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Einstein's travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes: BBC

14 Jun 2018, 23:55 ( 8 Months ago)

DF News Desk
A visitor takes a look at the portrait of Albert Einstein that built by bread toasts at the "Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!" exhibition at Science World in Vancouver, Canada, March 9, 2018. File Photo Xinhua.

Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein's racist and xenophobic views, reported British Broadcasting Corporation on Thursday.

Written between October 1922 and March 1923, the diaries track his experiences in Asia and the Middle East, said the BBC report.

In them, he makes sweeping and negative generalisations, for example calling the Chinese "industrious, filthy, obtuse people", the report said.

Einstein would later in life advocate for civil rights in the US, calling racism "a disease of white people".

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