Philly Mag to Host Discussion on Race at the Constitution Center

Following the publication of this month’s cover story “Being White in Philly,” Editor-in-Chief Tom McGrath will moderate a panel discussion called “Can We Talk About Race?” Monday evening at the National Constitution Center. Alongside Tom will be the story’s author, Bob Huber, and Dr. Walter Palmer, director of the Palmer Institute and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s urban studies program. A town hall discussion will follow the panel, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are recommended.

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  • Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg

    Hopefully you answer the age old question of “What the hell is wrong with (black/latino/Asian/Jewish/American) people?” Kudos to Philly Mag: it’s about time someone stood up for the poor/downtrodden angry, white-middle-class-Christian men!

  • BEAM

    Kudos to Philly Mag for even daring to talk about this.

  • Carol D. Tart

    Interesting that the discussion is being held on the 5th Anniversary of Candidate Obama’s speech on RACE at the National Constitution Center in 2008. Hmmmm?

  • Raydonn

    Gosh, you mean the Emperor DOESN’T have a lovely new set of clothes?

  • sharon Rock

    This article is non sense and if you feel like you gotta be extra friendly or extra kinder to someone because of their race then the problem is with you sir. Now you see how it feels when a young african american person is walking down the street and a white woman clutches her purse for no reason, thieves come in all colors! And as far a the teacher that teaches in middle school he better pray a crazy mixed up white kid doesnt shoot the place up! I’m tellilng you the same thing I tell my white co-workers: african americans have the same problems whites do. we worry about getting robbed or treated poorly too! I’ve been around ignorant white people and ignorant black people. It all starts from how you were raised. If your son chose to live in that neighborhood then so be it! you think a black college student wouldnt have the same worries?? A thief is a thief is a thief! I guess your next article should be about why are white kids shooting at schools and killing their parents? Why dont you research that! Stop looking for bad things to happen sir your son will be fine. You have to trust, as I’m trusting that my niece will be fine attending school in Maryland.

    Sharon R.