Kansas City Publication Takes Accountability For Decades Of Racial Bias In Reporting
Mara Rose Williams, the paper's Black education reporter, inspired the publication's series.
December 22, 2020 at 3:52 pm
The Kansas City Star’s editor-in-chief and president apologized for the unjust coverage of the Black community, which fed into fueling racism and segregation among its residents.
“A long overdue apology from @KCStar today: For much of its early history — through sins of commission and omission — it disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations of Black Kansas Citians,” Mike Fannin, who has been an editor at The Kansas City Star since 2008, wrote on Twitter.
In its 140 years of existence, the coverage of the Black community by The Kansas City Star has been deprived of “opportunity, dignity, justice and recognition,” Fannin wrote in the newspaper's six-part series, which was published on Sunday.