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Not All Black Residents Are Accepting The Kansas City Star Apology

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Miller Nichols Library/University of Missouri - Kansas City
The Kansas City Star's editor wrote that the in its history the paper, "disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations of Black Kansas Citians."

The Star's self-examination of its early history draws mixed reactions.

The paper's president explained what brought about the six-part series detailing its reporting and representation of the Black communities in Kansas City. Some are applauding the effort, some are saying The Star needs to make amends and others are questioning the newspaper's motive.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.