Gene Demby appears in the following:
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Relisha Rudd went missing last month from a Washington, D.C., homeless shelter. Police are now describing the search for the 8-year-old as a "recovery operation."
Thursday, March 27, 2014
On one of the oldest, thorniest questions in college sports — should student-athletes be paid? — white people are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea, while a majority of people of color support it.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Daniel Snyder has insisted he won't change his NFL team's name, but he announced a new foundation to benefit Native American communities. For critics of the team's name, the move is a distraction.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is everywhere these days. And his current stature is remarkable, in part because he's a black astrophysicist — seemingly as elusive a phenomenon as the Higgs boson.
Friday, March 21, 2014
A new study shows that black students are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school — and that gap begins before grade school.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
The influential classic arcade game is a reminder of how broadly stereotypical so many of the now-iconic characters were.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Martin's earlier departure from Miami prompted an in-depth investigation of the Dolphins by the NFL.