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Anti-Racism

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From before the Civil War to Charlottesville, from Virginia to Idaho, racism in the United States has been allowed to flourish. We cannot let it keep growing unchecked. Like the men and women quoted below, who worked/work to end racism in America, it's work we must continue to do.

"Quote words that affirm all men and women are your brothers and sisters." —Aberjhani

"From my point of view, no label, no slogan, no party, no skin color and indeed no religion is more important than the human being." —James Baldwin

"I guess it all depends on whom you ask and when you ask. Race, I've learned, is in the eye of the beholder." —Raquel Cepeda

"In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist." Angela Y. Davis

"The answer to racism is eracism." "Louis Gossett, Jr.

"Somewhere we must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability."Martin Luther King, Jr.

"In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate."Toni Morrison

"Many of us persons of the tinted persuasion care about human rights and artistic freedom, too." Salman Rushdie

"When we allow violence against some, we enable violence against all." DaShanne Stokes

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