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Was Einstein racist? Indians ‘inferior,’ Chinese ‘filthy’

It has struck like a bolt from the blue:  Albert Einstein – known predominantly as a scientist, but also as a humanitarian – wrote racist comments about Asians. Einstein’s recently published travel diaries, written between October 1922 and March 1923, record Einstein’s Asia tour.  On that tour, Einstein encountered Indians in Colombo, in present-day Sri […]

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