What does Embrace HD mean?
To embrace human dignity means to honor our humanity, regardless of our differences.
Quotes about Human Dignity:
- “I don't mind you hating me because I've been mean and nasty, but don't hate me because of my skin. There's a human being inside here. Just give me a chance and give yourself a chance.” - Fred Sanford (The character from the show Sanford)
- “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. (The civil rights activist)
- “I don't stand for the black man's side, I don't stand for the white man's side. I stand for God's side.” - Bob Marley (The Jamaican musician)
- “I’m an educator and it’s my business as an educator to lead people out of ignorance. The ignorance of thinking that you are better or worse than someone else because of the amount of a pigment in your skin. Pigmentation in your skin has nothing to do with your intelligence or with your worth as a human being.” - Jane Elliott (The Anti-Racism educator)
- “All I know is first, you’ve got to get MAD! You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, GOT DAMMIT! My life has VALUE!’” - Howard Beale (The character from the movie Network)
- “So as a prelude whites must be made to realize that they are only human, not superior. Same with blacks. They must be made to realize that they are also human, not inferior.” - Steve Biko (The South African anti-apartheid activist)
- “I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” - Malcolm X (The civil rights activist)
- “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” - Nelson Mandela (The South African anti-apartheid activist)