Posh Minneapolis suburb is subject of a Wikipedia war over its "sundown town" past

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Edina’s racist past is the focus of an “edit war” on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that’s become the world’s go-to research site.

Eight times last summer and autumn, a university student added information about the city’s history of racial exclusion to Edina’s Wikipedia page. And each time, the same anonymous Wikipedia reader/editor removed the information.

“Sometimes my edits were removed within hours of being put up,” said Amarin Young, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Illinois. “It’s still difficult to document the history of racial exclusion, even in online spaces that are celebrated as inherently liberatory.”

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