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Businessweek's incredibly racist cover

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Even blacks and Hispanics are buying houses again: Hide the women and children!


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  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Those lips in the top right are something else. That's like Obama-hate-cartoon-level caricaturing.

    She is a hot little number, though. I wonder how many babies they imagine she has?
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    All it needs is a buck-toothed dude in a rice paddy and it'll be complete.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    And a real estate agent with a giant hook nose.
  5. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    I do like the dollar bills flowing from the spigot and the gutter.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this is good or bad for BusinessWeek, but underneath the racism of the illo, that sounds like a story that's really worth reading. I wonder how the reaction is going to affect the readership.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    How is this different than every beer commercial that shows black and white dudes hanging out and drinking together?
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member


    There has been a whisper campaign since the crash that the reason the bubble happened in the first place was because Bill Clinton's policies enabled those no-good, shiftless, welfare check-collecting Negroes to connive their way into the American dream.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It looks like the artist was going for some kind of homage to R. Crumb that just didn't work in this context.

    Not sure the racial makeup of the decision makers at Bloomberg Businessweek, but this might be a good example of a benefit of a diverse staff.

    You need someone who can say, "What they hell are you crackers thinking?"
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    I can't fully express my sentiments on racial matters until we hear from Jimmy Cannon, but I'll ask this:

    Are the man and woman pictured downstairs meant to be a mixed race couple?
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Hispanics way more than the Negroes, under this line of thinking. The "Sand States" where most of the building took place are very immigrant-heavy.

    Which, to PC's point, the Asians wouldn't be pictured here because the Asians are the good minority.
  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    That's not how bank lending works. Just ask him.

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