Philadelphia Magazine Editor Faces Critics on Race Article

Robert Moran, Philly, March 19, 2013

Philadelphia Magazine editor Tom McGrath and Robert Huber, author of the controversial “Being White in Philly” cover story, faced their critics at a forum Monday night at the National Constitution Center.

McGrath opened by saying he was sorry to anybody who was hurt by the article, because that was not his intent, but adding that he did not regret publishing the story in the March issue.

Huber told the packed auditorium of about 200 people that the purpose of the article was to explore “how white people relate to black people in the inner city, or don’t relate to them.”

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The story, however, was criticized as dwelling on negative experiences that whites had with blacks that often fit into racial stereotypes.

In a scathing letter, Mayor Nutter last week requested that the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission consider whether the magazine and Huber deserved to be rebuked for the article.

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McGrath served as moderator for a panel that included Huber; journalists Solomon Jones and Christopher Norris; People’s Emergency Center president Farah Jimenez; and University of Pennsylvania lecturer Walter Palmer, who teaches about racism and social change.

Jones ripped Philadelphia Magazine for what he said was the publication’s history of racial insensitivity–a contention Nutter also raised in his letter.

“This is the most infuriating thing about it,” Jones said. “I was not surprised.”

Jimenez said Philadelphia Magazine, which has an all-white editorial staff, was not the right “messenger” for a story encouraging racial dialogue.

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When McGrath was questioned about his staff’s lack of diversity, he replied, “I’m committed to having a more diverse staff,” and, “I am committed to do something.”

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The article was criticized for quoting people only by their first names, and one audience member questioned whether they were actual people.

McGrath said the magazine contacted everyone quoted in the story as part of its fact-checking process. “We are confident Bob did not make any of this up,” McGrath said.

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While anger was directed at McGrath and Huber, there were several heated exchanges between some black audience members and black panelists about crime and personal responsibility in African American communities.

McGrath said the process of guiding the story to publication and the subsequent reaction was “enlightening to me.”

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  • bigone4u

    This so-called meeting was nothing but a kangaroo court designed to make the white publisher and writer dance to the tune of “mea culpa.” Screw it. I wouldn’t have gone. Furthermore, the idea that a Mayor can call for a magazine to be rebuked for publishing people’s thoughts on any issue ought to be a concern for freedom loving Americans of all ethnicities.

    • Oil Can Harry

      “Freedom-loving Americans”? That leaves out most blacks and hispanics along with their Third World police state mindsets.

      • bigone4u

        Somewhere there’s a freedom loving black and a freedom loving Hispanic. If we all look long enough and hard enough we’ll find the two of them.

        • dora

          The military has plenty of them. Hispanics especially seem to feel pride in America, and make damned good soldiers.

          • dulouz

            We don’t need soldiers. Soldiers are lame. I’m a vet and I know the worth of soldiers. You become a soldier at the end of the line, you become one out of sloth. They are just more government employees.

          • 5n4k33y35

            I only went to the recruitment office after my lack of discipline left me unemployed. They said they didn’t need anybody.

            I went to five different recruitment offices in 2010. Then they said I was too old right after they changed the maximum age from 42 to 35 in 2011.

            Still some enlist do so out of patriotism. There was a spasm of genuine patriotism after 9/11.

          • Tom Iron

            I unhappily agree with you for the most part Sir. But in the past, they were good patriotic men. Even today, most grunt outfits are mostly White men and just about 100% of special units are White men. But as you say, overall, it’s become a jobs program. We’re moving into an area of technological “warfare” no other country in the world is near yet. We’re very close to making 12-13 yr old geeks unknowingly into “soldiers.” I’m very sure that there’ll be a time when the computer games these kids are playing all the time won’t be “games” anymore, but the real thing, unbeknownst to the geek.

          • YngveKlezmer

            I wouldn’t give them that much credit. Blacks, especially, love violence and love to fight. Of course they love the military. Here, they get to kill non-Negroes, and are told they are heroes for it instead of rotting in prison.

          • bigone4u

            A lot of them are also waving the Mexican flag, not the American flag.

        • YngveKlezmer

          The two of them is right! 99% of Blacks are sociopathic scum. That is why, when Liberals tell me that all Blacks are not bad people, I tell them that they are right, only 99% of Blacks are scum. The rise I get out of them is always enjoyable!!

      • jambi19

        It’s amazing. My family of 100% GOP voters totally was aghast when I brought up that most of the immigrants from south of the border come from countries that have been leftist banana republics for generations. Their only conclusion for my assumption of latin culture = leftist culture with little respect for law was racism on my part. They where offended and rebutted “We just need to reach out!” They are convinced opening up immigration to millions of mestizos will ensure GOP supremacy! I laughed walking out of the room saying to them all “You all live in Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. ; come to Florida and see for yourself!”

        • sbuffalonative

          Mr. Taylor has pointed out that the problem with whites (and for whites) is that they’re too nice; too willing to give people the benefit of the doubt, too willing to blame themselves for the failings of others.
          We’re in this mess with blacks and Latinos because whites have been too nice. And minorities know it and know how to exploit our compassion for their gain.

          • fakeemail

            Niceness has nothing to do with it. It’s just conformism and cowardice.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Rapsail talks about people needing to have courage.

          • liberalsuck

            It’s conformism and cowardice, but most whites want rules, structure, and we are altruistic. The problem is we tolerate laws when it is destructive to us, yet we say “Let’s wait until the next election/they change the laws.” So are you telling me you won’t blow away a dangerous criminal trying to harm you and your family simply because it’s “against the law”?

            Now, altruism is because white people tend to have concern for others. However, this has been used to make us have racial guilt and used as a trick to deprive us of our pride, strength and resources. How many times have I heard whites chide other whites for having nice things while saying “There are poor kids in Africa!”

            If whites want to turn things around, drop the racial guilt, drop the concern for others, toughen up and be willing to say, “This is ours; not yours and we will fight you if we have to.”

          • White Mom in WDC

            Rapsail talks about these times being cruel. Be cruel to the third world turds to be kind to ourselves. I can honestly say I have never had white guilt ever.

          • 5n4k33y35

            Yes, but there is a group which is historically much closer to whites and traditionally takes advantage of Christian altruism. Everyone else learns how to take advantage of whites by their example.

            Can you guess which group is waiting to scold you if you make any diversity suffer a moment of low self esteem?

          • YngveKlezmer

            Absolutely right. Mr. Taylor is right on the money, that Whites have been far too nice. Northern Whites, especially, have been over the top. For years, so many Northern Whites just assumed that the only reason Blacks acted as they do was because they were treated so poorly down South. After all, this was the lie the media sold to Northerners. Most Northerners bought the lie, and most of them knew few in any Blacks, and didn’t know what they are like. Northerners have only found out what they are like by having the misfortune of having to be around large numbers of Blacks. Even after that, when we try to impart racial realism to other Whites, we are usually rebuffed, and accused of racism and intolerance.

        • SargeInCharge

          “”You all live in Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. ; come to Florida and see for yourself!”

          Oh, the DC area has no shortage of straight from the Third World Hispanics. The counties surrounding DC (particulalrly Arlington County, VA) are teaming with them. Parking lots in the area are often packed with Hispanic men looking to get day labor work, and MS-13 has a presence.

        • White Mom in WDC

          Why the hell should we reach out? They came here of their own free will. If they are bummed out, go the hell back to mudville

        • vladdy1

          Or tell them to go on the net or crack a book (no offense; my relatives are the same)

    • pcmustgo

      What brats Blacks are… The regularly allow Nation of Islam types to call whites devils but can handle a simple article like this.

    • vladdy1

      When blacks write “Being black in Philly,” it;s investigative reporting. When whites do their version, it’s racist. Just like muslim countries, where the muslims can openly insult everyone, but not vice versa. Guess we’re officially dhimmis to the blacks now.

  • Robert Binion

    I live in fear that I will be rebuked by the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission. It would be worse than getting drummed out of Sam’s Club.

  • GB101

    When McGrath was questioned about his staff’s lack of diversity, he replied, “I’m committed to having a more diverse staff,” and, “I am committed to do something.”

    Wimp. I wish he had said: “I will make a deal with you. I will hire the people I deem best for the job for and you can mind your owned damned business. And that is the deal!”

    • The__Bobster

      Nutter’s administration is a fine one to complain. It looks like a casting call for a Tarzan movie.

    • 5n4k33y35

      McGrath reacted like a queer (because he doesn’t want the board of directors to fire him). He should have said “quiet, n!gger”.

    • dulouz

      Racism is easy to calculate. There are 500 million Negroes that would like to move to Sweden plus 500 million Arabs that would like to move to Sweden but Sweden says no and we all know the real reason, don’t we? So there, proof of one billion acts of racism.

  • tightwad

    Just shows that the “dialogue” on race blacks keep saying they want to have with whites
    Is a joke. They don’t understand dialogue. They want us to listen while they blame their
    Miserable existence on Caucasians.

    • jambi19

      How many times have you had a conversation with a DWL about this? I swear within five minutes I have to remind the DWL that the year is 2013, not 1964 not 1864 yet the premise of 90% of DWL arguments suggest events/actions of white people from not decades but hundreds of years ago is an excuse for modern black culture. The intellectual laziness/dishonesty of the DWL is astonishing.

  • Tom Iron

    Why is everybody always sorry for doing their job. The job is journalism and the guy went out and did a story. What’s there to be sorry about?

    • The__Bobster

      Telling the truth.

    • RisingReich

      In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
      I hope the authors have protection, they’re going to need it I’m afraid.

      • jambi19

        Truly Orwellian times we are in.

  • bluffcreek1967

    The people in the interview wanted to remain anonymous because they knew what would happen if their full names and identities were discovered – namely, the sort of anger and hostility as shown in the public meeting.

    Whites always get into trouble when they don’t say things (the truth) that blacks and DWLs like to hear. It’s always a one-way street with these people.

    Notice also that the truth NEVER leads to collective deep introspection and moral reform on the part of blacks for their conduct. They are unable to do so on any widespread basis because it requires intelligence, moral depth and an openness to listen to others.

    “Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Wants An Investigation,” http://www.ambrosekane.com

    • John R

      You hit the nail on the head: Whites are (supposedly) racist, insensitive, etc. so Whites must “learn” to “change their behavior, attitudes.” But blacks have a crime rate that is astronomicaly higher than any other racial group (measurable by stats) and we must NEVER even SUGGEST that blacks should change their behavior or attitudes. No wonder I no longer take seriously any negative comment said about Whites by the bleeding hearts out there.

      • pcmustgo

        MANY white liberals and blacks claim “statistics can be manipulated” and are therefore moot…. Many do not understand the mathematical concepts behind statistics or believe it’s all just one big racist conspiracy… THEY ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO RATIONALIZE WITH.

        • jambi19

          Statistics is another white invention. More evidence of the oppression that is white privilege.

    • The__Bobster

      ….namely, the sort of anger and hostility as shown in the public meeting.
      ______________

      Oh, far worse than that. The usual suspects would see that they lost their jobs and that a lynch mob showed up at their front doors, Calls to the police would go unanswered.

  • JohnEngelman

    The story, however, was criticized as dwelling on negative experiences that whites had with blacks that often fit into racial stereotypes.

    – Robert Moran, Philly, March 19, 2013

    Stereotypes are usually over-generalizations of what is really true. Blacks really do have a rate of violent crime that is nearly eight times the white rate. It should not come as a surprise that this fact influences white attitudes about blacks.

    • alas

      Totally true. A friend asked me once how we could change negative perceptions and stereotypes about black people, and he was surprised when I said basically, the stereotypes will change when they do.

      They are essential for humans which have limited brain capacities to process information using past examples. Without generalisations, we would not be able to cope day-to-day

      • The__Bobster

        In the comments section of crime stories, the libtards and their pets get shocked by all the realist comments and scream,”This is 2013!”

        So what? Bantus haven’t changed in millenia.

        • Barrack Osama

          I just hit them with the same thing. “It’s not 1965 anymore, kids.”

    • kjh64

      Blacks have rates of violent crime 8 times and more in some areas than Whites. They also attack Whites overall at rates 40 times the reverse. Anywhere there are large numbers of Blacks, it becomes very unpleasant for Whites or other races. My question is that in light of these truths, WHY shouldn’t Whites have negative views towards Blacks as a whole?

      • YngveKlezmer

        This is why we should have negative views of them. Until recent years, having a negative view of Blacks was regarded by many as common sense. Even the Arabs, as slimy as they are, hate Blacks. Blacks are the bottom of the human barrel.

    • a multiracial individual

      I took an African-American studies course once during undergrad. The professor, a woman who obtained her Ph.D from Yale, seemed bright enough. Although, she did not break out any crime stats for all the rich white kids in my class.

  • brengunn

    Jimenez said Philadelphia Magazine, which has an all-white editorial
    staff, was not the right “messenger” for a story encouraging racial
    dialogue.

    Another proof of the basic truth of the article except it’s not just ‘white people can’t talk about race for fear of being called racist’ but also ‘white people can’t talk about race, period’ .

  • kjh64

    I’ve been around large numbers of inner city Blacks. Before I had, I had no opinions of Blacks, good or bad. Afterwards, this is how I feel. I found far too many inner city Blacks to be trashy, immoral and sociopathic, mean, lacking in any civility, loud, aggressive, poor impulse control, childish, violent, have hair trigger tempers and will explode over minor things, stupid in most areas except they are VERY cunning and manipulative in some ways, such as they are good con artists when it comes to playing the race card, lying or manipulating to get what they want or get out of trouble and very adept at getting government welfare, They also take no personal responsibilty for their lives and actions, don’t try and don’t care and wrongly blame racism for THEIR lives which are solely the result of their own choices. No, not all Blacks were like this but too many were. It was experience that made me feel the way I do.

    • Luca

      Bam! That ball is going, going gone. 100 thumbs up. You should submit this to Philadelphia magazine to see if they’ll publish it.

    • sbuffalonative

      The left loves to say that ‘racism’ is the result of ignorance. They’re wrong. ‘Racism’ is born of experience.

      • Non Humans

        You said it better than I could.

      • YngveKlezmer

        It certainly is. Exposure to Blacks has made me a racial realist. There is no doubt in my mind about the findings of The Bell Curve being accurate. Feeling that Negroes, as a race, are inferior to Caucasians and Asians is not racism. It is racial realism. Their intellect is inferior, as is their temperament. KHJ64’s description of them is right on the money, and doesn’t apply to all Blacks, but it does apply to about 99% of them.

      • liberalsuck

        When the left says “racism is born of ignorance” they are referring only to white conservatives; not the new black panthers or islam crazies or the “la raza” types who want to take back the southwest. However, I like to corner these liberals, “If you think black culture is so great, live around blacks.” or “If you are so ashamed that we’re on stolen land, why don’t you give your house to a native american?”

      • sobuffbiz

        Empirical knowledge is everything.

      • Dave4088

        At least in the case of whites. Most blacks learn to hate and distrust whites from the time they’re very young without any real world experience with whites. By contrast, whites are taught egalitarian pap that can only be shattered by daily contact with black people.

    • Beetlejuice

      Blacks day of reckoning will come. They will be lorded over by Chinese or Latinos in the future who won’t put up with their childish impudence or load up their EBT/welfare cards at the first of the month. They’ll long for the days ol’ whitey ran things and they could kick back with a 40oz-er.

      Frankly, I hope it’s the Chinese that wind up as overlords of the former US. They know how to take care of slackers, drug users, lay-abouts and parasites.

      • ken

        The Chinese will make Spam out of them.

        • Non Humans

          I didn’t even consider that spam could become any more disgusting.

        • NM156

          Oh man, you two just killed me…xD

      • ncpride

        I pointed out the same thing to some moron wishing death to all Whites on the Philly article. I was met with complete silence. They are too stupid to see what they’re in for in their desire for our demise.

        • Mr Plankton

          You did get about 300 likes though. Wtg ncpride!

      • YngveKlezmer

        I think you may be right about the Chinese. Whites have been far, far too nice to the Blacks, and far too tolerant of their sociopathic ways. The Chinese, or other Asians, would probably whip their tails to get up and work, and would probably put them in the low level positions that fit them best, just as was done back in the good old days. Liberals have made a real mess by enabling Black laziness. The Chinese just might rule the Blacks with an iron hand, and that would be the best thing.

        • liberalsuck

          These same Chinese will take away our bank accounts, our homes, our assets, disarm us, use our military equipment, and they will screw us over the same way other races will. I hope by then that most whites will toughen up and not put up with this anymore.

      • White Mom in WDC

        Really? I have been seeing a number of coal burners here in DC that are Asian women. As a race realist, I am not ready to turn things over to the Chinese. Their welfare state is growing and many if their college grads can’t find jobs as well.

        • 5n4k33y35

          If those deracinated Asian women could ever go back and see the Asian kingdoms at the height of their power in the 12th century, they would realize how they badly they dishonor their ancestors.

          Imagine Genghis Khan seeing an Asian woman giving herself to dumb savage, only a few generations removed from primitive society. He would spit.

          What have these savages accomplished besides learning from Jews how to complain? Now they strut around as if they belong to an empire which has won some great war? The only war they’ve won is the war of whining.

      • liberalsuck

        You do realize the Asians or Latinos won’t treat us well or let us be, right? Whatever they do to blacks, they will eventually do to us.

        • a multiracial individual

          Asians enjoy the company of Whites more than any other ethnic group. Including other Asians. In fact 91% of Asian Americans said that White-Asian relations are Good or Excellent.

          http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/06/19/the-rise-of-asian-americans/

          • 5n4k33y35

            This is how they are as they’re learning all about technology and such… But once they’re caught up they won’t be quite as friendly. Not saying they will be unfriendly, but not quite as friendly once they’ve finished catching up on technology.

          • vladdy1

            Peole with higher intellect tend to get along with other higher-intellect groups.

      • vladdy1

        Ugh, I just thought of that story about Liberia on here. (IS Spam made of the “good” back meat, the heart that makes you brave, or is any kind “good enough to make you want to eat it every day”?)

        • vladdy1

          My comment goes under Ken;s.

    • ken

      And they smell like acrid ammonia mixed with feces.

    • Thor Bonham

      They’re all like that .. If you piss off the one’s you claim are not like that, trust me, the ghetto chicken necking, eye rolling, trash talking, racism calling will come right out of them, even if they are magical or not .. Trust me, they’re all the same..

    • anonymous

      A sibling of mine had the same experience when he went to college and lived in the black area of the city. He said lots of times they’d say “hey cracker” when he was out. My brother said, “I don’t condone groups like the KKK or the skinheads, but I can understand their frustration. It’s annoying being around blacks.”

      • vladdy1

        We should all start spelling it cr***er.”

  • pcmustgo

    While anger was directed at McGrath and Huber, there were several heated exchanges between some black audience members and black panelists about crime and personal responsibility in African American communities.

    So it seems some Black Panelists were defending the article and the stats and stereotypes/perceptions it employed.

    • jambi19

      Maybe it was the other way around. Maybe someone from the hood who has been a victim showed up saying, “Wait I feel the same way Huber does.”

    • sbuffalonative

      There are blacks who are well aware of how many blacks behave. They’re the ones who move away as soon as they have the means and opportunity.

  • whodat

    “Jimenez said Philadelphia Magazine, which has an all-white editorial
    staff, was not the right “messenger” for a story encouraging racial
    dialogue.”

    ——————————————————————————-

    Well boo, freakin hoo. Let’s not forget, none other than Eric “we are a nation of cowards” Holder complained it was past time to have an “honest” conversation about race. This Huber fellow was simply sharing he and other whites actual experiences and perceptions about their interactions with the bantu. Who is this Farah Jimenez to decide who may or may not act as “messenger” on this story? It is an article based upon the retelling or personal experience, for crying out loud!
    ___________________________________________

    “The article was criticized for quoting people only by their first names,
    and one audience member questioned whether they were actual people.”
    ____________________________________________

    Yeah sure. it was just all made up. We YT’s just sit around all day just trying to figure out how to stir the pot where the bantu is concerned. Apparently, even recalling actual events is now verboten in Amerika.

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    This is exactly why suburbs in the north fight like hell to keep non- whites and blacks in particular, contained within the urban core. Some have already had a little taste and the results were devastating. Remember the Huntington Valley Swim Club, a suburb of Philly?
    Mere contact resulted in them being sued into bankruptcy and the club is no more. Bad move by the club which proved fatal.

    What happens in Philly, needs to stay in Philly.

    • jambi19

      As a substitue teacher in an inner city school I used to get called up to work as a chaperone during field trips. I would drive the bus and show up at the zoo/water park and the owners would say to me, “We thought only Mrs. Z second grade was showing up. You and the other bus there are holding over a hundred students. We never agreed to this.” Honestly this happened twice at two different schools. Amazingly the real issue was that the manager/owner would need to call up the principle because the park had only been reimbursed for about a quarter of the money needing to “edumacate all da yoofs.” Naturally it would all taken care of after the typical “discrimination” and “white privilege” inferences by the school system at the destination location.

      • sbuffalonative

        A free ticket for one is a free ticket for all. Anything else is discrimination.

      • OBSERVER

        You took them TO a zoo?

    • ATBOTL

      Last news was that the club was purchased by a Jewish group that will no doubt only admit Jews.

      • Beetlejuice

        The outcome might have been engineered, wouldn’t surprise me

      • 5n4k33y35

        That is it in a nutshell. Diversity for thee but not for me. Since Jews count as “diversity” they don’t need any “enrichment”.

        This kind of thinking is the result of the asymmetrical relationship between one group for whom tribalism is a religion, and another group for whom their religion is from a heretic of the aforementioned group who transcended the Jewish religion of tribalism.

        So the one group is forever, religiously in pursuit of their narrow tribal self-interest while the other is forever, religiously forgiving and altruistic.

        If everyone imitated Judaism, whites would have a religion called Europeanism, blacks would have a religion called Africanism, Asians would have Asianism.

        My response is actually to pressure some Jews to convert to Christianity. If any particular Jew is making a nuisance of himself by chiding Christians, Muslims, whites, Asians, Hispanics – just ask that Jew if he will accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. If he raises his voice in indignation, say “I rebuke you in the name of the Lord!”

        That is how I will handle them henceforth, even though I am not committed to any religion in particular. Jews revile Christianity more than any other religion so that is why there should be a goal set of several high profile Jews to be converted each year.

        • OBSERVER

          We Whites do have our own natural religion.

          Our God is ODIN and he sent his Son, Thor, to Earth to protect and save mankind.

          That is the GOD I believe in. He is the GOD of the White Race and his Son, THOR is here to save us.

          I am being serious. The Symbol I wear, and worn by so many, is the inverted cross, which turns into the HAMMER.

  • sbuffalonative

    The story, however, was criticized as dwelling on negative experiences that whites had with blacks that often fit into racial stereotypes.

    Translation: GUILTY for reporting the truth.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    He called the story ‘disgusting’ and an ‘uninformed, ill-advised, ill-considered, uninspired, and thoroughly unimaginative.’

    But, he couldn’t call it incorrect, erroneous or wrong. I challenge Nutter to prove the article wrong – or STFU.

    Blacks like Nutter think being loud and belligerent is the same thing as being right.

    Rue Landau, the Human Relations Committee’s executive director, agreed with the mayor’s concerns regarding what she called, ‘the racial insensitivity and perpetuation of harmful stereotypes…’

    Rue Landau is the first lesbian Executive Director of the Human Relations Commission and a supporter of LGBTQ rights.

    Bon

  • tacheles

    The truth about black thuggishness and criminality goes by different names in the hallucinatory world of leftists: insensitivity, anecdote, stereotype and the all-purpose “racism”.

  • ViktorNN

    I’ve yet to hear a criticism of the article that made any sense.

    The root of all the outrage seems to be that blacks can’t stand the idea of white people being honest and telling the truth which is: white people find living around blacks unsafe, and in general very unpleasant, that blacks are very racist towards whites, and that if they had the choice white people would rather not live around black people at all.

    The funny thing is that everyone already knows this is true. There’s nothing new in this revelation. The crime apparently is in coming out and saying it openly. Can’t have that.

    • Non Humans

      Exactly!

    • OBSERVER

      NEVER point out the flaws in the New Religion.

  • sbuffalonative

    We had something similar happen in Buffalo.
    There was a shooting in a bar. 8 shot, 7 died. The Buffalo News ran a story about how 7 of the 8 had criminal records. Blacks went nuts. It gave them the opportunity to turn the attention from black on black violence to white racism.
    The editor, Margaret Sullivan (who has since gotten her PC reward by now working for the NYTs), went to a black community meeting and apologized to no end.

  • MobyWhite

    Whenever White write about Diversity Truth (hate facts) and blacks, the immediate Diverse black reaction always proves the point.

  • MBlanc46

    The poor buggers apparently thought that when we’re told that we should have an “honest conversation about race” that they really mean we should have an honest conversation about race.

    • sbuffalonative

      When blacks say they want a dialog on race what they mean is they want whites to confess to be being racists and being involved in a racist conspiracy to oppress blacks.

  • whiteyyyyy

    Orwellian, no other way to look at it.

  • 5n4k33y35

    Boohoo, they hurt my diversity feelings, so they should lose their 1st Amendment rights!

  • Dave4088

    The article was balanced, but things have devolved in this country such that a journalist can’t even write a dispassionate and objective article on race relations because doing so implicates blacks in the sorry state of race relations. Everything must be written from the black point of view and cast whites as the villains, or bigots like Farah Jimenez or nutty Michael Nutter will accuse you of racism.

    I’m put off by McGrath’s supplicating and groveling at the meeting. He has first amendment rights and can write the truth as he sees it and doesn’t need to justify his actions to the Philadelphia minions of anti-white hatred and political correctness.

  • 48224

    “The story, however, was criticized as dwelling on negative experiences that whites had with blacks that often fit into racial stereotypes.” Isn’t dewlling on the negative the ENTIRE PURPOSE OF THE NAACP?

  • Andy

    Why is a group of whites the “wrong messenger” for letting people know about whites’ racial concerns? Our country does, desperately, need to have a frank conversation about race. We need to talk objectively about racial differences, the feasibility of different groups residing together on a large scale, and the way that our current white-bad, black-good thinking affects both racial relations and individual whites.

    • sbuffalonative

      The black mans’ frank conversation about race is different from the white mans’ frank conversation on race.
      Blacks want whites to confess to being racists and being in conspiracy to oppress blacks. They won’t accept anything else. Even if you get blacks to admit to the problems in their own community, they’ll say they’re the result of racial oppression (poverty, legacy of slavery, discrimination, red lining, etc.).
      They have their universal trump card, racism, do dismiss criticism and deflect personal responsibility.

      You can’t win so it’s pointless trying.

  • OBSERVER

    I read the article.

    It was extremely mild and never did get to any facts, such as I.Q., lack of Fathers, etc.

    IT was your typical liberal Kumbaya story. And Whites get attacked for that?