National Geographic Society

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The National Geographic Society is an American scientific society founded in 1888 “for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge.” The nonprofit organization, which is among the world’s largest scientific and educational societies, is especially known for sponsoring expeditions and research (also on non-geography topics such as archeology and anthropology), producing maps and books, and publishing the monthly National Geographic Magazine. More recently, is has also been involved in more recent forms of mass media, such as National Geographic TV channels in various countries.

In 2018, Susan Goldberg, "the first woman and the first Jewish" editor of the National Geographic Magazine, accused the magazine for stated past racism and anti-Semitism, among other accusations. A special race denialist issue titled "The Race Issue" was published. "Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless, like a 1916 story about Australia. Underneath photos of two Aboriginal people, the caption reads: “South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings.”"[1]

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  1. For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/from-the-editor-race-racism-history/