Inner City Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Inner City Quotes from Henry Louis Gates, Sebastian Thrun, Damian Green, Diane Abbott, Michael Pollan. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

We can't all work in the inner city. And, I don't even

We can’t all work in the inner city. And, I don’t even think that it is incumbent upon an African-American intellectual to be concerned in their work with problems of race and class. It’s just one of the things, that we here at the DuBois Institute, are concerned about.
Henry Louis Gates
I am particularly surprised that certain outlets look at pass rates irrespective of student population. As if inner city high school kids are to fare as well as college students.
Sebastian Thrun
Very often the best chance for a child in an inner city to acquire an excellent start in education is the church school.
Damian Green
My London constituency in Hackney has one of the highest levels of gun crime in the country. But the problem is no longer confined to inner city areas. Gun crime has spread to communities all over Britain.
Diane Abbott
Oddly enough, government policy helped get the fast food outlets into the city. Very well-intentioned small business administration loans to encourage minority business ownership. The easiest business to get into is opening a fast-food franchise in the inner city.
Michael Pollan
The tragedy is that the police and inner city communities should be allies. Who suffers most from violent crime in America? Inner city communities. Who has a personal and professional interest in lowering that violence? Cops.
Don Winslow
Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people.
James L. Farmer, Jr.
The first time I’ve actually filmed in London, the locations we’ve all had have been real inner city, grimy urban places which has been great. Filming here, you’ve got everything on your doorstep, so when you’ve got time off, you can go into town, so I’ve really enjoyed it.
Jonas Armstrong
At least in part, people are attracted to subjects where they can identify at a basic level with the people who do it. The extraordinary aesthetic of the natural world is not obvious to someone who never leaves the inner city. Appreciation of the elegance and power of physical law is an acquired taste.
Margaret Geller
I didn’t have a brown-skinned superhero growing up who wore cornrows and who reflected the inner city where I come from in Philadelphia.
Nafessa Williams
There’s not a lot of hope coming from the inner city.
Baron Davis
As minorities and other immigrant groups become more important to our economy, the inner city is a crucible that gives us an early look at phenomena that are going to be spreading more broadly in the economy over time.
Michael Porter
Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Bill Gates
I’m from the inner city of Buffalo.
Greg Oden
I grew up in the inner city. It wasn’t a joke.
Nafessa Williams
I’m an inner city man, born and bred.
Liam Cunningham
‘IronE’ stands for an eagle in flight with an unbroken spirit. I coined that term because it is indicative of my life story and the fact that I’m out of the inner city.
IronE Singleton
All I would say is it doesn’t matter where you come from. Like, Jim Sheridan comes from the inner city, and he’s one of the top ones, a top lad.
Barry Keoghan
When I do the street stuff, primarily it’s jocular. But we’ve also gone and done serious packages at steel plants or in the inner city.
Jesse Watters
The only news most people ever hear about the inner city comes from grim headlines; the only residents they can name are characters on ‘The Wire.’ Of course, ignorance of a community doesn’t stop outsiders from having opinions about it or passing laws that govern it.
James Forman, Jr.
I grew up in an inner city neighborhood called the Benson Hurst section of Brooklyn, which was a very embracing, warm, family-type neighborhood.
Anthony Fauci
My parents didn’t really understand too much about sport. At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago, and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins. Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles.
Mike Krzyzewski
A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat.
Allen West
I think a kid from the inner city, if I had to recruit, is the ideal person for MMA. They’d be less likely to be affected by hard work. They’d be less likely to not appreciate something when someone is helping them out, because they probably don’t have a ton of stuff.
Tyron Woodley
I was raised on an estate in an inner city school where people had a go about my size, people saying I am too big to play football – which still happens today – and I used that to inspire me.
Adebayo Akinfenwa
I love this sport, and I want people to have the opportunities that I have. I want the kid in the inner city to know that she can be a bobsledder one day, and I want the kid in the middle of Africa to know that she can be a bobsledder one day. So the more that we can go out there and grow the sport, the better.
Elana Meyers
Growing up as a kid in inner city of Baltimore, Maryland, the way I played the game, I used to always steal the basketball.
Muggsy Bogues
It doesn’t matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It’s never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.
Ben Carson
Too many of our children are being left behind, especially in our inner city schools.
Damian Green
What’s popular in places considered ghettos – whether that’s the inner city or Appalachia – is having a decent quality of life.
Majora Carter