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A lot of similarities.

First the article, Being White in Philly, and then the mayors reaction. The mayor in the past has done some bold things, but that is another story.

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

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/03/15/controversial-article-published-in-local-magazine-has-mayor-nutter-asking-for-investigation/

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Here's a crazy, out of nowhere idea: treat a black person like you would any other person. You'll be shocked and amazed by the results.

PS: That article is racist linkbait garbage.

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Seems to mirror the back and forth we have here however.

Delhommey, do your responses ever go deeper than a one liner? You seem to always do the drive by and gone

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The article doesn't seem to be a racebaiting piece. Maybe the author has an agenda but he related some pretty nasty racists as well as some happy stories.

There is no doubt that Philly has some of the crappiest neighborhoods in the country and there is plenty of racial tension to go around.

The mayor's response is sad but to be expected from certain politicians whether black or white.

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More detail on Nutter's response:

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130316_Nutter_goes_after_Philadelphia_Magazine_over_race_article.html

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The student went home and told his stepfather. The stepfather demanded a meeting with the principal and Dennis, and accused Dennis of being racist; the principal defended his teacher. Dennis apologized, knowing how loaded the term “boy” was and regretting that he’d used it, though he was thinking, Why would I be teaching in an inner-city school if I’m a racist? The stepfather calmed down, and that would have been the end of it, except for one thing: The student’s behavior got worse. Because now he knew that no one at the school could do anything, no matter how badly he behaved.

That's not race baiting?

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That's not race baiting?

Not really.

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http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20130317_The_only_black_person_in_the_room.html

A response from the only black employee of Philadelphia magazine.

The real losers here are not black people. We're used to being marginalized and maligned. It's actually white Philadelphians who should be angry that a publication claiming to speak to them and for them has characterized them as fearful, kowtowing, door-holding racists. Having lived in Philadelphia for 13 years - and having frequented the same Wawa on Germantown Avenue that Huber writes about - I don't believe this to be the case.

Bob Huber seems fixated on what white people are allowed to say about black people. Some would say he risked a lot in his quest to find out. Well, I have no idea what black employees are allowed to say about being black at Philly Mag, but I guess it's time I find out. I'll let you know who took the bigger risk.

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