Tell Bloomberg: Pull the racist Businessweek cover off the newsstand

To: Bloomberg Business Week Editor Josh Tyrangiel, Bloomberg Business Week President Paul Bascobert, Bloomberg Media Group CEO Andy Luck

Tell Bloomberg: Pull the racist Businessweek cover off the newsstand
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Pull the incredibly offensive and racist Businessweek cover off the newsstands and all other distribution outlets.

Why is this important?

Because this racist bs is on every newsstand in America right now:

http://goo.gl/6dk1M

Since hitting newsstands, the Feb 21st offensive cover of Bloomberg Businessweek has been called "straightforwardly racist" and a "serious throwback to racist caricature" by social justice organizations (1).  

Mainstream Media outlets from the Atlantic to Slate are calling the cover "racist" and saying that Businessweek's "idea is that we can know things are really getting out of hand since even nonwhite people can get loans these days! They ought to be ashamed" (2).

Businessweek's response? A half-hearted non apology saying that they "regret" the "strong reactions" the cover created, but not apologizing for the content of the image itself.  They even go so far as to say their "intention was not to incite or offend" (3).

Well guess what Businessweek?  We are offended.  As a Latino who has the American dream of one day having my own house, I am offended at not only the racist stereotypes in your cover, but the implicit policy idea that my future home ownership is somehow bad for the country.

Non-apologies are not enough!  Bloomberg Media Group, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg himself, needs to rein in Businessweek and pull the incredibly offensive and racist BusinessWeek cover off the newsstands and all other distribution outlets.  Anything less is unacceptable.   

Please sign and share today.  We can make a difference and stand up to racism, but only if you take action right now.

Citations:
1. http://goo.gl/Xfn9G
2. http://goo.gl/YLjp6, http://goo.gl/qJfgQ
3. http://goo.gl/A7UqR

How it will be delivered

In-person delivery at Bloomberg Media and Bloomberg Businessweek HQ.  Stage a press conference if there is enough signatures and people who want to attend.
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Reasons for signing

  • Nancy M. 2013-03-21 19:28:52 -0700
    To allow this racist material to be on every newsstand in the U.S. tells the wor rest of the world that Black President or not we are still a country of racists. Everyone in the rest of the world knows we are racists and this is the proof.
  • Linda W. 2013-03-19 22:17:20 -0700
    Here we go again. Don't you have something better to address with such an audience.Stop going back with the 60's racism. We've fought that battle and we ain't going back.
  • Cecelia C. 2013-03-05 10:40:30 -0800
    There's enough racist material out there as it is!