadays and the Indians have no learning, no wit, no cunning, the English have it all. Samson Occom
I have told all the secretaries and commissioners that if anything was done to open up our country for settlement, the government should see to it that more land per capita be given us because our country is not a good farming country and we should have to get our supplies from raising cattle. Quanah Parker
… tumultuous meetings and other disorderly doings of the negroes, mulattoes and Indian servants and slaves within the city Philadelphia
[Let us] Hope that no unjust means are used to deceive and mislead the Indians in a matter of so much interest to them. Samuel Prentiss
Determine to listen to nothing that is bad; do not take up the tomahawk …. Do not meddle with anything that does not belong to you, but mind your own business and cultivate the ground … Prophet; Tenskwatawa
If any wife behaves badly, her husband may whip her. But then they shall look each other in the face and laugh together, and have no more ill will. Prophet; Tenskwatawa
It is bad enough that North Carolina should have the only nigger Congressman. It is sufficiently humiliating to the white people of the Second district; a sad enough commentary upon the political conditions that have obtained in this State Raleigh News and Observer
Our ancestors saw fit that females, by reason of levity of disposition, shall remain in guardianship, even when they have attained their majority Rome
The number of negroes do extremely increase in this Province, and through the afflicting providence of God, the whites do not proportionably multiply, by reason whereof, the safety of the said province is greatly endangered South Carolina
[There is] no Indian problem as created by the Indian himself. Every problem that exists today in regard to the Indian population is due to the white man’s cast of mind. Standing Bear
The pressure that has been brought to bear upon the native people, since the cessation of armed conflict, in the attempt to force conformity of custom and habit has caused a reaction more destructive than war, and the injury has not only affected the Indian, but has extended to the white population as well. Standing Bear
Tyranny, Stupidity, and lack of vision have brought about the situation now alluded to as the Indian problem. Standing Bear
Don spare helmets; take up weapons, and guard the camp. Tamerlane
I saw their fields under very respectable cultivation, and bearing good crops. They had exchanged their original rude wigwams for comfortable houses, with barns and offices attached to them, scarcely if at all inferior to those of the whites, and some of the houses have little plots or gardens in front kept in good order… All these marks of improvement surprised us; we did not expect to meet with a state of such high comparative civilization. John Tawse
My Reichstag behaves as badly as it can, swinging backwards and forwards between the socialists egged on by the Jews, and the ultramontane Catholics; both parties being soon fit to be hung all of them, as far as I can see. Wilhelm II
What he learns from the government he writes on his tongue and we learn from him. Wolf Rump
Women may not go out of their homes at night Unveiled women may not follow a funeral nor may they tear their clothes Al-Hakim; Al-Mansur Abu Ali
Some people are sure to say that women who spend their time with philosophers are bound to become self-willed and arrogant, deserting their households for the company of [other ] men, practicing speeches, talking like sophists, when they ought to be sat at home spinning Musonius; Musonius Rufus
Women are not by nature inferior to men... Diogenes
Virtue is the same for women and men alike. Antisthenes
Women participate equally with men in the priesthood of all believers Southern Baptist Convention
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife. Book of Ephesians
Marriage is the union of man and woman, communion of life, participation together in the divine and human law. Herennius Modestinus
James Stone after being duly sworn deposeth and sayeth, that on the 20th day of October 1838 the people called Mormon came to his house, and told him if he did not leave Daviess County against next morning, against sunrise, that they would take his head with their sword, and drew their sword and waved it at him, and said they would take his heart's blood if he did not leave [the] county. And then this affiant took them at their word and left his house about 10 O'Clock in the night, he and 2 other men, and went back next morning and his house was robbed. James Stone
This county is the theatre of a civil war, and will soon be one of desolation, unless the citizens of the adjoining counties lend immediate assistance. The infatuated Mormons have assembled in large numbers in De Witt, prepared for war, and are continually pouring in from all quarters where these detestable fanatics reside. The war is commenced; blood has been shed. They shed it. They waylayed and fired upon a body of the citizens of Carroll County, & wounded some. They are the aggressors. They have been guilty of high treason, they have violated the laws and shed the blood of our citizens, and we think this one of the cases of emergency in which the people ought to take the execution of justice in their own hands. Speedy action is necessary. The progress of their imposition, insult and oppression ought to be checked in the beginning Congrave Jackson
There is nobody on this planet who was ever liberated by an athlete or an entertainer. Dick Gregory
If we can blast a woman into space, we can launch a woman into the White House. Hillary Clinton
There are no acceptable limits and no acceptable prejudices in the 21st century. Hillary Clinton
To enter the world of politics, you have to be comfortable there. You must imagine that you belong there…. Women have to be asked to run more so than men. Not all, but generally. Madeleine M. Kunin
We’ve gone down the road of multiculturalism, which ostensibly says that all minorities have equal status to the majority, The result has been that we have handed minorities a stick with which to beat the majority. Melanie Phillips
The creation of a peaceful and sustainable world civilization will be impossible without the full participation of women in every arena of human activity.36 While this proposition is increasingly supported, there is a marked difference between intellectual acceptance and its implementation. Bahai Universal House of Justice
Quebec women are treated like sows. Mordecai Richler
No nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Sexist and racist economic policies in the United States such as a lack of educational opportunity for poor families and a lack of sustainable income from many jobs contribute to women’s and girls’ entry into prostitution. The economic and legal vulnerability of undocumented immigrant women in the United States is exploited in prostitution/pornography Melissa Farley
Nobody wants to get over the legacy of slavery more than Black people do. Saidiya Hartman
Would America ever elect a woman President? We won’t know until we try. Hillary Clinton
I am myne owene woman, wel at ese Geoffrey Chaucer
Senator, some of us strongly believe that Americans are the last people that can go around the world preaching morality. What we are doing to the blacks in Africa today is what you have already done and continue to do to the American Indian. Roelof Botha
You rarely hear women crying in Grozney. They have cried their eyes out long ago. Anna Politkovskaya
Slavery ended a long time ago, but the institution of chattel slavery and the ideology of racial subordination that accompanied it have cast a long shadow. I speak here of the history of lynching throughout the country; the racially biased policing and judging in the South under Jim Crow and in the cities of the Northeast, Midwest, and West to which blacks migrated after the First and Second World Wars; and the history of racial apartheid that ended only as a matter of law with the civil-rights movement. It should come as no surprise that in the post–civil rights era, race, far from being peripheral, has been central to the evolution of American social policy. Glenn C. Loury
There is a distinctive African American culture that has roots in Africa and evolved on American soil. Stephen Steinberg
One of the key lessons of Africa, where state-directed mobilizations of women have been a regular feature of national politics, has been that women’s movements need to retain a degree of independence from the state and ruling parties. Amina Mama
The American paradigm of race requires that there be an ‘other’ - and the other is Black people. That's what makes white people, white. Stephen Steinberg
The problem with me and others is that we are veering away from the Black gospel that we are supposed to adhere to. Clarence Thomas
I was angry with the Church because they were not aggressively pointing out the immorality of racism. Clarence Thomas
I don’t get involved in politics. I just blow my horn. Louis Armstrong
The Negro Marines are no longer on trial. They are Marines, period Alexander A. Vandegrift
The main difficulty with the South is that they are living eighty years behind the times and the sooner they come out of it the better it will be for the country and themselves. I am not asking for social equality, because no such thing exists, but I am asking for equality of opportunity for all human beings and, as long as I stay here, I am going to continue that fight. When mob gangs can take 4 people out and shoot them in the back, and everybody in the country is acquainted with who did the shooting and nothing is done about it, that country is in pretty bad fix from a law enforcement standpoint … I can't approve of such goings on and I shall never approve it, as long as I am here, as I told you before. I am going to try to remedy it and if that ends up in my failure to be reelected, that failure will be in a good cause. Harry S Truman
It’s important to say that none of the world’s great religions has been good for women. Not a single one of them. Karen Armstrong
It is the absolute human right of the Negro to mate with the white. Norman Mailer
The different types of marriage available in our law - customary marriage, marriage under the ordinance, marriage under Islamic law - have resulted in considerable gender inequality as women have less power to negotiate and insist on the type of legal regime under which they would like to be married Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
A woman’s good goes to her husband and her bad to her kin. Arab Proverb
Just as livestock is property, so women are property And livestock brings blame to its owner. Arab Proverb
One who violates a woman and then covers her, gains grace. Arab Proverb
The reputation of a woman is like glass; once cracked, it cannot be repaired. Arab Proverb
We are a multicultural society in a continuous state of abrasion. Jim Webb
A Jap is a Jap. It makes no difference whether the Japanese is theoretically a citizen. He is still a Japanese. Giving him a scrap of paper won't change it. John De Witt
Tolerance is common sense in a pluralistic society. William W. Bradley
The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and in their property, rights, and liberty they never shall be invaded or disturbed unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall, from time to time, be made, for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them. United States
California is going to become a Hispanic state and if anyone doesn't like it they should leave -- they ought to go back to Europe. Mario Obledo
Blacks - and critically. black elites - remain skeptical of the procedural fairness of the criminal justice system, while white elites, Democrats and Republicans alike, are more willing to embrace a “law and order” approach to criminal law enforcement. Nancy Scherer
Our rich people are not an ethnic minority. A poor person in Tennessee or Arkansas can say, "I'm not wealthy, but maybe my son or my daughter can grow up to be Bill Gates, or Bill Clinton." That's absolutely not true in countries like Zimbabwe, or Burma, or Indonesia, or Bolivia, where the majority of the people look around and they say, "Everybody who's rich belongs to a different ethnic group. Amy L. Chua
The political seems to be concerned with honor, recognition in the public sphere, competition, which are very different than the virtues of the private sphere to which women have been historically assigned, which is more about continuing life, nurturing the young, attentiveness to everyday-ness. The virtue of the public sphere may be honor, but the virtue of the private sphere is care and concern. Hannah Arendt
That means negro citizenship … By God, that is the last speech he will ever make. John Wilkes Booth
Women have to stand up to tremendous discriminatory practices, whether inherited traditions, whether imposed norms, male perceptions of power and control. The women always have to go through that and cannot take any privilege for granted. Hanan Ashrawi
What is harm for some women isn’t harm for another. Some women accept beatings and insults as a joke, while others do not. Abd al-Rahman Muhammad
We fear that women are rash, they might divorce too quickly. Mustafa Adli Al-Gindi
It is a fight between those who are convinced that women are not qualified to be judges – you’ll hear a hundred justifications for this – and the few that are enlightened, convinced that women can be judges. But they are powerless. Hossam Abu-Yusif
The State shall guarantee coordination between a woman’s duties toward her family and her work in the society, considering her equal to man in the political, social, cultural and economic spheres without detriment to the rules of Islamic jurisprudence Egypt
With our Indian neighbors the public peace has been steadily maintained. Some instances of individual wrong have, as at other times, taken place, but in nowise implicating the will of the nation. Beyond the Mississippi, the Iowas, the Sacs, and the Alabamas, have delivered up for trial and punishment individuals from among themselves accused of murdering citizens of the United States. On this side of the Mississippi, the Creeks are exerting themselves to arrest offenders of the same kind; and the Choctaws have manifested their readiness and desire for amicable and just arrangements respecting depredations committed by disorderly persons of their tribe. And, generally, from a conviction that we consider them as part of ourselves, and cherish with sincerity their rights and interests, the attachment of the Indian tribes is gaining strength daily -- is extending from the nearer to the more remote, and will amply requite us for the justice and friendship practiced towards them Thomas Jefferson
We are not crusading for the rights of the women of New England or of old England but of the world. Ernestine Rose
dominating populations suppress the history of their victims, destroy the practice of the culture of their victims, prevent the victims from coming to understand themselves as a part of a cultural family, teach systematically the ideology of white supremacy, control the socialization process, control the accumulation of wealth, and perform segregation and apartheid. Asa Grant Hilliard III
The Emancipation of Woman, then, must be regarded by you as necessarily linked with the emancipation of the workingman. Giuseppe Mazzini
We need women on the police force and we will have them there some day. Anna Howard Shaw
If women can rule monarchies they should vote in republics. George Francis Train
Mormon girls and women have as sensible ideas upon marriage as any people in the civilized world. They are thoroughly taught and instructed to consider well before accepting this sacred rite, and to choose wisely. More particularly are they cautioned in this regard, because, the covenants they make are not only for time, but reach into eternity. It is an important matter to make choice of a companion for this life, but how much more so does it become when the union is an eternal one. Emmeline Wells
The world says polygamy makes women inferior to men -- we think differently. Polygamy gives women more time for thought, for mental culture, more freedom of action, a broader field of labor... and leads women more directly to God Emmeline Wells
Visible minorities lead in education but trail in income. Globe & Mail
The legal profession has been built by men for men in a man’s world. Women find it distinctly uncomfortable. Adrienne Clarkson
Born of woman, nourished by woman, wedded to woman, why do they revile woman? …. Why revile her that gives birth to kings amongst men Nanak Dev Ji
Those involved in organized crime are generally motivated by one thing–profit. Huge sums of money are generated through arms smuggling, trafficking of human beings and narcotic substances, and financial crimes. These monies are laundered so that they have the appearance in our financial system of the proceeds of legitimate business activity. Ron Noble
Woman suffrage has made little difference beyond doubling the number of voters. There is no woman’s vote as such. They divide up just about as men do. Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Many women have education. But education in professional matters is very different from education in politics and preparing to take leadership roles in the society Zainab Al-Suwajj
You never give me more than 30 seconds to say anything but you allow the men make entire speeches on silly things. Rajaa Habib Khuzai
The men would kill me. Rajaa Habib Khuzai
I started to fight with the men. I raised my voice, and they started listening to me. Rajaa Habib Khuzai
I would rather have President Roosevelt say one word to Congress in favor of amending the Constitution to give women the suffrage than to praise me endlessly! Susan B. Anthony
Just imagine for a moment what life in this country might have been if women had been properly represented in Congress. Would a Congress where women in all their diversity were represented tolerate the countless laws now on the books that discriminate against women in all phases of their lives?....Would such a Congress condone the continued butchering of young girls and mothers in amateur abortion mills? Bella Abzug
I am appearing before a committee of fifteen men who will report to a legislative body of one hundred men because of a decision handed down by a court comprised of nine men—on an issue that affects millions of women.... I have the feeling that if men could get pregnant, we wouldn’t be struggling for this legislation. If men could get pregnant, maternity benefits would be as sacrosanct as the G.I. Bill. Letty Cottin Pogrebin
We agree fully that the mother and unborn child demand special consideration. But so does the soldier and the man maimed in industry. Industrial conditions that are suitable for a stalwart, young, unmarried woman are certainly not equally suitable to the pregnant woman or the mother of young children. Yet “welfare” laws apply to all women alike. Such blanket legislation is as absurd as fixing industrial conditions for men on a basis of their all being wounded soldiers would be. National Woman’s Party
If we could produce one or two more Madame Curies, that would accomplish far more for the advancement of women than any amount of agitation, argument and legislation. Virginia Gildersleeve
Women don't riot, not sober and earnest, or high and strung out, not of any color, any race, not the rich, poor, or those in between. And mothers of all kinds especially don't run rampant through the streets. Ana Castillo
You can’t protect women without handicapping them in competition with men. If you demand equality you must accept equality. Women can’t have it both ways. Mary Bell-Richards
With a generous endowment of motherhood provided by legislation, with all laws against voluntary motherhood and education in its methods repealed, with the feminist ideal of education accepted in home and school, and with all special barriers removed in every field of human activity, there is no reason why woman should not become almost a human thing. Crystal Eastman
In all history no class has been enfranchised without some selfish motive underlying. If to-day we could prove to Republicans or Democrats that every woman would vote for their party, we should be enfranchised. Carrie Chapman Catt
Women are not trained to be housekeepers, nor to be wives, nor to be mothers ... Catharine Beecher
It has been the great curse of American women that work--work for a living--was considered dishonorable, and only to be resorted to in case of necessity. Ellen Louise Curtis Demorest
The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. Virginia Woolf
All history attests that man has subjected woman to his will, used her as a means to promote his selfish gratification, to minister to his sensual pleasures, to be instrumental in promoting his comfort; but never has he desired to elevate her to that rank she was created to fill. Sarah Moore Grimke
Feminism, like Boston, is a state of mind. It is the state of mind of women who realize that their whole position in the social order is antiquated, as a woman cooking over an open fire with heavy iron pots would know that her entire housekeeping was out of date. Rheta Childe Dorr
Not only in the United States, but in every constitutional country in the world the movement towards admitting women to full political equality with men is gathering strength …. The voting strength of the world is about to be doubled, and the new element is absolutely an unknown quantity. Does anyone question that this is the most important political fact the modern world has ever faced? Rheta Childe Dorr
My first protest is against classing grown women with children under the law. Practically all laws limiting hours of work, prohibiting night work, and providing for a minimum wage are enacted for women and minors. I say "practically" just to be on the safe side. As a matter of fact, it is the routine thing to class woman labor with child labor Rheta Childe Dorr
Everybody knows what the women of all the warring countries did during the great conflict. [World War I] In Great Britain and France especially, and to a lesser extent in the United States, they took over almost every trade formerly sacred to men. Rheta Childe Dorr
I claim, and fear no contradiction, that the women of this land are better qualified to exercise the suffrage with intelligence, honesty and patriotism than were any other class of citizens in the world at the time when it was conferred upon them. Anna Howard Shaw
For a woman emancipation means corruption. Honore de Balzac
Woman should hasten to repair her ignorance of the country’s laws and needs, by a thorough knowledge and acquaintance of those which govern her and affect humanity. Phoebe W. Couzins
I trust the day is not far distant, when men and women shall be recognized as equal administrators of that great bulwark of civilization, law. Phoebe W. Couzins
Today we round out the first century of a professed republic,—with woman figuratively representing freedom—and yet all free, save woman Phoebe W. Couzins
Women as a class have never subjugated another group; we have never marched off to wars of conquest in the name of the fatherland. We have never been involved in a decision to annex the territory of a neighboring country, or to fight for foreign markets on distant shores. These are the games men play, not us. We want to be neither oppressors nor oppressed. The women's revolution is the final revolution of them all Susan Brownmiller
Women, even more than the working class, is the great unknown quantity of the race. Keir Hardie
The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation, because in the degradation of women the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source. Lucretia Mott
I think it's about time we voted for senators with breasts. After all, we've been voting for boobs long enough. Claire Sergeant
It is justice not charity that is wanting in the world. Mary Wollstonecraft
Everybody agrees that there is no people on earth in whom generosity is as universally well developed as the Zanj. These people have a natural talent for dancing to the rhythm of the tambourine, without needing to learn it. There are no better singers anywhere in the world, no people more polished and eloquent, and no people less given to insulting language. No other nation can surpass them in bodily strength and physical toughness. One of them will lift huge blocks and carry heavy loads that would be beyond the strength of most Bedouins or members of other races. They are courageous, energetic, and generous, which are the virtues of nobility, and also good-tempered and with little propensity to evil. They are always cheerful, smiling, and devoid of malice, which is a sign of noble character. Abu Uthman Al-Jahiz
What are you going to do? Stop, men, stop and think before you act! Will you murder your children, your women, yes, destroy your nation to-day? You are brave to-day because you outnumber the white men, but what will you do to-morrow? There are railroads on all sides of you. The soldiers will pour in from every direction by thousands and surround you. You have little food or ammunition. It will be the end of your people. Stop, I say, stop now! American Horse
The negroes are now Americans. Their ancestors came here years ago against their will, and this is their only country and their only flag. They have shown themselves anxious to live for it and to die for it. Encountering the race feeling against them, subjected at times to cruel injustice growing out of it, they may well have our profound sympathy and aid in the struggle they are making. We are charged with the sacred duty of making their path as smooth and easy as we can. Any recognition of their distinguished men, any appointment to office from among their number, is properly taken as an encouragement and an appreciation of their progress, and this just policy should be pursued when suitable occasion offers. William Howard Taft
Minority students became the victims of low expectations. Barack Obama
We don’t often take advantage of our American diversity, so why are we celebrating it so much. Sean Penn
We call each other colored people, black people, but not negro… Harry McMillan
Marriage is to woman a state of slavery. It takes from her the right to her own property, and makes her submissive in all things to her husband. Lucy Stone
Let us first obtain ourselves…Give us ourselves and all that belongs to us will follow. Ernestine Rose
If “all men are born free,” how is it that all women are born slaves? Mary Astell
The very nature of the marriage contract was…nothing but giving up liberty, estate, authority, and everything to man, and the woman was indeed a mere woman ever after – that is to say, a slave. Daniel Defoe
I belong to that degraded race called woman – who whether her lot be cast among Jew, or Turk, heathen or Christian is yet a slave. Frances Peters
Voting means very little…if I may not keep my body, and its uses, in my absolute right. Not one wife in a thousand can do that now, & so long as she suffers this bondage, all other rights will not help her to her true position. Lucy Stone
give the lie to the popular clam our that the women of Utah are oppressed and held in bondage. Let the world know that the women of Utah prefer virtue to vice, and the home of an honorable wife to the gilded pageantry of fashionable temples of sin. Harriet Elizabeth Cook Young
It is of public concern in many instances to merge their identity and give dominance to the husband. Joseph McKenna
Women’s rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about “us”; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us. Toni Morrison
Negroes are destined to be the most revolutionary class in America Lovett Fort-Whiteman
The question is not what the Germans did to the Jews, but what the Jews did to the Germans. Abdel Aziz Rantisi
Do we wish the Indians any evil? No we would do them good, for they are human beings, though most awfully degraded. We would have taught them to plow & sow, and reap and thresh, but they prefer idleness and theft. Brigham Young
Indians in the territory of Utah have, with but few exceptions, continued quiet and peaceable. George W. Manypenny
Civilization is only possible through the individual becoming part of the whole and just as collective authority in the interests of all limits the egoism of the individual . . . it similarly has the right to implement such measures for the benefit of the community as are scientifically proved expedient in the way of population policy or eugenics. Walter Gross
As far as the historical appearance of the Jew in Europe is concerned, we believe that the hour of his death has irrevocably arrived. Walter Gross
Fanaticism and extremism cannot grow on an earth whose soil is embedded in the spirit of tolerance, moderation, and balance. Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
You have greatly encouraged us, by promising to watch over our peace, and to provide for our welfare. It is probable that when we have completed our business here, some bad men may break over the fence you have set around us. There are, excuse us brother, some bad men among the white people of this land; they may not hear your voice as far as our country. Good Peter; Agwelondong
The causes of their [Indians’] degradation and diminution, are principally to be found in their baneful communication with the man of Europe, which has contaminated their morals, destroyed their population, robbed them of their country, and deprived them of their national spirit. Indeed, when we consider, that the discovery and settlement of America, have exterminated millions of the red men, and entailed upon the sable inhabitants of Africa, endless and destructive wars, captivity, slavery and death, we have reason to shudder at the gloomy perspective DeWitt Clinton
In 1774 the government of Connecticut, in an official statement to the British Secretary of State, represented the original title to the land of Connecticut as in the Pequot Nations of Indians, who were numerous and warlike; that their great sachem Sasacus had under him twenty-six sachems, and that their territory extended from Narraganset to Hudson’s River, and over all Long Island. DeWitt Clinton
Seen from the beginning of the 21st century, the reportage of the Armenian Genocide remains a seminal event. It was the first time Americans were confronted with unfathomable numbers of the murder of innocent, unarmed civilians. Peter Balakian
The events in Smyrna have undoubtedly cheapened every Christian life in Turkey James G. Harbord
We hear that certain orphanages … received also the children of the Armenians. Whether this is done through ignorance of our real purpose or through contempt of it, the Government the feeding of such children or any attempt to prolong their lives as an act entirely opposed to its purpose, since it regards the survival of these children as detrimental. Talaat Bey; Mehmet Talaat Pasha
We are faced with the practical extermination of the Armenians. Herbert Hoover
It would be an advantage to justice if we were to effectively interfere for the Armenians in Turkey, and for the Jews in Russia … and in the Congo Free State. Theodore Roosevelt
Destruction of the Armenian race in Turkey is progressing rapidly. Henry I. Morgenthau
Let us not speak of tolerance. This negative word implies grudging concessions by smug consciences. Rather, let us speak of mutual understanding and mutual respect. Dominique Pire
The best way to control the nigger is to whip him when he does not obey. James K. Vardaman
If you desire to prevent the overrunning of the state by any sect, show it toleration. Voltaire
I once thought that I was the only man who persevered to be the friend of the white man, but since they have come and cleaned out our lodges, horses, and everything else, it is hard for me to believe the white man anymore. Black Kettle
We are still living with the ships of the Atlantic slave trade. They are ghost ships that influenced much of what we are today. Marcus Rediker
There were Indians at Harvard College in the 1600s. Richard Francis
Bill Rogers has got — to his credit it’s a decent feeling — but somewhat sort of a blind spot on the black thing because he’s been in New York. He says well, they are coming along, and that, after all, they are going to strengthen our country in the end because they are strong physically and some of them are smart. My own view is I think he’s right if you’re talking in terms of 500 years. I think it’s wrong if you’re talking in terms of 50 years. What has to happen is they have been, frankly, inbred. Richard Nixon
I was told before leaving England that after living in slave countries, all my opinions would be altered; the only alteration I am aware of is forming a much higher estimate of the negro character. It is impossible to see a negro and not feel kindly towards him. Charles Darwin
According to the Superintendent of the Naval Records Office, of the 118,044 naval enlistments during the Civil War, 29,511 or about one-quarter were Negroes. John D. Long
The tribes which occupied the countries now constituting the Eastern States were annihilated or have melted away to make room for the whites. Andrew Jackson
First: to encourage them to abandon hunting, to apply to the raising stock, to agriculture and domestic manufacture, and thereby prove to themselves that less land and labor will maintain them in this, better than in their former mode of living. The extensive forests necessary in the hunting life, will then become useless, and they will see advantage in exchanging them for the means of improving their farms, and of increasing their domestic comforts. Secondly: to multiply trading houses among them, and place within their reach those things which will contribute more to their domestic comfort, than the possession of extensive, but uncultivated wilds. Experience and reflection will develop to them the wisdom of exchanging what they can spare and we want, for what we can spare and they want. In leading them to agriculture, to manufactures, and civilization; in bringing together their and our settlements, and in preparing them ultimately to participate in the benefits of our governments. Thomas Jefferson
And whereas it is of great importance to the safety of this State that peace and amity with the Indians within the same be at all times supported and maintained; and whereas the frauds too often practiced towards the said Indians, in contracts made for their lands, have, in divers instances, been productive of dangerous discontents and animosities: … no purchases or contracts for the sale of lands, … which may hereafter be made with or of the said Indians, within the limits of this State, shall be binding on the said Indians, or deemed valid, unless made under the authority and with the consent of the legislature of this State. New York State
While our traditional authority has always been respected, sadly at times, it has also been abused. Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu
Take that bone out of your nose and call me back. Rush Limbaugh
Jazz music is the American's music of choice. This is that music that the Negroes invented to satisfy their primitive inclinations, as well as their desire to be noisy. Sayyid Qutb
Peace was restored between America and Great Britain which diffused universal joy among all parties except us, who had escaped slavery and taken refuge in the English army; for a report prevailed at New York that all the slaves … were to be delivered up to their masters although some of them had been 3 or 4 years amongst the British. This dreadful rumor filled us with inexpressible anguish and terror, especially when we saw our old masters … seizing upon slaves in the streets of New York, or even dragging them out of their beds. Boston King
Brother when we came here to relate our grievances about our lands, we expected to have something done for us .... You are not to expect to hear of me any more, and brother we desire to hear no more of you. George Clinton; Tiyanoga; Hendrick Peters
All Latins are volatile people. Jesse Helms
Women were really the backbone of the civil rights movement, although the leadership was predominantly male. At the rallies, the audience was women and children. The platform was predominantly men. Dorothy Height
The Indians were the original occupants of the lands we now posses. They have been driven from place to place ... In many instances, when they had settled down upon lands assigned to them by compact and begun to support themselves by their own labor, they were rudely jostled off and thrust into the wilderness again. Many, if not most, of our Indian wars have had their origin in broken promises and acts of injustice on our part. Rutherford B. Hayes
Our people live in a limbo culture that is not quite Indian and not quite White either …. If you can get each person to be proud of himself, little by little, you can get the whole tribe to be proud. Dennis Hastings
The American economy, the American society, the American unconscious are all racist. Michael Harrington
I am one of them. I am a black woman, the daughter of a dining car waiter. You do not seem to understand who I am. Patricia Roberts Harris
I am very glad to express my approval and hearty sympathy … in behalf of restoration of Palestine as a homeland for the Jewish people. Warren G. Harding
The Pilgrims landed, worthy men, And saved from wreck on raging seas;, They fell upon their knees, and then Upon the aborigines. Arthur Guiterman
Slaves may be sold and transferred from one to another without any statutory restriction or limitation, as to the separation of parents and children, &c., except in the State of Louisiana. Jacob D. Wheeler
The Armenian contribution to Turkish culture was immense: they set up the first modem Turkish theatre, they published books in Turkish, they devised Turkish translations for new Western terms and concepts, they were prominent in Turkish music, both as composers and performers. Andrew Mango
We have received the talk of our father the President of the United States, by the hands of our brothers the commissioners on the part of the United States. We find it is the wish of our father to exchange lands with us, lying on the west side of the Mississippi river, which we are very sorry to hear, as we never had a thought of exchanging our land for any others, as we think that we would not a country that would suit us as well as this we now occupy, it being the land of our forefathers, if we should exchange our lands for anu other, gearing the consequences may be similar to transplanting an old tree, which would wither and die away, and we are fearful we would come to the same. We want you, our brothers, to take our talk. We have no lands to exchange for any other. We wish our father to extend his protection to us here, as he proposes to do on the west of the Mississippi, as we apprehend we would, in a few years, experience the same difficulties in any other section of the country that might be suitable to us west of the Mississippi. Friends and brothers; we know that our white brothers are crowding upon us daily, which we know is not just. We further consider that there are a number of nations west of the Mississippi that have been enemies to us as well as our white brothers. It would be as much impossible to unite us with them as it would be to unite oil and water, and we have every reason to believe that those tribes that have left their country are not well satisfied; and if that should be the case, we are fearful that those tribes will take satisfaction of us for injuries done by us as well as our white brothers. We are a small tribe, and unable to defend our rights in any country. Our father the President wishes that we should come under the laws of the United States; we are a people that are not enlightened, and we cannot consent to be under your Government. If we should consent, we should be like unto young corn growing and met with a drought that would kill it all. Chickasaw Indian Tribe
1st. That they will withdraw all opposition to the construction of the railroads now being built on the plains. 2nd. That they will permit the peaceful construction of any railroad not passing over their reservation as herein defined. 3rd. That they will not attack any persons at home, or travelling, nor molest or disturb any wagon trains, coaches, mules, or cattle belonging to the people of the United States, or to persons friendly therewith. 4th. They will never capture, or carry off from the settlements, white women or children. 5th. They will never kill or scalp white men, nor attempt to do them harm. United States; Sioux Indian Tribe
In all cases where any tribe or band of Indians has been, or shall hereafter be, located upon any reservation created for their use, either by treaty stipulation or by virtue of an act of Congress or executive order setting apart the same for their use, the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized, whenever in his opinion any reservation or any part thereof of such Indians is advantageous for agricultural and grazing purposes, to cause said reservation, or any part thereof, to be surveyed, or resurveyed if necessary, and to allot the lands in said reservation … to any Indian located thereon in quantities as follows: To each head of a family, one-quarter of a section; To each single person over eighteen years of age, one-eighth of a section; To each orphan child under eighteen years of age, one-eighth of a section; …: All allotments set apart under the provisions of this act shall be selected by the Indians, heads of families selecting for their minor children, and the agents shall select for each orphan child in all cases United States Congress
At the establishment of the Federal Government under the present Constitution of the United States the principle was adopted of considering them (Native Americans) foreign and independent powers and also as proprietors of lands. They were … considered as savages, whom it was our policy and our duty to use our influence in converting to Christianity and in bringing within the pale of civilization. As independent powers, we negotiated with them by treaties; as proprietors, we purchased of them all the lands which we could prevail upon them to sell; as brethren of the human race, rude and ignorant, we endeavored to bring them to the knowledge of religion and letters. The ultimate design was to incorporate in our own institutions that portion of them which could be converted to the state of civilization. Before our Revolution, they had been considered as children to be governed; as tenants at discretion, to be dispossessed as occasion might require; as hunters to be indemnified by trifling concessions for removal from the grounds from which their game was extirpated. In changing the system it would seem as if a full contemplation of the consequences of the change had not been taken. We have been far more successful in the acquisition of their lands than in imparting to them the principles or inspiring them with the spirit of civilization… when we have had the rare good fortune of teaching them the arts of civilization and the doctrines of Christianity we have unexpectedly found them forming in the midst of ourselves communities claiming to be independent of ours and rivals of sovereignty within the territories of the members of our Union. This state of things requires that a remedy should be provided -- a remedy which, while it shall do justice to those unfortunate children of nature, may secure to the members of our confederation their rights of sovereignty and of soil. John Quincy Adams
(We have allocated $500,000) for purchases of territory from the Indians and payment of annuities to them. John Quincy Adams
That those tribes can not exist surrounded by our settlements and in continual contact with our citizens is certain. They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any favorable change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and a superior race, and without appreciating the causes of their inferiority or seeking to control them, they must necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere long disappear. Such has been their fate heretofore, and if it is to be averted -- and it is -- it can only be done by a general removal beyond our boundary and by the reorganization of their political system upon principles adapted to the new relations in which they will be placed. Andrew Jackson
The Indian tribes within our limits appear also disposed to remain at peace. From several of them purchases of lands have been made particularly favorable to the wishes and security of our frontier settlements, as well as to the general interests of the nation. In some instances the titles, though not supported by due proof, and clashing those of one tribe with the claims of another, have been extinguished by double purchases, the benevolent policy of the United States preferring the augmented expense to the hazard of doing injustice or to the enforcement of justice against a feeble and untutored people by means involving or threatening an effusion of blood. James Madison
Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? Who taught you to hate the color of your skin? Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose and the shape of your lips? Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet? Who taught you to hate your own kind? Malcolm X
The greatest guarantee for the preservation of a person’s identity is language and faith, and all Armenians must carry these two values. Sebouh Chouldjian
Without affirmative action I could never have attended Yale University. Without affirmative action Barack Obama would never have gotten into Colombia and Harvard Law school Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Puritans failed miserably in their dealings with the Indians of New England, with scarcely a glimmer of kindness to illuminate black page after black page of cruelty and humiliation. There were many reasons that the Puritans were so much less successful with the Indians than were the Spaniards or the French or even the Englishmen. The Puritans insisted upon a high standard of religious devotion that the Indians were unable or unwilling to give. The Puritans lacked any way to integrate the Indians into their theocracy... nor were any Puritans specifically assigned to missionary tasks. The heart of the matter, though, is that conversion of the heathen was not one of the compelling motives--or justifications--for the Puritan settling of New England, as it was for the Spaniards in the Southwest. Peter Farb
The inhabitants are hardly barbarous, they have a ...marvelous faculty for remembering places, and for describing them to one another. They ...can recall things that a White could not rehearse without writing Francesco Giuseppe Bressani
It was we who did the dispossessing. We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life. We brought the diseases. The alcohol. We committed the murders. We took the children from their mothers. We practiced discrimination and exclusion. It was our ignorance and our prejudice. And our failure to imagine these things being done to us. Paul Keating
This is one victory that Canada cannot deny to aboriginal people. Elijah Harper
An ethnic minority is much more vulnerable when it is accused of being a fifth column. Niall Ferguson
In the Islamic Republic, the rights of the religious minorities are respected. Ruhollah Khomeini
I don’t have a white community; that doesn’t exist in Detroit. We are surrounded by 80 percent white suburbs. Kwame Kilpatrick
God was pleased to give me a painful, patient spirit, to lodge with them in their filthy, smoky holes . . . to gain their tongue Roger Williams
While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things, The fate of empires and the fall of kings; While quacks of State must each produce his plan, And even children lisp the Rights of Man; Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, The Rights of Woman merit some attention. Robert Browning
General Phil Sheridan... had urged the destruction of the bison herds, correctly predicting that when they disappeared the Indians would disappear along with them; by 1885 the bison were virtually extinct, and the Indians were starving to death on the plains. ...the Indian Wars finally ended; and with the enforced peace came an economic recession in the West, for the United States government had spent there about one million dollars for every Indian killed by 1870. Peter Farb
Do not think, however, that our nation needs only men to serve it. Women should also take their part as women did in the early years of Islam. The valuable services rendered by women are recounted throughout history from which we learn that women were not created solely for pleasure and comfort. From their examples we learn that we must all contribute toward the development of our nation and that this can not be done without being equipped with knowledge… Soraya Tarzi Hanym
While the overall goal of any society must be to educate all its members, at this stage in human history the greatest need is to educate women and girls. For over twenty years, studies have consistently documented that, of all possible investments, educating women and girls pays the highest overall dividends in terms of social development, the eradication of poverty and the advancement of community. Bahai Universal House of Justice
If we Americans are to survive it will have to be because we choose and elect and defend to be first of all Americans; to present to the world one homogeneous and unbroken front, whether of white Americans or black ones or purple or blue or green. William Faulkner
It would be hard to find a single example in history in which a group that cast more than 50 percent of the vote got away with calling itself the victim... Women are the only 'oppressed' group to share the same parents as the 'oppressor'; to be born into the middle class and upper class as frequently as the 'oppressor'; to own more of the culture's luxury items than the 'oppressor'.. Warren Farrell
Millions of dollars have been expended to excavate and transport to museums the tools, weapons, and other artifacts of Indians--but scarcely a penny has been spent to save the living descendants of those who made them Peter Farb
Following the War of 1812, the young United States had no further need for Indian allies against the British, and as a result the fortunes of the Indians declined rapidly. By 1848, twelve new states had been carved out of the Indian's lands, two major and minor Indian wars had been fought, and group after group of Indians had been herded westward, on forced marches, across the Mississippi River. Peter Farb
Why does not the Great Father put his red children on wheels, so he can move them as he will? Spotted Tail
The concept of “the white community” is a monolithic concept that I do not accept. Ronald V. Dellums
The utmost good faith shall always be observed toward the Indians; their lands and properties shall never be taken from them without their consent. Continental Congress
I am afraid that the talk of "freeing" Indians and making them full citizens is a cloak to make it possible to take a little more away from them. Indians are citizens! They have a right to vote! They serve in the armed forces, and they pay income taxes and other taxes except on their land. This land-tax exemption is usually part of the agreed price received from the Federal government for larger areas given up. All the Indians ask is that they be consulted and that they give their consent as to the proper time for "termination" of certain agreements, and that each tribe be consulted separately. Eleanor Roosevelt
Oh! Isn't it jolly To cast away folly And cut all one's clothes a peg shorter (A good many pegs) And rejoice in one's legs Like a free-minded Albion's daughter. Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to "choose" between public justice and private happiness. Susan Faludi
Although we have been held as slaves, and denied all recognition as a constituent of your nationality for almost the entire period of the duration of your Government, and that by your permission we have been denied either home or country, and deprived of the dearest rights of human nature: yet when you and our immediate oppressors met in deadly conflict upon the field of battle -the one to destroy and the other to save your Government and nationality, we, with scarce an exception, in our inmost souls espoused your cause, and watched, and prayed, and waited, and labored for your success. When the contest waxed long, and the result hung doubtfully, you appealed to us for help, and how well we answered is written in the rosters of the two hundred thousand colored troops now enrolled in your service Anonymous
Even the little child will learn that if God has bestowed beauty upon her, it will be a curse. Harriet Jacobs
Having deprived her [women] of this first right of a citizen, the elective franchise. thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of legislation, he [men] has oppressed her on all sides. He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead. He has taken from her all right in property, even to the wages she earns …. In the covenant of marriage, she is compelled to promise obedience to her husband, he becoming, to all intents and purposes, her master the law giving him power to deprive her of her liberty. and to administer chastisement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
… men never think, at least seldom think, what a hard task it is for us women to go through this [childbirth] very often. God's will be done, and if He decrees that we are to have a great number of children, why we must try to bring them up as useful and exemplary members of society. Queen Victoria
The idea of perfect womanhood is perfect independence. Swami Vivekananda; Narendra Nath
This form is only an application for a marriage license and yet it asks for my color. I looked at my arm and wrote “pink”, Your assistant then said that I have to pick from White, Brown, Black, Yellow or Red. The form says I answer under penalty of perjury, so I want to tell the truth, but the city of New York must explain to me how I tell what color I am. I am a trained artist and I can assure you that my skin color is not a white. My ancestors came from Germany and the yellow Mongols and Huns raped and pillaged there, not to mention the blacks from North Africa. So what is the test a citizen should use to determine color if not pigment? Christa Fagerberg
Clearly, Black men need to employ a feminist analysis that will address the issue of how to construct a life sustaining Black masculinity that does not have its roots in patriarchal phallocentrism Bell Hooks; Gloria Jean
Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. . . . Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other. Ivy Baker Priest
. . . if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research. Beatrice Potter Webb
I got personal satisfaction from making trouble for high-placed sexists and helping less lucky women fight the establishment Estelle R. Ramey
Women's chains have been forged by men, not by anatomy. Estelle R. Ramey
Anyone seeing women at a bargain-basement sale where aggression is viewed as appropriate, even endearing, sees aggression that would make Attila the Hun turn pale Estelle R. Ramey
I am not for separatism from the United States. My motto is justice but not independence from or revolution against the United States. Reies Lopez Tijerina
if anyone asks me what I think the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nation [America], I should answer that it is due to the superiority of their women. Alexis de Tocqueville
In America a woman loses her independence for ever in the bonds of matrimony. While there is less constraint on girls there than anywhere else, a wife submits to stricter obligations. For the former, her father's house is a home of freedom and pleasure; for the latter, her husband's is almost a cloister. Alexis de Tocqueville
So many men, so many opinions: to each his own way. Publius Terentius Afer
The annihilation of our race is at hand unless we unite in one common cause against the common foe. Tecumseh
I have accomplished more toward solving the Armenian problem in three months than Abdul Hamid accomplished in thirty years! Mehmed Talat
What on earth do you want? The question is settled. There are no more Armenians. Mehmed Talat
Turkey is taking advantage of the war in order to thoroughly liquidate its internal foes--the indigenous Christians--without being thereby disturbed by foreign intervention. Mehmed Talat
Let us not ignore the fact that there is another community settled here in our midst. I refer to the Indians. They have increased more rapidly than we. They have become producers on our soil. They are continuously striving to better themselves .… They have shouldered many burdens that have helped Fiji onward. We have derived much money from them by way of rents. A large proportion of our prosperity is derived from their labor Lala Sukuna
… personal independence and equal human rights can never be forfeited, except for crime; that marriage should be an equal and permanent partnership, and so recognized by law; that until it is so recognized, married partners should provide against the radical injustice of present laws, by every means in their power... Lucy Stone
Women are in bondage; their clothes are a great hindrance to their engaging in any business which will make them pecuniarily independent, and since the soul of womanhood never can be queenly and noble so long as it must beg bread for its body, is it not better, even at the expense of a vast deal of annoyance, that they whose lives deserve respect and are greater than their garments should give an example by which woman may more easily work out her own emancipation? Lucy Stone
… not to be a housewife Jacqueline Kennedy
It is a crime against humanity that our women are confined within the four walls of their homes like prisoners. They should stand side by side with men as their companions in all spheres of life. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
It is against all canons of morality and civilization and the teachings of Islam that we should harm the weak. On the contrary it is the duty of every Mussalman to protect the minorities in spite of whatever provocation there may be. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Multiculturalism means that the worst attributes of Muslim culture - the subjugation of women - combine with the worst attributes of Western culture - license and self-gratification. Mark Steyn
And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, … Muhammad
A Negro has handicaps enough without having to pay taxes to support the education of white students to learn how to suppress him. Charles Hamilton Houston
Among poor people, there's not any question about women being strong -- even stronger than men -- they work in the fields right along with the men. When your survival is at stake, you don't have these questions about yourself like middle-class women do. Dolores Huerta
We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of domination and control, with more cooperative ways of interacting which respect differences of opinion and gender. Green Party
No matter how much women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone, and for safety in an emergency they must know something of the laws of navigation. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The lack of political attention to candidates and issues, history has shown us, is a sure-fire way to end up left out of the policy debates altogether. We need to continue to educate our elected officials and candidates for office on who we are, what we need and why they should stand in solidarity with us. Theresa Sparks
Control of females is mandatory for a successful, civilized, humane and compassionate society Simon Guy Sheppard
. . . the Negro in Africa had reared mighty empires, and astonishingly advanced achievements are linked with his race in the annals of mankind. Max Shachtman
The main hope of harmony in our troubled world lies rather in the plurality of our identities, which intertwine with each other and are resistant to drastic divisions Amartya Sen
Since nobody can interfere in the realm of God we should tolerate and live side by side with those of other faiths. Haile Selassie
Individuals who have been wronged by unlawful racial discrimination should be made whole; but under our Constitution there can be no such thing as either a creditor or a debtor race. That concept is alien to the Constitution's focus upon the individual. ...To pursue the concept of racial entitlement - even for the most admirable and benign of purposes - is to reinforce and preserve for future mischief the way of thinking that produced race slavery, race privilege and race hatred. In the eyes of government, we are just one race here. It is American Antonin Scalia
What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person. Dorothy L. Sayers
Azerbaijan has exhausted the resources of trust in terms of autonomous status for minorities within its boundaries. It was not and is not capable of providing guarantees of even internal security to such autonomies. There was once another Armenian autonomy in Azerbaijan: Nakhijevan. What happened to it? Not a single Armenian is left in Nakhijevan. Serzh Sargsyan
Armenians, as a people that have survived the Genocide, have a moral duty towards mankind and history in the prevention of genocides. We have done and will continue to do our best to support the persistent implementation of the Genocide Convention. Genocide cannot concern only one people, because it is a crime against humanity. Serzh Sargsyan
I hope my studies may be an encouragement to other women, especially to young women, to devote their lives to the larger interests of the mind. It matters little whether men or women have the more brains; all we women need to do to exert our proper influence is just to use all the brains we have. Florence R. Sabin
The whites didn’t really steal the land, because the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves John Wayne
We must frequently promote their [Native Americans] interest against their inclination. Lewis Cass
If we surrender the right to speak in public this year, we must surrender the right to petition next year, and the right to write the year after that ... What then can women do for the slave, when she herself is under the feet of man and shamed into silence? Angelina Grimke
The Hispanic world did not come to the United States. The United States came to the Hispanic world. It is perhaps an act of poetic justice that now the Hispanic world should return. Carlos Fuentes
You can’t be a minority in this society without having someone express disapproval of affirmative action.… We have to prove ourselves and we have to work hard doing it. Sonia Sotomayor
I have thought it a sufficient definition of civilization to say, it is the influence of good women. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not as yet see the slightest obstacle, in the nature of the blacks, to making them good soldiers,—but rather the contrary. They take readily to drill, and do not object to discipline; they are not especially dull or inattentive; they seem fully to understand the importance of the contest, and of their share in it. They show no jealousy or suspicion towards their officers. Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Any Union man, travelling in either of these two States [North & South Carolina], must expect to hear many very insulting words; and any Northern man is sure to find his principles despised, his people condemned, and himself subjected to much disagreeable continually. There is everywhere extreme sensitiveness concerning the negro and his relations; and I neither found nor learned of any village, town, or city in which it would be safe for a man to express freely what are here, in the North, called very moderate views on that subject. Sidney Andrews
Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who hast not made me a heathen; who hast not made me a slave; who hast not made me a woman! Babylonian Talmud
Scarcely any subject that has to be legislated upon in civil society failed, at one time or another, to demand the action of this singular Bureau [The Freedmen’s Bureau] Oliver Otis Howard
The ladies actively working to secure the cooperation of their sex in caucuses and citizens' conventions are not actuated by love of notoriety, and are not, therefore, to be classed with the absolute woman suffragists. Boston Daily Transcript
The woman-suffrage movement in America, in all its stages and subdivisions, has been the work of woman. No doubt men have helped in it: much of the talking has been done by them, and they have furnished many of the printed documents. But the energy, the methods, the unwearied purpose, of the movement, have come from women: they have led in all councils; they have established the newspapers, got up the conventions, addressed the legislatures, and raised the money. Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Women ruled all; and ministers of state Were at the doors of women forced to wait,-- Women, who we oft as sovereigns graced the land, But never governed well at second-hand. Charles Churchill
Many of the statistics that have been cited in the stories of sexual revolution are reflections instead of the Industrial Revolution. The entrance of women into the work force has accompanied, at a slower pace, their departure from farms. As recently as eighty years ago 36 percent of American families were engaged in agriculture; today fewer than three percent are. This shift is truly a revolution, and it has transformed the official labor statistics for women. Although these statistics show women entering the work force in record numbers, the fact is that women have always worked. Their labor on farms, however—in an array of arduous jobs beyond the hearth and cribside—;was never monitored by statisticians. George Gilder
… it must be borne in mind that we have in the South a peculiar and unprecedented state of things. It is of the utmost importance that our energy be given to meeting conditions that exist right about us rather than conditions that existed centuries ago or that exist in countries a thousand miles away. What are the cardinal needs among the colored people in the South, most of whom are to be found on the plantations? Roughly, these needs may be stated as food, clothing, shelter, education, proper habits, and a settlement of race relations … Booker T. Washington
Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called "diversity" actually perpetuate racism. Their obsession with racial group identity is inherently racist. The true antidote to racism is liberty Ronald E. Paul
Among civilized peoples, especially the very wealthy population of the United States of America, women have become objects of luxury who consume but do not produce. Vilfredo Pareto
Homosexuality is personal enslavement…. It is our children that is the prize for this community. Michele Bachmann
We have continuously defended the right of women and men to choose their own lifestyles, and we are against the imposition of the headscarf in the name of Islam. Rached Ghannouchi
A woman can use scissors better than a man, and she will do it cheaper. Francis Elias Spinner
Black power means Black dignity Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Nowhere is woman treated according to the merit of her work, but rather as a sex. It is therefore almost inevitable that she should pay for her right to exist, to keep a position in whatever line, with sex favors. Thus it is merely a question of degree whether she sells herself to one man, in or out of marriage, or to many men!... The economic and social inferiority of woman is responsible for prostitution. Emma Goldman
No, I have never wanted to be a man. I have often wanted to be more effective as a woman, but I have never felt that trousers would do the trick! Eleanor Roosevelt
I not only advocate it now, but have advocated it earnestly for the last fifty years. As to the militant suffragettes, I have noted that many women believe in militant methods. You might advocate one way of securing the rights and I might advocate another, they both might help to bring about the result desired. To win freedom always involves hard fighting. I believe in women doing what they deem necessary to secure their rights. Mark Twain
… since the women started out on their crusade they have scored in every project they undertook against unjust laws. I would like to see them help make the laws and those who are to enforce them. I would like to see the whiplash in women's hands. Mark Twain
...on every sin which a colored man commits, the just white man must make a considerable discount, because of the colored man's antecedents. The heirs of slavery cannot with any sort of justice, be required to be as clear and straight and upright as the heirs of ancient freedom. And besides, whenever a colored man commits an unright action, upon his head is the guilt of only about one tenth of it, and upon your heads and mine and the rest of the white race lies fairly and justly the other nine tenths of the guilt. Mark Twain
[Humanity] is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes wrong, but no matter, the crowd follows it. Mark Twain
I said there was nothing so convincing to an Indian as a general massacre. … I said the next surest thing for an Indian was soap and education. Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run; because a half-massacred Indian may recover, but if you educate him and wash him, it is bound to finish him some time or other. Mark Twain
When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do. Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it. If it fails, they generously give her the whole. Louisa May Alcott
… those white people who live closest to Indians are always the most prejudiced against them and the most desirous of obtaining their lands. We have always had a better chance of obtaining justice from Washington than from the state or local government…. our treaties are with the United States. Clinton Rickard
There are neither mendicants no paupers as long as there are any rich people among them. Their kindness, humanity, and courtesy not only make them liberal with what they have, but cause them to possess hardly anything except in common. A whole village must be without corn before any individual can be obliged to endure privation Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville
I'm an utterly orthodox feminist in the political or social sense: I want equal rights for women, period, and I vote that way. I support social programs that help women and children; I'm pro-choice, in favor of anything that makes it easier for women to raise their kids, with or without men, in conventional or unconventional family units. But do I think the world would be a better place if it were run solely by women? No; not any more than I think a solely patriarchal model is an ideal. Elizabeth Hand
… government policy should favor married couples over cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators, Working women … are detrimental to the family man's basic nature is inclined towards evil, and when the exercise of liberty takes the shape of pornography, drug abuse, or homosexuality, the government must restrain, punish, and deter Bob McDonnell
I was intensely ambitious to excel in something; for I felt in my own breast that women were capable of taking a higher place in creation than that assigned them in my early days, which was very low. Nor ... should I have had courage to ask any of them a question, for I should have been laughed at. I was often very sad and forlorn; not a hand held out to help me…. My father came home for a short time, and, somehow or other finding out what I was about, said to my mother, 'Peg, we must put a stop to this, or we shall have Mary in a strait-jacket one of these days'…. I continued my mathematical and other pursuits, but under great disadvantages; for, although my husband did not prevent me from studying, I met with no sympathy whatever from him, as he had a very low opinion of the capacity of my sex, and had neither knowledge of nor interest in science of any kind…. I was considered eccentric and foolish; and my conduct was highly disapproved of by many, especially by some members of my own family…. A man can always command his time under the plea of business: a woman is not allowed any such excuse Mary Fairfax Somerville
As early as 1879 an extensive scheme was planned to take forcible possession . Parties from Missouri, Kansas, and Texas entered the Territory, carrying household goods and farming implements with the intention of locating homes; but a proclamation of President Hayes forbade the movement, and ordered their removal by military force if necessary. A second proclamation to the same effect was issued early in 1880. David L. Payne, the leader of the "boomers" till 1884, was repeatedly arrested by United States troops and expelled ' from the region, the number of his followers increasing with every successive expedition. After the death of Payne, raids were organized by W. L. Couch and others who had previously acted as his lieutenants. In December, 1884, Couch entered the Territory with a large body of armed men, encamped, and defied removal by the military. In January, 1885, he was obliged to surrender, he and his leading associates being arrested upon a charge of unlawfully engaging in insurrection against the authority of the United States. The suits were subsequently dismissed. President Cleveland followed the same policy, and the removal of intruders several times a year continued until 1887. Meanwhile negotiations were opened with the Indians for the settlement of unoccupied lands. Fred Emory Haynes
The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and, in their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity, shall from time to time be made for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them. Continental Congress
… at least as brave as the whites and more adventuresome Thomas Jefferson
It is sometimes maintained that racial mixture is biologically undesirable. There is no evidence whatever for this view. Nor is there, apparently, any reason to think that Negroes are congenitally less intelligent than white people, but as to that it will be difficult to judge until they have equal scope and equally good social conditions. Bertrand; 3rd Earl of Kingston
I need say hardly anything in favor of the Intellects of the Negroes, or of their capacities for virtue and happiness, although these have been supposed by some to be inferior to those of the inhabitants of Europe. The accounts which travelers give of their ingenuity, humanity and strong attachments to their parents, relations, friends and country, show us that they are equal to the Europeans.… All the vices which are charged upon the Negroes in the southern colonies, and the West Indies, such as Idleness, Treachery, Theft and the like, are the genuine offspring of slavery, and serve as an argument to prove, that they were not intended, by Providence, for it. Benjamin Rush
Anti-Semitism is the unifying element of the reconstruction of Germany. Alfred Rosenberg
Sometimes great injustices may be inflicted on the minority when the majority is in the pursuit of a great and just cause. Paul Robeson
No woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness. Adrienne Rich
The world is interconnected and causations run in many directions at once. Alan S. Blinder
Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation's troubles and use as a justification of its own demands for dictatorial powers. Ayn Rand
When America passed the Fugitive Slave Law compelling men to catch their fellows more brutally than runaway dogs, Canada, aristocratic, unrepublican Canada, still stretched her arms to those who might reach her. But there is no refuge upon earth for the enslaved sex. Right where we are, there we must dig our trenches, and win or die. Voltairine de Cleyre
Forced integration is deliberate and malicious genocide, particularly for a People like the White race, who are now a small minority in the world David Eden Lane
A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
The white race is at war. Jesus Christ says you have to either be for it or against it. The war is directed at every white man, woman, and child in America. There is going to be the greatest ethnic cleansing that ever existed. We are saying that one day there will be no more Jews—ever! Richard Girnt Butler
I think the average Jew is probably sharper intellectually than the average gentile, because for years and years he's had to live by his wits. Consequently, there has evolved a race of Jews who are more agile mentally than the rest of us. George Lincoln Rockwell
The natives are very exact and punctual in the bounds of their lands, belonging to this or that prince or people, even to a river, brook, &c. And I have known them make bargain and sale amongst themselves for a small piece or quantity of ground ; notwithstanding a sinful opinion amongst many, that Christians have right to heathen's land. Roger Williams
I think its feminism. If it’s tied to the last 50 years—the average size of a male’s member is 10 percent smaller than 50 years ago—it has to be the feminazis, the chickafication, and everything else. Rush Limbaugh
… in all cases where any tribe or band of Indians has been, or shall hereafter be, located upon any reservation created for their use, … the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized, whenever in his opinion any reservation or any part thereof of such Indians is advantageous for agricultural and grazing purposes, to cause said reservation, or any part thereof, to be surveyed, or resurveyed if necessary, and to allot the lands in said reservation in severalty to any Indian located thereon in quantities as follows: To each head of a family, one-quarter of a section [180 acres]; To each single person over eighteen years of age, one-eighth of a section [90 acres]; … Henry L. Dawes
The real aim of land allotment in the Dawes Act was to get at the Indian lands and open them up to settlement. The provisions for the apparent benefit of the Indians are but the pretext to get at his lands and occupy them....If this were done in the name of Greed, it would be bad enough; but to do it in the name of Humanity...is infinitely worse Henry Moore Teller
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy
Hereafter when any female shall by word, gesture, or movement insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation. Benjamin Franklin
… it would be quite as easy to give 40 times 40 reasons why gentlemen should not engage in politics with such fiery zeal that they sometimes do, as it is to give 40 why ladies should not engage in them as well. Lydia Drake
It was the tribes of the Lenni Lenape!... It was but yesterday that the children of the Lenape were masters of the world. James Fenimore Cooper
Many women feel that they are so unimportant that their action can count little for good or ill, but it is the mass of individuals that makes up public opinion and public opinion is what runs a democracy! Eleanor Roosevelt
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy
Modern technical civilization does not seem to be as well handled by the black man as by the white man in the United States Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt
They [Native Americans] should not be allowed to come into the settlements, for every visit an Indian makes to a town, it is more or less injury to him. Kit Carson
Captain Sutter keeps from 600-800 Indians in a perfect state of slavery. James Clyman
… the male abolitionists encouraged women to participate, not as equals, but to participate by creating resources, having sewing circles, bazaars, raising money so that the men could go out and lecture and create newspapers. And women accepted this for a while and then gradually they began to speak out. Women formed their own antislavery societies and within these societies they voiced their opinion about abolition. Margaret Washington
On the eve of the Civil War slightly more than four million people of African descent lived in the slave states. About a quarter of a million of those were free people of color. That is more free blacks in the South than they are in the North. They lived on the very margins of southern society because slave holders, planters, feared them as harbingers of the Revolution, beginning of slave insurrections, examples to slaves that a black person could be free. …. Perhaps because blackness was identified with labor, free people of color in the South had certain economic niches which allowed them to participate in the economy, participate perhaps to a far greater degree than free blacks in the North. And free blacks in the South enjoyed a greater economic prosperity than they did in the North which is perhaps one of the reasons why they stayed in the South. Ira Berlin
On the eve of the Civil War about a quarter of a million black people lived in the North in freedom. Some of them, of course, were descended from people who never were slaves, who slipped through the net of slavery. The vast majority of them gained their freedom as a result of the American Revolution and the emancipations that followed the American Revolution and hence were free for generations. Ira Berlin
The veil is the mask of Egyptian women in a power struggle against the dictatorship of men…. The veil gives women more power in a man’s world. Nabil Abdel-Fattah
My entire career has been a testimony to American exceptionalism. Barack Obama
You know what they say, ‘Behind every successful woman there is an astonished man. Ann Dunwoody
Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me. But they do. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim. They want to control women. Mona Eltahawy
Saudi women far outnumber their male counterparts on university campuses but are reduced to watching men far less qualified control every aspect of their lives. Mona Eltahawy
Alawites are more infidel than Jews and Christians, even more infidel than many polytheists. Good Moslems should rob and slaughter them Ibn Taymiyya
They are strong and we are weak. We are few; the are many …. We can never forget these homes, I know, but an unbending iron necessity tells us we must leave them. I would willingly die to preserve them, but any forcible effort to keep them will cost us our lands, our lives, and the lives of our children. There is but one path to safety, one road to future existence as a nation. Major Ridge
I have signed my death warrant. Major Ridge
You have told us that your government is determined to do justice to our nation and never use oppressive means to make us act contrary to our welfare and free will. John Ross
Brothers, we wish to remain on our land, and hold it fast. We appeal to our father, the president of the United States to do us justice. We look to him for protection in the hour of distress. Cherokee Tribe
The spirit of hatred and fanaticism embedded in the hearts of the Arab Muslims against everything that is non-Muslim has been perpetually nurtured by the Islamic religion. There is no hope that the situation will ever change. Therefore, the abolition of the Mandate will expose the minorities in Syria to the danger of death and annihilation, irrespective of the fact that such abolition will annihilate the freedom of thought and belief. Sulayman al-Assad
Is a citizen of the United States to remain under the barbarous lash of cruel and unrelenting savages? Andrew Jackson
A plane is of no use without the man or woman who flies it! Eleanor Roosevelt
We are still uneasy with women and power…For a man to be ruthless, he has to be like Joe McCarthy. For a woman, she just has to put somebody on hold. Arianna Huffington
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them. Sojourner Truth
England, we believe, is sufficiently populated, therefore there can be no duty in needlessly increasing its inhabitants; and we think every woman should be as far as possible induced to abstain from entering into marriages from any other motive than that of sincere and earnest love for the man she marries. Victoria Woodhull
We must see the pluralism of the world, and not bind it by seeking common denominators. Vaclav Havel
… if you are idle, and take to bad courses, you will hurt those of your brethren who are slaves, and do all in your power to prevent their being free. Jupiter Hammon
You cannot turn the clock back, you cannot give the island of Manhattan back to the indigenous, but on the other hand, you can ensure that the indigenous can maintain their way of life. Alfred Maurice de Zayas
The struggles waged by nations are weak only when they lack support in the hearts of their women. But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible. Jose Marti
… it is the great mass of people, particularly women, who do not often hear government questions discussed who would really enjoy and profit from these Eleanor Roosevelt
The end proposed should be their extermination, or their removal beyond the [Great] Lakes. Thomas Jefferson
Yes, Internet gambling is illegal in Canada but we are not Canadians. We’re members of the Haudenosaunee--5 Nation Confederacy… the Kahnawake. We’re not Canadian. Michael Ahríhron Delisle Jr.
… several North American Indian tribes were also large scale slave owners and slave traders: the Cherokee were prominent in the [South] East, and the Comanche even more sweepingly on their South Western plains. Kevin Phillips
Civil Rights is all right for you. You don’t have and Negroes in your district. Howard W. Smith
Men: What gives you sovereign empire to oppress my sex? Your strength? Your talents? Observe the Creator in his wisdom; survey in all her grandeur that nature with whom you seem to want to be in harmony, and give me, if you dare, an example of this tyrannical empire. Olympe de Gouges
A woman’s point of view is something which cannot be defined. Women, like men, have different views. No political stance could receive the approval of all women. Donald Sassoon
Status ought not to be measured by a woman's ability to attract and snare a man.. Germaine Greer
The state, and a certain form of politics from above, take control of the Women’s Movement by bribing individual members…. The trap is to allow one woman to rise and enjoy the fruits of the struggle of many. Frigga Haug
As Latinos become a larger part of the American whole, quietly consigning them to failure and isolation is hardly a recipe for national prosperity and stability. Whether they realize it or not, all Americans are now deeply invested in the successful integration of Latinos. Their own futures affluence and well-being might well depend on it. Ray Suarez
In a few decades, the U. S. economy will increasingly rest on the shoulders of a largely non-white, heavily Latino work force providing services and care to millions of white retirees. Ray Suarez
The true woman will not be exponent of another, or allow another to be such for her. She will be her own individual self... Stand or fall by her own individual wisdom and strength. Susan B. Anthony
We are told, if you work hard, you'll succeed—but if that were true, Black people would own this country. Stokely Carmichael; Kwame Toure
Black Power is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations. Stokely Carmichael; Kwame Toure
Let women rather confine herself to the lighters and more graceful forms of gymnastics and athletics, and make herself supreme along these lines as she has already done in aesthetic dancing. Let her know enough about the rougher sports to be the sympathetic admirer of men and boys in their efforts to be strong, vigorous, and heroes. Dudley Allen Sargent
The majority never has right on its side. Henrik Ibsen
We sincerely tried everywhere to merge with the nations in which we lived seeking just to preserve the faith, the religion of our fathers but this has not been allowed to us. Theodor Herzl
Canadian federalism is more than a form of government. It's also a system of values that allows different people in diverse communities to live and work together in harmony for the good of all. Jean Chretien
All those who defend freedom are bound as their first duty to be the champions of minorities, and the danger of allowing the majority, which holds the power of the State, to interfere at its will is that the interests of the minority will be disregarded and crushed out under the omnipotent force of a popular vote Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess Salisbury
...among no people of the pre-Christian era do we find so great a number of intellectually prominent men who, by their words and by their whole personality, have devoted themselves to the religious guidance of their nation, as among the people of the early Bible [the Jews]... our Germanists would do well to notice... the science of religions is able to make the comparison; and to the people of Israel it will award this certificate : You have excelled them all by the sublimity of your religion... Michael von Faulhaber
It would be as wise to set up an accomplished lawyer to saw wood as a business as to condemn an educated and sensible woman to spend all her time boiling potatoes and patching old garments. Yet this is the lot of many, a one who incessantly stitches and boils and bakes, compelled to thrust back out of sight the aspirations which fill her soul. Sarah Moore Grimke
The reason why women effect so little and are so shallow is because their aims are low, marriage is the prize for which they strive; if foiled in that they rarely rise above disappointment. Sarah Moore Grimke
Thus far woman has struggled through life with bandaged eyes, accepting the dogma of her weakness and inability to take care of herself not only physically but intellectually. She has held out a trembling hand and received gratefully the proffered aid. She has foregone her right to study, to know the laws and purposes of government to which she is subject. But there is now awakened in her a consciousness that she is defrauded of her legitimate Rights and that she never can fulfill her mission until she is placed in that position to which she feels herself called by the divinity within. Hitherto she has surrendered her person and her individuality to man, but she can no longer do this and not feel that she is outraging her nature and her God Sarah Moore Grimke
Woman's flirtatious arts of self-concealment mean man's approach must take the form of rape. Camille Paglia
Four million surplus women. Four million sexually unsatisfied women, artificially creating a host of problems in order to excite or appease their senses. Not being able to embrace one man, they embrace humanity. Benito Mussolini
Nothing would make me believe that a biologically pure race exists today. Benito Mussolini
The neighboring tribes are becoming daily less warlike, and more helpless and dependent on us … They have, in a great measure, ceased to be an object of terror, and have become that of commiseration. John C. Calhoun
That little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Jesus Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. Sojourner Truth
To deny political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self-respect; of credit in the market place; of recompense in the world of work; of a voice among those who make and administer the law; a choice in the jury before whom they are tried, and in the judge who decides their punishment. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
No matter how much women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone, and for safety in an emergency they must know something of the laws of navigation. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
They [Native Americans] were good enough to fight and die, and they are good enough to have me treat them exactly as square as any other man. Theodore Roosevelt
In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.... And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.. Harry A. Blackmun
A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no right or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different. Warren E. Burger
Demographically, socially, and culturally, the re-conquest of the Southwest United States … is well underway. Samuel P. Huntington
So-called racial characteristics are not really racial at all but are due to the historical experiences of the communities in question. Arnold J. Toynbee
It is very hard, when we have let the King's subjects have so much of our lands for so little value. Joseph Brant
This comic is meant to chronicle a great movement now under way—the growth in the power of women. William Moulton Marston
Could it be that women in the United States have become too independent – that they have followed the lead of women like Margaret Sanger by neglecting family life for career?. Mike Wallace
[Turkish women] had lived free of the veil for 5,000 years, and had been covered only in the last 600 years. Kemal Ataturk
… the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race … Properly the Jew ought hardly to be hears of; but he is hears of, has always been heard of … His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are way out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. Mark Twain
You can’t have men hitting women, period. Charles Barkley
if any have wrongfully been deprived of the privileges of noble lineage, and subjected to a judicial sentence which has consigned them to the women's apartments (1) and to the linen making, there to undergo a cruel and miserable labor, or reduced them to servitude for the benefit of the public treasury, without any exemption on the ground of superior birth; let such persons, resuming the honors they had previously enjoyed, and their proper dignities, henceforward exult in the blessings of liberty, and lead a glad life. Let the free man, (2) too, by some injustice and inhumanity, or even madness, made a slave, who has felt the sudden transition from liberty to bondage, and ofttimes bewailed his unwonted labors, return to his family once more a free man in virtue of this our ordinance, and seek those employments which befit a state of freedom Constantine I
I will not rest until I have torn the epaulettes off every nigger in the colonies Napoleon BonaparteII
Colored people come in all colors. Julian Bond
What whites cannot experience and may never understand is that no matter which side of the bed I chose to wake up on, I would still be a black man in the racially divisive America. John Hope Franklin
Society as a whole had sentenced me to a life of humiliation for the sole reason that I was not white. John Hope Franklin
The Negro seat on the Supreme Court once held by Thurgood Marshall has been bleached white by the appointment of Clarence Thomas John Hope Franklin
We’re always talking about blacks as a group and whites as individuals. John Hope Franklin
In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued. Aung San Suu Kyi
I do not know many Negroes who are eager to be “accepted” by white people, still less to be loved by them; they, the blacks, simply don’t wish to be beaten over the head by the whites every instant of our brief passage on the planet. James Baldwin
Every time a male coach berates his players by referring to them as “ladies” or tells them to “hike their skirts” while playing, we’re perpetuating an atmosphere where women are not men’s equals. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
When we get married or interviewed for a job or play professional sports or run for president of the United States, we encounter a whole set of standards and expectations. We can be shamed for an outfit that's too slutty, too dowdy, too pricey--take your pick. That's the burden women carry into the fitting room. Eliana Dockterman
... currently Latinos are 63% of all babies born in Los Angeles, White is 17%, Black and Asian combined are 21%. In other words, 84% of all births in Los Angeles, are not white. Hollywood please take note. Jeff Valdez
The New Mainstream, is the future strength of the American economic engine. I believe we need to stop thinking and acting as minorities, as none of the numbers support that concept anymore. We should even shun the term “People of Color,” which feels a little too much like “Colored People” reversed, to me. Besides I would imagine if we used the term “People Without Color,” that wouldn’t set well with those that it would be a descriptor of. We are all Americans (every color race and creed) all with unique cultural contributions that are part of the greater fabric of this country. Jeff Valdez
John Paul II had the last clear word on this and it stands, this stands ... Pope Francis I
African American Communities are absolutely in the worst shape that they've ever been before. Ever, ever, ever. Donald Trump
The pedestal that women were placed upon often turned out to be a cage. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Mr, Trump's comment reflect an insulting degree of ignorance and/or insensitivity. It demonstrates a profound ignorance of history. Cornell William Brooks
Just remember, that whatever your write about me, I was a man. Jack Johnson
The colored population voluntarily sustain several churches, schools, and mutual assistance and improvement societies, and there are evidently persons among them of no inconsiderable cultivation of mind. Frederick Law Olmsted
The democratic option is the only alternative to solving the Kurdish question. Separation is neither possible nor necessary. We want peace, dialogue, and free political action within the framework of a democratic Turkish state. Abdullah Öcalan