Gene Demby

Gene Demby appears in the following:

Code Switch: Transracial Adoptees On Their Racial Identity And Sense Of Self

Saturday, October 13, 2018

NPR's Code Switch podcast looks at race and identity in America. In this episode, NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby talk about transracial adoption.

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NFL Players Pen Op-Ed Calling For Changes To America's Justice System

Thursday, June 21, 2018

President Trump called on NFL players to suggest names of incarcerated people who they feel have been treated unfairly. A new op-ed from four NFL players calls for the president to issue a blanket pardon for people serving sentences for non-violent drug offenses.

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What The Kanye Controversy Can Teach Us About Black Voters

Friday, May 04, 2018

The reactions to Kanye West's noisy rightward lurch illustrate some important dynamics about black voting behavior and why a country with many black conservatives has so few black Republicans.

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What The Uproar Over Kanye West Might Reveal About Black Voters

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch says Kanye West's noisy flirtation with the Republican Party illuminates some important dynamics about black voting and partisanship.

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When What Was Good For Bill Cosby Was Good For Black America

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The few, tepid defenses of Bill Cosby during his criminal trial for sexual assault are an illustration of just how much his influence as Black America's emissary to the wider world has waned.

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Backlash After Black Men Arrested At Starbucks

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

There has been a strong backlash after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for trespassing.

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With Chants Of 'Starbucks Coffee Is Anti-Black' Protesters Take Over Philadelphia Store

Monday, April 16, 2018

The controversy continues over Starbucks, race and bias after a video went viral on social media this weekend. It shows an incident involving the police and two men at a location in downtown Philadelphia.

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What John Boehner's Pivot On Cannabis Tells Us About The Legal Weed Boom

Monday, April 16, 2018

The former House speaker is getting into the marijuana game, illustrating the ironies of the way many Americans think about weed, particularly when it comes to race.

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VIDEO: Housing Segregation In Everything

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, which made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.

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50 Years Ago: President Johnson Signed The Fair Housing Act

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, familial or national origin in housing. But since its passage, it has only been selectively enforced.

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Why People Are Reluctant To Call The Austin Bomber A Terrorist

Friday, March 23, 2018

The suspect in the Austin bombings has been described as "troubled" by both police and the media. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to NPR Code Switch reporter Gene Demby about why people seem reluctant to call him a terrorist.

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Why Shouldn't We Pay Student-Athletes?

Friday, March 23, 2018

The NCAA men's basketball tournament will bring in about $770 million in revenue this year. A writer argues that paying black student-athletes might have unforeseen consequences.

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What The Eagles' Super Bowl Win Means For Philadelphia

Monday, February 05, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time in history on Sunday. NPR's Gene Demby is from Philadelphia, and talks about what the win means for the city and for him.

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How Black Americans See Discrimination

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A new survey from NPR shows that black people often feel differently about discrimination depending on their gender, how old they are, how much they earn and whether they live in cities or suburbs.

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How Party and Place Shape Americans' Views On Discrimination

Sunday, July 02, 2017

A massive new public opinion poll illustrates just how difficult it is to untangle people's views about hot-button racial issues from the shifting positions of the two major political parties.

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Updating Frankenstein For The Age of Black Lives Matter

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The classic tale of the Monster resurrected from the dead gets a new treatment in Victor LaValle's new limited-series comic.

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Bill Cosby's Legacy Is Tarnished, But Influence Remains

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bill Cosby's tarnished legacy is a complicated one for African-Americans, but he opened doors for black people that remain open.

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In 'American Race,' Charles Barkley Is A True Believer In The Power Of Dialogue

Monday, May 22, 2017

In the new TNT docu-series about race, the former NBA star is mostly indifferent to the broader context of the discussions he's wading into — and to the limits of trying to "start a dialogue."

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Location A Bigger Influence Than Race For Children In Public Housing

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A new study finds that the neighborhood where children in public housing live impacts their life outcomes in more significant ways than race does.

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What We Know (And Don't Know) About 'Missing White Women Syndrome'

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Social media outcry over a spate of missing persons cases involving black and Latina girls raised old concerns about whether such cases involving white women are more likely to receive news coverage.

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