Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein’s racist and xenophobic views.
Written between October 1922 and March 1923, the diaries track his experiences in Asia and the 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”.
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