99+ Best Discrimination Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Discrimination Quotes

Picking and choosing what kind of love is worth recognizing is an expensive choice. Is discrimination worth that price? — Nancy Lublin

There are levels of outrage, and there’s a point at which you can’t be trespassed upon anymore. — Marian Wright Edelman

I do note with interest that old women in my books become young women on the covers… this is discrimination against the chronologically gifted. — Terry Pratchett

As a species, we’re addicted to the facile discrimination involved in saying that something or phenomenon is either ‘this’ or ‘that’ – how much more uncomfortable that it may well be ‘the other’. — Will Self

The discrimination is not made openly, but a Negro who goes to such places is informed that there are no accommodations, or he is overlooked and otherwise slighted, so that he does not come again. — Ray Stannard Baker

Discrimination is not liberal. Arguing against discrimination is not intolerance. — Richard Dawkins

Hollywood is the definition of sexual discrimination. — Ally Sheedy

If you’re perpetuating discrimination, you’re perpetuating inequality. — Ellen Page

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

there is bias and sexism everywhere, just like there are problems of racism and homophobia stemming from the whole notion that we’re arranged in a hierarchy, that we’re ranked rather than linked. — Gloria Steinem

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

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

Read widely and with discrimination. Bad writing is contagious. — P. D. James

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

When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account. — Samuel Alito

Transgender discrimination is the civil rights issue of our time — Joe Biden

Indignant reply to the blatent sex discrimination expressed in a colleague’s opposition when Hilbert proposed appointing Emmy Noether as the first woman professor at their university. — David Hilbert

I had met far more discrimination because I am a woman than because I am black. — Shirley Chisholm

Racial discrimination is illegal. It’s illegal in the United States. It’s illegal in Arizona. It has been and it will continue to be. — Jan Brewer

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

If you are the normal white American, truth is you don’t understand being black in America, and you instinctively underestimate the level of discrimination and the level of additional risk. — Newt Gingrich

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

Oppression works in such a way that it holds every person responsible for the acts of any wrongdoer of the oppressed group. — Rita Mae Brown

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

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

What is masculine and what is feminine, anyway? Why should men not show that they can be fragile or seductive? I am only happy when there is no discrimination. — Jean Paul Gaultier

How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me. — Zora Neale Hurston

I favor access to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. — Edward Kennedy

We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make. The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike. — David Ansen

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

I agree with the (Supreme Court’s) holding that racial discrimination in higher education admissions will be illegal in 25 years. They are illegal now. — Clarence Thomas

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

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

The feminists had destroyed the old image of woman, but they could not erase the hostility, the prejudice, the discrimination that still remained. — Betty Friedan

I always thought that no matter what kind of work people did, they should involve themselves totally with all the discrimination they ran into. — Charles Mingus

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

I would like to say that racial attitude and prejudice are probably here…It is very difficult to act this out – discrimination – discrimination is an act. After you have the prejudices, the disciminations come out, if there is an institution for it but the Cubans have attempted to create institutions free of discrimination. — Huey Newton

In order to eliminate discrimination, the Modern Liberal has opted to become utterly indiscriminate. — Evan Sayet

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

An ambassador for peace, Pope John Paul II stood steadfast against communism and condemned discrimination against all people. — Shelley Berkley

The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government… — Eleanor Roosevelt

Racism and discrimination of any kind have no place in football. — Sepp Blatter

The way to eliminate ignorance is through steady, focused discrimination between the observer and the world. — Patanjali

It is not discrimination to treat different things differently. — Maggie Gallagher

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

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

I’ve run into more discrimination as a woman than as an Indian. — Wilma Mankiller

No change can come if those who are impacted the most by discrimination are not willing to stand up for themselves. — Zainab Salbi

If personal safety means discrimination, then I’m all for it. — Janet Parshall

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

Women don’t even have equal treatment when it comes to filing a lawsuit for discrimination, — Kim Gandy

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

why is the word ‘qualified’ applied only to those who have to be more so? — Gloria Steinem

Once any group in society stands in a relatively deprived position in relation to other groups, it is genuinely deprived. — Margaret Mead

Ending up in the right place in this debate requires starting in the right place. The right place to start is the proper discrimination of what judges are supposed to do, and the rest of the process should reflect this judicial job description. — Orrin Hatch

the uncandid censurer always picks out the worst man of a class, and then confidently produces him as being a fair specimen of it. — Hannah More

The ills of discrimination are still with us. We have to continue the tenacity and vigilance of the 1960s. Racial understanding is not something we find; it’s something we create. — Thomas Cole

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

We want this – and I – we hope that right when they come back, that the Congress passes the Lilly Ledbetter Act which would correct the Supreme Court decision that was just recent that essentially guts wage discrimination law. It’s been in place for years. It was gutted by this Roberts Court. We want it to be reversed by legislation. We hope that Congress passes it and that is on the desk for [Barack] Obama to sign as one of his first acts once he’s sworn in. So it – I could go on, we have quite a well-developed list. — Eleanor Smeal

There is something frightful in being required to enjoy and appreciate all masterpieces; to read with equal relish Milton, and Dante, and Calderon, and Goethe, and Homer, and Scott, and Voltaire, and Wordsworth, and Cervantes, and Molière, and Swift. — Agnes Repplier

Employers are NOT prohibited from practicing sex discrimination in hiring and promoting employees. — Warren Farrell

The most likely victim of actual religious discrimination in British society is a Muslim, but the person who is most likely to feel slighted because of their religion is an evangelical Christian. — Trevor Phillips

Back in the 70s and 80s, women felt the discrimination of being overweight. And now 35% of the letters I receive are from men. — Richard Simmons

We still have gaps that are rooted in gender inequality. Certainly we have discrimination against the LGBT community. — Hillary Clinton

I do not see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as a Privatdozent. After all, the Senate is not a bathhouse. Objecting to sex discrimination being the reason for rejection of Emmy Noether’s application to join the faculty at the University of Gottingen. — David Hilbert

I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States, because of that terror of discrimination. — Josephine Baker

Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning. — Kate Millett

Discrimination is a bad bad bad thing. — Emily Saliers

Speciesism is morally objectionable because, like racism, sexism, and heterosexism, it links personhood with an irrelevant criterion. Those who reject speciesism are committed to rejecting racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of discrimination as well. — Gary L. Francione

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

I fully understand that the African-American community has suffered from discrimination and that there are many wrongs that must still be made right. — Donald Trump

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. — Carl Lewis

Discrimination , in all its forms, is bad for business. — Tim Cook

Discrimination is a disease. — Roger Staubach

Had I been crested, not cloven, my Lords, you had not treated me thus. — Elizabeth I

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race. — John Roberts

I’ve witnessed racism all my life. And of course there’s racism and discrimination in Hollywood. You go for a part and they say, ‘Oh, we really liked her, she’s amazing, but we wanted to go with something more traditional’. As if I’m not a traditional American! — Zoe Saldana

I saw no poor men, except a few intemperate ones. I saw some very poor women; but God and man know that the time has not come for women to make their injuries even heard of. — Harriet Martineau

There are, however, those who have called the book [The Kite Runner] divisive and objected to some of the issues raised in the book, namely racism, discrimination, ethnic inequality etc. — Khaled Hosseini

Why was there not massive civil disobedience against this anti-Christian discrimination, as there was against segregation? — Pat Buchanan

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

I’m against discrimination in all forms. — Brandon Marshall

Anyone who knows of a provable instance of colour discrimination ought always to expose it. — George Orwell

We have the disgrace of racial discrimination, or we have prejudice against people because of their religion. We have not had the courage to uproot these things, although we know they are wrong. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

I’m not in favor of any discrimination of any form. — Rand Paul

Laws that discriminate validate other kinds of discrimination. — Hillary Clinton

The left can’t wait to condemn this country. The left can’t wait to tell stories of how we have, I don’t know, just made messes of things, as their justification for chopping us down to size and for disqualifying us superpower status. We haven’t earned it. We’ve built our nation on the backs of slaves and other discrimination and so forth. — Rush Limbaugh

We’ve all been acculturated into accepting the inevitability of wrongful convictions, unfair sentences, racial bias, and racial disparities and discrimination against the poor. — Bryan Stevenson

Remember, Donald [Trump] started his career back in 1973 being sued by the Justice Department for racial discrimination because he would not rent apartments in one of his developments to African-Americans, and he made sure that the people who worked for him understood that was the policy. He actually was sued twice by the Justice Department. — Hillary Clinton

Right discrimination is of two kinds analytical and synthetical. The first leads one from the phenomena to the Absolute Brahman, while by the second one knows how the Absolute Brahman appears as the universe. — Ramakrishna

I’ve always met more discrimination being a woman than being Black…men are men. — Shirley Chisholm

The one thing that the racist can never manage is anything like discrimination: he is indiscriminate by definition. — Christopher Hitchens

Don’t say this is good and that is bad. Drop all discrimination. Accept everything as it is. — Rajneesh

A cheap and easy cynicism rails at everything. The master of the art accomplishes the formidable task of discrimination. — Ambrose Bierce

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

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

Beauty discrimination has become necessary, not from the perception that women will not be good enough, but that they will be, as they have been, twice as good. — Naomi Wolf

The US government should not be in the business of discrimination. — Christine Gregoire

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