“We hate because we're taught to hate. We hate because we're ignorant. We are the product of ignorant people, who have been taught an ignorant thing. Which is, that there are four or five different races. There are not four or five different races. There is only one race on the face of the earth! And we're all members of that race - the human race! But we have separated people into races, so that some of us can see ourselves as superior to the others. We thought, it would work. I guess it hasn't worked! That has been bad for everyone! It's time to get over this business!
There is no gene for racism. There's no gene for bigotry. You're not born a bigot! You have to learn to be a bigot. Anything you learn, you can unlearn. It is time to unlearn bigotry! It is time to get over this thing. And we best get over it pretty soon.
I'm an educator and as my business as an educator it is, to lead people out of ignorance. The ignorance of thinking, that you're better or worse than someone else, because of the amount of a pigment in your skin. Pigmentation in your skin has nothing to do with intelligence or with your worth as a human being. It is time to get over that!” --Jane Elliot