“Racism is not genetic. It’s an acquired trait.” (Alvin Ing, American singer and actor)
“You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught from year to year,
It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear—
You’ve got to be carefully taught!
You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a different shade—
You’ve got to be carefully taught.
You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate—
You’ve got to be carefully taught!” (South Pacific, Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway lyricist)
“Someday, somewhere, we’ll find a new way of living. We’ll find a way of forgiving.” (West Side Story, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway composer and lyricist)
“Please stop hate towards any person or community that is different from you.” (Stafford Arima)