Philadelphia Freedom“? Philadelphia will hold an urgent public meeting to discuss the most important issue in the city today (April 18).  It’s not crime, education, or urban blight–it’s the publication of Being White in Philly, [By Robert Huber, Philadelphia Magazine, March 2013] a magazine article that Mayor Michael Nutter doesn’t like.

For the past seven weeks, this almost comically cautious article touching on the liberal white experience in a crime-ridden black city has dominated the news in the City of Brotherly Love. Despite its milquetoast language, it has inadvertently shown just who wants to keep America a “nation of cowards” when it comes to discussing race.

Huber’s piece offered virtually no statistics about the almost-entirely black face of crime in Philadelphia. It relied on interviews with anonymous white Philadelphians too afraid to use their real names because of the totalitarian nature of the climate for racial discourse in America. But it still manages to convey the confused alienation of whites forced to watch the continuing collapse of the society they built.

Mayor Nutter, once a hero to Conservatism Inc. for calling out black flash mobs terrorizing Philadelphia’s streets, [Philadelphia mayor talks tough to black teenagers after ‘flash mobs’,  By Dave Boyer,  Washington Times,  August 8, 2011] has now called on the Orwellian-sounding “Human Rights Commission” to investigate the magazine for possible “incitement.”

In a letter to Rue Landau, [Email her] the executive director of the so-called Philadelphia Human Rights Commission, Mayor Nutter compared pointing out black failure to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater:

While I fully recognize that constitutional protections afforded the press are intended to protect the media from censorship by the government, the First Amendment, like other constitutional rights, is not an unfettered right, and notwithstanding the First Amendment, a publisher has a duty to the public to exercise its role in a responsible way. I ask the Commission to evaluate whether the “speech” employed in this essay is not the reckless equivalent of “shouting ‘fire!’ in a crowded theater,” its prejudiced, fact-challenged generalizations an incitement to extreme reaction. [PDF]

Philadelphia was the first city in the U.S. to establish a Human Rights Commission and it has become a model for the rest of the country. (They’re epidemic in Canada). They have now evolved into a kind of emotional Affirmative Action for non-whites in cities around the country.  For example, Commission’s take on the tiresome outbreaks of violence in Philadelphia’s public school: there has not been enough multicultural education!

Similarly, the Commission sees the publication of Being White in Philly as the problem—not the fear of crime and conflict that it describes.

With a veiled threat, the Commission intoned:

“They spoke for you. We want to hear from you. Philadelphia painted one picture of intergroup relations in your community.   We want to hear directly from you about intergroup relations in your diverse and changing community.”  [PDF of meeting announcement]

One would think that the article actually contained a forthright defense of white people’s right to exist and defend the communities they built.  Of course, Huber’s piece at Philadelphia magazine did nothing of the kind.

But Nutter’s extreme reaction over the muttering of the white kulaks conceals the darker reality of what is actually happening.

This is not the first time Philadelphia has chosen repression over truth when it comes to issues of race and crime. In 2002,’s James Fulford reported that the Philadelphia Daily News had published an article about murder suspects the police thought were hiding in the city.

Let’s call this one Being White in Philly 1.0. On its cover were mug shots of murderers; on the inside, were profiles of 27 suspects, with their photographs and descriptions of their crimes. Not one of the fugitives was a white male. (Wanted Pictures 12) Most were black, and a few were Hispanic or Asian.

Two of these suspects were quickly turned in. But the arrest of dangerous criminals was quickly overwhelmed by something far more important—the specter of “racism” and “insensitivity.” The airing of “hate facts” could not be tolerated. As the News sheepishly reported on itself:

Yesterday’s front-page story in the Daily News on Philadelphia fugitives wanted for murder elicited strong reaction from readers via phone, e-mail, fax and airwaves.

Among many others, Mary Mason, a well-known radio personality, was vocal with her critique.

“I’m not quarreling with the truthfulness of your story, but with the fact that it singles out, on a full page, a black man who allegedly killed Mr. Ludwig,” said Mason, of WHAT-AM.

Yesterday’s lead story on Page 3 featured a large sketch ofLester Lambert, an African-American suspected of the 1992 killing of Christian Ludwig, who is white.

Mason contended that police were looking more intensely for Lambert because he had killed a white man.

“The police don’t care about those other men, because most of them killed other black men,” Mason contended.

The race of all the victims of the 27 fugitives profiled in yesterday’s Daily News could not be determined.

Attorney Sharif Street, the mayor’s eldest son, said yesterday’s front page would make life tougher for every young, African-American male in Philadelphia.

“I’m not so much focused on the text of the story but more on the imagery of the front cover,” said Street, 28. “It damages the quality of life for the average male my age because it portrays us as the enemy of society.”

[Strong Reaction to People Paper Fugitive Cover, by Mark Angeles, Philadelphia Daily News, Aug. 23, 2002, p. 4]

And this portrayal was wrong? We only have to look at the ruin of cities like Camden, Newark, Detroit, Baltimore etc., to know the answer. But the facts don’t matter—within a week, Ellen Foley, the Managing Editor of the News, issued an apology to the black community.

To our readers: An apology

LAST WEEK’S controversial set of stories about suspected killers on the loose in Philadelphia yielded the arrest of two suspects this week – and much soul-searching in the Daily News newsroom.

We published those stories to help police and citizens rid city streets of murder suspects. And we are proud of the result.

We are just as proud of our journalists’ ability in the past few days to critique our efforts. We can always get better at what we do.

One unintended outcome of our coverage was a week’s worth of staff conversations, media interviews, phone calls and criticism. Through it all, Daily News staff members thoughtfully absorbed complaints from some African-Americans in Philadelphia who believe that our journalism was motivated by racial prejudice.

Every day, the Daily News publishes the equivalent of a short novel. And while we try our best to get it all perfect, we sometimes fail.

The cover of our paper last Thursday carried mugshots of 15 of 41 suspects. They were African-American, Hispanic or Asian. These 41 were identified by the Police Department’s Homicide Unit as suspects for whom murder warrants have been issued. There were no white people who were being sought for murder.

Would we do a story again about 41 fugitives wanted for murder by the Philadelphia Police Department?


Would we do it differently?


The front page photos from last Thursday sent the message to some readers that only black men commit murder. That was a mistake.

In addition, the stories didn’t address a key question: Why are there no white suspects on the loose? That also was a mistake.

Our first story should have looked harder at this question. The Daily News apologizes for the error. [p. 6]

So it was not black crime that outraged the black community. It was whites reporting on black crime.

Why are there no white suspects on the loose? Because one of the only crimes that white people commit in Philadelphia is daring to start a conversation on race.

Eric Holder, Obama’s Attorney General, famously said we are a “nation of cowards” when it comes to talking about race. Of course, this is the same Eric “My People” Holder who blasts the judicial system for not finding enough white criminals to prosecute. [Attorney General Eric Holder: Jail time for blacks is too long, By Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times, April 5, 2013]

But the real cowards in Philadelphia are obvious. The black leadership of the city would rather avoid the truth of black criminality and pin the blame on whites for noticing.

The reaction to the articles in 2002 and 2013 are just two incidents in a very long story. As urban centers collapse, anarcho-tyranny is implemented. Governments would rather crack down on serious discussion of political issues than fulfill their basic responsibilities.

Diversity isn’t strength.  It is weakness and repression.

So, Mayor Nutter and Attorney General Holder—who are the real cowards?

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  • sbuffalonative

    I’ve said it before. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t. When blacks say we need a conversation about race, what they really want is a confession of guilt.
    Buffalo has a “Commission on Citizens’ Rights and Community Relations”:
    It was rammed through by blacks during the last Charter revision. Blacks were convinced that “racism” permeated every aspect of the city, public and private, and they need a commission (Inquisition panel) to have the power to investigate every complaint (which they thought were going to be plentiful).
    It hasn’t worked out that way. There are few if any complaints ever made or even investigated. Blacks sometimes grumble that it’s only because it’s underfunded and ‘racism’ still prevents it from achieving its mission. (That, or there’s very little racism in Buffalo).

    • Secret Tribunal

      Now: Hate Crime conviction for being White and speaking about black crime, unless you blame White privilege.

      Soon: Hate Crime conviction for being White and not affirmatively choosing Diversity in all your personal and relationship decisions; White privilege will be redefined as a good thing as soon as it comes to mean “Whites’ exercising approved attitudes and exhibiting transformational behavior that transcends Whiteness through Diversity immersion.”

    • Comfortably Numb

      “That, or there’s very little racism in Buffalo.”

      There are plenty of racists in Buffalo – all of them black!

      • Anon12

        There are plenty of racists in Buffalo – all of them black!

        HOPEFULLY, there ARE thousands of Whites who are racists also. That is what we need more of, not less.

  • Gladys Barnett

    Wait. Attorney “Street” is the son of Mayor “Nutter”? Did the son not want the father’s name or did the father not want the son to use his name?

    • IstvanIN

      Son of former Mayor Street.

      • The__Bobster

        The strutting and preening George Jefferson wannabe.

    • Non Humans

      Must have assumed his down-lo partners family name.

  • khesanh67-68

    So it was not black crime that outraged the black community. It was whites reporting on black crime.
    Of course, blacks hate for Whites or anyone else to point speak the obvious about them. I remember, about a year ago, an Oriental woman in Brooklyn federal court said she didn’t want to be on a jury because she thought all blacks were guilty. Of course, there was a bit of an uproar, and she got booted off jury duty.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Sounds like a smart way to get out of jury duty. Those Orientals really are sharp!

      • Anon12

        If a White person was ALLOWED to say that, they would be brought up before the Racial Inquisition Council. You see, Orientals are one of the “protected” races in this insane nation of ours, so don’t be so quick to praise any of them. They do not like Whites either.

    • Anonymous

      A smart Lady. She was also right as rain.

      • plaintruthforidiots

        The phrase “right as rain” means you are no longer ill/injured, etc. after being ill. You don’t use it the way you just did. You could have put “right on the button” or something similar.

        • nobody

          Who cares? We all got the point.

  • bigone4u

    This is the best article I’ve ever seen because the totalitarian anti-freedom mindset of government is clearly on display. A “Human Rights Commission” clearly is the modern embodiment of the Thought Police, a government agency which can destroy you and take away your livelihood for having “incorrect” thoughts about race. I can only hope that there are some Philadelphia freedom fighters with the Spirit of ’76 in their bones. The most frightening thing is this infringement on our freedoms can only get worse.

    • The__Bobster

      It’s the Spanish Inquisition. It you ever say anything truthful about Philly groids, you will be raked over the coal by a panel of shrieking Nubian princesses.

      • bigone4u

        I realized that race lies are the norm in the MSM and elsewhere when the media constantly refer to Mrs. Obama as “beautiful.” I understand that it would be impolite to refer to her as “fat and ugly,” but the notion that I MUST refer to her as beautiful grates on me.

        • MBlanc46

          Fat? I’ve always thought that she was rather bony.

        • Bobby

          Yeah, I never could see it, the beauty thing. Maybe in a dark room, when I’m wearing sunglasses.

        • Anon12

          She reminds me of the Planet Of The Apes for some strange reason…are we allowed to say that? Probably not, since racial truths in our own land is verboten.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        ” Tembandumba, the Amazonian and cannibal queen of Congo, commanded that all male children, all twins, and all infants whose upper teeth appeared before their lower ones, should be killed by their own mothers. From their bodies an ointment should be made in the way which she would show. The female children should be reared and instructed in war; and male prisoners, before being killed and eaten, should be used for purposes of procreation, so that there might be no future lack of female warriors. Having concluded her harangue, with the publication of other laws of minor importance, this young woman seized her child which was feeding at her breast, flung him into a mortar, and pounded him to a pulp. She flung this into a large earthen pot, adding roots, leaves, and oils, and made the whole into an ointment, with which she rubbed herself before them all, telling them that this would render her invulnerable, and that now she could subdue the universe. Immediately her subjects, seized with a savage enthusiasm, massacred all their male children, and immense quantities of this human ointment were made. . . . It is clear enough that Tembandumba wished to found an empire of Amazons, such as we read of as existing among the Scythians, in the forests of South America, and in Central Africa. She not only enjoined the massacre of male children, she forbade the eating of woman’s flesh. But she had to conquer an instinct in order to carry out her views ; she fought against nature, and in time she was subdued.”

        Readers Savage Africa, page 292.

        Yet another gem from Hinton R. Helper’s “Of the Negroes in Negroland”…

        Ah those dusky seductresses…PUKE…

    • Nimadan

      “The Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment; they did not give us the courage to use it.” – Harold Covington

  • Philadelphia is the city where the Bill of Rights was passed by the first Congress and submitted to the state legislatures for ratification.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Isn’t it ironic don’t you think?

      -Alanis Morissette

      • And also, the WTC replacement in lower Manhattan will be called “Freedom Tower.” In a city where you have no freedom.

        To prove my point about having no freedom in New York, I dare you to stand around on some corner in the Upper East Side, with an AR-15 strapped to your back, a cigarette in your mouth, a 48 ounce sugary soda in one of your hands, and in your other hand, a sign that reads, “The Holocaust didn’t happen, but it should have.”

        You can count the seconds until you’re carted off to Riker’s Island.

        • Non Humans

          Whole Seconds?

        • Anon12

          One of your best posts! Congrats QD

  • Secret Tribunal

    How much longer will we have to wait before we see “Paul Kersey” on the SPLC 40 Under 40 Hate Watch list with real name, full bio, photos, family, friends, including work and home addresses?

    And what about Greg Johnson? How has he avoided the Diversity Inquisition?

    • Anon12

      The SPLC is run by you know who…the Hate Whitey club. They and others like them need to be disbanded and deported to their own land.

  • sickandtired

    What we are seeing there is typical behavior by the MAJORITY of black America. Instead of being thankful that they live in a country with so many opportunities for everyone, especially them. Are they really that thin skinned or do they just like to raise hell?

    Anyone who lives close to them know the score on who’s doing the crimes. You can get a police scanner where you live and listen to it any day of the week and any hour of the day, and MOST every call you hear will be from blacks.

    They are breaking this country with their overall irresponsibility. Look at the doctor in Philly that murdered all those babies….for 40 YEARS. He got away with it because the government agencies did not do their job/s, both local and federal. Why did they not do their job/s when the crimes this man committed were brought forth to them numerous times by numerous people. Would he have been treated different if he was a white abortionist? Why, hell yes.

    The racism in this country has just about reached the breaking point, and it’s the blacks that have brought it there. obama (lowercase on purpose to show my lack of respect) did nothing but embolden them. He could have had a great legacy of not only being the first non-white
    president, but he could have been a racial healer. Instead, he chose to do what the black thugs do….be a damn bully.

  • 1proactive2

    In the prison felon culture a man who won’t stand up for himself is labeled a “bitch”. This is the white guy will cower at every threat, and do the bidding of blacks who take turns to humiliate and degrade him for his lack of spine. The editor of the Philadelphia Magazine went before a group of “black journalists” among other black tribal leaders and begged forgiveness. He was their bitch.
    btw: I work in a state prison

  • APaige

    Attorney Sharif Street, the mayor’s eldest son:“I’m not so much focused on the text of the story but more on the imagery of the front cover,”. An attorney not focused on the text? So its not the truth that bothers blacks, but the image of the truth.

    • HamletsGhost

      Blacks aren’t big on the written word. Too much thinking involved.
      But pictures, oh yes, they read pictures all the time.

  • Jefferson

    I predict that in my lifetime Bantudelphia will go broke just like Detroit.

  • [Guest]

    Some things, such as what’s natural to the races, seem never to change.

    “The Philadelphia Negro” (1899), chapter 37: History of Negro Crime in the City—

    “From his earliest advent the Negro, as was natural, has figured largely in the criminal annals of Philadelphia.”

  • MBlanc46

    It’s the 11th commandment: Thou shalt not talk about black crime. And at the same time the black criminals are becoming ever more brazen with their knock-out games, “beat whitey days” at state fairs, and flash mobs. Something has got to give.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    No one makes me roll my eyes more than the writer of the article. I saw a video of him cowering like a little kid in trouble with a room full of blacks attacking him as a racist, a white supremacist, etc. They demanded that he tell them how many black interns he had. When he said 1 in 6 the crowd said “OOOH MA GODZ! HE IZ DEF RACIS!”. Little do youths know, 1 in 6 is 16.6% rounded to 17%.

    Blacks are only 14% of the population. If anything, 1 in 6 is slightly overrepresented for blacks. Yet they turn it around as if they are 50% of the population. Instead of pointing out these easy facts, the author promised he would hire more blacks for the sake of hiring more blacks. He gave in to their every demand instead of defending his stance. He represents why white america is seen as so weak and submissive. Please put me behind the podium…I will tell it to them straight. So sick of this BS. Just grow a pair and stick with how you really feel…don’t give in to the stupid racist labels.

  • Anonymous

    Check out this atrocity in Oakland. When is it going to stop? I know. This is from Stormfront. Whether you agree with their agenda is irrelevant. They report the truth.

    • MBlanc46

      There are atrocities like this everyday in towns and cities across the country. From knockout games, “beat whitey days” at state fairs, and flash mobs, to garden-variety violent crime like this one, the black underclass is becoming more and more of threat.

    • Anon12

      Yeah, we sure do have some trolls/infiltrators or enemies on here who LOVE to diss Stormfront, don’t we? I will wager not a single one has ever read the articles or the posts on SF to begin with! They just hate WN’s because they are pro-White….So what does that tell us about some of these fakers on here who who hate any truths from those who can tell it like it is? I read SF everyday because I find alot of truths and articles that I find nowhere else.

  • Room101

    The only way to identify who rules over you is to identify that which you cannot criticize.
    Voltaire pointed it out.

  • NWO Ad Hoc

    Negroid logic rules in negroid run controlled cities. Nutter is appropriately named and probably don’t even know what the word unfettered means when Obamatizing the 1st Amendment the same way Obama has done the 2nd Amendment and Amerika in general.

    Send them all back to Africa. Better yet get the funding to invent that time travel machine that Obama is deathly petrified of cutting funding for advanced scientific research at NASA and everywhere else that employs only white scientists.

    You see if time travel were invented as Einstein predicted then slavery would be abolished completely and have never existed meaning all Africans would still be back in Africa in squalor disease and poverty of unimaginable wretch never having known the enlightenment of the western European world that was only made possible by their elite white man eternal messiah savior whom they should all be on their hand and knees thanking and worshiping 24/7 for bringing them out of the evil darkness into the blessed light of whiteness much to the chagrin of the white race who got the raw end of the deal to say the least.

    Obama also is fully aware that if time travel is invented then his mixed mutt kind would not exist so this is of utmost concern and extremely worrisome to him with all other mixed unnatural white black mud race types for obvious reasons. Thus he will do everything possible to delay and cut funding for advancement using Einstein’s relativity and time warp theory.

    Taylor in his ignorance is exactly like those ignorant ones of less than a mere 120 yrs ago who laughed about white man inventing flight or the internal combustion engine or going to the moon or mars. Some still think it was all a hoax.

    Clearly time travel is just around the corner and Obama is doing his best to stop all advancement knowing it will be the completely erase his mixed race existence and prove he was not only a mistake but never existed. This will ensure the NWO purity of the 3 races post flood in Europe Asia and Africa that was supposed to be the final solution by the great scientist eye in the sky advanced celestial omnipotent omniscient mysterious unimaginable being called Creator.

    • Bull Connor

      We liberated them from the wretches of Africa!

  • If there’s a fire in a crowded theater, isn’t the duty of every reasonably intelligent person to bring it to the attention of those too engrossed in the movie that they don’t pay attention to their own well-being? Always counter liberal hysterics with facts. Cold hard facts that they can’t refute.

  • You can’t fix n*i66er.

    • ted turner


  • Bobby

    This is why, I have no great feeling of sympathy for the leftists back east, when all the crime, especially from foreigners, who we are endlessly told, are “just like you and me”, or after commiting another heinous crime, “they were just like assimilated Americans”,etc. Yeah, sure. Those leftists made their beds supporting unlimited immigration legal or illegal. Now they can “suck it up”.

  • Ken

    Were these bombers (black) ?
    I heard on the radio Obama said they were a couple of brothers?
    Obama was not available for comment as he was in the High Security Room going over Travel Brochures?

    • Gerónimo Anónimo

      No they were Chechens who are basically nothing more than Caucasus area ” youth” type thugs.

  • plaintruthforidiots

    ” its prejudiced, fact-challenged generalizations an incitement to extreme reaction.”

    The only “reaction” that whites want is SEPARATION. Which, of course, to non-whites, is “extreme”, since the last thing they want is to be forced to live around THEIR OWN KIND…

    “Oh, please don’t make me live around my own kind”, cry the pathetic non-white parasites…

  • anarchyst

    It’s long overdue to repeal ALL so-called “civil-rights (for some)” laws. All civil-rights (for some)” laws have done is destroy freedom of association and have made white males “third-class” citizens.
    Every ethnic group has organizations that exclude all others–except whites. As whites, we are not permitted to form institutions that promote our own interests–“civil-rights (for some)” laws do not permit it.
    A backlash is coming–it won’t be pretty, but is necessary. The best thing that could happen would be for all whites (white liberals excluded) to “go Galt” (look it up). When the economic engine grinds to a halt, the other “preferred” races will see what is happening when whites decide not to “go along”.
    A prime example of white genocide is taking place in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Once, the “breadbaskets” of the African continent, these two countries are being destroyed by black-rule. White farmers have been dispossessed of their land and are living in what amounts to “refugee camps” in their own country. So-called “affirmative action” rules exclude whites from ALL government positions.
    The same situation exists here in the USA–Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are not available for white-owned businesses. It helps to have a minority female (a two-fer) apply for an SBA loan. Being of foreign extraction also helps (a three-fer).
    Our esteemed “attorney-general” eric holder has declared that “civil-rights (for some)” laws and “protections” DO NOT APPLY TO WHITES. Google Channon and Newsome murders to see how “civil-rights (for some)” laws work against white Americans.
    Us whites have been effectively disenfranchised in our own country THAT WE BUILT.
    The U S government will not accord “refugee status” to any African whites, despite clear evidence of persecution in their home countries. Of course, our government welcomes black somalian savages (and others) with open arms.

    • Gerónimo Anónimo

      Aren’t those two Mayates getting a new trial due to the judge during the first being addicted to Rx drugs, as if his problem changed the facts of the case.

      • anarchyst

        Sad to say, yes, they are getting new trials. They are probably looked up to as “heroes” in the black community and in the “corrections” system. . .