Skip to comments.Controversial Article Published In Local Magazine Has Mayor Nutter Asking For Investigation
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 articles tone disgusting, and hes 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 Nutters 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 Magazines editor Tom McGrath about Mayor Nutters 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 hes 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 Amendmentas long as he and the government can control what gets said.
blacks have been encouraged to and now do hate whites
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.
The article is “digusting”? Why?
Big cities are black and blue.
Will he give a speech on “White History Month” celebrations?
The truth is painful...everyone knows that. All folks in denial hate the truth...and our country is in denial.
There will be two Black Panthers out front with clubs keeping everyone honest.
Come and get us racist!
Best that you shut up white boy.
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?)
Good for Tom McGrath for fighting the long and just fight.
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.
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White Hispanics might want to stay away from there also.
Hey Nutless Nutter, the conversation occurred a long time ago.
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.
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
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!
It is always 5 on one.
If this tepid, milquetoasty, white guilt dripping article is considered beyond the pale then we’re in worse shape than I thought.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s the article and FR thread:
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.
Its not just a race thing but cowards do gang up on single victims.
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.
One on one
I have had Italian middle class kids do it, and all other sorts, but yeah, their eyes get wide when you get them alone.
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.
All mylife I have made a mark by swimming with the sharks.
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.
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
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.
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.
The situation is beyond repair. Batten down the hatches.
Dear Mayor Nutbag: Go take a flying ____ at the moon!
Eric Holder called for a national discussion on race. I’m guessing that he thought it would be entirely one-sided.
“Mayor Nutter calls the articles tone disgusting, and hes 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.
Er, horse's asses don't eat oats.
They, ah, dispose of it...