Quotes by discrimination

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  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
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    I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.
  • Bayard Rustin
    Bayard Rustin
    American activist 1912-1987
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    If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali
    Boutros Boutros-Ghali
    Egyptian politician and diplomat 1922-2016
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    A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide in other part of the world. There is still this kind of basic discrimination against the African people and the African problems.
  • Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan
    American feministisch writer 1921-
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    A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she 'adjust' to prejudice and discrimination.
    Source: The Feminine Mystique Ch. 1 The Problem That Has No Name
  • Carl Lewis
    Carl Lewis
    American athlete 1961-
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    Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again.
  • Carol Bellamy
    Carol Bellamy
    American nonprofit executive 1942-
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    And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other's dignity and rights.
  • Carol Gilligan
    Carol Gilligan
    American feminist, ethicist and psychologist 1936-
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    At a time when efforts are being made to eradicate discrimination between the sexes in the search for social equality and justice, the differences between the sexes are being rediscovered.
  • Albert Maltz
    Albert Maltz
    American playwright and fiction writer 1908-1985
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    By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    Countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth. Companies with more women on their boards have higher returns. Peace agreements that include women are more successful. Parliaments with more women take up a wider range of issues - including health, education, anti-discrimination, and child support.
  • Bobby Rush
    Bobby Rush
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    Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    Defeating racism, tribalism, intolerance and all forms of discrimination will liberate us all, victim and perpetrator alike.
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
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    Good literature continually read for pleasure must, let us hope, do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
    Source: The Name and Nature of Poetry
  • Barbra Streisand
    Barbra Streisand
    American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker 1942-
    Barbra Streisand
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    How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
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