National Geographic acknowledges decades-long coverage was racist & not about showing naked native chicks for thrills

National Geographic has admitted its past reporting on different cultures around the world was racist.

The US magazine acknowledged in an editorial that for decades its “coverage was racist”, adding that the only way to rise above its past was to “acknowledge it”.

For its upcoming issue, dedicated solely to race and how it “defines, separates, and unites us”, the magazine asked a preeminent historian to examine the publication’s own history.