Gene Demby appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Lawmakers are threatening to shut down troubled South Carolina State University. Alumni have filed a lawsuit over illegal discrimination to try to save it.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
A new study says that there's little evidence that record levels of mass incarceration have contributed much to a decades-long decline in crime rates.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
A recent report found that blacks are already more likely to face that charge than whites, raising questions of abuse.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Parents and students say the teachers were fired for teaching black history. The NAACP says otherwise.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Jonathan Chait's essay on a pervasive dangerous online culture of political correctness nearly broke the Internet. So does the science back him up?
Thursday, January 29, 2015
In a widely circulated piece, Chenjerai Kumanyika, who is black, wonders if he has to sound "white" to make it on public radio. We're taking the conversation to Twitter tonight. Join us:#PubRadioVoice
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children have feuded bitterly over his legacy for years. They're often criticized, but some believe their desire to tightly control their father's estate is fair.
Friday, January 16, 2015
The New York Times is trying to find out more about a 1956 photo taken by Gordon Parks in Atlanta. The paper is turning to its readership for clues about the women captured.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we're seeing an old debate about the rules of humor that seem to be in opposition. One side says nothing is sacred. The other maintains a right to offense.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
As the year winds down, Code Switch is taking a step back to pay tribute to some important — but perhaps forgotten — stories about race and sports.
Monday, December 15, 2014
In Part 2 of a roundtable on the Podcast Everyone's Talking About, Code Switch's Gene Demby says that a lot of Serial's themes echo news stories that focus attention on how our justice system works.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Alan Cheuse reviews "The Strange Library" by Haruki Murakami.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Among the thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the police killings of unarmed black men on Saturday was a generational divide that sometimes became contentious.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A quick look at the post-Ferguson headlines shows how different ideas meant to reduce violent police encounters have come into vogue before being discarded just as quickly.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The developers of the video game Never Alone hope it can teach people about Native Alaskan folklore and traditions while still being fun to play.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
For better or worse, biopics — those big, sweeping epics about the life of a Very Important Person — have been reliable vehicles for actors of color to establish their mainstream actor bona fides.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Ku Klux Klan groups are diversifying their aims and marketing themselves to people of color. But these moves aren't new: The Klan has long tried to position itself as a mainstream civic organization.
Friday, November 07, 2014
The way terms for different groups of people fall in and out of fashion — "Negroes," "minorities," "visible minority ethnics" — reveals how our attitudes about each other influence our words.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We've rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Dear White People, a much-hyped indie film about the racial politics at a fictional university, is in theaters now. But these video promos for it might be better than the movie.