10 anti-racism quotes to draw strength from

After Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the USA, and throughout the global community, sparked by the death of George Floyd, it became clear that well-meaning platitudes won't cut it. We take a look at 10 inspirational quotes that go a little further. They alone won't change the world, but you can draw strength from them while you do.

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“If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you recognize that your liberation and mine are bound up together, we can walk together.” - Lilla Watson

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“I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was abridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C.J.Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge.” - Oprah Winfrey

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“I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.” - Miriam Makeba

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“For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.”

- Donald Williams

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“The only wrong thing to say is to say nothing." - Meghan Markle

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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.” - Eugene Ionesco

“No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.” - Marian Anderson

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“History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.” - Michelle Obama

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“If you want peace, work for justice.” - Pope Paul VI

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