Ethnicity quotes

302 ethnicity quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “I live in a castle, Tony! Alone. And rich white people pay me to play piano for them because it makes them feel cultured. But as soon as I step off that stage, I go right back to being just another nigger to them. Because that is their true culture. And I suffer that slight alone, because I'm not accepted by my own people 'cause I'm not like...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Mahershala Ali - Dr. Donald Shirley
    [Tag:ethnicity, racism, solitude]
  • “So if I'm not black enough and if I'm not white enough, then tell me, Tony, what am I?”
    Mahershala Ali - Dr. Donald Shirley
  • “The draft is white people sending black people to make war on the yellow people to defend the land they stole from the red people!”
    [Tag:ethnicity, war]
  • “- Anderson: You know, if I were a Negro, I'd probably think the same way they do.
    - Ward: If you were a Negro, nobody would give a damn what you thought.”

    Gene Hackman - Anderson
    Willem Dafoe - Ward
    [Tag:ethnicity, indifference, racism]
  • What is an unalienable right if you are a negro? What does it mean, "equal treatment" under the law? What-what does it mean, liberty and justice for all? Now I say to these people, "Look at the face of this young man, and you will see the face of a black man. But if you look at the blood shed, it is red! It is like yours! It is just... like... (continue)(continue reading)
    Frankie Faison - Eulogist
    [Tag:equality, ethnicity, justice]
  • “It's for sure a white man's world in America. Look here: I raised that boy since he was the size of a piss-ant. And I'll say right now, he never learned to read and write. No, sir. Had no brains at all. Was stuffed with rice pudding between th' ears. Shortchanged by the Lord, and dumb as a jackass. Look at him now! Yes, sir, all you've gotta be...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Ruth Attaway - Louise
    [Tag:america, ethnicity]
  • “- Sheriff: Harvey, who is that fella son of a bitch?
    - Harvey Hall: How's that Sheriff? I mean, which son of a bitch?
    - Sheriff: You know the one I mean. The one over there shaking hands with that nigger.
    - Harvey Hall: That's Big Bill Shelly, notorious Bolshevik. We drug him in last evening.
    - Sheriff: Well, I don't know about no Bolshevik, But...” (continue)
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    Jerry Cortez - Sheriff
    Harry Northup - Harvey Hall
    [Tag:crime, ethnicity, prison]
  • “- Rod Williams: I'm mad at you because you never take my advice.
    - Chris Washington: Like what?
    - Rod Williams: Like don't go to a white girl's parents' house. What is she doin'? Lickin' your balls or somethin'?”

    Lil Rel Howery - Rod Williams
    Daniel Kaluuya - Chris Washington
    [Tag:advice, ethnicity, intolerance]
  • “- Dean Armitage: You're gonna love this. My Dad's claim to fame. He was beat by Jesse Owens in the qualifying round for the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Those were the ones where...
    - Chris Washington: Where Owens won in front of Hitler.
    - Dean Armitage: Yeah, what a moment. What a moment. I mean, Hitler was up there with all those perfect Aryan...” (continue)
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    Bradley Whitford - Dean Armitage
    Daniel Kaluuya - Chris Washington
    [Tag:ethnicity, nazism, winning]
  • “Fair skin has been in favor for, what, the past hundreds of years. But, now the pendulum has swung back. Black is in fashion!”
    Rutherford Cravens - Parker Dray
  • “- Mayor Tilman: Do you like baseball, do you, Anderson?
    - Anderson: Yeah, I do. You know, it's the only time when a black man can wave a stick at a white man and not start a riot.”

    R. Lee Ermey - Mayor Tilman
    Gene Hackman - Anderson
    [Tag:baseball, ethnicity]
  • “Let me tell you something, man. There are black people everywhere. You remember that, okay? No place you can go in the world ain't got no black people, we was the first on this planet.”

    Mahershala Ali - Juan
  • “Since 1967, the world has learned that there is not going to be real progress in the region until Palestine gets something back that they had.”
    Bruce Dern
    [Tag:ethnicity, people, property]
  • “It's hard for the American industry to see a Latin actor playing something that is not a gardener or someone in a cartel.”
    Jordi Mollà
    [Tag:actors, ethnicity, prejudice]
  • “What do these South Americans got below the equator that we don't?”
    [Tag:envy, ethnicity]
  • “You know, I grew up around black people my whole life. I mean, if the truth be told, I probably know niggas better than you. And don't go getting offended by my use of the quote-unquote N-word. I have a black wife and two biracial kids, so I feel I have a right. I don't give a God damn what that prick Spike Lee says. Tarantino was right. Nigger...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Michael Rapaport - Thomas Dunwitty
    [Tag:ethnicity, racism, words]
  • “- Lt. Col. 'Bull' Meechum: Mary Anne scram, I'm starting to lose my temper; Lilian!
    - Mary Anne Meechum: Dad, I'm pregnant. I'm pregnant by a negro Daddy. His name is Rufus, I didn't wanna tell you but since we're baring our souls to each other. Rufus is a pacifist; a pacifist homosexual.”

    Robert Duvall - Lt. Col. 'Bull' Meechum
    Lisa Jane Persky - Mary Anne Meechum
    [Tag:ethnicity, homosexuality, pregnancy]
  • “Have you lost your mind? I mean, how is it that you can disrespect a man's ethnicity when you know we've influenced nearly every facet of white America... from our music to our style of dress. Not to mention your basic imitation of our sense of cool; walk, talk, dress, mannerisms... we enrich your very existence, all the while contributing to...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Cedric the Entertainer - Sin LaSalle
    [Tag:america, ethnicity, racism]
  • “You call yourselves Americans, but you're really just transplanted Englishmen. Look at your names: Lee, Hood, Longstreet, Jackson, Stuart... and the same for your adversaries: Meade, Hooker, Hancock, and - shall I say - Lincoln! The same God, same language, same culture and history, same songs, stories, legends, myths - different dreams....” (continue)(continue reading)
    James Lancaster - Lieut. Col. Arthur Fremantle
    [Tag:dreams, ethnicity, similarity]
  • “They pit the lifers against the new boy and the young against the old. The black against the white. Everything they do is to keep us in our place.”
    Yaphet Kotto - Smokey
    [Tag:ethnicity, fighting]
  • “Oppressor got us for house pet; do him tricks to get reward. Oppressor need a slave; him find it here. Oppressor need a harlot; him find it here. Oppressor don't needhere at all; him wipe it away from the map.”
    Sidney Sheriff Jr. - Virgil
    [Tag:ethnicity, oppression, slavery]
  • “- Nick Chen: Beef intestine noodle?
    - Danny Wallace: Uh, no.
    - Nick Chen: You wanna be Chinese, you gotta eat the gross stuff.”

    Chow Yun-Fat - Nick Chen
    Mark Wahlberg - Danny Wallace
    [Tag:eating, ethnicity, food]
  • “- English: Ten years ago, I was in this bar in Alabama when two dudes started hassling me. That was their first mistake. They pulled knives. That was their second mistake. They didn't know how to use them. That was the last mistake they ever made. I got two 99-year sentences, back to back.
    - Frank Morris: Seems like you could've pleaded...” (continue)
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    Paul Benjamin - English
    Clint Eastwood - Frank Morris
    [Tag:ethnicity, prison, self-defense]
  • “- Lt. Pieter Coetzee: We whites have carried you people on our backs ever since we came to this country.
    - President Julius Limbani: It's the other way around now, is it?
    - Lt. Pieter Coetzee: Is it? You need me to save your miserable black life now, don't you?
    - President Julius Limbani: I do. And then you may need me to save yours. We need...” (continue)
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    Hardy Krüger - Lt. Pieter Coetzee
    Winston Ntshona - President Julius Limbani
    [Tag:ethnicity, helping, salvation]
  • “Children witherin' away up here, brother, worshippin' the idol of capital, lustin' after the false salvation of here and now. Black brother and sister perishin' up here, mon, waiting for scrap from oppressor table.”
    Sidney Sheriff Jr. - Virgil
    [Tag:ethnicity, oppression, salvation]