Albert Einstein's racist travel diaries

Albert Einstein's diaries reveal starkly racist sentiments well into middle age. The BBC reports that he disliked China most of all: “industrious, filthy, obtuse people” about whom “it would be a pity if [they] supplant all other races. For the likes of us the mere thought is unspeakably dreary.”

On Egyptians: "Levantines of every shade... spewed from hell"

On Sri Lankans: "They live in great filth and considerable stench down on the ground, do little, and need little." ...

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