E.R. Braithwaite





E.R. Braithwaite

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born
in Georgetown, Guyana
June 27, 1920

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E.R. (Edward Ricardo) Braithwaite is a novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat, best known for his stories of social conditions and racial discrimination against black people.

An alumnus of Queens College, Braithwaite excelled at City University of New York, after which he served in the RAF during WWII as a fighter pilot (1941-45) and then went on to receive an advanced degree in Physics from Cambridge University (1949). Braithwaite also attended the University of London.

Unable to establish a career in physics, his chosen field, which he attributed to his status as an ethnic minority, Braithwaite turned to teaching.

Braithwaite is perhaps best known as an author for his autobiographical novel To Sir With Love set in an east London secondar
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“So long as we learn it doesn’t matter who teaches us, does it?”
E.R. Braithwaite, To Sir, With Love

“There's no corporal punishment here, or any other form of punishment for that matter, and the children are encouraged to speak up for themselves. Unfortunately, they're not always particularly choosey about the things they say, and it can be rather alarming and embarrassing.”
E.R. Braithwaite, To Sir, With Love

“Belief in an ideal dies hard. I had believed in an ideal for all the twenty-eight years of my life – the ideal of the British way of life.”
E.R. Braithwaite, To Sir, With Love

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