Bloomberg Businessweek is under fire for this cover that some in the media are calling racist Mediaite reports:

Slate’s Matthew Yglesias said Businessweek, a “genuinely great” publication, misfired with a “racist” cover, which conveys the message: “We can know things are really getting out of hand since even nonwhite people can get loans these days!” And for that, he said, they “ought to be ashamed.”

Huffington Post’s Jason Linkins dubbed the cover “racist chic” with “vile depictions” of blacks and Hispanics. As Chittum noted, Businessweek hasn’t avoided strange or provocative covers in the past… but this one, some are arguing, went too far.

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