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Gene Demby

Gene Demby appears in the following:

What Do We Do About America's Racial Wealth Gap?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A sobering new study shows that the disparity in wealth between whites and people of color has grown since the recession began.

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Race And America's Prisons: It's Complicated

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Code Switch team rounds up recent news about race and our prison system, and finds a complicated picture about incarceration.

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A Family's Agony Intersects With A National Tragedy

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Authorities have identified the body of Sunil Tripathi, a missing Brown University student who was erroneously implicated on social media in the Boston Marathon attacks.

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Why Does Wisconsin Lock Up More Black Men Than Any Other State?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wisconsin's incarceration rate for black men is nearly twice the national average, according to a new study.

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Ethnicity, Religion And The Tsarnaev Brothers

Monday, April 22, 2013

Much of the chatter around the Boston Marathon bombings has been concerned with the Tsarnaev brothers ethnic background and its possible implications.

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When Audiences Go To The Movies Out Of Moral Obligation

Friday, April 19, 2013

Community groups rally around movies like '42' to prove to studios that a market exists for big-budget films with black leads. But does this approach work?

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Blogger ProFile: 'Man Improbably Lands Dream Job, Spends Entire Salary on Ice Cream'

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We're pleased to introduce you to Gene Demby. You're going to be reading and hearing a lot from him, so get know the Code Switch blog host a little.

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Repealing Law In 'Baby Veronica' Case Would Be 'Tragic,' Says Author

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Former South Dakota Sen. James Abourezk drafted the law, meant to prevent Native American children from being removed from their homes by the state. The law is at the center of an emotional child custody case in front of the Supreme Court.

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Unauthorized Latino Migrants Are Optimistic About Immigration Reform, Poll Finds

Monday, April 15, 2013

A new poll of undocumented Latino immigrants found that most are optimistic that the nation's immigration laws will be changed.

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When Our Kids Own America

Monday, April 15, 2013

America's seismic demographic shift is upending life in our suburbs, cities and our popular culture. So why are we still clinging to the same stories to make sense of these changes?

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NPR Team Covers Race, Ethnicity And Culture

Monday, April 15, 2013

NPR this week is introducing a new team that will cover race, ethnicity and culture. Code Switch is the name of the new blog. Code-switching is the practice of shifting between different languages or different ways of expressing yourself in conversations.

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Lessons Learned From 1986's Path To Citizenship

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

When Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to immigrants, many people earned legal status but few became full citizens. But the growing political clout among Latinos could mean more people opt into a pathway to citizenship.

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Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist' Sparks At Least One Dialogue

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The song was an instant hit all over the Internet, though not (perhaps) the way its creators intended.

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Zoë Saldaña Climbed Into Lt. Uhura's Chair, Reluctantly

Monday, April 08, 2013

The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actress almost passed on the role — just like Nichelle Nichols, the woman who made it famous.

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Will Mad Men's Sixth Season Finally Bring Race Into The Picture?

Monday, April 08, 2013

As Season 6 of Mad Men brings us at last to 1968, will the show tackle the racial turbulence of the time head-on, or will race merely remain an occasional catalyst for discomfort?

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How Code-Switching Explains The World

Monday, April 08, 2013

The way we mix languages and speech patterns is an apt metaphor for the way race, ethnicity and culture intersect in our lives. Introducing our new blog, Code Switch.

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