|Many a sincere [white] person will answer: “Our attitude towards Negroes is the result of unfavorable experiences which we have had by living side by side with Negroes in this country. They are not our equals in intelligence, sense of responsibility, reliability.”||There’s nothing in here that has a racial tint at all – Pete Hoekstra (R), interview with Megyn Kelly, referencing his “Debbie Spend-it-NOW” political ad depicting an Asian woman speaking in broken English, 2012|
|I am firmly convinced that whoever believes this suffers from a fatal misconception. Your ancestors dragged these black people from their homes by force; and in the white man’s quest for wealth and an easy life they have been ruthlessly suppressed and exploited, degraded into slavery. The modern prejudice against Negroes is the result of the desire to maintain this unworthy condition. – Albert Einstein, “The Negro Question”, 1946|
You may have noticed I’ve been reading a lot of Albert Einstein lately. I think it is safe to assume that I’ll post other quotes by him, and of course by other notable people.