The Pardu

The Pardu
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Albert Einstein: America's Race Problem

“There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States. That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.”

Albert Einstein said this in May 1946. He actually said many things, clearly showing his opposition to racism, but during that time, his views about it were not as publicized as his views on other matters. I found this information from excerpts from a little-known 2006 book entitled "Einstein on Race and Racism" by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor. I did some further research off the Web and confirmed the information. I put it together, along with a pic I found, also on the Web, in a post for Einstein's birthday on March 13, 2013. It was one of my first posts that started getting picked up and shared. The information became so popular, especially among people who didn't know about Einstein, that even Snopes had to research the information about Einstein and found it valid on June 24, 2013.

The information and the picture is still circulating around the Web, teaching people something new about a cultural icon that we never really knew about. I don't wish to take credit for this - the information was already out there, I, as well as others, just helped it along. I just wanted to point out the the power of a simple post, shared among friends. You may think you are posting about nothing, but, if enough people care, you could be enlightening many others, not only encouraging others to learn more about our history, but also to question it, especially about information that may not have been included in our history books.

In this day and age when some are rewriting or erasing history for their own greed or agenda, the unknown individual can still stand up, speak out, and share. I applaud each and everyone of you who take the time to do this, whether it is one post or, lol. hundreds throughout the day - you know who you are! Thank you for the knowledge, the humor, and, most, importantly the friendship. I love learning, and I love sharing what I have learned. Thank you.

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