Quotes About Prejudice

Prejudice is the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.
Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

It’s only big enough people who can afford, occasionally, to be untrammeled by ordinary prejudice.
Han Suyin

It is not the fault of the slaveholder that he is cruel, so much as it is the system under which he lives.
Solomon Northrup

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

Oh, the length and breadth, the height and depth, the cruelty and the irony of prejudice which can so belittle human nature.
William G. Allen

Race prejudice is the devil unchained.
Charles Waddell Chestnutt

The ignorant are always prejudiced and the prejudiced are always ignorant.
Charles Victor Roman

Pride of race is the antidote to prejudice.
Arthur Alfonso Schomburg

If prejudice could reason, it would dispel itself.
William Pickens

Horrible thing, prejudice . . . does you all up.  Puffs you all out of shape.
Rudolph Fisher

 [Bigotry’s] birthplace is the sinister back room of the mind where plots and schemes are hatched for the persecution and oppression of other human beings.
Bayard Rustin

Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.
Thomas R. Dewar

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau

He prided himself on being a man without prejudice, and this itself is a very great prejudice.
Anatole France

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
William Hazlitt

Our nation’s long neglect of minorities whose skin is dark is perhaps only a little worse than our neglect of another minority whose hair is white.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Irrational barriers and ancient prejudices fall quickly when the question of survival itself is at stake.
John F. Kennedy

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice dies hard.
Adlai E. Stevenson

I’m an equal-opportunity bigot.  I offend everyone!
Blanche Knott

A chip on the shoulder is a sure indication that there is more wood higher up.
Aldous Huxley



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