Gene Demby appears in the following:
Thursday, November 05, 2020
NPR discusses the racial breakdown of current exit polls and how the electorate is changing.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
HuffPost reporter Molly Redden explains how a program trying to reduce school absences produced unintended consequences—both for California families and Harris herself.
Friday, October 16, 2020
In Locking Up Our Own, James Forman Jr. explains the role that Black leaders, from prosecutors to legislators, have played in mass incarceration—and why it's more complicated than meets the eye.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Two weeks after George Floyd's killing, protesters in Bristol, England, brought down the statue of a slave trader. NPR follows the ripples of America's racial justice protests across the Atlantic.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Why, until recently, has it been easier to talk about runners' safety for (white) women than for runners of color?
Friday, June 26, 2020
During a time of increased racial awareness in America, there's a big push to support Black-owned businesses. But can these efforts live past the moment and create lasting change?
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement have taken place all over the U.S. in the last few weeks, and recent polls show big jumps in white support for the movement over previous years.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The outrage from the release of a video led to the arrest of 2 white men involved in the shooting of a black jogger in Georgia. But what are the broader consequences of the drumbeat of videos like it?
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
The historian Marcia Chatelain's new book, Franchise, outlines a forgotten history of McDonald's as a site of social protest and a mechanism black entrepreneurs hoped might spur black liberation.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Your stories about race and friendship brought up a lot of questions. Our friends at NPR's Code Switch podcast have some answers.
Friday, November 08, 2019
Since our show debuted in 1979, some notions of race and identity have changed dramatically, while in other ways the same painful battles continue.
Friday, August 30, 2019
The first British ship carrying enslaved Africans landed in Virginia in 1619. The Tucker family believes they can trace their ancestry back to that ship — and are fighting to preserve their legacy.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Just as it did at the end of the 19th century — an era of racist lynchings and massacres — the idea that a less-white populace poses a danger to the United States continues to enjoy wide purchase.
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
White nationalism is not limited to the United States' radical, violent fringe groups. There's a long history in mainstream politics of stoking anxiety about America becoming less white.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
We talked to Angela Saini, author of the new book Superior: The Return of Race Science, about how race isn't real (but you know ... still is) and how race science crept its way into the 21st century.
Sunday, June 09, 2019
Black women have long been used as symbols in debates over welfare, but a movement of poor black women who fought to radically redefine aid to the poor as a guaranteed right has been mostly forgotten.
Friday, February 22, 2019
An effort to believe victims of hate crimes rose as a counter to a long history of disbelief. Actor Jussie Smollett appears to have taken advantage of the "impulse to believe" for personal benefit.
Friday, February 08, 2019
Blackface has been a constant in American culture going all the way back to the country's founding. It's one of those inconvenient facts of U.S. history: a white supremacist cultural building block.
Monday, February 04, 2019
Gov. Northam has made a call for racial dialogue after his yearbook photo controversy, but these conversations are hard to have productively.
Monday, February 04, 2019
Over the weekend, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam called for more conversations about race. But the calls for productive dialogue around race rarely lead to them.