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Businessweek Warns That Black People May Be Buying Houses Again
Businessweek Warns That Black People May Be Buying Houses Again

I must have missed the press release; but, it seems as if there is an “open season” for messing with Blacks people.

Bloomberg Businessweek has issued a Non-apology Apology,” a phrase, I coined from Dr. Yvonne Kendall. The apology was issued for the cover of its last week's issue. This short-sighted gimmick is inexcusable; because, there is a mixture of emotion and rational decision involving what goes on the the cover of a national magazine such as Businessweek.

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Similar with others who make dumb and racist comments, Businessweek issued a “sorry a##” apology after receiving criticisms for its negative depiction of Blacks and other minorities.

"Our cover illustration last week got strong reactions, which we regret," Josh Tyrangiel, the magazine's editor, wrote in a statement sent to POLITICO. "Our intention was not to incite or offend. If we had to do it over again we'd do it differently."

The cover depicted Black people in a house, drowning in cash. The headline: "The Great American Housing Rebound: Flips. No-look bids. 300 percent returns. What could possibly go wrong?"

Slate blogger Matthew Yglesias, who otherwise praised Businessweek as "a genuinely great magazine," described it as "racist."

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