Gene Demby

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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.


Harry Belafonte, Jay Z And Intergenerational Beef

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Harry Belafonte's spat with Jay Z is the latest skirmish in a decades-long debate over the social obligations of black celebrities. How we perceive black supercelebrities may be a Rorschach test for how we perceive the condition of black America at large.


Steve King Doubles Down

Friday, July 26, 2013

The lightning-rod congressman wasn't backing down from his comments comparing immigrants to drug smugglers. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?


After Zimmerman Verdict, Activists Face A New, Tougher Fight

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Activists who organized around the Trayvon Martin case are trying to marshal the energy to take on "stand your ground" laws. It's likely to be an especially difficult challenge.


Two Tales Of Profiling, From The Highest Offices In The Land

Friday, July 19, 2013

Since the Zimmerman verdict, countless black men have recounted stories of being treated with suspicion — a list that now includes both the president and the attorney general.


The Talk: What Did You Tell Your Kids After The Zimmerman Verdict?

Monday, July 15, 2013

We reached out on Twitter to see how people, particularly families, were reacting to the news of George Zimmerman's verdict. The former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.


How Is Zimmerman Doing In The Court Of Public Opinion?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Besides the courtroom trial going on in Sanford, Fla., for Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, the larger issues are being discussed online and in public demonstrations.


One Trayvon Martin Case, But Two Very Different Trials

Friday, July 12, 2013

The trial of George Zimmerman has been about big social issues in the nation, like race, politics and gun laws. But those issues have been sidelined in the courtroom.

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The Secret History Of The Word 'Cracker'

Monday, July 01, 2013

Where does the slur "cracker" come from, anyway? It turns out it's pretty old. Like, Shakespeare old.

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Are HBCUs in Trouble? An Evergreen Question

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Some tough news about several historically black colleges has prompted folks to wonder if they're viable and necessary — questions that sometimes simplify their strengths and challenges.


Jeah! We Mapped Out The 4 Basic Aspects Of Being A 'Bro'

Friday, June 21, 2013

In an effort to figure out whether the stereotype of the "bro" had a racial component to it, we mapped out the dimensions of bro-ness. Turns out it's a fairly nuanced landscape, but there's one celebrity who indisputably rules it all.


LeBron James — 'Up, Up And Away'

Thursday, June 20, 2013

More than any team he faces, LeBron James' biggest foil is actually Michael Jordan, The Greatest Basketball Player Ever.™


For People Of Color, A Housing Market Partially Hidden From View

Monday, June 17, 2013

A new study has found that blacks, Latinos and Asians looking for homes were shown fewer housing options than whites who were equally qualified. And fewer options meant higher housing costs.


New Ads Still Warn A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The United Negro College Fund's new campaign shows just how much the way we talk about and around race has changed.


The Many Different Faces Of Marijuana In America

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A majority of Americans think weed should be legalized, according to recent polls. It's portrayed as silly, but not dangerous, in pop culture. Yet marijuana arrests — which fall disproportionately on people of color — have been central to the war on drugs.


So Single Black Men Want Commitment. Really?

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Lots of people were surprised by our recent poll findings on single African-Americans and commitment. So why'd the numbers look the way they did?