UNITED NATIONS: A Man Without Color

Ralph J. Bunche was by his own admission a man of many predispositions. "I have a deep-seated bias against hate and intolerance," he once said. "I have a bias against racial and religious bigotry. I have a bias against war, a bias for peace. I have a bias which leads me to believe that no problem of human relations is ever insoluble."

From hard personal experience, Bunche knew other, less commendable prejudices. He was a black in a country biased against his race, and he was an

American in a world persuaded that no U.S. citizen could approach international relations...

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