"Accept that cars aren’t necessary and that some meals take hours, that we can now fly to space, that there’s nothing wrong with crashing on couches if you’re on an adventure, that three outfits are enough, that sunrises are free, that the first time you see Machu Picchu it will break your heart, that being alone in a country with no money and no return ticket will teach you more about yourself than any therapist ever could…"
"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."
“Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Black Americans were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States,” he said. “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.” And, he wasn’t.
Although he had a fear of speaking in public, he made all the effort he could to spread the word of equality, denouncing racism and segregation and becoming a huge proponent of civil rights even before the term became fashionable. Einstein was a member of several civil rights groups (including the Princeton chapter of the NAACP).
Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!”
Source: Craig Lowery II for Last Words.
I wonder why I never learned this about Einstein in school…oh wait, I do know why.
Yeah, I mean how could you “tarnish” the legacy of one of the world’s greatest physicists by linking him to the fight for racial equality, especially since he openly calls out racism as a “disease” of the white oppressor. Of course this isn’t a bigger part of his historical narrative.
Legitimately pissed off that I didn’t know this
Einstein wasn’t racist? ;v; this made my day.
Of course he wasn’t, he left Europe before the Nazi invasion of Poland because he was a Jew and the odds of him being murdered for that were guaranteed had he stayed. Poland was the first place Germany invaded and what started World War II.
I actually recall learning this in my history class during summer session but that’s because I had a decent professor.
Reblogging this because REALITY CHECK for racists.
(Source: blackinasia, via si-bo-space)