Gene Demby

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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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Code Switch Roundup: On Race, Policing And Ferguson

Saturday, August 16, 2014

After the shooting death of an unarmed teen, the town of Ferguson, Mo., has become the focus of national debates about race and the militarization of local police departments.


For People Of Color, Relationships With Police Are Complicated

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tensions in Ferguson, Mo., have become a flashpoint in an ongoing national conversation about race and police tactics. Depending on their race, people may have different relationships with police.


'Are You, Like, African-AMERICAN Or AFRICAN-American?'

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Black people who are more recent immigrants to the United States are often seen very differently than are blacks who are native-born — as reactions to a recent speech from President Obama remind us.


Art From Death: Taxidermy As A Creative Hobby

Saturday, August 09, 2014

From DIY stuffing kits to workshops and homemade skull jewelry, this old craft is getting a revival from the hands of artists, designers and newcomers determined to make stuffing the dead trendy.


In Chicago, Neighborhoods That Are More Black Don't Gentrify

Friday, August 08, 2014

A recent study reviewed places in Chicago that seemed to be undergoing gentrification two decades ago and found that the process had slowed or stopped for those that were at least 40 percent black.


A State Court Says Rap Lyrics Can't Be Used As Evidence In A Criminal Trial

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Code Switch recently wrote about the practice of using violent hip-hop lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Now a New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled on that very issue.


What We See In The Eric Garner Video, And What We Don't

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Once again, an unarmed black man has died in a confrontation with police. This time the clash was captured on video. You'd think that might make everything clearer. You'd be wrong.


Code Switch Roundup: Big Stories On Race And Criminal Justice

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A study finds widespread abuses by cops in one big city, a video of a deadly encounter with the NYPD goes viral, and an investigation finds federal agents target minorities in "fake" drug stings.


Americans Really Like Jews. Muslims And Atheists? Not So Much.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A new Pew poll asked how warmly respondents felt toward people of varying religious groups. The answers varied with race, age and political leanings — and not all the feelings were mutual.


Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Researchers who looked at two years of records from the Manhattan district attorney's office found that race was a significant factor in determining how prosecutors resolved cases.


The George Zimmerman Trial, One Year Later

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The trial in the killing of Trayvon Martin became a flashpoint for conversations about race, class and gun laws. Here's what's happened to some of the most-discussed topics from the trial since.


Kerry Cites Progress In Iran Nuclear Talks But Says Gaps Remain

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The U.S. secretary of state said he would consult with President Obama on a way forward ahead of a July 20 deadline. Meanwhile, Iran is showing some flexibility on its nuclear program.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.


Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Recent incidents of customers being denied access to nightspots in Minneapolis and Austin have sparked conversation anew about the meaning and intent behind dress codes.


The Elusive Dave Chappelle Re-Emerges, But For How Long?

Friday, June 27, 2014

The comedy superstar has been headlining a series of sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall. His routine was a reminder of a singular perspective on race that vanished when he went on hiatus.


A Latino Political Machine Dawns In Harlem. (Well, Not Yet. Soon. Maybe)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Latinos — and Dominicans, particularly — are the majority in Rep. Charles Rangel's traditionally black Manhattan district. His defeat of Adriano Espaillat staves off their political ascendance. Again.


Some Of Us Sacrifice More To Stay In Home Sweet Home

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blacks and Latinos are much more likely to say housing prices have forced them to move to places where they felt less safe and had worse schools.


Cute Middle-Schoolers Make A Hit. Cue The Drama

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A crew of adorable school-age rappers who scored a viral hit in 2012 have a new song — and some obligatory drama over how the money from their music should be divvied up.


On The Census, Who Checks 'Hispanic,' Who Checks 'White,' And Why

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lots of people who said they were Hispanic on the 2000 Census who changed their answer on the race question in 2010. There are lots of possible reasons: history, geography — even the questionnaire.