City of Bones
How we cite our quotes:
"A few hundred years of the Accords can't wipe out a thousand years of hostility." (11.73)
Just like the 13th Amendment abolished slavery, but it didn't wipe out racism.
"It's easier to confront a threat as a mass, a group, not individuals who must be evaluated one by one." (11.116)
Which is why stereotypes can be dangerous. Sometimes, we wish these characters would really listen to themselves. Alas, these words come from Hodge, who's not exactly a clear-thinking, levelheaded good guy.
"They would disown [Alec] and throw him out of the Clave." (11.210)
So, the Clave has no problem with djinns and faeries, but being gay is going too far? What's that all about?