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Mayor complains to Human Rights
Commission about "Being White in Philly" article

Philadelphia Daily News, by Jenice Armstrong

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Posted By:bldrrepub, 3/15/2013 6:24:12 PM

Controversy over that problematic Philadelphia magazine March cover story called “Being White in Philly” continues to simmer. In the latest development, Mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations decrying the “disgusting” tone of the piece and accusing the magazine of having “sunk to a new low... (SNIP) In the piece, based on anonymous interviews, Robert Huber makes the claim that white people are afraid to talk about race for fear of being called racist.

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Here´s the original article in Philadelphia Magazine:

http://www.phillymag.com/articles/white-philly/

The mayor makes a knee-jerk reaction without trying to understand the article. A good article in the magazine, perhaps Lucianne.com´s powers that be would allow it to be posted?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 3/15/2013 6:31:21 PM     (No. 9227187)

I don´t understand this. According to our liberal friends, race relation problems only exist in the South. Yankeeland is a perfect picture of racial harmony. This story must be fiction.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 3/15/2013 6:34:51 PM     (No. 9227190)

Funny thing is that the Mayor is giving more evidence of what was in the article. A central theme is that black folks are so defensive and reactionary that it´s impossible to have an honest discussion without incurring anger and resentment.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 3/15/2013 6:35:22 PM     (No. 9227192)

Is this the same Philadelphia whose voting districts were unable to cough up one vote - just one! - for Romney the last election? And wasn´t voter turn-out higher than the number of registered voters?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 3/15/2013 6:35:35 PM     (No. 9227193)

I´m sure someone had to read the article to Nutter.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 3/15/2013 6:39:28 PM     (No. 9227196)

There goes that pesky First Amendment again...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 3/15/2013 6:41:42 PM     (No. 9227199)

The first impulse of denizens of make-believe-world is to shoot the messengers of bad news. Huffing and puffing and threatening and shouting cannot alter the truth or change reality. The mayor´s reaction is good illustration of why the problems described are intractable. So long as people insist upon denying reality, effective remedial measures are impossible, while measures that are instituted, since they are based upon falsehood rather than truth, cannot possibly succeed and usually make matters worse.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: crimea river, 3/15/2013 6:44:21 PM     (No. 9227201)

If Mayor Nutter wants action he should call Senator DiFi. She can sponsor a bill containing a list of magazine articles that are unacceptable to the American people.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/15/2013 7:04:49 PM     (No. 9227222)

Typical Democrat. Tyrants, one and all.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 3/15/2013 7:16:08 PM     (No. 9227239)

You have to admit the mayor is well named. Nutter suits him to a tee.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: valinva, 3/15/2013 8:05:25 PM     (No. 9227324)

Having had the displeasure of spending some time in the Philadelphia airport recently. I can assure you that there is a definite level of disrespect toward white people by the blacks that I had contact with in the airport. It is as if they feel the need to personally make up for any disrespect paid to their ancestors. Not a place I would want to spend any more time in.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 3/15/2013 8:57:08 PM     (No. 9227388)

Its a chocolate city of BROTHERly love.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/16/2013 12:14:18 AM     (No. 9227585)

Interesting comments after the article.

Why discriminate ? Try writing Being White or Christian Anywhere Today.

It is more troubling that so many of any color are lemmings and believe anything on the Internet or TV.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 3/16/2013 2:48:47 AM     (No. 9227644)

Let me get this straight. The mayor´s reaction to an article about whites being afraid to speak publicly about race is to accuse the white author of racism. Hmmmm. How could the article get it so wrong?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TexasRed, 3/16/2013 9:26:19 AM     (No. 9227911)

How could Mayor Nutter be offended? More than 70% of black babies are born without fathers, 60-70% of black folk are on WIC or SNAP. Why should taxpayers be offended that they have to support this disrepectful, immoral, arrogant bunch of democrat supporters?

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