This month’s Philadelphia Magazine cover reads very loudly.

The cover reads, “Being White In Philly,” a reference to the issue’s lead story on how white middle-class Philadelphia residents feel about issues of race, poverty and segregation. The article has been blastedon local Philadelphia city papers, blogs and social media for negatively portraying African-Americans.

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter recently called parts of the story “disgusting.”

The story’s writer, Bob Huber, spent several weeks in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philly talking to middle class white residents about how race “affects them.”

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    As someone who has spent most of her life being white in Philly, I kinda want to vomit.
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