Gene Demby

Gene Demby appears in the following:

When Will We Stop Side-Eyeing Relatives Who Don't 'Match'?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

More and more Americans belong to multiracial, adoptive or blended families, but relatives who look different from each other still spur questions from strangers — and sometimes suspicion.


Roma Children Removals Make Us Wonder What Family Looks Like

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Some Roma children in Europe have been removed from their families recently because outsiders suspected the blond, blue-eyed children had been kidnapped. For Americans who grew up in multiracial, adoptive, or blended families, the stories give pause for thought.


Football Player Boycott At Grambling Highlights Budget Woes

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A boycott by student-athletes on the storied but struggling Grambling State football team has had consequences for other schools, including Jackson State, which is now suing over millions in lost revenue from a canceled game between the two teams.


Ask Me Anything: On Bluefield State, America's Whitest Black College

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Code Switch's Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby sat in at for an Ask Me Anything over at Reddit. They answered questions about their recent story on Bluefield State College, a historically black college that is now 90 percent white.


New York Man Killed By Attacker In Possible Hate Crime

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The possibly disturbed attacker said he was going to "punch the next white person he saw," witnesses said.


The Internal Debates That We Don't See

Sunday, September 08, 2013

It might seem that members of minority groups never call out other members of the groups they belong to. But that's because we don't often hear each other's conversations.


Who Can Use The N-Word? That's The Wrong Question

Friday, September 06, 2013

Is there a double-standard around who gets to use loaded terms about race? Code Switch's Gene Demby argues that there are no rules. There's only context and consequence.


College Enrollment Drops Overall, But Spikes Among Latinos

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The number of Latinos enrolled in college has hit an all-time high, and it's part of a years-long trend.


Jury Says You Can't Say That Word. Period.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

A federal judge in New York has ordered a black supervisor to pay $250,000 for using a slur against a black employee.


Why Did Dave Chappelle Walk Offstage Last Night?

Friday, August 30, 2013

The mercurial comedian's comeback has been hotly anticipated, but a performance Thursday night in Connecticut went off the rails.


About This Miley Cyrus Business ...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A roundup of some of the smartest and most-discussed takes of Miley Cyrus' racy, race-y performance at last Sunday's MTV's Video Music Awards.


Commemorating A March Of Young People, Sans Young People

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday's remembrance of the March on Washington felt like a valediction for an aging generation.


What The March On Washington Called For, And What We Got

Saturday, August 24, 2013

It was called "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." So what effects did the historic rally have on employment in the United States?


The Dream 9 Pushes The Envelope (And Their Allies' Buttons)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Like protesters in so many social movements, a group of young immigration activists must try to move the conversation without going too far.


Hip-Hop Enters Middle Age

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

This week was the 40th anniversary of hip-hop's creation, and many of its most important practitioners are entering middle age, too.


Read The Most Important Bits From NYC's Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The federal judge in New York City's closely watched stop-and-frisk trial issued a pointed ruling that alluded to police whistle-blowers, academic research and the Trayvon Martin case.


For a Stop-And-Frisk Plaintiff, A 'Heartbreaking' Birthday

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nicholas Peart, one of the plaintiff's in New York City's stop-and-frisk case, told StoryCorps about the first time he was stopped and searched by the police.


How Would You Kill The N-Word?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Every time a controversy involving the slur bubbles up, someone calls for a ban on it. But would that even work?


Some Of My Best Friends Aren't Black Or Brown Or Asian...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A new poll showed that many Americans still don't have any friends of another race.


The Racial Backdrop Of The Tawana Brawley Case

Monday, August 05, 2013

The bizarre Tawana Brawley case unfolded in a New York City riven by crime and racial animus.