Monday, March 12, 2018

NatGeo: "For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It"

The Race Issue:

“Americans got ideas about the world from Tarzan movies and crude racist caricatures,” he said. “Segregation was the way it was. National Geographic wasn’t teaching as much as reinforcing messages they already received and doing so in a magazine that had tremendous authority. National Geographic comes into existence at the height of colonialism, and the world was divided into the colonizers and the colonized. That was a color line, and National Geographic was reflecting that view of the world.”