Friday, March 01, 2013

Magazine Cover Draws Claims of Racism - NYTimes.com

Ryan Chittum, at the Columbia Journalism Review, said the cover was “clearly a mistake” because of “its cast of black and Hispanic caricatures with exaggerated features reminiscent of early 20th-century race cartoons.” What made it even more offensive, Mr. Chittum wrote, “is the fact that race has been a key backdrop to the subprime crisis.”

Matthew Yglesias, a business correspondent at Slate, prompted much of the online commentary after questioning the cover in a post on the Web site Thursday morning. 

According to Mr. Guzman’s Tumblr page, he was born in Lima, Peru and lives in Minneapolis.

Magazine Cover Draws Claims of Racism - NYTimes.com

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