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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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Students and members of the NAACP march in Washington in May 1979, the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that racial segregation in U.S. schools was unconstitutional. Pictorial Parade/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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How Identity Has Changed — And Hasn't — Over 40 Years Of 'Morning Edition'

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This Family Believes They Can Trace Their Ancestry To The U.S.'s First Slave Ship

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Brian Cox plays Logan Roy, the patriarch of the powerful Roy family. Peter Kramer/HBO hide caption

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Catalina Saenz wipes tears from her face as she visits a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas. A list of the people who died in the weekend shooting rampage at the Walmart, shows that most of the victims had Latino surnames and included one German national. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Mainstream Politics Long Has Traded On Fear Of A Non-White America

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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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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is under fire for a racial photo that appeared in his college yearbook. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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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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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, attends a rally with Angel Families on the East Front of the Capitol, to highlight crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the U.S., on September 7, 2018. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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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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