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Controversial Article Published In Local Magazine Has Mayor Nutter Asking For Investigation
CBS Philly ^ | 3/15/2013

Posted on 03/16/2013 6:30:44 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

A controversial article published in Philadelphia Magazine this month has the attention of the Nutter Administration.

The article, titled “Being White in Philly,” features a series of interviews with anonymous white residents from different areas of the city who share stories about their interaction with black residents.

Mayor Nutter calls the article’s tone “disgusting,” and he’s asked the Human Relations Commission to investigate some of the sensitive racial issues explored in the piece.

Nutter spokesman Mark McDonald says this is all about fact finding.

“I think he feels that there are enough problems in this article that it warrants a closer look,” McDonald explains.

PHRC executive director Rue Landau says the commission shares Mayor Nutter’s concerns, and they were already looking at intergroup relations in the city, particularly in changing communities.

The PHRC will hold a public meeting in the Fairmount/Brewerytown section of the city on April 18th, and residents are encouraged to attend to share their stories, concerns, and recommendations for changes. The location has yet to be determined.

In a statement, Philadelphia Magazine editor Tom McGrath says the mayor, like any reader, is entitled to think and say anything he wants about the article and that the need to have a deeper discussion about race in Philadelphia is exactly why they ran the story in the first place.

The full statement from Philadelphia Magazine’s editor Tom McGrath about Mayor Nutter’s letter to the PHRC reads:

I applaud the mayor for asking for an inquiry into the state of racial issues in Philadelphia. The need to have a deeper discussion about race in Philadelphia is exactly why we ran our story in the first place.

Like any reader, the mayor is entitled to think and say what he wants about the story. That said, his sophomoric statements about the magazine and mischaracterization of the piece make me wonder if he’s more interested in scoring political points than having a serious conversation about the issues. Furthermore, his call for a “rebuke” of the magazine by the PHRC is rich with irony. This is the same mayor who just yesterday was shouted down by an unruly mob in City Council; now he himself wants shut down conversation about an important issue in our city. In short, the mayor loves the First Amendment–as long as he and the government can control what gets said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: beingwhiteinphilly; mayornutter; pennsylvania; philadelphia
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The tone of the article is 'disturbing'? How about the truth of it Nutman?
1 posted on 03/16/2013 6:30:44 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

blacks have been encouraged to and now do hate whites


2 posted on 03/16/2013 6:31:49 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Altura Ct.
Truth is a hate crime.
3 posted on 03/16/2013 6:32:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Altura Ct.

Read the article folks. As usual people who are racist againt whites want to surpress information about black racism and bias, and surpress the discussion of what is going on in black communities.


4 posted on 03/16/2013 6:33:41 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Altura Ct.

The article is “digusting”? Why?


5 posted on 03/16/2013 6:35:47 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Big cities are black and blue.


6 posted on 03/16/2013 6:35:49 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Will he give a speech on “White History Month” celebrations?


7 posted on 03/16/2013 6:36:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Altura Ct.
The truth is always disgusting when it differs from politically correct bullsh!t.

The truth is painful...everyone knows that. All folks in denial hate the truth...and our country is in denial.

8 posted on 03/16/2013 6:38:25 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Altura Ct.
The PHRC will hold a public meeting in the Fairmount/Brewerytown section of the city on April 18th, and residents are encouraged to attend to share their stories, concerns, and recommendations for changes.

There will be two Black Panthers out front with clubs keeping everyone honest.

9 posted on 03/16/2013 6:39:51 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Altura Ct.

Come and get us racist!


10 posted on 03/16/2013 6:40:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altura Ct.

Best that you shut up white boy.


11 posted on 03/16/2013 6:41:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altura Ct.

It’s NOT only Philly, but EVERY major city in America, and has been fanned, cheered, extorted, high-fived, and “right-on’d”, ever since this Webster’s definition of a bastard was foisted upon the rest of us!

I don’t know about you folks, but I’ve had enough! I lived in New England, during the ‘60’s race riots. where there were folks that kept trying to tell me, that it was MY fault, for what was going on, in the South!

I kep asking them: “Where is the State of Michigan?”
Answer: Uppah U.S.!”
(well, it IS, isn’t it?)


12 posted on 03/16/2013 6:41:51 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Altura Ct.

Good for Tom McGrath for fighting the long and just fight.


13 posted on 03/16/2013 6:43:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altura Ct.
Apparently you can add the Mayor's response to the article.
14 posted on 03/16/2013 6:44:46 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Altura Ct.
Here is a link to the article in question... Linky Thing
15 posted on 03/16/2013 6:49:01 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Altura Ct.

No, he called it “disgusting”, not “disturbing”
Calling it disgusting gives away what’s really on his
mind and what his motives are for going further with “the controversy”
he thinks the magazine has initiated.


16 posted on 03/16/2013 6:52:55 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Altura Ct.
They should interview Bailey O'Neil's family.

Bailey O'Neill turned 12 on Saturday, a day before his death

Monday, Mar 4, 2013

A young boy who was the victim of bullying died at the hospital Sunday morning, according to his family. Bailey O'Neill, who turned 12 on Saturday, was in a coma after suffering several seizures.

Bailey's family says he was jumped by two classmates during recess at Darby Township School back in January and suffered a concussion as well as a broken nose as a result. He then began to suffer seizures the next day, forcing doctors to put him into a medically-induced coma.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Bullied-Boy-Dies-in-Hospital-Family-194722531.html


17 posted on 03/16/2013 6:53:37 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Altura Ct.

White Hispanics might want to stay away from there also.


18 posted on 03/16/2013 6:59:20 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Hey Nutless Nutter, the conversation occurred a long time ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDsyw-T23mQ


19 posted on 03/16/2013 7:00:13 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Altura Ct.

I can see the results of this without a crystal ball.

Any white person who speaks out will be called racist.

We already know Nutter is an Obama voter and his bias in favor of blacks.

The truth is When Blacks come into a neighborhood in numbers whites have to move. It has been this way for 50 years, since the blockbusting days. How many communities have Americans seen turn to shyt because of this blatant fact. It will always be so.

Blacks move into a white neighborhood for the same reason , they look for a better future for their kids..A neighborhood where they can be safe. The trouble is that they drag the problem into the neighborhood with them. As soon as the neighborhood reach’s a certain percentage of blacks it is finished.

The truth hurts, but it is the truth, we have all seen it, and the really fun part is that the liberals are the first to run.


20 posted on 03/16/2013 7:05:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: yldstrk

I’ve been to Philly once for a game and I can honestly say that it is not brotherly love, yes lots of brothers but they made it a point that they do not like whites.
It is such a weird city, one block is black and then you cross the road and you are in a white area.

so much for the liberals diversity.

Second worst city I have been too Detroit being the first


21 posted on 03/16/2013 7:07:36 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Altura Ct.

Philadelphia has the opportunity to be the next Detroit. I used to go to the Thiokol (now ATK) plant in Elkton, MD on a regular basis several years ago. Philly was the best airport to go there. I made it a point to get in and out of there very quickly!


22 posted on 03/16/2013 7:09:40 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Ken H

It is always 5 on one.


23 posted on 03/16/2013 7:11:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altura Ct.

If this tepid, milquetoasty, white guilt dripping article is considered beyond the pale then we’re in worse shape than I thought.


24 posted on 03/16/2013 7:11:25 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (Better 99 men suffer than 1 enjoy illicit narcotics-M Bloomberg)
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To: Venturer
The truth hurts, but it is the truth, we have all seen it, and the really fun part is that the liberals are the first to run.

Absolutely correct. I've watched it happen. White liberals create the situation and once the tipping point is reached, they're the first to tuck their tails between their legs and run like hell for the suburbs.

25 posted on 03/16/2013 7:14:32 PM PDT by Bryan
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To: Venturer

facts are facts and the left wants to take those facts and twist them or shut people up who speaks these facts.

99 black kids and one white kid and it;s diverse and yet 99 white kids and one black kid and it;s not diverse/

That is liberal logic.

I talked to a soccer coach today for my youngest kids game and he said that soccer was a white sport back 20 years ago but it;s great to see more other races playing the game.

For crying out loud these people are nuts, let kids play regardless of race and base it on their skills or experience and it might explain why there is a black kid on the travel team who is crap too.


26 posted on 03/16/2013 7:14:44 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Bryan

Spot on.


27 posted on 03/16/2013 7:15:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altura Ct.

Obama must be proud. All is going according to plan.

The agitator-in-chief has whipped his minions into a frenzy of entitlement and hate.


28 posted on 03/16/2013 7:16:23 PM PDT by Third Person (Do the Strandski!)
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To: mylife

because they;re cowards.

I;ve had a lot of fights, probably more fights in one week than most in their life but I have found that those who think they;re from a certain area and those who think they have lost their temper and shout are the biggest cowards once you get them on their own.

Get these cowards on their own or even say come on to a group of them and they don;t want to have a go then.

The looks of their faces when you say right come on then there is only 3 of you let go or I couldn’t give a s### but I will take one of you down with me and who will it be.
or the best one
Hey you wanted a go at me the other day so lets go now you don;t have your pals with you, just you and me

it;s priceless and shows them the cowards they are.


29 posted on 03/16/2013 7:19:15 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Altura Ct.

Here’s the article and FR thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2997638/posts?page=4


30 posted on 03/16/2013 7:19:21 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: manc

I wrestled in school and I can tell you that one one one really tells the tale of who is who.

Yeah I wrestled in the city in Cleveland too.
I would force them to wash out the sufur 8 before the match.

When I can get a headlock without cheatery it is on.


31 posted on 03/16/2013 7:20:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: manc

Its not just a race thing but cowards do gang up on single victims.


32 posted on 03/16/2013 7:21:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altura Ct.
At the end of the article, the author said:
Though I wonder: Am I allowed to say even that?

Apparently the answer is no.

When discussing race is considered racist, there will be no progress made.
33 posted on 03/16/2013 7:21:50 PM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: mylife

isn;t it great when you get these clowns on their own, suddenly they don;t want to have a go at you and are not all that mouthy without their pals.

Love it.


34 posted on 03/16/2013 7:22:01 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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One on one


35 posted on 03/16/2013 7:22:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: manc

I have had Italian middle class kids do it, and all other sorts, but yeah, their eyes get wide when you get them alone.


36 posted on 03/16/2013 7:24:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

totally agree.


37 posted on 03/16/2013 7:24:27 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

I honestly think that a lot of black folks feel in their hearts that they can’t succeed without safety in numbers, and I find that sad.
Get confident, get strong, and lose the Gov binky and the group think.


38 posted on 03/16/2013 7:29:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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All mylife I have made a mark by swimming with the sharks.


39 posted on 03/16/2013 7:30:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altura Ct.
I agree with others that it is “dripping with white guilt.” But it was an intelligently written article that gave a glimpse of one Philadelphia liberal’s mind.

It was nice to see that a liberal actually thinks for himself once in awhile. (I don't have to agree with all he says.) It's also interesting that as soon as he does, he is ripped as a racist, just as if he was a conservative pro-constitutionalist.

Oldplayer

40 posted on 03/16/2013 7:37:41 PM PDT by oldplayer
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Philly is but one of many cities full of holders people i avoid.
For just that reason.
Let them kill off each other, not meW


41 posted on 03/16/2013 7:41:04 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Altura Ct.

Black racism is as ugly and deadly as white racism. “Affirmative Action” is a institutionalized system of racial discrimination.

We should shame liberals for promoting black and hispanic superiority/white inferiority doctrines for power just as we stopped the elite from preaching white racial superiority for power.

Dems need to get a new gig. Whites need to stop playing suckers.


42 posted on 03/16/2013 7:41:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Altura Ct.
http://www.phillymag.com/articles/white-philly/

All in all it's a mild article describing the views of some extremely forgiving whites who have a lot to forgive.

The mayor is being dishonest.

43 posted on 03/16/2013 7:43:24 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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To: SaraJohnson

The situation is beyond repair. Batten down the hatches.


44 posted on 03/16/2013 7:44:16 PM PDT by Third Person (Do the Strandski!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Dear Mayor Nutbag: Go take a flying ____ at the moon!


45 posted on 03/16/2013 7:44:34 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Ellendra

Eric Holder called for a national discussion on race. I’m guessing that he thought it would be entirely one-sided.


46 posted on 03/16/2013 7:44:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Altura Ct.
the city of brotherly love, but only if you're a brotha...
47 posted on 03/16/2013 7:44:54 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Altura Ct.

“Mayor Nutter calls the article’s tone “disgusting,” and he’s asked the Human Relations Commission to investigate some of the sensitive racial issues explored in the piece.”

Personally, I’m surprised that Nutter has any relationships with humans. He should be in a zoo eating oats with other horse’s asses.


48 posted on 03/16/2013 7:59:21 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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He should be in a zoo eating oats with other horse’s asses.

Er, horse's asses don't eat oats.

They, ah, dispose of it...

49 posted on 03/16/2013 8:05:00 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Altura Ct.
I just read "What Will the Owner of the Vineyard Do?" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on Luke 20:9-20) by the Rev. Charles Henrickson here on FR and see parallels between some of aspects of the parable and cities like Philly, Detroit and others.
50 posted on 03/16/2013 8:15:12 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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