Albert Einstein on race relations


In 1946, Albert Einstein spoke at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the first university in the United States to grant college degrees to blacks.  In his remarks, he offered this powerful observation:

"There is a 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. I do not intend to be quiet about it."

(Source: Ken Gewertz, Harvard Gazette)