Inequality, Racism & Fairness Money Quotes

Madam C. J. Walker Money Quote saying as the first woman black millionaire in the early 1900’s that because Americans focus so much respect on financial success, black role models are needed. Madam C. J. Walker said:
 
America doesn't respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires Quote
“America doesn’t respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires” — Madam C. J. Walker
 
Birthday December 23, 1867 – Died
 
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By our iniquitous money system we have manipulated a system of oppression which, though more refined, is no less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery Quote
 

“By our iniquitous money system we have manipulated a system of oppression which, though more refined, is no less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery” — Horace Greeley

 
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Maggie Walker Money Quote saying as the founder of the first St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in 1903, that minority businesses should pool their resources in a black owned institution to thrive. Maggie Walker said:
 
Let us have a bank that will turn nickels into dollars Quote
 

“Let us put our moneys together. Let us have a bank that will take the nickels and turn them into dollars” — Maggie Walker

 
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We got no wealthy black people. We got rich people. Shaq is rich. The guy who signs his checks is wealthy Quote
 

“We got no wealthy black people. We got rich people. Shaq is rich. The guy who signs his checks is wealthy” — Chris Rock

 
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I found this out over the years, that racism is a thinly veiled disguise over economics and money. It really is Quote
 

“I found this out over the years, that racism is a thinly veiled disguise over economics and money. It really is” — Quincy Jones

 
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[Prison] is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed -- which are at the root of most punished crime. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished Quote
 

“[Prison] is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of those conditions — poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed — which are at the root of most punished crime. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished” — Howard Zinn

 
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How racism works. To be president, [Obama] had to be scholarly, intelligent, president of the Harvard Law Review, the product of some of our greatest educational institutions, capable of talking to two different worlds ... Donald Trump had to be rich and white. That was it. That’s the difference Quote
 

“How racism works. To be president, [Obama] had to be scholarly, intelligent, president of the Harvard Law Review, the product of some of our greatest educational institutions, capable of talking to two different worlds … Donald Trump had to be rich and white. That was it. That’s the difference” — Ta-Nehisi Coates

 
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Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man Quote
 

“Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man” — Johnnie Cochran

 
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I’ve been offered jobs by companies that supported apartheid many times in the 25 years of my modeling career, but I have never taken one of them. I have to refuse that money Quote
 

“I’ve been offered jobs by companies that supported apartheid many times in the 25 years of my modeling career, but I have never taken one of them. I have to refuse that money, because I’m not going to work against my people. They’ve suffered enough” — Naomi Campbell

 
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If you are more outraged at poor black folks in Missouri looting stores than rich whites on Wall Street looting your future, you have been duped Quote
 

“If you are more outraged at poor black folks in Missouri looting stores than rich whites on Wall Street looting your future, you have been duped” — Pete Dominick

 
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Every slave is a stolen man; every slaveholder is a man-stealer. By no precedent, no example, no law, no compact, no purchase, no bequest, no inheritance, no combination of circumstances, is slaveholding right or justifiable Quote
 

“Every slave is a stolen man; every slaveholder is a man-stealer. By no precedent, no example, no law, no compact, no purchase, no bequest, no inheritance, no combination of circumstances, is slaveholding right or justifiable. While a slave remains in his fetters, the land must have no rest” — William Lloyd Garrison

 
Born December 10, 1805 – Died May 23, 1879
 
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I didn't want to pay my fare and then go around the back door, because many times, even if you did that, you might not get on the bus at all. They'd probably shut the door, drive off, and leave you standing there Quote
 

“I didn’t want to pay my fare and then go around the back door, because many times, even if you did that, you might not get on the bus at all. They’d probably shut the door, drive off, and leave you standing there” — Rosa Parks

#RosaParksDay December 1, 1955 was the day she refused to give up her seat to move to the back of the bus as African Americans were required to do then. She was arrested for her refusal, sparking a 381 day long bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama – which almost bankrupted the bus company. The action led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring the Alabama law which required segregated buses to be unconstitutional.

 
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America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds' Quote
 

“America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds'” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
Born: January 15, 1929 – Died (assassinated) April 4, 1968
 
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