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how should legacy publications reckon with their prejudiced pasts?

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how should legacy publications reckon with their prejudiced pasts?

yesterday, national geographic released its april edition, a special issue “that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us.” on the cover of this “race issue” are marcia and millie biggs, biracial 11-year-old english twins who, according to the headline, will make “us rethink race.” why’s that? because, as that same headline puts it, “one [is] black and one [is] white”—presumably referring to the fact that marcia is fair-skinned with light hair and millie has black hair and brown skin. given that nella larsen wrote passing, a study of how black identity cannot be negated by “passing” as white in 1929, this is unfortunate, and even more so considering that this issue is, according to the editor’s note, sup...