Is this Bloomberg Businessweek cover racist?

This Bloomberg Businessweek cover “stands out for its cast of black and Hispanic caricatures with exaggerated features reminiscent of early 20th century race cartoons,” writes Ryan Chittum. “Also, because there are only people of color in it, grabbing greedily for cash. It’s hard to imagine how this one made it through the editorial process.”

UPDATE — Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel says: “Our cover illustration last week got strong reactions, which we regret. Our intention was not to incite or offend. If we had to do it over again we’d do it differently.”

* A Businessweek cover crosses the line (cjr.org) | BW misfires badly (slate.com)
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