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‘Being White’ story draws backlash

(NNPA) The hot button topic of race became a subject of hot debate this week in Philadelphia, with the article “Being White in Philly” by Philadelphia Magazine’s writer-at-large Robert Huber. The story, told solely from a white point of view, immediately drew a firestorm of complaints, especially when the magazine’s editor Tom McGrath wrote, “Indeed, among our discussions was a debate about whether we — a magazine with exactly zero people of color on its full-time editorial staff – even had license to report and write on such a sensitive topic.”

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