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Stop the Presses Businessweek Sorry for ‘Racist’ Cover

Businessweek Sorry for ‘Racist’ Cover

Bloomberg Businessweek’s new cover features the headline “The Great American Housing Rebound” accompanied by a…colorful illustration. To call it a misfire would be an understatement. “We still can't decide what's most offensive about it: the caricature of the busty, sassy Latina, the barefooted black man waving cash out his window, that woman in the upstairs left-hand corner who looks about as dim-witted as her dog?” writes The Atlantic, calling the cover “racist.” Ostensibly, Slate says, the cover “warns that minorities are buying houses again.” The magazine apologized Thursday morning: “If we had to do it over again we’d do it differently.”

February 28, 2013 1:41 PM