Einstein's travel diaries reveal physicist's racism

Einstein's travel diaries reveal physicist's racism
 

Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein's racist and xenophobic views.
Written between October 1922 to March 1923, the diaries track his experiences in the Far East and Middle East.
In them, he makes sweeping and negative generalisations, for example calling the Chinese "industrious, filthy, obtuse people".
Einstein would later in life advocate for civil rights in the US, calling racism "a disease of white people".
Read more about Albert Einstein Albert Einstein: A life spent re-imagining physics This is the first time the diaries have been... read more

 
13 June 2018 in World News, Views: 71
Source: BBC
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