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'KC Star' Apologizes For Past Racist Coverage, Wants Others To 'Get The Poison Out'

The Kansas City Star noted it "disenfranchised, ignored and scored generations of Black Kansas Citians" for much of its 140 years of existence.
A mural on the wall of the circulation building off The Kansas City Star in 2006, in Kansas City, Mo. Source: Ed Zurga

One of the most prestigious newspapers in the midwestern United States issued an apology for what it called "both action and inaction in shaping and misshaping" the history of Missouri's most populous city and its surrounding region.

In , "The truth in Black and white: An apology from The Kansas City Star," the paper acknowledged its historic role in shaping attitudes in and around the city. The paper also noted it

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