Philadelphia Magazine hoped to launch a conversation about race when it published its March cover story, "Being White in Philly."
On Monday, March 18, Philly Mag will host a discussion called "Can We Talk About Race?" - although I'm sure it will wind up being a discussion about the magazine piece - at the National Constitution Center. The event is free and open to the public, but spots are limited. To attend, click here to register online.
I'll be there. As a former staffer at the mag and current occasional freelancer for it, I feel a strong tie to the publication and to Bob Huber, author of "Being White in Philly." I am pretty heartbroken about the piece. I look forward to hearing what Bob and editor Tom McGrath have to say about it in a public forum.