Inspirational Ruby Bridges Quotes

Motivational Ruby Bridges Quotes And Sayings

Motivational Ruby Bridges Quotes:- Ruby Bridges (born September 8, 1954) is an American civil rights activist. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on 14 November 1960.

Inspirational Ruby Bridges Quotes

We have tolerance, respect, and equality in our written laws but not in the hearts of some of our people.
Ruby Bridges

Inspirational Ruby Bridges Quotes

The people I passed every morning as I walked up the school’s steps were full of hate. They were white, but so was my teacher, who couldn’t have been more different from them. She was one of the most loving people I had ever known.
Ruby Bridges

If kids have the opportunity to come together to get to know one another, they can judge for themselves who they want their friends to be. All children should have that choice. We, as adults, shouldn’t make those choices for children. That’s how racism starts.
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

We may not all be equally guilty. But we are all equally responsible for building a decent and just society.
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Evil isn’t prejudiced. It doesn’t care what you look like; it just wants a place to rest. It’s up to you whether you give it that place.
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Evil looks like you and I. I know what evil looks like, and I know that it comes in all shades and colors.
Ruby Bridges

We all have a common enemy, and it is evil.
Ruby Bridges

I remember turning onto the street. I saw barricades and police officers and, just, people everywhere. When I saw all of that, I immediately thought that it was Mardi Gras. I had no idea that they were here to keep me out of school.
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If you really think about it, if we begin to teach history exactly the way that it happened – good, bad, ugly, no matter what – I believe that we’re going to find that we are closer, more connected than we are apart.
Ruby Bridges

We must absolutely take care of one another.
Ruby Bridges

A lot of my strength came from my upbringing.
Ruby Bridges

Wisdom is a gift but has nothing to do with age. That was probably the case with me.
Ruby Bridges

I wanted to use my experience to teach kids that racism has no place in hearts and minds.
Ruby Bridges

I do think that some people are born old souls.
Ruby Bridges

It’s not who you’re going to sit beside at school that matters now: it’s what resources will your school has.
Ruby Bridges

My mother and our pastor always said you have to pray for your enemies and people who do you wrong, and that’s what I did.
Ruby Bridges

Somehow, it always worked. Kneeling at the side of my bed and talking to the Lord made everything okay.
Ruby Bridges

You cannot look at a person and judge him or her by the color of their skin.
Ruby Bridges

Kids really don’t care about what their friends look like.
Ruby Bridges

Kids come into the world with clean hearts, fresh starts.
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I remember the first time seeing myself on TV when my family was watching the documentary ‘Eyes on the Prize’ for the first time. There were pictures of people going up the school stairs, and Mom said, ‘Oh, that’s you!’ I said, ‘I can’t believe this. This is important.’
Ruby Bridges

Now that I’m a parent, I know that my parents were incredibly brave.
Ruby Bridges

We’d get these boxes of clothing in the mail, and my mom would say, ‘What makes you think all this is for you? You’ve got a sister right behind you.’ So then I realized, we’re all in this together. We have to help each other.
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

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

When the scary subject of race is finally broached, kids want to talk and talk. It’s very satisfying.
Ruby Bridges

There are all kinds of monuments to adults – usually dead and usually white. But we don’t often lift up the extraordinary work of children.
Ruby Bridges

Administrations and administrative faculty work very hard to see that schools are diverse as much as possible.
Ruby Bridges

I think that racism is ugly and so unfair, and I believe that we all need one another.
Ruby Bridges

We keep racism alive. We pass it on to our children. I think that is very sad.
Ruby Bridges

Our babies know nothing about hate or racism. But soon they begin to learn – and only from us.
Ruby Bridges

I had never seen a white teacher before, but Mrs. Henry was the nicest teacher I ever had.
Ruby Bridges

The mission of the Ruby Bridges Foundation is to create educational opportunities like science camps that allow children from different racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds to build lasting relationships.
Ruby Bridges

I remember what it was like at age 6, not really understanding what was going on around me, but having all these grown-up thoughts running through my head about what I was facing, why this was happening.
Ruby Bridges

I was the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana in 1960.
Ruby Bridges

I’ve seen schools in Detroit where the windows are broken, where there’s no heat, and children are sitting with their coats on in class in the middle of a snowstorm. I’ve also seen schools in California with Olympic-sized swimming pools and cafeterias like five-star restaurants.
Ruby Bridges

I never got the chance to meet Linda Brown; there were several times we were supposed to meet or be on the same stage together, but life gets in the way, and it never happened.
Ruby Bridges

We as African Americans knew that if we wanted to see change, we had to step up to the plate and make that change ourselves. Not everyone comes to that realization in their lives, but thank God Linda Brown’s father felt that way.
Ruby Bridges

My family – my mother and father had gone through such a hard time that by the time I graduated from sixth grade, they were separated.
Ruby Bridges

None of our kids come into the world knowing anything about disliking one another.
Ruby Bridges

If we’re gonna get past our racial differences, it’s gonna come from our kids, but they have to be together to do that.
Ruby Bridges

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