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We’ve collected the best Minorities Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Owen Jones, Brian Krzanich, Ilhan Omar, Ayn Rand, Heather Mac Donald. Use them as an inspiration.

Few would deny the importance of tackling online hatred or child abuse content. The internet, after all, has become a key weapon for those who disseminate and incite hatred and violence against minorities, and for those who pose a horrifying threat to children.
It’s not good enough to say we value diversity and then underrepresent women and minorities.
I believe women and minorities often wait for permission to be invited to something; we need to stop doing that.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
Human-resources departments in corporations across the country are pervaded by the view that the corporation‘s white-male employees are incapable of fairly judging females and underrepresented minorities without large dollops of diversity training.
I don’t think the Republicans care much about minorities.
A Confucian or Jewish love of learning would gain minorities far more than any affirmative action laws we might pass.
Even after women got the vote in 1920, the idea that they stood for home and family helped to keep them from being seen as politically dangerous in the way that working men and male minorities were.
Britain has been responsible for the undermining of democracy, turning a blind eye to abuses by its allies, using extraordinary rendition to get around the rule of law, passing over the denial of individual liberties to dissidents, and the evasion of the dismal situation for religious minorities.
What’s holding us back from being free is fear. Whether it be fear of those on the outside who don’t understand queer people or any other minority, or the actual minorities themselves being scared. The lack of freedom we experience is all tied to fear.
As you think about the workforce of the future, women and minorities are such an important part of that future.
There is a profound hypocrisy – and deep historical ignorance – when Europeans complain about the problems posed by the ethnic and religious minorities in their midst, for that is exactly what European colonial rule meant for peoples around the world.
I’m always very proud of belonging to three minorities: gay, Jewish, white South African.
Antony Sher
When you’ve got a society that is diverse, what happens is for a time, the issue is integrating your minorities into that society.
Millennials, minorities, women – until we can connect with those populations, we’re going to have some difficulty electorally.
It’s troubling that by eliminating weekend voting hours, the state of Ohio specifically banned a popular voting time of choice for minorities. In Cuyahoga County, which I represent, 56 percent of weekend voters in 2008 were African American while adult African Americans comprise 28 percent of the county population.
Ability to speak the majority language is not just important for inclusion; it is important for minorities to be able to claim their rights and entitlements.
Majorities and minorities cannot rightfully be taken at all into account in deciding questions of justice.
In certain quarters, conservatism is simply racism by another name. And minorities who openly identify themselves as conservatives are still novelties, fish out of water.
Americans are right to believe the American Dream is fading. But that dream only became a possibility for white men as a result of the labor struggles and reforms of the New Deal, and it began to extend to minorities and women only after the civil rights and women’s movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
As Canadians who proudly demand the equal treatment of minorities, religious freedom, gender equality and basic human rights for its citizensallowing our political leaders to shamefully ignore these values in the name of business abroad, falls short of the high standard we rightfully set for ourselves.
I do believe that unless we start reaching out to minorities and women and honestly start supporting the LGBT community, there is no more future for the Republican party.
Nobody, in my lifetime, in either party, has reached out with a message of hope, growth and opportunity to minorities better than Jack Kemp.
I think it is the weak and the young and the minorities that you need to look after to get a healthy creative environment – to get a lot of choices, a lot of different styles of music, a lot experimental stuff that everyone else feeds off.
I think that white women are more apt to read laterally. So I think there’s some strong identification for women, and their political and social positions, and minorities. I think that the political power of, let’s say, the average Indian man and a white woman are pretty equal.
We need not wait for further, well-placed home video cameras to see that low-intensity warfare is being waged against low-income minorities. We need only listen to the voices of the poor; they can testify that they are dehumanized, disparaged, and despised by the police.
The DNC says they want minorities to run for office but when they actually do, we don’t get the support that we need and deserve.
As a lawyer, many a time I took up difficult and sensitive cases dealing with minorities’ and women’s rights. Yes, I constantly receive threats, and to be very honest, at times it is very scary. But I have to continue my work.
The Internet has done so much for so many. It allows women and minorities to have access to education, training, and information that sometimes isn’t available to them for whatever reason.
When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you’re telling them that they’re less than somebody else.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Many ethnic minorities chafed at the postcolonial nationalism of India and Pakistan, and some rebelled.
Any time something goes wrong, Republicans pick on women and minorities.
The liberal psyche wants to protect minorities, to apologize for imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and the appalling treatment of black people during the civil rights movement. At the same time, they want to continue to defend the rights of individuals.
Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans – though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians. Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans.
Timothy Garton Ash
I think dementia is the major healthcare threat to our economy and our security. It’s a ticking time bomb – we have a whole generation of baby boomers that are going to age, many progressing to get Alzheimer‘s – which disproportionately affects women and minorities.
The appeal of conservatism is the mutuality it asserts between individual and political freedom, its beautiful idea of a free man in a free society. And it offers minorities the one thing they can never get from liberalism: human rather than racial dignity.
The Republicans want an autocracy where the rights of minorities and others are not protected.
If it’s hard for Blue America to see Red America as anything other than a bunch of dumb, racist rednecks; it’s hard for Red America to recognize that many minorities are legitimately worried about what a Trump presidency means for their family.
After all we have been through, blacks and other minorities deserve to be protected, as anyone else.
Minorities have been hustling backwards from check to check.
You cannot deny reality: that ISIS is systematically attempting to exterminate Christianity, to exterminate the Yazidi community, to exterminate other religious minorities in vast areas in Iraq and Syria.
Every time I speak up about anything to do with women or ethnic minorities, hundreds of messages pour in to attempt to silence or frighten me.
Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.
The majority of Espanyol supporters are polite, but there are always rowdy minorities.
As somebody who happens to be gay, I particularly resent that minorities are being encouraged to be fragile and bitter.
Andy Ngo
Normalising the term ‘white privilegedoes not eliminate racism, it reinforces the notion that everyone and everything around ethnic minorities is racist and makes the majority white population more conscious about their race and exacerbates feelings of difference, creating a less cohesive society.
I think Utahns – and I won‘t speak for all Utahns – but my sense is that they have real issues with Donald Trump’s lack of decency, with his bigotry, the way he’s divided this country. That’s not the Utahn way. I think they have issues with his attacks on religious minorities.
When the Left doesn’t want to make abortion the issue, they say you’re being against minorities.
I admire identity politics for raising the fact that there are terrible and constant microaggressions against all minorities.
By nature, every individual has the right to govern himself; and governments, whether founded on majorities or minorities, must derive their right from the assent, expressed or implied, of the governed,, and be subject to such limitations as they may impose.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
Democracy doesn’t automatically safeguard women and minorities.
But everyone, including ethnic minorities, should be worried about how anti-racism is becoming weaponized across the political spectrum – how a lot of people in politics think it’s a good idea to exaggerate the problem of racism.
I think that wealthy white people would like to have a country that resembles the Fifties, when all the minorities were tucked away in ghettos and paid in very low wages but on the surface it was very bright and shiny and free and the rest of the world would look on it longingly.
There are hundreds of historic and current examples of women and minorities doing groundbreaking work in technology, but so many of these stories are not well known, and in some cases, the stories have been all but lost.
There’s a viewpoint that says, ‘I can fight for minorities, and I can fight for women,’ and if you get that, you make up a vast majority of the voting block, and you win. And white males have been left aside a little bit in the politics of who speaks to them.
Please look at the response to Windrush, and the apology, in terms of trying to put things right and, secondly, the bigger picture about how this government has been committed to trying to deal with the injustices in society, some of which matter more to people from ethnic minorities.
The drug war has been a war where the direct casualties have primarily been America’s poor; America’s minorities; and often, unfortunately, America’s vulnerable, in terms of people with disease and addiction and mental health.
I try to make fun of everyone as often as possible, especially minorities.
Syria is the proud heir of an ancient civilization that has a unique spectrum of minorities that encompasses Muslims and Christians of various denominations. There are at least ten such ethnic and religious groups.
Only a woman can tell you what it’s like to be a woman in a society where men are in charge. When you have one demographic that controls the livelihood of minorities, then you’re always going to have abuses of power. So this goes way beyond Hollywood.
India is a land of minorities. Everyone belongs to some minority.
From what we understand about participation by women and minorities, we need to do a better job of exposing people early in their careers to STEM fields.
We in the United States believe in the protection of minorities; we recognize the contributions that they can make and the leadership that they can provide; and we do not believe that any people – whether majority or minority, or individual human beings – are ‘expendable’ in the cause of theory or of policy.
While the primary focus continues to be on religious minorities – the Christian religious minorities and the Jewish community – ISIS will also go after people who interpret and believe the Muslim faith differently than they do.
I’m actually part of a number of minorities. I grew up being a horribly awkward kid. A terrible student. And now I find myself as a filmmaker, and you feel kind of alone in the world because you’re separate from everyone else.
Bryan Singer
It’s a shame that ethnic minorities aren’t getting a crack at different types of roles. There needs to be a bit of a change.
You can turn on Fox News almost any day and see some fictional story about voter fraud, the whole purpose of which is to limit voting by the poor, the elderly, college students and minorities.
Of strong importance to me is the defense of minority rights, not just racial minorities, but ideological and religious minorities.
Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression.
I have a love factor with the minorities.
Nearly one year on from his election, Donald Trump disregards the constitution, offends allies, and attacks minorities, the powerless, and those who are holding him to account.
A lot of racism is paternalism. A lot of people hide their own racism because they treat blacks, minorities and other groups like children because deep down they feel superior and better than these people. And they don’t feel like they should just treat a guy like a guy.
The poor and minorities are disproportionately both crime’s perpetrators and its victims. People are saddened when this happens but not surprised.
S. J. Rozan
On criminal justice reform: Joe Biden couldn’t do it, but President Trump did. On the economy: Joe Biden couldn’t do it, but President Trump did build an economy that worked for everyone, especially minorities, and he will do it again.
If I understood the great opportunities that are available to women and underrepresented minorities in the field of tech I would have made the transition from traditional engineering to the technology field much earlier in my career.
Rent-to-own provides a vital service to millions of Americans. It is also critical for African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities to have access to alternative products and services, such as rent-to-own.
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group. The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate.
Emma Bonino
The reason that minorities and women don’t have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.
In establishing democracy, we have to be sensitive to the regional and national context. Democracy also means to guarantee the rights of the minorities. That’s my job as a king. We have for example a Jewish ambassador in the US and a Christian in the UK.
In America, the problems of poverty and low income, particularly for minorities, are disproportionately focused in the inner cities. Shining a spotlight on the businesses growing in these communities is proof that any community has the potential for entrepreneurship.
I have lived a life that has been beautiful and painful at some moments. But I am convinced others can learn how to control a certain kind of rage that bubbles up in many Americans, particularly, but not limited to, women, blacks, and other minorities.
Jayson Blair
The real question is whether or not the communities that rule the Internet can make their spaces safer for users, especially women and minorities.
While nothing is perfect or complete in the battle for civil rights, the efforts of Dr. King and those like him have in fact, changed the country and the world for the better in noticeable ways. His vision has made the world a more equal place, and if not equal, it has helped to ensure that minorities have a voice.
The road to some of the darkest moments of history have been paved with the rants of petty demagogues against ethnic minorities for centuries.
I was doing economic development for minorities. I was getting black folks to use their dollars to help each other.
We are not in a situation where the minorities are demanding something and the majorities are pushing back saying ‘We don’t want it.’
I have serious challenges with Donald Trump and his messaging that is going to make it more difficult for us to bring in minorities, Hispanics, into the party and into our voting base in November. I would be concerned about him carrying the banner for the Republican Party.
The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It’s something you don’t see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who’s my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities.
Systemically, there hasn’t been an oppression more overt and long-lasting than economic oppression against black people and minorities in this country.
If we’re so cruel to minorities, why do they keep coming here? Why aren’t they sneaking across the Mexican border to make their way to the Taliban?
Showing variety in representation in casting is super important, it gives minorities a platform and I think it definitely creates a safe space for conversation and progress.
It doesn’t matter what the colour of your skin is, your sexual preference, the region where you were born, your gender. We’re all equal… We can’t take certain minorities and think they have super powers and are different from the others.
If you’re an evil company who’s casting minorities to be in your commercial to get the politically correct card, it’s like putting a band-aid over a bigger problem. But I think it’s an incredible start.
Since the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954, Movement Conservatives have tapped into the idea that an activist government redistributed wealth to lazy minorities. But they have also pushed hard on the idea that true Americans are Western individualists.
Minorities within nation-states frayed by global capitalism are naturally more resentful of hollowed-out but still heavily centralised systems of political and economic domination.
Our national political campaigns never stop. We seem convinced that majorities exist to impose their will with few concessions and that minorities exist to prevent the party in power from doing anything important. That’s not how we were meant to govern.
To say that majorities, as such, have a right to rule minorities, is equivalent to saying that minorities have, and ought to have, no rights, except such as majorities please to allow them.
The recognition of rights for women and minorities became a large part of my understanding of what this country is all about.
Faye Wattleton
I would say that normally it is the creative minorities that determine the future, and in this sense, the Catholic Church must understand itself as a creative minority that has a heritage of values that are not things of the past, but a very living and relevant reality.
Life is now a war zone, and as such, the number of people considered disposable has grown exponentially, and this includes low income whites, poor minorities, immigrants, the unemployed, the homeless, and a range of people who are viewed as a liability to capital and its endless predatory quest for power and profits.
Feeling trapped in identity isn’t just the purview of women and minorities.
Social media has been such a big important thing for young artists and minorities because it’s a community to get noticed. It’s having an audience that was never there before.
People don’t realize how black people, minorities, women as well, all their lives, they have had to make the effort to understand everybody else. All my life, I’ve known American culture very well. I probably know American literature more than the average American.
Diversity and inclusion of women and underrepresented minorities in science should not affect the way education is handled or research is carried out. So diversity should not be a problem but rather an opportunity to involve a large talent pool.
It’s important to be able to sit together and form a government of the majority that serves everyone, and not a government of minorities that takes care of itself.
Our leaders increasingly see fit to lecture the ethnic minorities on the need to integrate, including of course the need to speak English. What about the need, though, for Britain to integrate with the rest of the world?
Liberals believe they own the franchise on minorities and can’t stand any Hispanic or black who breaks rank.
Linda Chavez
Public schools are not simply being corporatized, they are also subjected increasingly to a militarizing logic that disciplines the bodies of young people, especially low income and poor minorities, and shapes their desires and identities in the service of military values and social relations.
Even people who say that black people are minorities, there are a billion black people in the world. A billion white people. What part of that is a minority? If you separate yourself, then maybe. But I see black people as one man. When I see people beaten on the streets of America, that hurts me. I feel that.
In 1969, when I graduated from Harvard Law School, women and minorities made up a tiny fraction of the first year associates accepted by top law firms.
Jane Harman
The makers always wanted the movie to be diverse because ‘Deadpool’ takes place in the ‘X-Men’ universe. The mutants are kind of outcast, the minorities as compared to human race. They recognized it well that the cast needs to be diverse.
I’ve thought about adopting, but I’m a bit paranoid that because I’m gay and disabled I’d be put straight off the list. My mother thinks that I would jump the queue because they like minorities adopting. I have great genes, though, and I would like to pass them on.
Nobody wants to be in a position of defending anything Fox might do for minorities.
If you don’t have respect for immigrants, or you don’t have respect for minorities, or you don’t have respect for women, it’s gonna be very difficult for you to understand why the other side needs to be treated fairly.
The big problem is that a lot of Americans, whether they are underrepresented minorities or from rural areas, do not know about career opportunities in the tech industry because they may not have had role models who are part of this field or learned about STEM in school.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
If more stories are told about marginalized communities, subcultures, and minorities, the less marginalized they will be.
Social Security makes up a much larger share of total retirement income for unmarried women and minorities than it does for married couples, unmarried men and whites.
Diane Watson