Being White in Philly
Posted on: 03/30/2013 09:38 PM

Our public discourse ignores the fact that race—particularly in a place like Philadelphia—is also an issue for white people. Though white people never talk about it.

Being White in Philly was published in the daily magazine, Philadelphia, and dared to address the discomforts of race relations from honest perspectives of white people. The writer, Robert Huber, related conversations with other whites about black crime and white hypersensitivity. In so doing he exposed the bare-bone reality of living in the midst of black crime.

Like Derbyshire before him, Huber was promptly scolded and demonized for daring to set foot off the plantation where the minds of white folks are chained to obligations to fit the cultural Marxist mold. Huber's crime more substantial because he is a credible and respected writer.

That worries cultural Marxism.

Being White in Philly

If the likes of Huber and Derbyshire continue to get away with bouts of abject honesty, other mainstream whites may be inclined to flee the plantation. That, of course, is not acceptable. And so they take their lashings in the public square, a painful warning to the rest of us to keep our heads stuck in the sands of white privilege and political correctness.

Here's the article. And of course pass it on.

My younger son goes to Temple, where he’s a sophomore. This year he’s living in an apartment with two friends at 19th and Diamond, just a few blocks from campus. It’s a dangerous neighborhood. Whenever I go see Nick, I get antsy and wonder what I was thinking, allowing him to rent there. One day, before I pick him up for lunch, I stop to talk to a cop who’s parked a block away from Nick’s apartment. “Is he already enrolled for classes?” the cop says when I point out where my son lives. Well, given that it’s December, I think so. But his message is clear: Bad idea, this neighborhood. A lot of burglaries and robberies. Temple students are prime prey, the cop says.


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