Gene Demby appears in the following:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The classic tale of the Monster resurrected from the dead gets a new treatment in Victor LaValle's new limited-series comic.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Bill Cosby's tarnished legacy is a complicated one for African-Americans, but he opened doors for black people that remain open.
Monday, June 12, 2017
The few, tepid defenses of Bill Cosby during his criminal trial for sexual assault are an illustration of just how much his influence as Black America's emissary to the wider world has waned.
Monday, May 22, 2017
In the new TNT docu-series about race, the former NBA star is mostly indifferent to the broader context of the discussions he's wading into — and to the limits of trying to "start a dialogue."
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
A new study finds that the neighborhood where children in public housing live impacts their life outcomes in more significant ways than race does.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Social media outcry over a spate of missing persons cases involving black and Latina girls raised old concerns about whether such cases involving white women are more likely to receive news coverage.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Gene Demby and guest host Glen Weldon (our play cousin from Pop Culture Happy Hour) explore how comics are used as spaces for mapping race and identity.
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?