Eleanor Holmes Norton quotes

  • On the road to equality there is no better place for blacks to detour around American values than in forgoing its example in the treatment of its women and the organization of its family.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Organization #Example #Detours

  • The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Peace #Rights #People

  • If diversity is what is a central value in every selective university in the United States, then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Diversity #United States #Court

  • Racial oppression of black people in America has done what neither class oppression or sexual oppression, with all their perniciousness, has ever done: destroyed an entire people and their culture.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Class #America #Racism

  • One ought to be against racism and sexism because they are wrong, not because one is black or one is female.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Racism #Black #Principles

  • The spread of feminism is the most spectacular, extraordinary phenomenon in the last twenty years, and I believe we will accomplish our goals in a million different ways.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Believe #Years #Goal

  • You can't win what you don't fight for.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Fighting #Winning

  • The essence of a free life is being able to choose the style of living you prefer free from exclusion and without the compulsion of conformity or law.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Law #Essence #Style

  • With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Marriage #Children #Merit

  • The question has been asked, 'What is a woman?' A woman is a person who makes choices. A woman is a dreamer. A woman is a planner. A woman is a maker, and a molder. A woman is a person who makes choices. A woman builds bridges. A woman makes children and makes cars. A woman writes poetry and songs. A woman is a person who makes choices.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Song #Children #Writing

  • Men without jobs do not form families.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Jobs #Men #Form

  • Affirmative action is the most important modern anti-discrimination technique ever instituted in the United States. It is the one tool that has had a demonstrable effect on discrimination. No one who knows anything about the subject would say it hasn't worked. It has certainly done something, or else it wouldn't have provoked so much opposition.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Racism #Important #Tools

  • Absolutely the greatest challenges in dealing with discrimination are with the larger group who needs to consider how they think and act in everyday life. It remains the possibility of the majority to accept the call to change.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Thinking #Diversity #Challenges

  • There is no reason to repeat bad history.
    -- Eleanor Holmes Norton

    #Reason

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