Quote of the Day: Kofi Annan on Genocide

The former United Nations secretary-general on what’s behind these mass killings.

Kofi Annan
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You can find this quote from a Nobel lecture given in Oslo, Norway (2001), and others by Kofi Annan, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the quote in its full context here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.