Embarrassing Business Week Cover Depicts Greedy Minorities Burning Cash

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Ugh.

As you can see with your eyes, Business Week's latest cover features grotesque caricatures of people of color that run dangerously close to pickaninny cartoons. The story is "The Great American Housing Rebound," and it's clearly implying that the current U.S. real estate bubble is about to burst because even people of color can purchase homes. And you know if that's true, things much be bad!

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You can't look at this without thinking back to the subprime mortgage crisis, when minorities were unfairly targeted. So, yeah, the original collapse didn't happen because people of color got all fancy and thought they could own stuff, it happened because shady mortgage lenders and Wall Street banks screwed us all. If this cartoon wanted to be accurate, it would be a boardroom with a bunch of white men snorting hundred dollar bills with other hundred dollar bills.

And not only is this thing racist as fuck, it's also stupid. If those people on the cover have all that fucking money, why are they living in one house? Duhhh.

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Businessweek, please be better than this.

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Jesus Christ, this is not racist at all. The people in the cartoon happen to be minorities, that's all. Quit looking for the racist boogeyman around every corner. There's plenty of REAL problems with racism without thinking stupid shit like this is the worst thing ever.

I am pretty much a pinko liberal and a minority and I think people bleating about bullshit like this sets progressive causes back quite a bit. Pick your damn battles.