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March 20, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.     RELATED STORIES Magazine staffer: The only black person in the room Mayor goes after Philadelphia Magazine over race article     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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March 20, 2013 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the second night in a row, the editor of Philadelphia Magazine and the author of its "Being White in Philly" cover story willingly endured a barrage of criticism and some harsh accusations about the controversial piece. Round Two delivered more punishment for editor Tom McGrath and writer Robert Huber as they faced the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists at a meeting Tuesday in Center City. A vice president of the association accused both men of being racists. They were subjected to mockery from some of the questioners and threatened with a boycott of the magazine's advertisers.
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March 21, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second night in a row, the editor of Philadelphia Magazine and the author of its "Being White in Philly" cover story willingly endured a barrage of criticism and some harsh accusations about the controversial piece. Round Two delivered more punishment for editor Tom McGrath and writer Robert Huber as they faced the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists at a meeting Tuesday at the offices of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com. A vice president of the association accused both men of being racists.
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March 20, 2013
By George Parry You have to admire the nerve of Robert Huber, the intrepid writer who dared to present a white perspective on Philadelphia race relations in this month's issue of Philadelphia Magazine. His article, "Being White in Philadelphia," explores white Philadelphians' attitudes about black residents and crime, asking what, if anything, they are allowed to say about these subjects in public. Apparently they'd better not say anything. At least that's the position taken by Mayor Nutter, who, having lost a battle with his inner Mussolini, has directed the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission to investigate and "rebuke" Huber and the magazine for raising these issues.
NEWS
March 22, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder was criticized early in the first Obama administration for calling this country a "nation of cowards" when it comes to discussing racism. Well, Holder might have been heartened this past week by the myriad conversations in this city concerning a controversial Philadelphia Magazine article titled "Being White in Philly. " It certainly got people talking. But whether the discussions will produce positive change or - like President Bill Clinton's National Conversation on Race - leave most people, black and white, unsatisfied is a question mark.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
TOM McGRATH, the editor of Philadelphia magazine, comes across as a nice enough guy. But watching him and writer Robert Huber at Monday's panel discussion on race at the National Constitution Center and at Tuesday night's meeting with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, they both came across as well-meaning, but out of touch. In fact, McGrath reminded me of the patriarch on PBS' "Downton Abbey," Robert Crawley. If you've watched this popular British drama, you know that Lord Crawley, portrayed by actor Hugh Bonneville, is a pleasant, kindhearted but ineffectual fellow who fails to grasp that the world around him has changed.
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March 17, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Nutter issued a scathing letter Friday calling Philadelphia Magazine's controversial "Being White in Philly" cover story a "pathetic, uninformed essay," and asking the city Human Relations Commission to consider a rebuke of the magazine and the article's author. Tom McGrath, the magazine's editor, fired back, accusing Nutter of "sophomoric statements" that suggested he is "more interested in scoring political points than having a serious conversation about race. " Rue Landau, the commission's executive director, replied to Nutter: "The commissioners and I share the concerns of the mayor regarding the racial insensitivity and perpetuation of harmful stereotypes portrayed in the Philadelphia Magazine piece.
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March 19, 2013 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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 he did not regret publishing the story. Huber told the packed auditorium of about 200 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.
NEWS
March 20, 2013
ATTENTION, Philadelphia-area school kids: Forget all the things you have learned in school about the First Amendment. This past week in Philadelphia we have learned some new ways of understanding freedom of speech. Mayor Nutter, labor union leaders and other public figures gave you some great examples to follow. Kids, the labor leaders and their followers have a dispute with the mayor over how much they should be paid for their jobs. Because of this, they feel that the First Amendment allows them to shout and use whistles to drown out the mayor's annual budget speech to all the citizens of Philadelphia from the chambers of Philadelphia City Council.
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March 22, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder was criticized early in the first Obama administration for calling this country a "nation of cowards" when it comes to discussing racism. Well, Holder might have been heartened this past week by the myriad conversations in this city concerning a controversial Philadelphia Magazine article titled "Being White in Philly. " It certainly got people talking. But whether the discussions will produce positive change or - like President Bill Clinton's National Conversation on Race - leave most people, black and white, unsatisfied is a question mark.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second night in a row, the editor of Philadelphia Magazine and the author of its "Being White in Philly" cover story willingly endured a barrage of criticism and some harsh accusations about the controversial piece. Round Two delivered more punishment for editor Tom McGrath and writer Robert Huber as they faced the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists at a meeting Tuesday at the offices of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com. A vice president of the association accused both men of being racists.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
TOM McGRATH, the editor of Philadelphia magazine, comes across as a nice enough guy. But watching him and writer Robert Huber at Monday's panel discussion on race at the National Constitution Center and at Tuesday night's meeting with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, they both came across as well-meaning, but out of touch. In fact, McGrath reminded me of the patriarch on PBS' "Downton Abbey," Robert Crawley. If you've watched this popular British drama, you know that Lord Crawley, portrayed by actor Hugh Bonneville, is a pleasant, kindhearted but ineffectual fellow who fails to grasp that the world around him has changed.
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the second night in a row, the editor of Philadelphia Magazine and the author of its "Being White in Philly" cover story willingly endured a barrage of criticism and some harsh accusations about the controversial piece. Round Two delivered more punishment for editor Tom McGrath and writer Robert Huber as they faced the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists at a meeting Tuesday in Center City. A vice president of the association accused both men of being racists. They were subjected to mockery from some of the questioners and threatened with a boycott of the magazine's advertisers.
NEWS
March 20, 2013
ATTENTION, Philadelphia-area school kids: Forget all the things you have learned in school about the First Amendment. This past week in Philadelphia we have learned some new ways of understanding freedom of speech. Mayor Nutter, labor union leaders and other public figures gave you some great examples to follow. Kids, the labor leaders and their followers have a dispute with the mayor over how much they should be paid for their jobs. Because of this, they feel that the First Amendment allows them to shout and use whistles to drown out the mayor's annual budget speech to all the citizens of Philadelphia from the chambers of Philadelphia City Council.
NEWS
March 20, 2013
By George Parry You have to admire the nerve of Robert Huber, the intrepid writer who dared to present a white perspective on Philadelphia race relations in this month's issue of Philadelphia Magazine. His article, "Being White in Philadelphia," explores white Philadelphians' attitudes about black residents and crime, asking what, if anything, they are allowed to say about these subjects in public. Apparently they'd better not say anything. At least that's the position taken by Mayor Nutter, who, having lost a battle with his inner Mussolini, has directed the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission to investigate and "rebuke" Huber and the magazine for raising these issues.
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.     RELATED STORIES Magazine staffer: The only black person in the room Mayor goes after Philadelphia Magazine over race article     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.
NEWS
March 19, 2013 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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 he did not regret publishing the story. Huber told the packed auditorium of about 200 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.
NEWS
March 17, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Nutter issued a scathing letter Friday calling Philadelphia Magazine's controversial "Being White in Philly" cover story a "pathetic, uninformed essay," and asking the city Human Relations Commission to consider a rebuke of the magazine and the article's author. Tom McGrath, the magazine's editor, fired back, accusing Nutter of "sophomoric statements" that suggested he is "more interested in scoring political points than having a serious conversation about race. " Rue Landau, the commission's executive director, replied to Nutter: "The commissioners and I share the concerns of the mayor regarding the racial insensitivity and perpetuation of harmful stereotypes portrayed in the Philadelphia Magazine piece.
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