"There are only two races on this planet-the intelligent and the stupid."
"Is the notion of "race" real-or is it mythology? We make certain assumptions about people based on skin color. Is this some mass delusion we're all participating in?"
-David Henry Hwang
"Popular, subjective labels in the designation of races, used among persons ignorant of the existence of physical anthropology, are often truer than the hesitant results of erudite wanderings in the labyrinth of numbers."
The races of Europe
"Racism has been a travesty of scientific knowledge, and has served consistently as special pleading for the supremacy of any group....to which the pleader himself belonged."
Ruth Benedict 1940
"The more two different peoples grow alike in externals, the more conscious and jealous they become of diversity in their souls ."
The Life of Reason
"Racism is an evil and primitive form of collectivism. Today, racism is regarded as a crime if practiced by a majority-but as an inalienable right if practiced by a minority. The notion that ones culture is superior to all others solely because it represents the tradition of ones ancestors, is regarded as chauvinism if claimed by a majority-but as "ethnic" pride if claimed by a minority."
The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution
"The new grammar of race is constructed in a way that George Orwell would have appreciated, because its rules make some ideas impossible to express-unless, of course, one wants to be called a racist
Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby
"Racism, which presupposes a common ancestry, is not the same as nationalism, which presupposes a common citizenship. It is usually, but not invariably, associated with such an exalted form of nationalism as patriotism, such extreme forms of nationalism as chauvinism and jingoism, such localized forms as sectionalism, regionalism, and provincialism. Racism is present both in the foundation and in the dissolution of empires. It may reinforce nationalism in homogeneous societies and oppose it in multiracial states. in proletarian revolutions and fascist counterrevolutions, it may play a far more important role than class."
The Dispossessed Majority
"At present, worldwide movements are afoot to abolish racism. But as indicated by events in the United States and abroad, far from being abolished anywhere, it is becoming intensified everywhere. All that is happening is that one form of racism is being replaced by another.
Instead of attempting to destroy the indestructible, it might be wiser to learn more about mans racial reflexes. A greater knowledge of the source of racism might produce effective ways of civilizing it, and directing it into more creative and constructive channels. Such knowledge might also aid in distinguishing between the racial behavior that helps to build nations and the racial behavior that tears them apart."
The Dispossessed Majority
"The white man regards the universe as a gigantic machine hurling through time and space to its final destruction: individuals in it are but tiny organisms with private lives that lead to private deaths: personal power, success and fame are the absolute measures of values, the things to live for. This outlook on life divides the universe into a host of individual little entities which cannot help being in constant conflict thereby hastening the approach of the hour of their final destruction."
Policy Statement, 1944, of the Youth League of the African National Congress
"I came to realize that I was being condemned, not by a lack of ability, but by my color. I passed through successive stages of bewilderment, inarticulate protest, resentment, and, finally, reconciliation to the status of my race.
Eventually, however, as I grew older and thought more clearly, I found in my condition an incentive to personal accomplishment, an inspiring challenge. Without having the wish to "show them," I developed a fierce desire to "show myself." I wanted to prove that I, AS AN INDIVIDUAL, deserved a place in the world."
Paul R. Williams
-I Am A Negro
"The Yakub made devils were really pale white, with really blue eyes; which we thing are the ugliest colors for a human eye. They were called Caucasian-which means, "One whose evil effect is not confined to ones self alone, but affects others."
According to Elijah Muhammad in his chapter Original Man
"This Anglo-Saxon of the great herd is, in many important respects, the least civilized of white men and the least capable of true civilization. His political ideas are crude and shallow. He is almost wholly devoid of esthetic feeling. The most elementary facts about the visible universe alarm him, and incite him to put them down. Educate him, make a professor of him, teach him how to express his soul, and he still remains palpably third-rate. He fears ideas almost more cravenly than he fears men. His blood, I believe, is running thin; perhaps it was not much to boast of at the start; in order that he may exercise any functions above those of a trader, a pedagogue or a mob orator, it needs the stimulus of other and less exhausted strains. The fact that they increase is the best hope of civilization in America. They shake the old race out of its spiritual lethargy, and introduce it to disquiet and experiment. They make for a free play of ideas. In opposing the process, whether in politics, in letters or in the ages-long struggle toward the truth, the prophets of Anglo-Saxon purity and tradition only make themselves ridiculous."
The Anglo-Saxon...from the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 1923)
"it is now long ago that I learned this lesson from General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, and resolved that I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. With God's help, I believe that I have completely rid myself of any ill feeling toward the Southern white man for any wrong that he may have inflicted upon my race. I am made to feel just as happy now when I am rendering service to Southern White men as when the service is rendered to a member of my own race. I pity from the bottom of my heart any individual who is so unfortunate as to get into the habit of holding race prejudice..."
George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver: His Life & Faith in His Own Words by William J. Federer
"Modern Racism(of which anti-Semitism is a part) although caused by specific social conditions, becomes, when it gains strength, a force that in my opinion can only be described as demonic. After coming to power, and for its duration, I believe it defies analysis by any presently understood social theory or set of merely social observations-and in particularly any known theory invoking involving psychological "interests" of any entity that can be ,defined in present state of human knowledge. But this I do not mean that such forces are unknowable in principle: on the contrary, one must hope that with the growth of human knowledge they will come to be understood. But at present they are neither understood nor capable of being rationally predicted-and this applies to all racism in all societies."
Jewish History,Jewish Religion
See: Article.."The Genetic Archaeology of Race" by Steve Olson .The Atlantic Monthly, April 2001
Book: "The African-American Century" by H.L. Gates,Jr. & C. West
Book: "ONE DROP OF BLOOD: The American Misadventure of Race" by Scott L. Malcomson
Book: "Race and Culture: A World View" by Thomas Sowell
Book: "Extreme Measures: The Dark Visions and Bright Ideas of Francis Galton" by Martin Brookes
Book: "The Economics and Politics of Race" by Thomas Sowell
Book: "The Great Wells of Democracy: The Meaning of Race in American Life" by Manning Marable
Book: "Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921" by Alfred L. Brophy
Book: "The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity and Islam" by David M. Goldenberg
Book: "American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow" by Jerrold M. Packard
Book: "Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism" by Roger Wilkins
Book: "The Michael Eric Dyson Reader"
Book: "Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America" by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Book: "One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality" by Paul Goodman
Book: "Reflections on Wealth, Poverty and Race" (audiotape) by Thomas Sowell
Book: "Liberal Racism" by Jim Sleeper
Book: "Bayard Rustin: Troubles I've Seen" by Jervis Anderson
Book: "The Chinese in America: A Narrative History" by Iris Chang
Book: "In Defense of Internment: The Case for "Racial Profiling" in World War II and the War on Terror" by Michelle Malikin
Book: "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin" by John D'Emillio
Book: "Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi and His Internment Writings, 1942-1945" Ed. by Gordon H. Chang
Book: "My Soul Has Grown Deep: Classics of Early African-American Literature" by John Edgar Wideman
Book: "Intelligence, Race and Genetics: Conversations with Arthur R. Jensen" by Frank Miele
Book: "Quitting America: The Departure of a Black Man From His Native Land" by Randell Robinson
Book: "The Color Of Politics: Race and the Mainsprings of American Politics" by Michael Goldfield
Book: "Black Judas: William Hannibal Thomas and The American Negro" by John David Smith
Book: "Honoring Sergeant Carter: Redeeming a Black World War II Hero's Legacy" by A.G. Carter & R.L. Allen
Book: "War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race" by Edwin Black
Book: "Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833" by John Sallant
Book: "Is the Holocaust Unique? Perspectives on Comparative Genocide" ed Alan S. Rosenbaum
Book: "Race: The Reality of Human Differences" by Vincent Sarich & Frank Miele
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