Political opinion from a peace-nik, left-wing independent Democrat
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Self censorship in the media
I just saw a program on CSPAN's Book TV about the book "Einstein on Race and Racism" by Fred Jerome, Rodger Taylor One of the many things I found interesting was a discussion by the authors about how, in spite of the extensive material that exists on the subject, no mention has been made about Albert Einstein's great interest in and work against racism in America in the 1940s in any of the previous 100 books about Einstein. Even today the media is very relucant to publish anything on the subject, especially any mention of Paul Robeson or W.E.B. Dubois, two men whose work against racism Einstein publicly supported. To call the media "liberal" is to call black white and to turn reality on its head.
I am a part-time blogger and an occasional Democratic Party volunteer living in Moline, Illinois (part of the Quad Cities). My day job is as a computer programmer with a Davenport, Iowa company that provides software to automobile dealerships.