TOP BLM (Black Lives Matter) Quotes

What are the best quotes on Black-Life-Matters today? Who has the best BLM quotes?

“As long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, the problem is not solved.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When it comes to Black Lives Matter, I think what folks that are writing ‘All Lives Matter’ need to understand is that for some people black lives don’t matter at all. So for us, black lives matter. So, while you may have the best intentions in saying, ‘All Lives Matter,’ remember: For some people, black lives don’t matter at all.” – Ashton Kutcher

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“It’s up to all of us — Black, white, everyone — no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out.” – Michelle Obama

“Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.” – Ola Joseph

“We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.” – Aretha Franklin

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

“It’s important for us to also understand that the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ simply refers to the notion that there’s a specific vulnerability for African Americans that needs to be addressed. It’s not meant to suggest that other lives don’t matter. It’s to suggest that other folks aren’t experiencing this particular vulnerability.” – Barack Obama

“I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.” – Michael Jordan

“There are those who say to you – we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.” – Hubert Humphrey

“People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty and justice for all.” – Colin Kaepernick

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi

“The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.” – Ijeoma Oluo

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” – Moshe Dayan

“These conversations are always so tense, so painful. People are defensive. We want to believe we are good. To face the racisms and prejudices we carry forces us to recognize the ways in which we are imperfect. We have to be willing to accept our imperfections and we have to be willing to accept the imperfections of others. Is that possible on the scale required for change?” – Roxane Gay

“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” – Angela Davis

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

“There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race. Scientifically, anthropologically, racism is a construct — a social construct. And it has benefits. Money can be made off of it, and people who don’t like themselves can feel better because of it. It can describe certain kinds of behavior that are wrong or misleading. So it has a social function, racism.” – Toni Morrison

“Black history isn’t a separate history. This is all of our history, this is American history, and we need to understand that. It has such an impact on kids and their values and how they view black people.” – Karyn Parsons

“Racism is not getting worse, it’s getting filmed.” – Will Smith


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Susanne Ricee

Susanne Ricee is the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist and Researcher at Diversity for Social Impact. Sue brings over 15 years of HR and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion consultation experience.
Sue's previous experience includes Microsoft, Target, and Kraft. Sue is also the manager of Diversity Leadership Directory