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Monday, May 26, 2014

Morning Java Tracy Knauss: Einstein "Brilliant, Genius, Anti-Racist

Enjoy while the caffeine kicks-in!!!!

How about quick lesson in anti-racism to go along with your Sumatra,  Kopi Luwak IndonesianKenya AA, Tanzanian, French Roast, Kona Coast, 'Black Ivory' [Thai Elephant Dong],  Jamaica Blue Mountain, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Costa Rican, Espresso,  Moyobama Peruvian Organic, Indonesian Blend, Coffee Latte, Kauai Blend (often bitter), Colombian Red Lips, or your Folgers 100% Colombian?

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Tracy Knauss
"Another example of Einstein using his prestige to help a prominent African American occurred in 1951, when the 83-year-old W.E.B. Du Bois, a founder of the NAACP, was indicted by the federal government for failing to register as a “foreign agent” as a consequence of circulating the pro-Soviet Stockholm Peace Petition. Einstein offered to appear as a character witness for Du Bois, which convinced the judge to drop the case."

EINSTEIN KNEW PREJUDICE AND CALLED IT FOR WHAT IT WAS — With recent events of racism in the news, such as that displayed by two owners of NBA basketball teams, and by the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by apparent prejudices of the Roberts's Court, it's appropriate to revisit one of humankind's greatest minds and his views on racism. Dr. Albert Einstein understood the greatest mysteries of the physical universe. He also understood the greatest failings of human behavior. Prejudice. This he knew firsthand as a Jew in pre-World War II Europe. In 1946, the Nobel Prize winning physicist addressed Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the first college in America to grant degrees to blacks. Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall are among its graduates. Einstein declared to the students that "racism is America's greatest disease." And he did all he could to support desegregation and other movements addressing racism. Einstein was a member of several civil rights groups, including the Princeton University chapter of the NAACP. Perhaps we can learn more than just physics from Einstein. Maybe we can learn more about human prejudice as well, by discussing this issue openly with one another.

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