Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/ hosted on Linux with Nginx/Apache

$ sudo chmod -R 755 uploads/
$ ls -l
total 24
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28 Jan 26 13:44 index.php
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 4096 Jan 26 14:50 plugins
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root




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