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Nutter Calls Magazine Article 'Disgusting,' Wants Investigation

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PHILADELPHIA -

We first told you about the controversial article "Being White in Philly" published in Philadelphia Magazine a couple of weeks ago.

Now, Mayor Michael Nutter is calling that article's tone quote "disgusting" and calling for an investigation.

The story features a ton of interviews with anonymous white residents living in different parts of the city who talk about their interactions with African-Americans.

Nutter says the article's tone is "disgusting," and he has asked the human relations commission to look into some of the race-related concerns in the article.

Philadelphia Magazine Editor Tom McGrath said Nutter is entitled to think and say what he wants, and the need to have a deeper discussion about race in the city is why they ran the story in the first place.

Many African-Americans in Philadelphia have accused the author of the piece and the magazine of "race baiting."

But McGrath says the story is "fair."

You can watch our prior "Race in America" segment on the magazine article, which McGrath took part in, by clicking here.

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