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Did Einstein Have Racist, Xenophobic Views? His Travel Diaries Suggest So

JUN 18, 2018: Two decades before Einstein said “Racism is a disease of white people,” he and his wife traveled to the Far East (via Colombo now Sri Lanka), Palestine and Spain between October 1922 and March 1923. During the 5-month long vacation the Nobel-winning scientist came across inhabitants of Indo-Pak subcontinent in Colombo and mentioned their existence in his diaries by referring to their “primitive lives”. Those hitherto unpublished diary entries showing the genius’ human side have been made public recently and have sparked a debate on Einstein’s viewsRead More