Gene Demby appears in the following:
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.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown sparked nationwide protests and a new generation of activism. We look at how Ferguson changed the conversation and the coverage about policing in America.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby sit down with Pilar Marrero of La Opinión and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post to see how they balance real talk and staying fair during the Summer of Trump.
Friday, July 22, 2016
More people have been Googling the term "white people" recently, perhaps prompted by this election cycle's racial issues. But we're trying to figure out a couple of other spikes over time.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A new study looks at the link between racial bias and the Tea Party. Researchers found that people who looked at images of Barack Obama that were edited to make his skin look darker were more likely to express support for the Tea Party.
Friday, July 08, 2016
NPR correspondents talk about the aftermath and response to a deadly attack on Dallas police officers, including a statement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Also heard: a pastor and a police chief.