Gene Demby

Gene Demby appears in the following:

'Scandal': Preposterous, Unmissable, Important

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The show has become a social event for a large and varied crowd of African-Americans and others on Twitter, for reasons mysterious, complex and worth exploring.


Shouting Out Some Next Big Things

Friday, May 17, 2013

Two new voices showcase the raw material for big, consequential musical careers.


Which Comedians Of Color Should Be Late-Night TV Stars?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

We asked readers: If you could name any person of color to host a daily late-night comedy show or any up-and-coming comics to join the SNL cast, who would you pick?


After A Mass Shooting, New Orleanians Rally Around A Local Tradition

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Second-lines โ€” jazzy, rolling dance parties โ€” are a staple in the black neighborhoods of the Big Easy. But on Mother's Day, a second-line parade was marred by a mass shooting that left 19 people injured. The violence has sparked questions of whether the events should be shut down, but those in "the culture" say linking violence to second-lines is unfair.


On Behalf Of [BLANK] People Everywhere ...

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Members of minority groups are often perceived as sharing a connection with prominent members of that group, whether they want to or not. Those connections often fall into four common types.


Are We Laughing With Charles Ramsey?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Our reaction to overnight Web celebrities like Charles Ramsey, Antoine Dodson, Sweet Brown and Ted Williams deserves a longer look.


The Four Types Of Comments We Usually Remove On Code Switch

Saturday, May 04, 2013

We aim to foster a rich, vibrant forum to discuss issues of race, ethnicity and culture. In that spirit, here's an overview of the types of comments we remove most often.

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Crunching The Numbers On Blacks' Views On Gays

Thursday, May 02, 2013

When the veteran NBA player Jason Collins came out, an old narrative about black antigay sentiment was resurrected. But is it true?


What's New And Not New About Jason Collins Coming Out

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The newly out NBA player's story shares some similarities and some differences with other high-profile individuals, which can tell us a lot about the dynamics of coming out today.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.