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Sierra Club says time for "truth telling" about founder John Muir's—and its own—racism

For decades, the Sierra Club has lauded John Muir, a founder of the environmental organization, as a towering figure in American conservationism and a man whose writings and advocacy helped to preserve Yosemite as a national park.

But on Wednesday, the organization’s president, Michael Brune, said it was time for some “truth telling” about Muir’s racist views and the white supremacist beliefs of its original members.

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