Quotation Explorer - 'Dashanne Stokes'

Adoption isn't just a childhood experience, it's a life-long experience. - DaShanne Stokes
Privilege is when you can afford to sit back and watch as others' rights are trampled upon. - DaShanne Stokes
They want us to cower in fear, to strengthen their stranglehold on us by silencing ourselves. - DaShanne Stokes
Building bridges takes us further than building walls. - DaShanne Stokes
Electing a bigot enables further bigotry. - DaShanne Stokes
Tolerance of intolerance enables oppression. - DaShanne Stokes
One of the most important qualities of a president is the ability to inspire, to bring people together for the common good. - DaShanne Stokes
We must tell the world that even though we elected a bigot, bigotry will not prevail. - DaShanne Stokes
You can try to defend discrimination on grounds that people are acting according to their conscience, but never forget that those same people may find it conscionable to discriminate against you next. - DaShanne Stokes
When you've grown up mis-educated, surrounded by fear and hate, unaware of your privilege, lies can sound like the truth. - DaShanne Stokes
It’s time for the Boy Scouts to open its membership to LGBT adults once and for all. Only then can they claim to have anything to teach our children. - DaShanne Stokes
Racism is dead only to those who've closed their eyes and ears to the whole world around them. - DaShanne Stokes
Privilege is when you contribute to the oppression of others and then claim that you are the one being discriminated against. - DaShanne Stokes
There is nothing "honorable" or "reasonable" in giving a pass to those who want to discriminate. - DaShanne Stokes
The minute we look away, the minute we stop fighting back, that's the minute bigotry wins. - DaShanne Stokes
It's a scary world we live in when a person of color endorses a racist for president. - DaShanne Stokes
Bigotry lives not just in our words, but in our actions, thoughts, and institutions. - DaShanne Stokes
Blind party loyalty will be our downfall. We must follow the truth wherever it leads. - DaShanne Stokes
People often call fighting discrimination being "PC" because they don't want their own unearned privileges challenged. - DaShanne Stokes
Prejudice plunges you into a world of fear and hate. That's no way to live. - DaShanne Stokes
Calling for an end to hate shouldn't be treated as a punishable offense. - DaShanne Stokes
Our democracy should aspire to be more democratic. - DaShanne Stokes
I've fought for religious freedom and I can tell you that anti-gay 'religious freedom' bills aren't it. - DaShanne Stokes
Adoptees deserve open records because deception and partial truths do not set us free. - DaShanne Stokes
Whites saying "make America white again" is like millionaires saying "make the wealthy rich again. - DaShanne Stokes
Discrimination is discrimination, even when people claim it's "free speech. - DaShanne Stokes
If you'd combat bigotry, use honest language and call things out for what they really are. - DaShanne Stokes
An institution rooted in slavery can never set us free. - DaShanne Stokes
Privilege is not knowing that you're hurting others and not listening when they tell you. - DaShanne Stokes
What does love mean if we would deny it to others? - DaShanne Stokes
Discrimination is discrimination, even when people claim it’s "tradition. - DaShanne Stokes
You're not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you've always had. - DaShanne Stokes
Love should never mean having to live in fear. - DaShanne Stokes
Reducing a group to a slur or stereotype reduces us all. - DaShanne Stokes
Denying the popular vote is un-American and anti-democratic. - DaShanne Stokes
Racism hurts everyone, including racists themselves. - DaShanne Stokes
You can flip a coin to change its face, but it remains the same coin. - DaShanne Stokes
Same-sex marriage has not created problems for religious institutions; religious institutions have created problems for same-sex marriage. - DaShanne Stokes
Today’s "religious freedom" policies should not be seen as a problem limited to LGBT people but as a co-optation of religion that affects us all. - DaShanne Stokes
Never be content to sit back and watch as others' rights are trampled upon. Your rights could be next. - DaShanne Stokes
It’s terrifying to think you could become the next statistic. - DaShanne Stokes
P.T.S.D. doesn't make you weak. It makes you a survivor. - DaShanne Stokes
When we hide discrimination under the guise of 'religious freedom,' we make a mockery of human rights. - DaShanne Stokes
The power of love is that it sees all people - DaShanne Stokes
Even with the Boy Scouts admitting openly gay youths, its exclusion of LGBT adults teaches our children by example what the organization really thinks about them and what they should think about themselves. - DaShanne Stokes
When you enable bigotry against some people, you enable bigotry against us all. - DaShanne Stokes
Privilege doesn't just insulate people from the consequences of their prejudice, it cuts them off from their humanity. - DaShanne Stokes
An institution rooted in slavery cannot be the voice of our people. - DaShanne Stokes
It’s not conversion 'therapy;' it’s conversion brainwashing. - DaShanne Stokes
We owe our loyalty to each other and to our children's children, not to party politics. - DaShanne Stokes
Bigotry is based on deception, of oneself and of others. - DaShanne Stokes
Prejudice is learned. What will you teach others through your actions and words? - DaShanne Stokes
We must speak truth to power and confront ignorance with facts. - DaShanne Stokes
We elected a man who knows how to build walls when we needed someone who knows how to build bridges. - DaShanne Stokes
Every year, prejudice and injustice destroy lives and hurt the future of our nation. Now is the time to create a better tomorrow. Now is the time for change. - DaShanne Stokes
It’s illegal to deny people their records due to race or gender. Adoptees deserve the same rights and protections. - DaShanne Stokes
One of the best ways you can fight discrimination is by taking good care of yourself. Your survival is not just important; it's an act of revolution. - DaShanne Stokes
Only by speaking out can we create lasting change. And that change begins with coming out. - DaShanne Stokes
Urging an organization to be inclusive is not an attack. It's progress. - DaShanne Stokes
Amazing how eye and skin color come in many shades yet many think sexuality is just gay or straight. - DaShanne Stokes
What does religious freedom mean if we would use it as a cover for hate and privilege? - DaShanne Stokes
If you think your religion requires discrimination, you're probably misreading your faith. - DaShanne Stokes
People think that LGBTs adopting children will hurt them, but it's not being in loving homes that hurts children most. - DaShanne Stokes
Blood can help make family, but family often transcends blood. - DaShanne Stokes
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