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Blog Posts Examine Controversy Over Newsweek’s Ebola Cover Story

The following blog posts examine the controversy over Newsweek’s cover story on Ebola.

Humanosphere: Newsweek’s racist and misinformed Ebola cover story
Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses the controversy over Newsweek’s cover, which features a chimp as the sole cover image and is getting backlash from academics, activists, and diplomats who say that “the image of a monkey is racist and the article is factually incorrect” (8/25).

Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage”: The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place
Laura Seay, assistant professor of government at Colby College, and Kim Yi Dionne, assistant professor of government at Smith College, write, “…This cover story is problematic for a number of reasons…” They examine those issues (8/25).

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