Gene Demby appears in the following:
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.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
The nation saw an alarming surge in homicides in 2015 — driven largely by hundreds more homicides of black men, who tend to be treated more as perpetrators of violence than as its most likely victims.
Friday, September 23, 2016
A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The activist Marc Lamont Hill argues that America needs to end its prison system. With crime at all-time lows, he might sway people of color who've long called for harsher punishment for lawbreakers.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture: Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The tennis player won first Olympic gold medal in Puerto Rico's history — and underlined the political tensions in its nebulous status as neither a sovereign nation or an American state.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
A new study from Pew found that while people of color regularly see and share content on social media about race, white people rarely do.