Gene Demby appears in the following:
Monday, March 20, 2017
Raising the age of adult responsibility for crime is a heated issue in New York, which tries 16-year-olds as adults — and where nine in 10 youth held at Rikers' Island jail are black or Latino.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
This month brings us the latest remake of the iconic King Kong story. Considering the history of King Kong you might wonder if there's any way the movie can avoid racial tropes.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The ACLU says the city police's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutionally targets blacks and Latinos — another example of the fraught relationship between law enforcement and people of color there.
Friday, February 17, 2017
How the border wall might keep undocumented migrants in the country; a study measures the effects of voter ID laws on minority turnout; and what Bey's Grammy snubs illustrate about race and merit.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Data overwhelmingly confirm that black people are involved in and are victims of police-involved killings at greater proportions than any other racial group in the country. But there's a new twist.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
President Trump has taken a hard line against "sanctuary cities" that don't aid federal officials in deporting immigrants. But a new study shows that those cities have lower crime and unemployment.
Friday, January 20, 2017
For Obama, race shaped both support and dissent, exposed the constraints of his office, and made the whiteness at the center of American politics permanently visible.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Scathing federal reports on police abuses, new polls showing cops are divided on matters of race, and a controversial Justice Department nominee all raise the specter of more national rancor.
Monday, January 09, 2017
The man was held captive and beaten by four people who livestreamed the attack. He was white. His tormentors were black. Calling that a hate crime doesn't tell the whole story.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Two celebrities had an email exchange about race that seemed polite but was loaded with subtext. When the exchange became public, the conversation about who was wrong looked frustratingly familiar.
Friday, December 16, 2016
The story "The Holy City" tells itself, which sometimes emphasizes faith and forgiveness and underplays racism, now includes the conviction of Dylann Roof.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Here's hoping that the holiday provides the rare oasis from a year full of rancor and racial strife in our politics.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Casting racism as a moral failure has had the bizarre consequence of confounding the issue for many Americans. Can anything be called racist without controversy?
Friday, November 18, 2016
Someone suggested on last week's podcast that people of color should work to win over the hearts and minds of white people. Who, if anyone, might even be willing to do this?
Friday, November 11, 2016
Hate made intersectional, a woman who is a Muslim immigrant votes for Donald Trump, and an invitation to join in on the "fun" of racial pessimism.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Eight years ago, the future of race relations in America looked, well, hopeful. Today, it's a different picture. Where are we headed from here?
Friday, November 04, 2016
The 2016 election and white identity, the history of a controversial policing philosophy, Beyonce at the CMAs and remembering a salacious Detroit paper that both titillated and offended the powerful.
Friday, November 04, 2016
A study shows how discrimination in housing and transportation has replicated itself in the new "sharing economy" apps like Uber. And as with the old economy, bias is sometimes hard to see up close.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Marco Rubio gets a chilly reception in Orlando. A plan for a new Census category. A forgotten lynching in Los Angeles. And also 'coat-switching,' because that's apparently a thing.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Gene Demby thought a visit to Ghana for a wedding would be fun and uncomplicated, but it sent him down a road of introspection about black fatherhood and its connection to America's original sin.