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Philadelphia editor resigns over 'Buildings Matter' headline

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jun 06, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Inquirer says its top editor is resigning after an uproar over a headline lamenting damage to businesses amid turbulent protests denouncing police brutality against people of color.

The newspaper said Saturday that Stan Wischnowski is stepping down as senior vice president and executive editor.

The Inquirer had apologized for a “horribly wrong” decision to use the headline, “Buildings Matter, Too,” on a column Tuesday about looting and vandalism on the margins of protests of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis at the hands of a white police officer.

The Inquirer later published a letter of apology by senior editors.