Racefail: Hugely Racist Businessweek Cover Comes From Minority Illustrator




” Andres Guzman, the illustrator, wrote, “I simply drew the family like that because those are the kind of families I know. I am Latino and grew up around plenty of mixed families.

Caught in his very own racefail, Yglesias argued that such a cover might be fine for Peru, but was wrong for Politically Correct America.

“That’s understandable enough as far as it goes. Obviously, though, as Businessweek well knows someone else on the staff should have been able to see how this was going to look in the U.S. context.”

The problem is that Guzman, according to his Bio, grew up in Colorado… which is well within the U.S. context. With that Yglesias was forced to default to claiming that the Businessweek cover was racist because it seemed racist in his mind.