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The Los Angeles Times, the third-largest newspaper outlet in the nation, has officially apologized for headlines that are biased and negatively interject race. In their Sunday edition, they issued a series of stories, op-eds, and a note from the editor expressing regret and a commitment to do better.

The LA Times owner released this statement:



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“This year, across America, we’ve engaged in conversations about race and discrimination that have been candid, direct and consequential. They are happening among friends and co-workers, through protests and political debates, at athletic events and in pop culture. And they are happening at the Los Angeles Times.”

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The editorial team released this, noting that they have had to do “an examination of The Times’ failures on race, our apology and a path forward.”

“Prompted by a pandemic, an economic crisis and a national debate over policing, our nation now faces a long-delayed reckoning with systemic racism. We would be remiss if we did not take part in that self-examination.”

They then included examples of headlines that failed to make the mark of fairness toward people of color, culminating with a video to state their bold position.

It will be interesting to see what other outlets will follow suit.