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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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Angela Saini, author of Superior: The Return of Race Science. Henrietta Garden hide caption

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Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback?

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At its height, the National Welfare Rights Organization had more than 25,000 dues-paying members. Some people have called it "the largest black feminist organization in American history." Jack Rottier Collection/George Mason University Libraries hide caption

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A Look At Why Victims Of Hate Crimes Often Aren't Believed

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Why Blackface Endures

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Why Calls For Racial Dialogue So Rarely Lead To It

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Why Calls For Racial Dialogue Rarely Lead To Actual Conversations

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Why Some Journalists Have A Hard Time Saying The Word 'Racist'

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What A Case Of Mistaken Identity Tells Us About Race In America

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Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone are back in the ring for Creed II. Barry Wetcher/MGM hide caption

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Does 'Creed II' Go The Distance?

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Does Trump Single Out Women And Minorities In Attacks On The Press Corps?

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Does Intent Ever Matter When It Comes To Blackface?

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We Go To First Base With 'Big Mouth'

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

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'Black Panther'

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