Would you consider Albert Einsteins Travel Diary Observations Racist?

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  1. ithinktheymad

    ithinktheymad Red Belt

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    Read his work sometime.
     
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    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    I'm assuming, based on @alanb's post that something has recently come out re: HP.

    I've read some of his stuff. I'm not a huge fan, but I like a lot of stuff created by those he's inspired.
     
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    SidJustice Master of the world and the universe

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    Oh my god. Who. The Hell. Cares.
     
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    Probably very few, relativity speaking.
     
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    I like it too, but there are undeniably racist depictions in it, just like in Sherlock. Doesn't mean that you should throw away the books or go on a crusade, but facts are facts. I don't see the big controversy in analyzing fiction/authors.

    There's this knee-jerk reaction by anti-sjw types to immediately dismiss any type of analysis of writers or thinkers if the conclusion is that there are things that were written or said that were racist.
     
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    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    I thought the charges were dropped?
     
  7. ithinktheymad

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    He's had a resurgence in popularity recently and his racism is apparent if you spend some time with him.
     
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    One doesn't need to be an Einstein to understand that he lived in a different era and to apply today's values on the past is quite troublesome.
     
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    ahhh, ok, I thought this was something recent. yeah, he was a pretty xenophobic dude.
     
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    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    yes, I'm aware. I thought there was a recent, popular, scandal. Hearing people talk about Lovecraft, regardless of why, would be very enjoyable.
     
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    Not at all IMO.


    Just seemed that he noticed differences between cultures and he wasn't impressed.

    Anybody has the quote for this part? What exactly does he mean?

    Found the quote...I guess he wasn't impressed by Asian chicks.
     
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    People back then were extremely racist. Jews like Einstein, and all the other color skin folks were not thought of highly by anyone else either.
     
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    Ah no not that I'm aware of. I enjoy his work but in small doses for that reason. He always brings One Thousand and One Nights to mind. Vivid yet virulent.
     
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    Ultra conformity is basically the whole point of Confucianism. He wasn't wrong on that one.
     
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    Pointing out people smell like shit, when they smell like shit, isn’t racist.
     
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    It's ok to be racist against Chinese people because they have an economy.
     
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    Smart guy...
     
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    Germans who grew up in the in the late 19th / early 20th centuries have never exhibited any racist traits whatsoever. He must be the first one.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Oh my, what's the play here?

    Quite tempted, I am, to lift Trotsky's temp ban. He'd have the balls to say what he's been trained to think, and call Einstein "fucking stupid".

    No compromises.
     
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