In them, he makes sweeping and negative generalisations, for example calling the Chinese "industrious, filthy, obtuse people".
The physicist describes arriving in Port Said in Egypt and facing "Levantines of every shade... as if spewed from hell" who come aboard their ship to sell their goods.
He also describes his time in Colombo in Ceylon, writing of the people: "They live in great filth and considerable stench down on the ground, do little, and need little."
According to a piece in the Guardian about the diaries, he describes Chinese children as "spiritless and obtuse", and calls it "a pity if these Chinese supplant all other races".
In other entries he calls China "a peculiar herd-like nation," and "more like automatons than people", before claiming there is "little difference" between Chinese men and women, and questioning how the men are "incapable of defending themselves" from female "fatal attraction".
But at the end of it all...
Einstein would later in life advocate for civil rights in the US, calling racism "a disease of white people".
It's almost as if these people have double standards. As if they can be racist but we can't. As if we have to allow diversity but they don't. As if we have to race-mix but they're allowed to stick to their own.
I'm sure that isn't the case though. They look like good old friendly white people. I'm sure they just want the best for us. I wouldn't want to criticize them and have people think I'm a Nazi.