Gene Demby

Gene Demby appears in the following:

Finding A Way Home Through 'The Door Of No Return'

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gene Demby thought a visit to Ghana for a wedding would be fun and uncomplicated, but it sent him down a road of introspection about black fatherhood and its connection to America's original sin.


Race And Policing: Treat Black Men And Boys Like Victims, Too

Saturday, October 08, 2016

The nation saw an alarming surge in homicides in 2015 — driven largely by hundreds more homicides of black men, who tend to be treated more as perpetrators of violence than as its most likely victims.


Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To Discrimination

Friday, September 23, 2016

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.


Imagining A World Without Prisons For Communities Defined By Them

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The activist Marc Lamont Hill argues that America needs to end its prison system. With crime at all-time lows, he might sway people of color who've long called for harsher punishment for lawbreakers.


Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture: Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?


How Monica Puig's Gold Medal Complicates The Argument for Puerto Rico's Statehood

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The tennis player won first Olympic gold medal in Puerto Rico's history — and underlined the political tensions in its nebulous status as neither a sovereign nation or an American state.


On Social Media, As In Life, White People Are Way Less Likely To Talk About Race

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A new study from Pew found that while people of color regularly see and share content on social media about race, white people rarely do.


The Butterfly Effects Of Ferguson

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown sparked nationwide protests and a new generation of activism. We look at how Ferguson changed the conversation and the coverage about policing in America.


Reporting While Brown In The Summer Of Trump: Episode 11

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby sit down with Pilar Marrero of La Opinión and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post to see how they balance real talk and staying fair during the Summer of Trump.


Quick Thoughts On The Ups And Downs Of Google Searches For 'White People'

Friday, July 22, 2016

More people have been Googling the term "white people" recently, perhaps prompted by this election cycle's racial issues. But we're trying to figure out a couple of other spikes over time.


Study Explores Links Between Politics And Racial Bias

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A new study looks at the link between racial bias and the Tea Party. Researchers found that people who looked at images of Barack Obama that were edited to make his skin look darker were more likely to express support for the Tea Party.


Dallas Attack Special Coverage: 'The City Is Devastated'

Friday, July 08, 2016

NPR correspondents talk about the aftermath and response to a deadly attack on Dallas police officers, including a statement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Also heard: a pastor and a police chief.


Dallas Shooting Adds To Pessimism On Social Media

Friday, July 08, 2016

Rachel Martin talks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about reaction on social media to the killing of five police officers in the wake of police shootings of black men earlier this week.


On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The new ESPN documentary O.J.: Made In America examines how O.J. Simpson distanced himself from black life in America — and how that same blackness was turned into a major asset during his trial.


#NPRreads: Take An Adventure With These 3 Stories This Weekend

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.


On Muhammad Ali's Complicated Contradictions, And How He Changed Boxing

Friday, June 10, 2016

"Ali was a black man who was not concerned with what white America thought of him."


The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 1: Can We Talk About Whiteness?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On our inaugural episode, we're digging into how we talk about whiteness — or, really, how we don't talk about it — and hear from some folks who say it's really important that we figure out how.


It's Gotten A Lot Harder To Act Like Whiteness Doesn't Shape Our Politics

Friday, May 13, 2016

When we don't acknowledge the role whiteness plays in how Americans vote, we're essentially agreeing to misidentify some of the most important dynamics of this election cycle.


Before Diving Into The Raging Flood Of New Beyoncé Thinkpieces, Read This

Monday, April 25, 2016

Beyoncé did a thing over the weekend, which means there are a million thinkpieces on the Internet today — on blackness and feminism and celebrity — for you to wade through. But start here.


Talking Housing Segregation And Chicago With WBEZ's Natalie Y. Moore

Monday, April 11, 2016

A longtime Chicago reporter, a native of the black South Side, digs into the ways segregation continues to shape the politics of her hometown, as well as her own life.