For centuries, people have needed an excuse to fight, whether it is in the form of a world war or any caste or color discrimination. Actually, when I hear such things, especially about discrimination, I get very angry and think how do we do such stupidity, despite having the smartest animals on earth?
Let go, I believe even if we move on Mars, we won’t give up on our wicked antics. Let’s come to the topic.
Ruby Bridges, a fearless and inspiring American civil rights activist, who spoke out against the Brown v. Board of Education’s decision to segregate black and white students in school at only the age of 6. Ruby had to come to school with security amid huge protests. Think of the pressure on such a young girl. But she faced them all like a little soldier, without fearing and crying, wow what bravery!
This attitude of Ruby Bridges also influenced American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell, and gave him the idea to create the historic “The Problem We All Live With” painting.
Before moving on to Ruby Bridges Quotes, I would like to say that please respect everyone and don’t judge each other on color or cast. Especially don’t use a powerful tool like social media to spread hate.
Ruby Bridges Quotes :
Racism is a grown-up disease, and we should stop using our kids to spread it. — Ruby Bridges
When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you! — Ruby Bridges
Each and every one of us is born with a clean heart. Our babies know nothing about hate or racism. But soon they begin to learn – and only from us. We keep racism alive. We pass it on to our children. We owe it to our children to help them keep their clean start. — Ruby Bridges
Experience comes to us for a purpose, and if we follow the guidance of the spirit within us, we will probably find that the purpose is a good one. — Ruby Bridges
You cannot look at a person and tell whether they’re good or bad. — Ruby Bridges
Never judge people by the color of their skin. God makes each of us unique in ways that go much deeper. — Ruby Bridges
The only thing you could depend on was your faith, and I had that. — Ruby Bridges
Racism is a form of hate. We pass it on to our young people. When we do that, we are robbing children of their innocence. — Ruby Bridges
Evil isn’t prejudiced. It doesn’t care what you look like; it just wants a place to rest. — Ruby Bridges
It’s not who you’re going to sit beside at school that matters now: it’s what resources will your school have. — Ruby Bridges
A lot of my strength came from my upbringing. — Ruby Bridges
We may not all be equally guilty. But we are all equally responsible for building a decent and just society. — Ruby Bridges
All of our schools should be good enough to attract a healthy racial mix, which, I believe, leads to the most effective learning for everybody. — Ruby Bridges
History definitely should be taught the way it happened—good, bad or ugly. — Ruby Bridges
The person that impacted my life the most would have to have been my father because he shaped me into who I am today. — Ruby Bridges
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We all have a common enemy, and it is evil. — Ruby Bridges
If we are about what is good today, then we that are good need to come together to fight what’s bad out there. — Ruby Bridges
If my mama said not to do something, I didn’t do it. — Ruby Bridges