National Geographic Acknowledges Its Racist Past - And That's An Important First Step
One year ago - By Health & Lifestyle
Cover of the April issue of National Geographic, focused on race
For many who grew up before the Internet, National Geographic magazine was a first glimpse of the wider world. This week , the iconic magazine owned up to something it now realizes about the view it provided. “For decades,” they said, “our coverage was racist.”
It's a declarative statement - decisive and sure. Which is striking since, in other instances of reflection we've seen lately, it is much more common to see statements pleading ignorance, a misunderstanding, that it was simply a product of a less enlightened time.
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