Minority Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Minority Quotes from Alex Pareene, Ann Aguirre, Cheryl Yeoh, Solomon Ortiz, Edward Burns. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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Alex Pareene
I’ve held my silence when I probably shouldn’t have. But I was in the minority, a woman writing SF, and I was afraid of career backlash. I was afraid of being excluded or losing opportunities if I didn’t play nice.
Ann Aguirre
I am a black belt in martial arts. I like to drink scotch. I go skydiving. So I never really saw myself as a woman or a minority. I just went out there and did my thing, and it didn’t even cross my mind.
Cheryl Yeoh
To date, nearly 100,000 Hispanics have died with AIDS. Since Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, our challenge is even greater.
Solomon Ortiz
I feel Irish-Americans are the forgotten minority group. Nobody else is making films about them.
Edward Burns
People are not fundamentally bad. It only takes the smallest of correctives to take care of that tiny minority that wants to disrupt the community.
Jimmy Wales
Is it not worrying in itself that European Christianity is now barely able to keep Europe Christian? If we lose sight of this, the idea of Europe could become a minority interest in its own continent.
Viktor Orban
A pet store is a celebration of dogs’ existence and an explosion of options. About cats, a pet store seems to say, ‘Here, we couldn’t think of anything else.’ Cats are the Hanukkah of the animal world in this way. They are feted quietly and happily by a minority, but there’s only so much hoopla applicable to them.
Sloane Crosley
Opponents of New York City’s proactive style of policing struggle mightily to downplay its most obvious benefit: the largest crime drop on record, concentrated overwhelmingly in minority neighborhoods.
Heather Mac Donald
We humans are a minority of giants stumbling around in a world of little things.
Sue Hubbell
The venture capital world is completely stacked against minority entrepreneurs.
Troy Carter
The Stonewall riots were a key moment for gay people. Throughout modern history, gays had thought of themselves as something like a mental illness or maybe a sin or a crime. Gay liberation allowed us to make the leap to being a ‘minority group,’ which made life much easier.
Edmund White
Typically, during recessionary times, particular groups suffer higher rates of unemployment -African Americans, and Latinos, and in some cases other minority groups. If you don’t have a high level of training or education you’re going to fall into that category.
Hilda Solis
The crime bill basically incentivized the prison system. There were quotas, mandatory minimums. You have to serve 85 percent of your time, so it is guaranteeing that bodies will always be locked up. And that went mostly towards minority communities and poor communities, where crime is more rampant.
Malcolm Jenkins
The danger of leaving overwhelming wealth and power in the grasp of a small minority is a lesson that leaders such as ousted Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have learned a little too late, as the demonstrations across the Arab world indicate.
Graydon Carter
A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don’t serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children.
Alveda King
If you’re a minority party that doesn’t control any branch of government, you’re more likely to be ignored.
Jennifer Palmieri
When you demonize Muslims as a community, as an entire group of people based on the crimes or actions of a tiny minority within that community, you have very worrying, real world effects.
Mehdi Hasan
In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.
Jesse Jackson
A minority group has ‘arrived’ only when it has the right to produce some fools and scoundrels without the entire group paying for it.
Carl T. Rowan
Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated in the Second World War – thousands of them in Auschwitz – we’re again preparing the mass killing of this minority.
Antonio Tabucchi
We must recognize that all the civil rights laws in the world are not going to solve the problem of minority underachievement. Ultimately, blacks and Hispanics are going to have to see that their solution is largely in their own hands.
Richard Lamm
Minority views expressed in films simply don’t sell tickets.
Karel Reisz
When you grow up as a minority in a majority culture, a lot of times, you’re just trying to fit in.
Hasan Minhaj
Despite allegations by liberal advocacy groups that voter suppression tactics by the right hindered minority voting, blacks represented 13 percent of the electorate in 2012, a percentage about equivalent with 2008.
Elizabeth Flock
The numbers speak for themselves as far as the hiring, firing and the lack of opportunities for minority and Black head coaches and executives in the National Football League, and we need the change.
Brian Flores
With so much racial tension and issues between the police and black and minority ethnic groups, there needs to be more in-depth conversations if we’re going to fix anything.
Clare-Hope Ashitey
Reading is a majority skill but a minority art. Yet nothing can replace the exact, complicated, subtle communion between absent author and entranced, present reader.
Julian Barnes
Reduced… to a crude formula, the Russian tragedy is precisely the tragedy of a society in which literature turned out to be the prerogative of the minority.
Joseph Brodsky
With any sort of minority, issues of ostracization or misrepresentation are clearly rampant. It’s just so deeply rooted in our culture, and there are so many levels that it trickles down from.
Alycia Debnam-Carey
I think it’s so important as a woman, and especially as a minority, to lift as you climb. So having people shadow you or mentoring people – that’s important to me.
Maria Taylor
Minority founders often feel like they are on the outside looking in when it comes to Silicon Valley and tech startups in general.
Michael Seibel
It is hard if you have got family and kids and you have to leave them on Christmas Day to go and train but listen, we are a small minority of lucky players. We have obviously worked hard for this, but we are lucky enough to have the ability to play in the Premier League.
Mark Noble
The tax code is becoming steadily more progressive, which shouldn’t surprise anyone who understands power politics. It’s always easier to force sacrifice on an unpopular minority than it is to ask the majority to pony up.
Tucker Carlson
A ruler makes use of the majority and neglects the minority, and so he does not devote himself to virtue but to law.
Han Fei
The purpose of the minority is to become the majority.
Pete Sessions
A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
Henrik Ibsen
I make pop music. I make music that is pretty commercial. But, at the same time, I’m a minority within a minority and it can be challenging. I feel validated about what I’m doing when I meet fellow black gay men or black gay women.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I don’t think it’s a great leap to go from civil unions to gay marriage – I may be in the minority in believing that.
Harold Ford, Jr.
The principles governing Western democracies, of which Israel rightly considers itself a part, are based on the assurance that everyone has a vote, but also that the minority needs to yield to the wishes of the majority.
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
To a considerable degree, all minority groups suffer from the same state of marginality with its haunting consequences of insecurity, conflict, and irritation.
Gordon W. Allport
I always say to women, ‘Take advantage of the fact that you’re in the minority, don’t see it as a disadvantage. You’re that much more unique when there’s fewer of you.’
Carol Leifer
There have been, in recent years, many Asian American pioneers in the public eye who’ve defied the condescendingly complimentary ‘model minority’ stereotype: actors like Lucy Liu, artists like Maya Lin, moguls like Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. They are known, often admired.
Eric Liu
Jon Tester’s priorities are with the liberal, extreme minority of Democrats in the Senate unwilling to compromise. He does not have Montana’s best interests in mind. He has failed to represent Montanans.
Matt Rosendale
The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.
David Boies
If a voter initiative can deny gay people access to traditional representative, democratic processes, then in California, any other small, historically disadvantaged minority group can also be denied the right of representative.
John Perez
For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we’re just the hired hands, acting.
Jimmy Smits
Even though we are a nation that’s becoming a minority country, we still have this view where everything is seen through the prism of the dominant culture, which really means white.
Roland Martin
Strong efforts have been made in Ohio to curb the authoritarianism of our Secretary of State, Kenneth Blackwell, as he has purged people from lists in our State in particular precincts where voters are heavily minority.
Marcy Kaptur
My thinking has always been that the worst problem we have with regard to lack of inclusion is the terribly low labor force participation rates and terribly high unemployment rates of young men, especially young men in ethnic minority groups and, in particular, young black men.
Edmund Phelps
I have worked with President Trump for two years and he is not a racist. He is a compassionate man whose policies have focused on the minority community.
Mercedes Schlapp
No minority should climb all over the majority.
Lech Walesa
The minority yields to the majority!
Deng Xiaoping
If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President’s judicial nominees.
John Cornyn
We cannot ignore the disparity in resources that continue to plague many of our school systems, especially those serving predominantly inner-city minority and impoverished children.
Diane Watson
There was a gap in minority heroes in animation, books, and storytelling for me as a kid, and being a father now, I felt the responsibility I had to the next generation to create stories that allow us to wish and dream and build worlds that inspire young people who haven’t traditionally had these heroes to look up to.
Baron Davis
The Muslim Brotherhood is a religiously conservative group. They are a minority in Egypt. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people, but they have a lot of credibility because all the other liberal parties have been smothered for 30 years.
Mohamed ElBaradei
Though we did have a few main characters in ‘Avatar’ who represented the non-benders of the world, most of the people we focused on were benders. However, benders are the minority in their world population.
Bryan Konietzko
The regressive Left ranks minority groups in a pecking order to compete in a kind of ‘Oppression Olympics.’ Gold medal goes to the most offended.
Dave Rubin
When the football world is ready to adhere to the diversity codes so that BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) communities, plus women, get the opportunities in football then I’ll see that as a step forward.
Emma Hayes
Americans should understand that 50%, or something like, of the kids in inner-city schools, often poor and often minority, don’t graduate. And the ones that do don’t necessarily have the skills to get a job. That is the biggest disgrace in this country.
Jamie Dimon
I don’t think I know a single person who’s a minority who hasn’t experienced some form of discrimination at one time or another.
Celeste Ng
There are so many talented people in the world – black, white, yellow, whatever – and we want to tell stories, too. But oftentimes, we get the one token minority role.
Ruthie Ann Miles
Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact for everyone but a fundamentalist minority, whose objections are based not on reasoning but on doctrinaire adherence to religious principles.
James D. Watson
You get a lot of stick in this job, and I don’t mean political opposition that is part of your job but real abuse. And unfortunately, if you are from an ethnic minority, that may include racial or religious abuse.
Sajid Javid
We have seen a lot more black and minority ethnic coaches at grass-roots level, academy level, development level, but of course at senior level there is a massive void. That is something that has to be addressed and there has to be a pathway for them.
Chris Hughton
It is very clear that the present system of innovation for medicines is very inefficient and really somewhat corrupt. It benefits shareholders over patients; it produces for the rich markets and not for the poor and does not produce for minority diseases.
John Sulston
The right of a minority is so important in a democracy.
Robert Caro
The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
Peter Kropotkin
To reduce this claim of slavery to an absurdity, it is only necessary to add that there are only two states in which slaves are a majority, and not one in which the slaveholders are not a very disproportionate minority.
William H. Seward
There is no doubt that there are some racist police, I think they’re the minority, I think they’re the few bad apples and we need to root them out.
Robert C. O’Brien
For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.
Noam Chomsky
I would say that while most Muslims take offense at the portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad in cartoons, they would never resort to violence. It is a minority of extremist Muslims who take such actions, and they do it for political and tactical reasons far beyond just being offended.
Maz Jobrani
I changed that system in Florida when I was the Speaker of the House – I was the Minority Leader; I saw for 16 years the way a power system works.
Dan Webster
In 2008, Barack Obama did a phenomenal job of reaching out to minority groups, to younger people, and a lot of newer voters, Hispanics being one component of that definition of newer voters.
George P. Bush
When I was at MIT I was a good model minority. But the concept of an Indian immigrant creating e-mail in Newark, N.J., blows the mind of certain people.
Shiva Ayyadurai
I never consider myself a minority. I see people who look like me in Barbados, in Trinidad, in Haiti, in London, and in Brooklyn. So I don’t know what the heck anyone means when they call me a ‘minority.’ There’s something about that word to me. It just minimalizes people.
Danai Gurira
It is critical that we double down on the progress that President Trump has made with regard to Criminal Justice Reform. His focus on reforming our broken criminal system is geared towards improving the lives of minority families across the district, state, and country.
Angela Stanton-King
In the end, a small section of the crowd, maybe 2,000 to 3,000, turned against me. And that was it. Inside the club they know your best intentions, but the minority shout louder than the rest.
Bryan Robson
Amendments occupy a great deal of most legislators’ time, particularly those lawmakers in the minority. Members of Congress do author major bills, but more commonly they make minor adjustments to the bigger bill.
Matt Taibbi
The Senate is allowed to work the way it was designed to – meaning a place where nothing is decided without a good dose of deliberation and debate, as well as input from both the majority and minority parties – it arrives at a result that is acceptable to people all along the political spectrum.
Mitch McConnell
Apart from a small minority, teenage boys fall into three distinct categories: macho, metro, or just plain muddled.
Alexandra Adornetto
In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate – and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority.
Dick Cheney
Coal is used to generate power almost everywhere, but problems associated with coal ash and coal ash slurry disproportionately affect low-income and minority communities, experts say.
Tatiana Schlossberg
Every religious group, while perhaps a majority somewhere, is also inevitably a minority somewhere else. Thus, religious organizations should and do show tolerance toward members of other religious denominations.
Russell M. Nelson
People who are interested in the arts and theater are such a minority.
Carol Kane
Landowners, farmers and gamekeepers, though they comprise a small minority of the rural population, claim to speak for everyone, and dismiss those who challenge them as interfering urbanites.
George Monbiot
I feel like a lot of the portrayals of, in particular, younger minority ethnic characters on television, a lot of their dialogue, a lot of their characteristics, a lot of their personality in a writer’s eyes, is kind of propelled through their ethnicity.
Corey Reynolds
I think that every minority in the United States of America knows everything about the dominant culture. From the time you can think, you are bombarded with images from TV, film, magazines, newspapers.
Spike Lee
You know, I would like to ask to the other parts of Canada to respect the minority of the French Canadians.
Pauline Marois
The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It’s something you don’t see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who’s my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities.
Mindy Kaling
I’m very conscious that I’m in the minority in that I love what I do. How big is the number of people who are running to work to do a job that they like? And how lucky to be employed at it – how incredibly lucky.
Judi Dench
I bring other constituencies – I also have ties to minority communities. And obviously, to the world of world-class research universities. So I can bring some constituencies that I’m used to working with.
Donna Shalala
How is it that labels like ‘centrist’ and ‘moderate,’ which common sense tells us should reflect the views of a majority of Americans, have come to be applied to those who represent minority interests and opinions?
Mehdi Hasan
As the civil rights struggle progressed, Americans responded to the justice of the cause, shedding layers of the crusty armor that shielded the white majority from contact with its large black minority. There are layers left. It feels so much better to be on good terms with one another.
Donna Brazile
Minority and low-income parents are just as capable as wealthy parents of identifying schools that are providing a first class education. Stop infantilizing us and start empowering our families with choice, with freedom, and personal responsibility.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
Humor is based on the way a man looks at life’s ironies, and being a member of a minority group can certainly be ironic.
Nipsey Russell
The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
John Cornyn
The restriction of religion to private life therefore does not necessarily threaten the vital interests of the majority religion, if there is one, and it protects minority religions from tyranny of the majority.
Phillip E. Johnson
At present, black children are more segregated in their public schools than at any time since 1968. In the inner-city schools I visit, minority children typically represent 95 percent to 99 percent of class enrollment.
Jonathan Kozol
As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.
Abraham Robinson
We should recognise the mirrors of exclusion and mirrors of extremism in our society. The inequalities and disadvantages among visible minorities are also prevalent in the white working class. Political extremism and disengagement is mirrored between white and ethnic minority communities.
Sadiq Khan
Our camps and workshops offer a space where girls of color can learn computer science and coding principles alongside their peers, with mentorship from female role models who have established themselves in tech fields where women, and minority women in particular, tend to be underrepresented.
Kimberly Bryant
I’m Cuban, so I know for a fact that we are the largest minority group in this country.
J. R. Ramirez
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
Edmund Burke
In the past the great majority of minority voters, in Ohio and other places that means African American voters, cast a large percentage of their votes during the early voting process.
John Lewis
What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
Walter Lippmann
The government harasses everything. The government must keep a constant surveillance of all activities by black people in order to maintain their reign over them, especially when they are in a minority.
John Kani
I went to a school with the kids of judges and elected officials and architects, civil leaders, and influencers. And I felt very much a minority in every way. But it did expose me to incredible things.
Ayanna Pressley
Instead of minority and majority politics, if we try and give the same rights to all, it is not polarisation. This is the core value of our Constitution.
Amit Shah
I think that Judaism has been, throughout its history since A.D. 70, a diaspora culture that’s all about being a minority. In fact, being a small minority. When I’m in Israel, I cannot get used to the notion that we’re all Jewish. It doesn’t seem to me that we’re supposed to all be Jewish.
Mark Kurlansky
A minority government can’t govern without support from other parties.
Nicola Sturgeon
Johnnie Cochran hasn’t spent 20 years serving people in low-income, minority neighborhoods, ridding them of gangs and narcotics. I have. He hasn’t been shot at and punched. I have. I’ve paid my dues to be able to say I’m not a racist.
Mark Fuhrman
It has always been inevitable that, living as a small minority among a Christian majority, some Jews would convert to Christianity.
David Novak
We know we’re up against the wall. We know how difficult a challenge it is, being in the minority.
Tom Daschle
Americans of our own time – minority and majority Americans alike – need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Elijah Cummings
An alienated population seldom provides the tip-offs the police need to catch criminals, or the evidence in court needed to convict. This has been a problem at times within some minority communities who regard the police as hostile. How much more difficult life would be for the police if this attitude became widespread.
Damian Green
Your political system is actually too democratic. The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups.
George Michael
I am extremely proud to be of Tongan and Samoan descent. We are really proud of our culture and, really, just being a minority.
Tony Finau
We raised almost 2 million dollars at the last golf tournament that can be used for minority scholarships and Junior Golf programs. The payoff for the work we do is so much more valuable than the work we actually do for it.
Darius Rucker
In today’s Britain, the weakest among us are often assumed to be minority communities. In fact, the weakest are those minorities-within-minorities for whom the legal right to exit from their communities’ constraints amounts to nothing before the enforcement of cultural and religious shaming.
Maajid Nawaz
Even people who say that black people are minorities, there are a billion black people in the world. A billion white people. What part of that is a minority? If you separate yourself, then maybe. But I see black people as one man. When I see people beaten on the streets of America, that hurts me. I feel that.
Daniel Kaluuya
The United States didn’t ban Italian immigration in the 1920s because a small minority of Italians became members of the Mafia, and the country is a richer place for it.
Peter Bergen
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
I think, overall, there is a lack of diversity in the arts. I’m thinking about when I was in grad school: I could probably count on one hand the number of minority students in the graduate school program.
Adrienne C. Moore
It’s going to take a while before we see a real shift in the students and the dancers that are going into professional companies because it takes so many years of training, but I do think that there’s a new crop of dancers, of minority dancers that are entering into the ballet world.
Misty Copeland
In 1999, I was in St. Louis with Martin Luther King III as we led protests against the state’s failure to hire minority contractors for highway construction projects. We went at dawn on a summer day with over a thousand people and performed acts of civil disobedience.
Al Sharpton
With trans people, I just think you can’t help the way you are born, though. You know, it’s DNA, it’s genetics. I’m just glad people can do things about their own happiness. I think this thought process that they’re trying to wipe out women is a bit ridiculous – it’s a minority of people.
Kathy Burke
We feel that the Republican platform presents the best opportunity for the success of minority families. All minority groups seek the same opportunities in the United States that the settlers from Europe did when they came over.
Bill Flores
Every kid, every minority kid can be so successful if they focus on their education.
Magic Johnson
The roots of Silicon Valley are full of stories of immigrants and minority groups who experienced bigotry and made it anyway. Why should women be any different?
Sarah Lacy
The United States Senate wasn’t designed to be a majority-rule institution. It was designed to include and accommodate the rights of the minority in small states as well as large states.
Olympia Snowe
The Constitution gives the president the power to appoint, upon the advice and consent of a majority of the Senate, and it plainly does not give a minority of senators any right to interfere with that process.
John Jay Hooker
‘Educate, don’t hate.’ That’s my motto. The reason why there’s so much pushback against diversity and against minority communities is because people are afraid to make mistakes and ask questions. They feel that they’ll be chastised if they use the wrong label. It’s too scary for them.
Rain Dove
A lot of times, when you don’t have to deal with some of the circumstances that affect minority culture, you just don’t think they exist. This is a conversation I have with lots of my white friends all the time.
As for the future, we are equally determined to explore all possibilities of getting rid, once and for all, of the huge Arab minority which originally threatened us.
Moshe Sharett
I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
Marilyn Monroe
White America is in the minority.
Malcolm X
In fact, there are more homeowners today than ever before in the history of our Nation and more minority homeowners than ever before in the history of our Nation.
Todd Tiahrt
Being a minority athlete in this sport, it’s been wrought with challenges, but I wouldn’t consider myself a trail blazer.
Elana Meyers
When only a minority consisting of capitalists can enjoy the good life, while the majority of workers must endure hardship, they will naturally not be able to live together in peace and harmony.
Sun Yat-sen
Racist people are few, in the minority. But you can do nothing to change them. You can talk, you can do what you want, but you can’t do anything because they are just stupid people.
Mario Balotelli
There is no question that the minority party always makes a sport of going after the governor.
Bob McDonnell
Estonia maintains a two-language school system. I don’t know many countries in the world that provide a system like ours. We are making sure that our Russian-speaking minority feels comfortable and involved in this country.
Kersti Kaljulaid
In recurring episodes over the next couple of decades, the minority view gradually won. A profusion of factors differentiates each case from the others, including naked partisanship on both sides, but the trend has been clear.
Michael Kinsley
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand
Republicans have to tell the truth about the issues impacting the black community. The must focus on restoring the black family, jobs, safe communities, and better schools. They have to make sure not to pander to blacks by treating them like victims or as ‘special minority’ group.
Jesse Lee Peterson
Within loyalism and the UVF, there are clearly people who are not just aggravated by the issue around flags or parades. They’re aggravated by me and Sinn Fein being in government. They’re opposed to the political institutions – there’s an inability of a minority within loyalism to accept the concept of equality.
Martin McGuinness
At the same time that Donald Trump was facing a federal discrimination lawsuit for refusing to rent to minority families, Hillary Clinton risked her own safety to seek out the truth, to comfort the afflicted, and to make a home for justice where there was none. It was at the Children’s Defense Fund that I met Hillary.
Donna Brazile
I can make it very clear: I get paid if we make good investments. And if we don’t, I don’t get paid. I have no incentive to sell our companies to Google; the entrepreneurs get to decide that. We are minority shareholders.
Bill Maris
Emigration is no longer politically homogenous and is no longer called ‘exile,’ with the new migrants and new generations of Cubans and despite the minority and extremist current that still promotes confrontation between Cubans living abroad and their homeland.
Miguel Diaz-Canel
The reactionary percentage of the electorate in these United States has been relatively constant since McCarthy’s day; I’d estimate it as hovering around 30 percent. A minority, but one never all that enamored of the niceties of democracy – they see themselves as fighting for the survival of civilization, after all.
Rick Perlstein
Scripts specify ‘minority’ when it doesn’t seem necessary. Given this is a traditionally liberal and progressive industry, it’s surprisingly backwards.
Clare-Hope Ashitey
Candidates should be extremely cautious in displaying a sense of humor. If he or she tells a joke with a point, there is almost certain to be some minority group offended.
Jack Germond
I had a great time creating the future on ‘Minority Report,’ and it’s a future that is coming true faster than any of us thought it would.
Steven Spielberg
Demographically speaking, young white people are not in the majority in this country; they’re in the minority. My question is, if they’re not the majority anymore, then what happens? How do things change? Or do they change at all?
Jose Antonio Vargas
The argument has been made that smart women on screen are already enough of a minority to make up for the lack of women of color. Nope. Not good enough.
Jenna Wortham
In west London where I live, white people are a minority. In the area I am in, which is the borough of Brent, whites are less than 50%.
Louis Theroux
Back in 2005, the Anthony Nolan Trust could have asked me just to speak out about the lack of ethnic minority donors on the bone marrow register, but that would have meant nothing if I wasn’t prepared to join up myself.
David Harewood
I love it now that a large minority of people who are handicapped prefer to call themselves crippled. This is all part of the game, like queer theory.
Leslie Fiedler
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
Nixon in 1968, unlike Obama 2008, was elected as a minority president with only 43 percent of the vote. Yet, in 1972, he won what, in some measures, was the most lopsided election in American history with 61 percent.
John Podhoretz
I would say that normally it is the creative minorities that determine the future, and in this sense, the Catholic Church must understand itself as a creative minority that has a heritage of values that are not things of the past, but a very living and relevant reality.
Pope Benedict XVI
I’m of the minority opinion that presidents should be given more power for less time.
Steven Soderbergh
Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority.
Harlan Stone
Rabbis throughout the ages, from Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Hacohen Kook onward, strictly prohibited going up on the Temple Mount. And now there is a minority group of rabbis encouraging Jews to go.
Isaac Herzog
When I go in to see people – and I sell an occasional ad now – I never say, ‘Help me because I am black’ or ‘Help me because I am a minority.’ I always talk about what we can do for them.
John H. Johnson
In theory, the filibuster helps whichever party is in the minority in the Senate. In practice, it is the Republicans who have disproportionately used it to engage in cynical and anti-democratic obstructionism whenever they find themselves in the minority.
Mehdi Hasan
Increasing postsecondary enrollment and success, particularly among first-generation, low-income, and minority students, is good for students and our state’s economy.
Ned Lamont
In August 1994, I was invited to have dinner with House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich. At that time, I was a senior engineer working for Martin Marietta Astronautics in Denver, where I had been responsible for inventing a new plan called ‘Mars Direct.’
Robert Zubrin
I know that Bush, for political reasons, is going to nominate a minority, a Hispanic man or someone where it will be harder for people on the progressive side to oppose and split some of the traditionally progressive or democratic constituents.
Patricia Ireland
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Thomas Jefferson
A lot of movies were influenced by ‘Logan’s Run,’ like ‘Minority Report’. A lot of films have those elements in them.
Joel Silver
Secularism will not work in Egypt any more than theocracy. What will work is governance that is guided by the Islamic values of the majority with protection of the minority rights.
Ahmed Zewail
I am now completing research supported by NSF and NEH that is mapping changes in the English language through all of North America, for both mainstream and minority communities.
William Labov
Latinos are the fastest growing minority, and we’re obviously not going anywhere. We’re extremely loyal as a people, and I think Hollywood is starting to recognize that. It’s very rare for a major studio to nationally distribute a film with Latino talent, not only in front of the camera, but also behind the camera.
Aimee Garcia
As an actor, I have casting issues. I’m a minority. I don’t have trouble making a living, but as far as being on the food chain of the pecking order of actors, I’m not at the top of it. With the jobs that I do, there are always control issues with directors and producers.
B. D. Wong
When the game is played by such a high percentage of black and ethnic minority players and we’re looking at the percentage of managers and coaches, at the top level it is minimal.
Chris Hughton
I’ve always had questions about what it meant to be a protester, to be in the minority. Are the people who are trying to find peace, who are trying to have the Constitution apply to everybody, are they really the radicals? We’re not protesting from the outside. We’re inside.
Gil Scott-Heron
A small minority of strokes are hemorrhagic strokes, which are caused by bleeding into the brain when a blood vessel bursts.
Michael Greger
Racism at the stadium should be ignored, it is not right that this minority are given so much attention.
Filippo Inzaghi
After I made ‘Better Luck Tomorrow’ and started taking meetings in Hollywood, I quickly learned that Asian Americans weren’t even in the conversation as a minority, since there wasn’t even a significant enough audience, and especially an audience for Asian American content.
Justin Lin
When you are what we call a ‘minority writer,’ a writer of color, a writer of any kind of difference, there is some kind of presumption of autobiography in everything you produce. And I find that really maddening, and I resist that.
Rumaan Alam
Most of my time as a legislator, I served in the minority. So I’m used to getting the heel of a loaf of bread.
Kate Brown
I welcome an arms race for minority ethnic voters. This will ensure we all raise our game.
Sadiq Khan
I’m in a real minority as far as having really supportive parents in regards to the arts. They never batted an eye as far as not letting me do that stuff. That’s invaluable. I can’t believe how unabashedly supportive they were about everything, between music and acting.
Darren Criss
You cannot collectively, as a society, decide that you are only going to represent one part of a minority. It’s like saying you’ve represented black people on television because you aired an episode of the ‘Cosbys.’
Jordan Gavaris
I have not seen ‘Legally Blonde.’ I must be in the small, ever-dwindling minority on that one.
Alfred Enoch
I’ve been a speaker. I’ve been a majority leader. I’ve been a minority leader. Those are the sort of things I don’t need any more.
Dan Webster
When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you’re telling them that they’re less than somebody else.
Gwendolyn Brooks
I really think a minority Parliament delivers better democracy in Canada when parties are prepared to cooperate.
Elizabeth May
Honestly, the dangerous situation in which Jews in France live is such that those who walk with a kippa are in any case a minority, because they are afraid.
Marine Le Pen
The something-for-nothing culture has been championed by a minority of militant union leaders, who threaten strikes with impunity to secure unjustifiable pay hikes.
Dominic Raab
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
A. A. Milne
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman
I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
We are viewed by the world as a quasi-racist state in which we allow natural disasters to obliterate our minority community, in which our penal system is designed to treat blacks unfairly, and in which we let the medical and educational systems in our ghettos fester to the level of some third-world countries.
Rod Lurie
I’m a very political person. I’m a very opinionated person. I have a lot of opinions about LGBTQ representations in the media, and it’s not just a gay community issue. It’s a black issue. It’s an Asian issue. It’s a minority issue in general.
Jordan Gavaris
I think the real problem for American religion are those minority of fundamentalists who try to identify political policies with religion.
Andrew Greeley
Old white guys can be a funny bunch, can’t they? The same anti-same-sex marriage, anti-affirmative action cadre can flower into the biggest supporters of ‘equality’ the minute they get a whiff of minority empowerment.
John Ridley
For black and Asian people of my generation, the England team and the cross of St George were once ingredients in a toxic broth. For decades, a minority of England fans brought the nation and the national team into disrepute, bringing violence both to foreign streets and immigrant communities at home.
David Olusoga
One of the issues we face here in San Francisco and Silicon Valley is a sense that the people all around us are as conversant in startup and tech culture as we are. But we need to remember, and remind ourselves repeatedly, that we’re a small minority in a larger population.
Caterina Fake
Like one of any minority, I have experienced prejudice.
Dalia Mogahed
I’m the minority in my house sometimes. My wife is Swedish, and we go to Sweden and everyone is rattling off in Swedish. It’s like, ‘OK, I can just read a book.’
Will Ferrell
As a city, we have to face the reality that New York’s minority communities experience a disproportionate share of violent crime.
Raymond Kelly
I’m used to being in the minority. I’m a left-handed gay Jew. I’ve never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.
Barney Frank
There was a time when papal encyclicals were treated as virtual pronouncements of papal infallibility. There are still a small minority of Catholics who cite Pope Paul VI’s 1968 document Humanae Vitae – which outlawed artificial birth control – as the word of God.
John Cornwell
Nevertheless, I don’t hesitate to say that elections in Germany are decided in the center, not on the fringes and not in the accumulation of minority interests.
Peer Steinbruck
White nationalism is about keeping power white. Yes, yes, there are minority groups represented among Justin Trudeau’s ministers, but they were all given jobs by a white guy.
Neil Macdonald
Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
Gloria Steinem
Teenagers have no advocate. I think any other minority so maligned by Hollywood would have pickets around the theater saying, ‘We are not just idiots.’
David Seltzer
Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves.
Lion Feuchtwanger
You can’t be a minority in this society without having someone express disapproval about affirmative action.
Sonia Sotomayor
That text-books be permitted in Catholic schools such as will not offend the religious views of the minority, and which from an educational standpoint shall be satisfactory to the advisory board.
Charles Tupper
I want to help others ‘think first’ before diving into a pool or lake to prevent these types of life-changing accidents. I know I’m in a very fortunate minority and hope my story inspires both adults and children to be more careful.
Brooke Burns
In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that minority set-aside programs in municipal contracts were unconstitutional. The court wondered if there were proof that people of color even want to receive municipal contracts.
Karen DeCrow
The meaning of this observation is unclear, but it raises the unfortunate possibility of ambiguous triplets; that is, triplets which may code more than one amino acid. However one would certainly expect such triplets to be in a minority.
Francis Crick
Women are a minority the same way gay people are.
Yasmine Hamdan
What’s holding us back from being free is fear. Whether it be fear of those on the outside who don’t understand queer people or any other minority, or the actual minorities themselves being scared. The lack of freedom we experience is all tied to fear.
Violet Chachki
The Academy just reflects Hollywood. And until we break those barriers, until we have African-American or minority studio executives, ’til we have people who are greenlighting movies with African-American actors – the Academy is not going to change until Hollywood changes, so we have to start with Hollywood.
Roger Ross Williams
I’m going to say yes, I reckon we’ll have the first BME (black or minority ethnicity) prime minister.
James Cleverly
A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.
Eric Hoffer
Far too often, jobs and opportunities seem out of reach for young adults, especially in underserved, minority and low-income communities.
Kevin Faulconer
As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.
Antony Sher
Ethnic minority women generally have poorer outcomes from their pregnancy compared to white women.
Konnie Huq
I’m a big believer you should design work around a vast majority of people who want to do the right thing rather than around the tiny minority who might take advantage.
Gail Kelly
If a country doesn’t recognize minority rights and human rights, including women’s rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible.
Hillary Clinton
The white people of the South are the greatest minority in this nation. They deserve consideration and understanding instead of the persecution of twisted propaganda.
Strom Thurmond
When I started acting… the community was largely Chinese-American or Japanese-American, so even then I felt like a minority in the minority.
John Cho
I served 14 years in the state legislature and served in both the minority and majority.
Lois Frankel
There is this huge Roma problem in Europe. There are a lot of Romas who are discriminated against in countries like the Czech Republic or Hungary. They are an ethnic minority that in Europe everyone loves to hate.
Evgeny Morozov
We need more leaders speaking up for minority groups who have been marginalized and attacked.
Keith Ellison
Racing may be a minority sport, but I wouldn’t swap it for all the money in the world.
Tony McCoy
Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
Will Durant
I had to turn off my Twitter notifications for a while as I got a small minority of people sending me some abusive tweets.
Danny Ings
For many young people growing up in minority communities, there is a sense that their lives are disposable. As athletes, we have a platform to let those kids know that their lives are important. That their lives matter to us.
Jason Collins
In East, South and Central Africa, the minority manipulated the majority into believing the minority was the majority, that there were more whites in the world than blacks; instilled in the blacks a sense of inferiority, inadequacy, worthlessness.
Peter Abrahams
The intense media coverage of today’s campus shootings presents a double edged sword. On the one hand, it gives us a chance to think about and reflect on the causes; on the other hand, in a very small minority of unstable minds, the repeated telling of the stories can be interpreted as glamorous.
Matthew Pearl
Those who back the Syrian regime from now on will find themselves in an even more isolated and indefensible minority.
William Hague
I grew up in the Fifties, and the majority of people in my class had fathers living at home. I was very aware that I was in the minority. I had a foreign name, and my daddy didn’t come and pick me up from school. I felt like an outsider, which probably helped me as an actress.
Cherie Lunghi
My campaign will focus on the core values that matter to the voters of the 5th District – job creation for minority communities, economic growth, criminal justice reform, faith and family, and supporting our active military and veterans.
Angela Stanton-King
I feel like there is a part of me that represents a minority in the U.S., a minority around the world. People who struggle, people who want to succeed with drive and ambition.
There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines, but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority. With them quality was more important than quantity.
Manfred von Richthofen
If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people.
Stephen Harper
To make sure Republicans stayed in power, they suppressed voting by people likely to vote Democratic, and gerrymandered states so that even if Democrats won a majority of votes, they would have a minority of representatives.
Heather Cox Richardson
Most cocktails containing liquor are made today with gin and ingenuity. In brief, take an ample supply of the former and use your imagination. For the benefit of a minority, it is courteous to serve chilled fruit juice in addition to cocktails made with liquor.
Irma S. Rombauer
Sometimes I just like the feeling of being a minority and seeing how far you can push yourself in extreme circumstances.
Tom Freston
Why, so soon as French Canadians, who are in a minority in this House and in the country, were to organise as a political party, they would compel the majority to organise as a political party, and the result must be disastrous to themselves.
Wilfrid Laurier
I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.
Antonio Munoz Molina