African American Quotations

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1619. The prejudiced people can't insult you because they're blinded by their own ignorance.

Pearl Bailey, 1918-1990 Entertainer

1620. Race prejudice is the devil unchained.

Charles W. Chesnutt, 1858-1932 Novelist

1621. Up to the age of 31, I had been hurt emotionally, spiritually, and physically as much as 31 years can bear.... and still I was entire, complete, functional and my mind was sharp, my reflexes were good, and I was not bitter. But under the mental corrosion of race prejudice in Los Angeles, I had become bitter and saturated with hate.

Chester Himes, 1909-1984 Writer

1622. The ignorant are always prejudiced and the prejudiced are always ignorant.

Charles V. Roman, 1864-1934 Physician

1623. Prejudice is not so much dependent upon natural antipathy as upon education.

David Ruggles, 1810-1849 Journalist and Abolitionist


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