The Doctor And Africa (ALBERT SCHWEITZER 1875-1965 )

By Chance, Chancellorfiles

Albert_schweitzer_1 Chance: Albert Schweitzer was the son of a Lutheran pastor, Albert Schweitzer was born in Alsace, then part of Germany and later part of France. By the age of 29 Schweitzer was famous and had already authored three books and made valuable contributions in the fields of music, religion, and philosophy.

He was a skilled and acclaimed organist and world authority on Bach, a church pastor and principal of a theological seminary, and a university professor with a doctorate in philosophy. Albert loved the music of Bach and studied the life and music of Bach.

At the age of 30, Albert became aware that Africa desperately needed medical care; he decided to become a medical doctor and devote the rest of his life serving the people of Africa. In 1913, at the age of 37, Dr. Schweitzer and his wife, Hélène, opened a hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon – then a province of French Equatorial Africa.


He devoted his life from then on to providing health care for the people in the area. Not even the disastrous and serious setbacks during and immediately after World War I deterred him from his mission.

In 1953, at the age of 78, Albert Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 1952. In the speeches and writings during the last twelve years of his life, he emphasized the dangers of nuclear energy, nuclear testing, and the nuclear arms race between the superpowers.

Dr. ALBERT SCHWEITZER wrote many essays while living in Africa, also while living in Africa he wrote a book titled from my Africa notebook. In this book he wrote paragraph that many readers found disturbing. This paragraph is his final opinion about whether or not black Africans as a racial group can create a modernized society equal to the white race.   

SUB RACE (Lower Race)

Although retired as a surgeon, Albert Schweitzer continued to oversee the hospital until his death at the age of 90. He and his wife are buried on the hospital grounds in Lambaréné.

Albert Schweitzer said: “I have given my life to alleviate the sufferings of Africa.
There is something that all White men who have lived
here like I have must learn and know: that these individuals
are a sub-race. They have neither the intellectual, mental or emotional
abilities to equate or share equally with White men in any
functions of our civilization.

I have given my life to try to bring unto them the advantages which our civilization must
offer, but I have become well aware that we must retain
this status: White the superior, and they the inferior. For
whenever a White man seeks to live among them as their
equals, they will destroy and devour him, and they will
destroy all his work.

And so for any existing relationship
or any benefit to this people, let White men, from anywhere
in the world, who would come to help Africa, remember that
you must maintain this status: you the master and they the
inferior, like children whom you would help or teach. Never
fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them as your
social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy you.”

(Dr. Albert Schweitzer, winner of the 1952 Nobel peace prize, in his book titled, From My African Notebook)     

The word sub means lower some people interpreted this to mean that Dr. Albert Schweitzer was basically saying that blacks are an inferior race. The point of the matter is this whether or not the statement is true. Many observers agree with DR. Albert Schweitzer’s statement and even before Albert Schweitzer wrote his final assessment of blacks many other white men, Arabs, and men and women from other racial groups who visited Africa before DR. Albert Schweitzer also said and wrote the samething. And that is that blacks are an undeveloped race (un-evolved race), and some of these visitors to Africa even said that blacks are inferior. 

Also, the samething has been said about blacks who live in other countries and that is that they are inferior and incapable of progressing to higher levels of modernized society as a collective racial group on their own. Currently what ever you find blacks living in you will find crime, sexual misconduct, poverty, un- cooperative, incapable of creating and maintaining modern education on their own unless another racial group has helped them create such a educational system, pathologically unstable political governments,  incapable of self governing towards a modernized law aiding society, pathologically negative especially towards other blacks, etc blacks before they can even progress to the level of Europe and the white race need to purify themselves of these collective character flaws and I also recommend that blacks even study genetics this would help them out a lot. 


Written During the 21st century by Chance

  1. Yo Chance are you saying that blacks are inferior. If you are I have to disagree with you on this point. Plealse remember that Europe was basically at war with itself from the 1600’s or so until after ww2. Millions and millions of people were killed. I do not consider this higher behavior, I do not consider trying to exterminate Jews higher behavior. I will make no excuses for black peoples behavior, right now our culture world wide is inferior, but it dosent have to be this way. Mark

  2. Mark I never said that blacks were inferior I am just quoting D.R A, SCH and his experience living in AFRICA. The DOCTOR never said that blacks were inferior because of their race He was refering to the level of cultural development that they had achieved and even after he (DOCTOR) had taught blacks all about the advantages that white culture had to offer and blacks still could not progress.

    THat’s all inferior (incapable) superior (capable).

    By Chance

  3. Yo Chance what’s up with I havent been able to log on. In a while. Mark

  4. james shelton

    Many people will come and go, making statements such as this. As a black man, I know that our history and destiny has been manipulated by colonization, slavery and destruction of our culture and arts by superior fire power and at present, poor political leadership.
    Imagining that the gloomy economic situation of Africa is a result of low intelligence would mean that North Koreans, for example, are of lower intelligence than South Koreans. The Saudis would be more intelligent than the Hungarians and Polish.
    Africa has her challenges but she is coming round. This is inevitable.

  5. james shelton

    As I sat on the bus going home from work today, I started to think about all the things that came up in your site. As I thought about it, I became every angry. And what angered me was knowing full well that some of the negative stereotypes raised in your blog were actually written by some ones whose father or mother is black. And these stereotypes where created by European to promote the idea that they are superior over Africans and to justify slavery. Even thou society is changing in the way whites view africans/black it now appears that a generation of new race so called mulattos (mix race) not all off course are beginning to buy and promotes this concept. And what angered me the most is your constant claim that your intension was not to promotes this ideology, but rather to promote the awareness of mix race people. Well Chance your articles are a testament that your intension was the former. Where every article published in your site does everything to promotes white and mix race superiority over blacks and Africans, at the same time dehumanising black/African in the process.

    Early on I accused you of singling black with respect to parenting skills, and your response was that my accusation was baseless and that you write about other ethnic group. So I took on the quest to do more read on your site (read previous and concurrent articles) to give you the benefit of the doubt. Although I was not surprise by the outcome, every single article published in your site was made to dehumanised African and blacks. Which led me to the conclusion that not only that you are pathological liar, you are also a racist bigot, and man obsessed with colour, looks and hair texture. For some whom is very secure in your new found race, you do obsess about the colour of your skin, and physical appearance and that of blacks/Africans. Your race would not have been realising if it was for you black father. Think about that. The skin and physical appearance that you so despises contribute to what you are now. I feel very sorry for you poor father, haven to endure such racist remarks your own son.

    Like you am from mix heritage (but not mix white), I love my mother and father far too much to do what you are doing now.

    Promoting mix race culture is not the same as dehumanising blacks.

    For someone who accuses Steele for degrading blacks for acceptance by Whites and for financial gratification, you sure are doing the same thing, only is not for money (maybe) but for white acceptances.

    Whether you believe this or not you are racist bigot.

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