Gene Demby

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In Historic First, Native American Brothers Win Lacrosse Trophy

Friday, May 30, 2014

Despite the sport's Native American roots, a Native had never won the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse's highest honor — until Thursday. Miles and Lyle Thompson became its first co-winners.


In College Lacrosse, Two Brothers Flirt With Making History

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Miles and Lyle Thompson are finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse's highest honor. Either would be the first Native to win it — an irony for a sport created by Natives.


The Desire For A Reckoning Meets The Wish For A Reset

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A recent, much-buzzed-about Atlantic essay making the case for reparations carries an implicit argument against another popular idea: that the best way forward on race is to start over.


How To Tell Who Hasn't Read The New 'Atlantic' Cover Story

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates' essay about the case for reparations is starting to garner buzz. Here are three ways to figure out whether that person posting about it on Facebook has actually read it.

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Macklemore Plays Dress-Up And Lands In Hot Water

Monday, May 19, 2014

Macklemore, the rapper who was the peg for numerous pieces on racial appropriation last year, caused a stir this weekend when images of him as what appeared to be a Jewish caricature hit social media.


A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

Thursday, May 15, 2014

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.


Young People Want Equality But Struggle To Discuss Bias

Thursday, May 15, 2014

MTV surveyed 3,000 young people and found that they believe in the importance of equality. But it also found that they grew up not discussing racial issues, making for some complicated responses.


Donald Sterling Says He Isn't A Racist. Is Anyone?

Monday, May 12, 2014

The owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, who is in trouble for comments he made about black people, told CNN that he's not a racist. Who, if anyone, might qualify?


After 6 Decades, 'Jet' Magazine Decides To Go All-Digital

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The digest of black life is ending its print offerings after more than 60 years. The once-influential publication was an oddity: both ubiquitous and easily overlooked.


European Soccer Tackles Racism But Slips On A Banana Peel

Thursday, May 01, 2014

European soccer fans often yell racist taunts and throw bananas at opposing players. That's not new. What is new is how one black player, Dani Alves, reacted.


How Donald Sterling Violated The NBA's Unspoken Social Contract

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The contrast between the racial makeup of the league's ownership class and its players usually goes unmentioned. But the Donald Sterling fracas has pushed that not-quite-subtext to the fore.


For Donald Sterling, A Spotty Reputation Further Tarnished

Monday, April 28, 2014

The owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers is at the center of a scandal over racist comments attributed to him in a recording. The episode shines a light on his previous racial controversies.


What Exactly Qualifies As 'Racist,' Anyway?

Friday, April 25, 2014

A Nevada rancher and conservative cause célèbre said he thought black people would be better off if they were still slaves. He later denied that he's racist.


Two Justices Debate The Doctrine Of Colorblindness

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In their opinions Monday in a big affirmative action case, two Supreme Court justices sparred over the idea of "colorblindness" — the notion that the consideration of race foments racial division.


The Golden Arch Of The Universe Is Long ...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Travel with us on our journey through vintage McDonald's ads, as we take note of what has and hasn't changed in the art of selling burgers to brown people.


Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.


Sometimes Getting Along Comes Down To How You Say 'Gravy'

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A recent study on immigrant job-seekers in the United Kingdom reminds us again of the importance of code-switching: Unwritten cultural codes in conversation can have far-reaching impacts.


Step Behind Closed Doors And Into The LBJ Library's Time Machine

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library runs an online archive with a trove of civil rights memorabilia, including handwritten notes about Thurgood Marshall and a private letter from Jackie Robinson.


How Stereotypes Explain Everything And Nothing At All

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The early days of college hoops were dominated by flashy players who were thought to be naturally suited for the game and who saw the sport as their way out of the ghetto. They're not who you suspect.


Why Aren't Asian-Americans Getting Their 'One Shining Moment'?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

There were more than 5,000 Division I men's basketball players last year, according to the NCAA. Only 15 were Asian-American. What accounts for the hugeness of that disparity?