That "White People" TNR cover has been done before

In 1992, in fact

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 8, 2013 5:19PM (EST)

     (The New Republic)
(The New Republic)

This time it's the New Republic, not Newsweek, who is trolling us all with sensationalist cover art. In its forthcoming issue, TNR names the GOP "The Party of White People," and has cleverly published the cover in all white to make a point that, hey, the GOP is jarringly, awkwardly white:

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But, as Salon's resident "white person" expert Joan Walsh points out, it's been done before -- and 20 years ago, at that. Who knew that American politics were (and continue to be) so whitewashed?:

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At that rate, you know who else is overwhelmingly white? The journalists who write cover stories for the New Republic:

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White people ... they're everywhere.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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