Xenophobia quotes

  • What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Spiritual #Xenophobia

  • Our love of lockstep is our greatest curse, the source of all that bedevils us. It is the source of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, terrorism, bigotry of every variety and hue, because it tells us there is one right way to do things, to look, to behave, to feel, when the only right way is to feel your heart hammering inside you and to listen to what its timpani is saying.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Xenophobia #Heart #Racism

  • Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression.
    -- Antonio Tabucchi

    #Xenophobia #Mean #Land

  • The U. S. is becoming more hostile to Black people and other people of color. Racism is running rampant and xenophobia is on the rise
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Running #Xenophobia #Color

  • Human nature provides sufficient distrust of all that is alien, so that there is no need of any artificial supply.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Xenophobia #Needs #Aliens

  • Xenophobia looks like becoming the mass ideology of the 20th-century fin-de-siecle .
    -- Eric Hobsbawm

    #Xenophobia #Looks #Becoming

  • As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.
    -- Eric Hobsbawm

    #Xenophobia #People #Chinese

  • Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.
    -- Hans Kung

    #Xenophobia #Hate #Moving

  • There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    #Xenophobia #Business #Ignorance

  • Whatever the evolutionary basis of religion, the xenophobia it now generates is clearly maladaptive.
    -- Lawrence M. Krauss

    #Xenophobia #Bases

  • The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors, that is one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance.
    -- Libba Bray

    #Dream #Xenophobia #Ignorance

  • It is with great satisfaction that I learned of the adoption by consensus of the Durban Declaration against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and the intolerance associated with it
    -- Lionel Jospin

    #Xenophobia #Racism #Adoption

  • I wish she'd said something different, but patriarchy is as prevalent around the world as racism and xenophobia are. We can't hide from it, not even here.
    -- Raquel Cepeda

    #Travel #Xenophobia #Racism

  • I resolutely believe that respect for diversity is a fundamental pillar in the eradication of racism, xenophobia and intolerance. There is no excuse for evading the responsibility of finding the most suitable path toward the elimination of any expression of discrimination against indigenous peoples.
    -- Rigoberta Menchu

    #Respect #Xenophobia #Believe

  • We are social beings who make communities with an urgency, and it is a stern charge to make us take refuge in the lonely world of oneself. ...Racism attempts to occlude our cosmopolitanism (of the songs in and out of our bones), and it often appropriates our mild forms of xenophobia into its own virulent project. Difference among peoples is something that we negotiate in our everyday interactions, asking questions and being better informed of our mutual realities. To transform difference into the body is an act of bad faith, a denial of our shared nakedness.
    -- Vijay Prashad

    #Song #Lonely #Xenophobia

  • It is sad to witness the persistence in our society of the racism and xenophobia that seems to be a permanent part of our political culture. It is shameful to see politicians exploiting these human weaknesses in order to gain political power. It is most depressing of all to contemplate a future in which politicians who do this will continue to have influence over people's lives.
    -- Allen W. Wood

    #Depressing #Xenophobia #Persistence

  • Immigrants have been coming here for a long time. The Americans that are afraid of others coming were immigrants once themselves, so they have a lot of nerve. We have a lot of nerve as a country. The only people that should have xenophobia are Native Americans. Everyone else should shut up.
    -- Godfrey

    #Country #Xenophobia #Native American

  • You go to a lot of small communities in rural Alberta and you'll find a degree of diversity that probably hasn't existed in terms of immigration for a century - you'll find the Filipino grocery store, and the African Pentecostal church and maybe a mosque. Albertans are pro-immigration; they're also pro-integration. In my years in this province I cannot recall more than a handful of expressions of xenophobia or nativism that I've encountered. It's the land of new beginnings and fresh starts - it is rare Albertans who trace their roots here back more than a generation or two.
    -- Jason Kenney

    #Xenophobia #New Beginnings #Expression

  • Growing inequality is a huge problem, and of course is intimately connected to xenophobia and racism.
    -- Adam Hochschild

    #Xenophobia #Racism #Growing

  • Donald Trump's impulsivity concerns me. He's fanning the flames of xenophobia and Islamophobia and the American people are speaking out against it.
    -- Andre Carson

    #Xenophobia #Flames #People