National Geographic Delivers Mea Culpa: ‘For Decades Our Coverage Was Racist’

National Geographic magazine is speaking out, acknowledging in stark terms in its April issue that “for decades, our coverage was racist.”

“It hurts to share the appalling stories from the magazine’s past,” editor in chief Susan Goldberg wrote in an essay in the new issue. “But when we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.”

Goldberg also noted, “I’m the tenth...

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