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Constance Baker Motley quotes: I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life. I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: How long must the American community afford special treatment to blacks? How long must the American community afford special treatment to blacks?
Constance Baker Motley quotes: I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework. I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant. The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has. I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath. The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished. The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society. The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease. In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism. We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman. In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: My father kept his distance from working-class American blacks. My father kept his distance from working-class American blacks.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer, race relations in the United States were particularly bad. When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer, race relations in the United States were particularly bad.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted. I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society. There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: Lack of encouragement never deterred me. I was the kind of person who would not be put down. Lack of encouragement never deterred me. I was the kind of person who would not be put down.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian. King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: The last state to admit a black student to the college level was South Carolina. The last state to admit a black student to the college level was South Carolina.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it appears in many different forms. Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it appears in many different forms.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience. King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question. Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: Too many whites still see blacks as a group apart. Too many whites still see blacks as a group apart.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: All Southern state colleges and universities are open to black students. All Southern state colleges and universities are open to black students.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: I soon found law school an unmitigated bore. I soon found law school an unmitigated bore.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: Living at the YMCA in Harlem dramatically broadened my view of the world. Living at the YMCA in Harlem dramatically broadened my view of the world.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable. We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade. Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: Whites would rather not be involved in race matters, I think. Whites would rather not be involved in race matters, I think.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea. When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both. Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: By 1962, King had become, by the media's reckoning, the new civil rights leader. By 1962, King had become, by the media's reckoning, the new civil rights leader.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: Doing away with separate black colleges meets resistance from alumni and other blacks. Doing away with separate black colleges meets resistance from alumni and other blacks.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: My parents never told us that our great-grandmothers had been slaves. My parents never told us that our great-grandmothers had been slaves.
Constance Baker Motley quotes: When I went to law school, nobody heard of civil rights. When I went to law school, nobody heard of civil rights.