Gene Demby appears in the following:
Friday, January 29, 2016
You won't have any thoughts about the rapper's new song about racial inequality, and his place as a white dude in hip-hop, that you didn't have before, in part because he plays it so safe.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
An essay in The Atlantic says TV shows and movies with ethnically diverse casts that ignore race miss out on some rich storytelling opportunities.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
When NPR's Steve Inskeep sat down with President Obama for his year end interview, the president said he is optimistic about where the country is heading. We explore the topic further.
Friday, December 18, 2015
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about his recent article, "The Long, Necessary History of 'Whiny' Black Protesters At College."
Thursday, December 17, 2015
To many, the explosion of campus protests across the country sounded like griping from coddled, entitled young people. But these student demands are hardly new, even if campus dynamics have changed.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The Missouri football team's role in the protests on their campus rests against an important shift in the way student-athletes think about the relationship between themselves and their schools.
Monday, November 09, 2015
A new interactive graphic from the Census Bureau reveals that no two surveys have ever had the same set of options for choosing one's race.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
If CEOs are hearing the recent critiques of diversity initiatives — and don't want to be That Guy — here are a few prescriptions on how to do better.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Two new essays explore a subject we're fascinated with here at Code Switch — how people navigate public spaces awash in images they deplore in order to make community and belong.
Friday, October 02, 2015
The soapy Fox drama worked in a pointed critique about the criminal justice system in a recent episode — an anomaly in prime time, where bad actions are invariably the work of a few bad apples.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
This year's Emmy broadcast highlighted some big demographic and technological shifts staring everyone in the face — and encapsulated how much the centers of gravity in the TV landscape had shifted.
Monday, September 14, 2015
The fight over a closure of a struggling public high school in Chicago raises questions about what's disrupted and upended when a community loses one of its central institutions.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
As calls for newsroom diversity get louder, we might do well to consider that black reporters covering race and policing literally have skin in the game.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wyatt Cenac's much-publicized confrontation with Jon Stewart says a lot about the pitfalls of being The Only One In The Room. But turns out there's some interesting social science behind it, too.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Alyssa Rosenberg of The Washington Post suggests a compromise on displaying the Confederate battle flag: acknowledging that it can hold private meaning, which means displaying it only in private.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
There's no handbook for what to do with cherished personal memories that are all wrapped up in racist icons — like the Confederate flag and the name of Washington's football team.
Friday, June 26, 2015
For lots of black folks in the South, living amid emblems of the Old South involves some complicated mental gymnastics.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Dylann Roof, the white man accused of the deadly church shooting, is 21-- making him a millennial. That generation is often pointed to as a harbinger of U.S. future racial diversity and tolerance.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Of course, most young people will never commit a hate crime. But the misperception that they're largely free of racial animus stubbornly lives on, and that's dangerous in itself.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Thousands of people used the Twitter hashtag #AskRachel to joke that Rachel Dolezal was successful in her racial subterfuge because she'd been insufficiently vetted by members of the black community.