286 – “Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.”

–Kofi Annan

Quote Number:  660

Source: This comes from remarks made by Kofi Annan during his time as UN Secretary-General while observing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, 1999

Source Notes: I could not locate an original source for this quote, but found a reputable citation. If you know the original source, please leave it in the comments, thank you!

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