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Human Relations Commission disappointed with "Being White in Philly" article

And some people say we don't talk enough about race.

Human Relations Commission disappointed with "Being White in Philly" article

Philadelphia Magazine´s March cover story, "Being White in Philly," has received an immense amount of criticism and backlash from readers and the national media.
Philadelphia Magazine's March cover story, "Being White in Philly," has received an immense amount of criticism and backlash from readers and the national media.

And some people say we don't talk enough about race. Five years ago today, Pres. Obama gave his famous speech on the topic at the National Constitution Center. 

Tonight, the Consitution Center will be host a panel discussion on race, that was prompted by Philadelphia Magazine's controversial March cover story called, "Being White in Philly."

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission has sent a letter to Tom McGrath, editor of Philadelphia Magazine, expressing concern about the piece and invited McGrath and his colleagues to attend the commission's next public meeting on April 18 to be held in the Fairmount/Brewerytown area of the city. No location has been determined as of yet.

"Like the mayor and a multitude of other community and faith-based leaders, the PCHR finds the the article's hyperbolic rhetoric serves little to no useful purpose except to offend the city's African American community at large," Rue Landau said in a letter to McGrath. Read the full letter here.

Jenice Armstrong Daily News Columnist
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