Being White in Philly: Whites, race, class, and the things that never get said.
by Robert Huber, Published March 2013 in Philadelphia Magazine
“Everyone might have a race story, but few whites risk the third-rail danger of speaking publicly about race, given the long, troubled history of race relations in this country and even more so in this city. Race is only talked about in a sanitized form, when it’s talked about at all, with actual thoughts and feelings buried, which only ups the ante. Race remains the elephant in the room….”
Looking for something controversial to mull over? Here you go! Interested in other people’s reactions? There are plenty, starting with:
- Philly Mag’s “Being White in Philly” is Really Being Wrong in Philly
- The story is racist.
- Why We Wrote about Race
What do you think of the article or of the responses?
*Thanks to former Contemporary Racism student David Weiss for sharing this article.