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Gene Demby

Lead Blogger, Code Switch

Gene Demby is the lead blogger for NPR's Code Switch team.

Before coming to NPR, he served as the managing editor for Huffington Post's BlackVoices following its launch. He later covered politics.

Prior to that role he spent six years in various positions at The New York Times. While working for the Times in 2007, he started a blog about race, culture, politics and media called PostBourgie, which won the 2009 Black Weblog Award for Best News/Politics Site.

Demby is an avid runner, mainly because he wants to stay alive long enough to finally see the Sixers and Eagles win championships in their respective sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @GeeDee215.

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Study Explores Links Between Politics And Racial Bias

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Dallas Attack Special Coverage: 'The City Is Devastated'

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Dallas Shooting Adds To Pessimism On Social Media

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

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

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

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

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