Time Magazine's Latino Slipup

Maybe they weren’t all Latino.

There was much hoopla over Time Magazine featuring Latinos on their cover accompanying a story called “Yo Decido. Why Latinos will pick the next President.” Twenty-four people Latino were plastered on the cover.

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But now it turns out, one of those people weren’t Latino.

OC Weekly pointed out that one of the men in the top row was Michael Schennum, a staff photographer at the Arizona Republic who is half-Chinese, half-White.

They never told me what it was for or [asked] if I was Latino," Schennum wrote on his Facebook page.

Once the mistake was pointed out, Time Magazine quickly apologized.

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“Over the course of three days TIME photographed 151 people for the current cover. We took steps to ensure that everyone self-identified as Latino, that they are registered voters and that they would be willing to answer our questions,” the magazine said in a statement. “If there was a misunderstanding with one of our subjects, we apologize.”

The apology comes after the news magazine was applauded over putting Latinos on its cover.

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