Our coverage was racist for decades: Nat Geo

Magazine digs up its past, when people of colour were crudely stereotyped, for issue on race

Months ago, when National Geographic set out to make race the sole focus of its April 2018 issue, it decided to engage in some soul-searching.

For much of its 130-year history, the magazine depicted people of colour in crude stereotypes.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Our coverage was racist for decades: Nat Geo'. Print Edition | Subscribe