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National Review's Racist Cover?

Unsure how, exactly, to illustrate an intelligent Hispanic person, the artist of the cover of this week’s National Review found a solution in another ethnic stereotype: He drew Sonia Sotomayor as Asian. The cover, headlined “The Wise Latina,” depicts her as a Buddha with a pair of slanted eyes that would make a WW-II anti-Japan propagandist proud. Given the brouhaha over The New Yorker’s Obama cover last summer, will the National Review find itself with trouble on its hands?