Ethnicity quotes

302 ethnicity quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “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]
  • “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
  • “- 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]
  • “- 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]
  • “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
  • 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]
  • “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]
  • “- 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]
  • “- 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]
  • “I don't believe any particular ethnic group is smarter than any other group.”
    David Steinberg
    [Tag:ethnicity, intelligence]
  • “I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts; perhaps it was my Canadian accent.”
    Leslie William Nielsen
    [Tag:acting, ethnicity]
  • “Atticus says cheating a black man is ten times worse than cheating a white.”
    Phillip Alford - Jem
    [Tag:cheating, ethnicity]
  • “No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees. There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.”
    Alec Guinness - Prince Faisal
    [Tag:desert, ethnicity]
  • “- Javed: Dad, I want to be a writer.
    - Malik: Writing isn't a job.
    - Javed: It can be!
    - Malik: Name me one Pakistani writer. Just one!”

    Viveik Kalra - Javed
    Kulvinder Ghir - Malik (Father)
    [Tag:ethnicity, wishes, writers]
  • “Slavery is something that is all too often swept under the carpet. The shame doesn't even belong to us, but we still experience it because we're a part of the African race. If it happened to one, it happened to all. We carry that burden.”
    Lupita Nyong'o
    [Tag:ethnicity, slavery]