Gene Demby

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Why The KKK Is Reaching Out Beyond White Folks

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.


Why We Have So Many Terms For 'People Of Color'

Friday, November 07, 2014

The way terms for different groups of people fall in and out of fashion โ€” "Negroes," "minorities," "visible minority ethnics" โ€” reveals how our attitudes about each other influence our words.


The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World

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.


Tips For Avoiding Racial Missteps From The Makers Of 'Dear White People'

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.


Watch A Trailer For 'R.E.M. By MTV'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MTV premiered R.E.M.'s first music video in the summer of 1981. On Nov. 24, the network will release REMTV, a six-DVD set that includes live performances, television interviews, and a new documentary.


Apps Make Googly Eyes At Riders Tired Of Being Snubbed By Cabbies

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have put a serious dent in the traditional taxi market and are pitching themselves as alternatives to traditional taxis that often pass by passengers of color.


Videos Of Deadly Police Encounters Grab The Media Spotlight, But Why?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Several recent incidents of black men being shot by police have sparked national news coverage and policy debates. We examine what forces in the media and society are fueling this level of attention.


Black Women's Groups Meet With NFL On Domestic Violence

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Several civic leaders criticized the NFL's response to news about players involved in domestic violence, saying that black women weren't represented among the groups consulted by the league.


Muslims In Minnesota Weigh Whether To Expel Or Engage At-Risk Youth

Friday, October 03, 2014

After several young people left to join ISIS, leaders are considering which approach to take with marginalized youth. Boston's experience with the marathon bombing suspects may be instructive.


Marriage Rates Are Falling, And For Some Faster Than Others

Friday, September 26, 2014

The share of Americans older than 25 who have never been married keeps getting larger. That cohort is growing much faster for black people, even as many say they want to marry one day.


The Pre-Huxtable Golden Age Of The Black Family Sitcom

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ten years before the premiere of The Cosby Show, three sitcoms with African-American casts were among the 10 most-watched shows on television. How will ethnically diverse sitcoms fare today?


Bill Cosby's Huge, Complicated Post-'Cosby Show' Legacy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A roundup of some notable profiles of Bill Cosby's life after Cliff Huxtable.


Why 'Is Corporal Punishment Abuse?' Is Such A Loaded Question

Friday, September 19, 2014

An NFL star's indictment on child abuse charges has reignited a national debate about parents using corporal punishment. But how people feel about this issue is tied to some very personal questions.


Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?


Sagging Pants And The Long History Of 'Dangerous' Street Fashion

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For adults, "sagging" has long been a marker of slovenliness or something more sinister. But the style might just be the latest iteration of fashion freighted with some old anxieties.


What Does It Mean To Prevent 'The Next Michael Brown'?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The coverage around the shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer in Missouri has followed a familiar trajectory, and it doesn't let us wrestle with the larger issues that swirl around it.


Which Outlets Aren't Calling The Redskins 'The Redskins'? A Short History

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Washington Post, the Redskins hometown paper, is now the latest big media outlet to stop using the NFL team's name. It's a stance newspapers and writers have been taking going back to the '90s.


The Sleepy Road Near Our National Conversation On Race

Thursday, August 21, 2014

National media attention for much of the past two weeks has been focused on a small stretch of West Florissant Avenue. A little over a mile away is South Florissant Road, which has been much quieter.


In Ferguson, Mo., A City Meets The Spotlight

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

To locals, Ferguson is part of St. Louis, not a separate place. And as residents wonder whether or when their lives will return to normal, the question remains: What will they do after it does?


Buffalo Abandoned Homes Selling For $1

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Instead of tearing the homes down, city officials are selling them for $1, as part of the "Urban Homestead Program."

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