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American Civil Rights Quotes

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We must protect the civil rights of American citizens - African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, and all Americans - by ensuring that their jobs, wages, and well-being come first.  (American Civil Rights Quotes) The slogan of the American Civil Rights Movement was We shall overcome! Donald Trump’s new campaign slogan is We shall overcomb!  (American Civil Rights Quotes) Particularly black Americans, many of them, from quotes that I have seen and conversations I’ve had, are sort of insulted that the civil rights movement is being hijacked - the rhetoric of the civil rights movement is being hijacked for something like same sex marriage. Black Americans tend to have a higher degree of religiosity.  (American Civil Rights Quotes) The passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 represented precisely such a hope - that America had learned from its past and acted to secure a better tomorrow.  (American Civil Rights Quotes) The government has a history of not treating people fairly, from the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II to African-Americans in the Civil Rights era.  (American Civil Rights Quotes) By the 1960s, many of us believed that the Civil Rights Movement could eliminate racism in America during our lifetime. But despite significant progress, racism remains.  (American Civil Rights Quotes) In a typical history book, black Americans are mentioned in the context of slavery or civil rights. There’s so much more to the story.  (American Civil Rights Quotes) Sidney Poitier became a star in part by helping black and white Americans negotiate their new relationship in the post-Civil Rights era.  (American Civil Rights Quotes) Gays and lesbians began to gain civil rights when Americans realized that their brothers, cousins, daughters were gay.  (American Civil Rights Quotes) Even here in America, people are fighting for civil rights 45 years after the civil rights movement.  (American Civil Rights Quotes) I have a long history in fighting for civil rights. I understand that many people in the African-American community may not understand that  (American Civil Rights Quotes) Preferential affirmative action patronizes American blacks, women, and others by presuming that they cannot succeed on their own. Preferential affirmative action does not advance civil rights in this country  (American Civil Rights Quotes) The Civil Rights for Musicians Act is about economic justice for African American artists. It’s about what’s right. And it’s about time  (American Civil Rights Quotes) I don’t call myself a white supremacist. I’m a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights  (American Civil Rights Quotes) We can revolutionize the attitude of inner city brown and black kids to learning. We need a civil rights movement within the African-American community  (American Civil Rights Quotes) Statehood for the District of Columbia is the most important civil rights and social justice issue in America today  (American Civil Rights Quotes) If I were an Arab-American, I would insist on being profiled. This is not the time for civil rights. There are larger issues for Americans  (American Civil Rights Quotes)