Gene Demby

Gene Demby appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


Changing Colors In Comics

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Gene Demby and guest host Glen Weldon (our play cousin from Pop Culture Happy Hour) explore how comics are used as spaces for mapping race and identity.


Young People Of Color Are Central To Debate Over 'Raising The Age'

Monday, March 20, 2017

Raising the age of adult responsibility for crime is a heated issue in New York, which tries 16-year-olds as adults — and where nine in 10 youth held at Rikers' Island jail are black or Latino.


Can You Make A Movie With King Kong Without Perpetuating Racial Undertones?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

This month brings us the latest remake of the iconic King Kong story. Considering the history of King Kong you might wonder if there's any way the movie can avoid racial tropes.


Lawsuit Brings Fresh Scrutiny To Milwaukee's Troubles With Race And Policing

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The ACLU says the city police's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutionally targets blacks and Latinos — another example of the fraught relationship between law enforcement and people of color there.


This Week In Race: Walls, ID Laws And Getting Typecast

Friday, February 17, 2017

How the border wall might keep undocumented migrants in the country; a study measures the effects of voter ID laws on minority turnout; and what Bey's Grammy snubs illustrate about race and merit.


Does Having More Black Officers Reduce Police Violence?

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Data overwhelmingly confirm that black people are involved in and are victims of police-involved killings at greater proportions than any other racial group in the country. But there's a new twist.


Why Sanctuary Cities Are Safer

Sunday, January 29, 2017

President Trump has taken a hard line against "sanctuary cities" that don't aid federal officials in deporting immigrants. But a new study shows that those cities have lower crime and unemployment.