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Lawrence Brown: The Baltimore Sun must tell the whole story; a half-apology is insufficient

March 18, 2022

The Baltimore Sun editorial board’s apology is laudable for its intent, but only half the story was told. As a result, the full scope of The Sun’s role in constructing Baltimore apartheid was obscured and minimized. In fact, this is precisely emblematic of the ongoing problem with The Sun as a media institution — it rarely tells the whole story. Throughout its 185 year history, The Sun intentionally crafted dominant narratives that deeply damaged Black Lives and Black neighborhoods. The Sun maliciously deployed white supremacist propaganda while actively participating in slave trading at the Inner Harbor through advertisements, demonizing Black political representation and voting rights, and provoking white homeowners to block homebuying while Black.

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