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Kansas City Star Apologizes for Its Racist History

HeadlineDec 30, 2020

The Kansas City Star, one of the most influential newspapers in the Midwest, has apologized for the paper’s racist history. The paper’s top editor admitted the Star and a sister paper had reinforced segregation, Jim Crow laws and redlining. The editor, Mike Fannin, wrote, “Decade after early decade it robbed an entire community of opportunity, dignity, justice and recognition.” The paper went on to admit that its coverage had “disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations” of Black residents.

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