A disease of the white people

In her book Caste, Isabel Wilkerson tells how Albert Einstein was dismayed at the treatment of black people when he arrived in the United States from Germany in 1932.

After he settled in Princeton, he found that Black residents were consigned to the worst parts of town, to segregated movie houses and to servant positions.

“The separation of the races is not a disease of the colored people,” Einstein said in 1946. “But, a disease of the white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.”


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