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National Geographic Goes Fully Native

PostTue May 29, 2018 9:43 am

I grew up with the latest issue of National Geographic coming into our home every month and with decades of old issues carefully collected and stored by my grandparents going back to the !930s and 40s. A good way to learn about the world with great pictures. It was a White world back then and photos of naked Africans were featured regularly in context of our still racially separated existence for the most part.

NG hasn't held my interest for a long time, at least since I started recognizing its decidedly PC editorial stance back in the 1980s. An Alliance correspondant sent me a copy of the April 2018 issue and I could hardly believe my own eyes as I flipped through page after page of anti-White propaganda. There are a few interesting facts about race, but all with a miscegenationist slant. "Who believes this crap?" I kept asking myself.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONFRONTS ITS
130-YEAR HISTORY OF RACIST REPORTING

by Selena Hill
March 24, 2018

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After decades of publishing content that demeaned, overlooked, and stereotyped people of color, National Geographic is making an attempt to right its wrongs.

The century-old magazine, known for its exploration of geography, science, history, nature, and world cultures, announced last week that its April 2018 issue includes a scathing report about its own racist past.

“[U]ntil the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States, rarely acknowledging them beyond laborers or domestic workers,” wrote the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg in the issue’s editor letter. “Meanwhile it pictured ‘natives’ elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages—every type of cliché.”

Goldberg, the first woman and first Jewish American to be named EIC at National Geographic
, said it was necessary for the publication to confront its history of perpetuating racist ideas in order move forward. In her letter, she revealed that John Edwin Mason, a professor who teaches the history of photography and African continent at the University of Virginia, was asked to dig through the magazine’s 130-year archive. In turn, he discovered an overarching context of racism in the magazine’s coverage of minority cultures, from its articles and photography to its editorial tone and choices.

For example, a photo of Aboriginal people in a 1916 article about Australia included a caption that read, “South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings.”

Mason’s findings will be published in “The Race Issue” next month.

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HJIC @ NG, Susan Goldberg

“That National Geographic should not do an issue on race without understanding its own complicity in shaping understandings of race and racial hierarchy,” writes Goldberg. “National Geographic did little to push its readers beyond the stereotypes ingrained in white American culture,” she added.

In an interview with NPR, Mason noted that National Geographic often highlighted advancements in Western countries as forward-thinking and superior. On the other hand, the black and brown world was depicted as “primitive and backwards and generally unchanging,” he said. For instance, one photo portrays “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by a white man’s camera.

“It’s hard for an individual—or a country—to evolve past discomfort if the source of the anxiety is only discussed in hushed tones.” https://t.co/9forcyt4ae

“The photography, like the articles, didn’t simply emphasize difference, but made difference … very exotic, very strange, and put difference into a hierarchy. And that hierarchy was very clear: that the West, and especially the English-speaking world, was at the top of the hierarchy. And black and brown people were somewhere underneath,” said Mason.

He also pointed to an article on South Africa from the 1960s that barely mentions the murders of 69 black South Africans by police during the Sharpeville Massacre. “There are no voices of black South Africans,” said the professor. “That absence is as important as what is in there. The only black people are doing exotic dances … servants or workers. It’s bizarre, actually, to consider what the editors, writers, and photographers had to consciously not see.”

Read Susan Goldberg’s editor’s note, “For Decades, Our Coverage was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It,” in full.

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Re: National Geographic Goes Fully Native

PostThu May 31, 2018 12:57 am

This is 'racist'?
a photo of Aboriginal people in a 1916 article about Australia included a caption that read, “South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings.


Ahh, Jews. Only they have huge problems with the truth. :roll:
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Re: National Geographic Goes Fully Native

PostThu May 31, 2018 12:49 pm

There have been quite a few threads on the Stormfront board about how Nat Geo has become almost anti-white.

I subscribe to the magazine and can remember, oh about 2009-11 an article on Syria and how al-Assad was bringing the country into the twenty-first century.
All the good things he was doing.
At the very end of the article al-Assad was quoted something like, "We're still in an official state of war with Israel you know." which probably has something to do with the Arab spring civil war that's been going on for a few years now.


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Re: National Geographic Goes Fully Native

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Racist! :roll:
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Re: National Geographic Goes Fully Native

PostTue Jun 05, 2018 10:26 am

A few days ago I received the latest June 2018 National Geographic and last night was reading about "The Search for the Lost Colony" of Roanoke Island.
Very good read right up until last half page.
Reminds me of the Jackson Whites in the Ramapo mountain area of NJ/NY •••


http://ncalgonquians.com/AINCBrochureJul2006.pdf

If the lost colonists melted into the Croatoan and then the Machapunga, their fate is rich with historical irony. By the late 19th century, a popular myth imagined Virginia Dare as a beautiful blond-haired and blue-eyed virgin in a wilderness filled with dark savages. She also was a powerful symbol of white supremacy in the Jim Crow South. If she lived to have a family of her own, the most likely descendants of this fancied forest damsel are the African Americans now living within a few miles of her birthplace.

That would mean that even before the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, the American melting pot already was bubbling with a diverse genetic mixture of English and Native Americans—and possibly Africans as well. Sir Francis Drake liberated hundreds of black slaves, likely including Muslims, in Caribbean raids in 1586. Many historians argue that he dropped them at Roanoke Island when he rescued the all-male colony and that they intermingled with Carolina Algonquian society.

One rainy spring morning I visit the chief of the Roanoke-Hatteras tribe. Marilyn Berry Morrison meets me at the door of her suburban home in Chesapeake, Virginia. Though she looks African-American, her Indian-print dress and intricate ponytails braided in leather straps proclaim her identity.

“I claim Native American based on tradition,” Morrison explains, though she doesn’t deny her mixed white and black heritage. Her tribe has yet to win state or federal status, and family DNA consists of only a smattering of Indian genes. She’s nevertheless adamant that her parents and grandparents retained Algonquian ways to fish, heal, and cook.

I ask her about the link to the Roanoke settlers. “We were the Lost Colony,” she responds. “Our surnames, like ‘Berry,’ appear on the colonists’ list. We are the original melting pot.”

But hers is not a sweet tale of openhearted assimilation. “We killed the men and took the women and children,” she adds matter-of-factly.

Morrison pulls out a thick family album and flips through the pages. Her ancestors’ skin colors range from ivory to ebony. My eyes fall on one name that lacks a photograph. “She was my great-great-grandmother,” Morrison says. “She was from Roanoke Island.” Her name was Virginia Dare Bowser Tillet.

Leaving Morrison’s house, it occurs to me that our 400-year-old obsession with the Lost Colony isn’t just about what happened to a group of English migrants on a remote island. In a nation fractured by views on race, gender, and immigration, we’re still struggling with what it means to be American. Maybe, I think, we’re all latter-day John Whites, searching for clues in our distant past to guide us through an unsettling present and into the uncertain future.


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Re: National Geographic Goes Fully Native

PostTue Jun 05, 2018 3:44 pm

What a crock!

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NatGeo was decent before it became judaized. Check out this interesting article about the February 1937 issue:
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... dler-nazi/

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"... As the U.S. fought German advances, Chandler’s claim that he was working in the best interests of America by dissuading its involvement in the war became obsolete. “My only thought during this period had been for ... the continued existence of what we called the American way of life,” he later told the FBI.

In 1942 the U.S. began prosecuting traitors. The next summer, Chandler and three others—including the poet Ezra Pound—were indicted. Chandler attributed this to the power of the Jews."

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Chandler's 1937 feature "Changing Berlin" for National Geographic magazine painted a citizenry content under National-Socialist rule.

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