Mar 13, 2018

National Geographic: 'Our coverage was racist'

US magazine National Geographic says its past coverage of people around the world was racist. Ms Goldberg said some of the magazine's archive material left her "Speechless", including a 1916 photo of Australian Aborigines with the caption "South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings". Asked to examine its coverage, University of Virginia associate professor John Edwin Mason said National Geographic had served only to reinforce racist attitudes in a magazine with "Tremendous authority". You may also be interested in: National Geographic: Key factsThe magazine's first edition came out in September 1888 after formation of non-profit education group, the National Geographic Society. Originally a text magazine before adopting photo coverage in January 1905 issue.

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