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Einstein's diaries contain shocking details of his racism

7 comments, 190 views, posted 5:13 pm 13/06/2018 in News by LordViscera
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Newly translated into English, Albert Einstein's private travel diaries from the 1920s reveal that he was racist in his early life, especially towards Chinese people.
The journals, published as "The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein" by Princeton University Press, reveal that Einstein, perhaps the most famous scientist of all time and known for his theory of general relativity and the equation e=mc2, was extraordinarily biased towards certain populations. This is a stark contrast to his stance later in life when he said that racism was a "disease of white people."

The diaries were written between October 1922 and March 1923. In one entry Einstein wrote that the “Chinese don’t sit on benches while eating but squat like Europeans do when they relieve themselves out in the leafy woods. All this occurs quietly and demurely. Even the children are spiritless and look obtuse.”

So should I assume that the SJW and BLM crowds are now going to demand that Einstein's contributions be stricken from history? Kind of like the civil war statues???

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6:07 pm 13/06/2018

tamsnod27

Meh, Thomas Jefferson was a genius who bought his housemaid because she resembled his dead white wife. Everyone has faults.

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6:22 pm 13/06/2018

vtiger

But the problem with the statement about the chinese is that it's true - that is how they (Asians) 'relieve' themselves (by squatting instead of sitting). I would assume that nearly 100 years ago they would do it out in the leafy woods more often than nowadays though!

Looks to me more a statement of observations, than an opinion.

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12:13 am 14/06/2018

z0phi3l

I'm not seeing anything racist, he may have said a couple of "insensitive"things, but that's not racist

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12:14 pm 14/06/2018

superuser

For that time (100 years ago) these words would be very soft if you compare them to other people of that era.
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1:16 pm 14/06/2018

thecrookedman

Presentism.

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1:54 pm 14/06/2018

REALITY

Boycott gravity.

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2:29 pm 14/06/2018

Flee

You're all a bunch of "ist's"!!!

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