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Starting from gender discrimination to racial discrimination, discrimination is a social disease that can affect a person both physically and emotionally. Discrimination can make a working place a living hell. Different types of discrimination have been a societal issue for several decades. With the implementation of new laws to protect potential victims, the problem is addressed to a certain degree, but still it happens frequently resulting in devastating effects. Read this collection of discrimination quotes to understand the subject in depth.

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Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization.
John L. Lewis
Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
Germaine Greer
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.
Michael Jordan
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another.
Milan Kundera
The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
Clint Eastwood
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Noam Chomsky
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Noam Chomsky
My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, 'Hey, I'm rich.
Charles Barkley
We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.
Charles Barkley
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
George Orwell
I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.
I think every group of black guys should have at least one white guy in it.
Dave Chappelle
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself.
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
Thomas Hardy
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
Thomas Hardy
Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.
Sitting Bull
What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian.
Sitting Bull
Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.
Simone de Beauvoir
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.
Simone de Beauvoir
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
John Donne
The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.
To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.
E. E. Cummings
So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Laws are the sovereigns of sovereign.
Louis XIV
Well, I've had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody's idealised version of you.
Elvis Costello
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.
It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
Alfred Adler
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
Alice Paul
There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.
Lou Gehrig
Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve.
Alice Paul
The Woman's Party is made up of women of all races, creeds and nationalities who are united on the one program of working to raise the status of women.
Alice Paul
Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?
Joan Crawford
If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
Abigail Adams
Virtue can only flourish among equals.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Learn to think continentally.
A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.
Margaret Sanger
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell
The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
Marcus Garvey
The Indian race are waiting and praying.
Chief Joseph
Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four.
Chris Rock
It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things
Anne Sullivan
We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.
Langston Hughes
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Muhammad Ali
For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.
From the beginning, it has been a no-no for a black man to touch a white woman.
Nina Simone
In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin.
I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor. I don't think the black people are going to rise at all; I think most of them are going to die.
Nina Simone
Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
Nina Simone
Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking.
Nina Simone
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his
Emma Goldman
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.
Kofi Annan
We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become president of the United States.
I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.
For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.
Work is valued by the social value of the worker.
Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants' hall.
Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron, ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.
Mother Jones
Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.
Andrew Johnson
The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged, but reported the misdeeds of the Indians.
Geronimo
Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.
They think because I'm small, they can do what they want to do to me. But I'm not weak. If I lower my shoulder and they lower they're shoulder, they're going to go down.
Michael Johnson
I thank all of those who weren't born in this country for coming here and making a contribution to Australia. We are the least discriminatory country in the world, in my view.
John Howard
This is appalling. The idea that a person could be punished because of their religious belief and the idea they might be executed is just beyond belief.
John Howard
I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.
Hank Aaron
The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.
Max Weber
Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
Herbert Spencer
As an artist I'd choose the thing that's beautiful more than the one that's true.
Laurie Anderson
It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.
The reason people think it's important to be white is that they think it's important not to be black.
I'd rather regret doing something than not doing something.
James Hetfield
Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it / but there is.
Olive Schreiner
Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked.
Little Richard
The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.
You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
Janis Joplin
We are here to condemn the Palestinian occupation of the territories, but also to condemn the recent racist attack in France, against both Jews and Arabs.
Jean Claude
Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are.
Malcolm Forbes
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
As soon as my trial was over, we tried to use the energy that had developed around my case to create another organization, which we called the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression.
Angela Davis
As long as you don't make waves, ripples, life seems easy. But that's condemning yourself to impotence and death before you are dead.
Jeanne Moreau
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
I am subject to very powerful lows. When you have highs, you have terrible lows. When you pinpoint that you are responsible for everything that happens to you, it is very frightening.
Jeanne Moreau
Extreme law is often extreme injustice.
Terence
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
Margaret Atwood
Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships commensurate with their percentage of the population, feminists scream discrimination.
A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp.
Joan Rivers

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