Gene Demby is a journalist who specializes in race in America. He is currently the lead blogger for NPR's Code Switch team. Before coming to NPR, he was the managing editor for Huffington Post's BlackVoices. He later covered politics. Prior to that, he reported for the New York Times. While working for the Times in 2007, Demby started a blog about race, culture, politics, and media called PostBourgie, which won the 2009 Black Weblog Award for Best News/Politics Site. Demby attended Hofstra University.
For the first time in election history, Latinos are projected to be the second-largest voting demographic in the country. The reason? Gen Z Latinx voters, many of whom are casting a ballot for the first time in 2020. So we asked a bunch of them: Who do you plan to vote for? What issues do you care about? And what do you want the rest of the country to know about you?
We know his rhetoric has been described as boundary breaking when it comes to race. But U.S. presidents have been enacting racist policies forever. So as President Trump wraps up his first (and maybe only) term in office, we're asking: In terms of racism, how does he stack up to others when it comes to both words and deeds?
The VP candidate's biography and heritage allow people to project all kinds of ideas onto her, and to see what they want to see. But Kamala Harris's identity is a very important lens into not just her own politics, but also Black politics around crime and punishment more broadly.
Why are hip-hop and mass incarceration so entangled in the U.S.? That's the question that our play cousins at NPR Music, Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael, set out to answer on their brand new podcast, Louder Than a Riot.
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263
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8
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5 days, 11 hours
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