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Ethnic Quotes

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Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize
our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence.
- John Clayton

One of the glories of New York is its ethnic food,
and only McDonald's and Burger King equalize us all.
- John Corry

But we acted pre-emptively in Kosovo in 1999 to stop
Milosevic from doing what he was doing and increasingly
doing the ethnic cleansing in a systematic way.
- Lord Robertson

 

Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort
of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs.
- Ishmael Reed

Nowadays, with much more racial and ethnic mixing,
we are seeing serial killers murdering a variety of victims;
whoever comes along will most likely do.
- Pat Brown

Immigrants do more than help us win our wars,
or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.
- Stephen Ambrose

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A great power has to have the discipline not only to
go when necessary but to know when not to go.
Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster.
- John Kasich

Macedonia's handling of ethnic relations and other issues is encouraging.
- Emma Bonino

It seems to me that the idea traditionally defended
of endeavoring to maintain existing ethnic balances
simply doesn't work any more.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

In the end, I play a lot of friends and I really think
it's about time that some ethnic girls get out there in the lead part.
So we're developing something.
- Rachel True

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion,
no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports,
and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to
maintain stature as a national game.
- Branch Rickey

There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness.
It's everywhere.
- Sidney Poitier

Mostly I enjoy the restaurants (my husband is a chef),
though I wish we had a wider diversity of ethnic food.
- Poppy Z. Brite

There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people,
chosen people.
There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.
- John Clayton

Casting ethnic characters is a very hard thing to do,
but it's important.
It's also interesting.
- Darren Aronofsky

The one thing that unites all human beings,
regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background,
is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.
- Dave Barry

The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus.
It's bogus because you could make exactly the same
claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities.
- Tom Allen

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common
is not gender or ethnic background,
but motivation, perseverance, and desire -
the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
- Ellen Ochoa

I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary
in reaching out to ethnic communities.
President Reagan did a lot for the black community
that people don't realize.
- Terrence Howard

This will be Iraq for all without discrimination among Iraqi citizens,
or ethnic or sectarian discrimination.
- Jalal Talabani

Independence is not a whim or an ambition.
It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group.
- Aslan Maskhadov

Parochial schools in the United States are also responsible
for educating students from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds,
including many who are non-Catholic.
- Mark Foley

People must realize that a crime motivated by racial
or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us.
- Jose Serrano

Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country
whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic
composition is taken for granted.
- Michael Ignatieff

Latinos are disproportionately more likely to be injured
on the job than other ethnic groups.
- Grace Napolitano

We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups,
to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.
- Chen Shui-bian

People identify with me - everyone does -
African American women,
Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I'm ethnic.
- Janice Dickinson

If we come to power we will abolish the multi-ethnic society.
- Hans Janmaat

Back then, everyone was Lana and Rock.
No one had ethnic names.
- Piper Laurie

Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from,
what your class is - those aspects of your identity
are not the same as your aesthetic identity.
- Stanley Crouch

On September 11, the murders of World Trade Center
employees and visitors took the lives of numerous nationalities,
ethnic groups and religious followers.
- Cliff Stearns

Cheese steaks are the gastronomic icons of this ethnic city.
- Bryan Miller

Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation,
the social fabric of the region by and large is one.
- Bashar al-Assad

As an Italian-American, I have a special responsibility
to be sensitive to ethnic stereotypes.
- Al D'Amato

Don't let anyone call you a minority if you're black
or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group.
You're not less than anybody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

My potential is more than can be expressed within the
bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
- Arthur Ashe

I love hats, shoes, outfits, handbags,
and ethnic jewelery.
- Soundarya

We also thought of ourselves in racial and largely ethnic terms.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Head Start is designed to ensure that all children -
regardless of their family's income,
race, or ethnic background - are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot,
in things racial we have always been and continue to be,
in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.
- Eric Holder

You're not ethnic enough.
You're not fat enough.
You're not thin enough.
You're not blond enough.
You're not dark enough.
You're not young enough.
You're not old enough.
- Nia Vardalos

If it's a modern-day story dealing with certain ethnic groups,
I think I could open up certain scenes for improvisation,
while staying within the structure of the script.
- Martin Scorsese

The results of ethnic psychology constitute,
at the same time, our chief source of information regarding
the general psychology of the complex mental processes.
- Wilhelm Wundt

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve
the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and
strengthens this community -
and this nation.
- Cesar Chavez

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences.
The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds
is behind much of the fighting.
- Ed Harris

It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean
covers a quarter of the world's surface and that each
Pacific country has its own cultural,
historical and ethnic identity.
- Jenny Shipley

On the other hand, ethnic psychology must always come
to the assistance of individual psychology,
when the developmental forms of the complex mental
processes are in question.
- Wilhelm Wundt

My features are completely ethnic.
- Naomi Campbell

In some cases, the casting directors have casted blindly
and have not looked into my ethnic background.
- Mario Lopez

I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to
writers and really put restrictions on them.
People don't think your work is quite as universal.
- James Welch

I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt:
I do not believe that any racial,
ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging.
I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity
to be a good and wise judge,
regardless of their background or life experiences.
- Sonia Sotomayor

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

Distinctly American poetry is usually written in the
context of one's geographic landscape,
sometimes out of one's cultural myths,
and often with reference to gender and race or ethnic origins.
- Diane Wakoski

Another interesting field, which is my own,
is cofactors, not only to the disease but also to transmission.
I am still puzzled by the fact that you get more sexual
transmission in some ethnic populations.
One way to answer this is to look for genetic factors.
- Luc Montagnier

And nothing embittered me, which is important,
because I think ethnic people and women in this society
can end up being embittered because of the lack of affirmative action,
you know.
- James Earl Jones

When Hegel later became a man of influence' he insisted
that the Jews should be granted equal rights because
civic rights belong to man because he is a man and
not on account of his ethnic origins or his religion.
- Walter Kaufmann

I brought together experts from health care,
business, academic institutions, and the community
to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating
racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston.
- Thomas Menino

The European organisation contemplated could not oppose any ethnic group,
on other continents or in Europe itself,
outside of the League of Nations, any more than it
could oppose the League of Nations.
- Aristide Briand

The Republic of Macedonia is being built on democratic ideals and values,
not on ethnic groups.
Those ideals and values include economic opportunities,
language and educational opportunities,
religious rights, and political processes.
- Boris Trajkovski

A problem was the lack of cooperation of the Afghan community itself.
The women, though living in Iran, were under cover
and not willing to participate in the film,
and none of the ethnic groups were willing to work together or be together.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

A lot of the interesting issues and dynamics within
a city occur over things such as socio-economic issues or ethnic issues.
But they require a much more elaborate model of human behavior.
- Will Wright

Modern Armenia survived only because it was the single province controlled,
and protected, by the Russian Empire.
The rest of the territory within its historical borders
is almost wholly devoid of ethnic Armenians.
- John Shimkus

The wave of new productive enterprises would provide
opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of
environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities.
- Barry Commoner

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving,
and people who may be very distant from the Christian
system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.
- John Clayton

In a lot of films, they're showing more complete,
developed characters of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
The larger concern is to be able to tastefully explore the stereotypes,
and still move past them to see the core of people.
- Forest Whitaker

We can now have action movies with two stars where
one might be African American and one might be Asian American.
One of them doesn't have to be white,
and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick.
We're way over that.
And I think it's happening in society,
too.
- Roger Ebert

I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues
inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their
own personal knowledge of national,
regional, religious, ethnic, occupational,
and family folklore traditions.
- Alan Dundes

Now they're attracted to one another,
but repelled by their ethnic origins,
so that there was something to overcome.
They had to overcome their own prejudices,
which had been imposed by the culture -
their own shame at being Mexican and Italian.
- Robert Towne


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