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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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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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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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Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Sorry to Bother You

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Explore New Lands, Fight Ancient Monsters And Cook A Lot: 'Breath Of The Wild'

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NFL Players Pen Op-Ed Calling For Changes To America's Justice System

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What The Kanye Controversy Can Teach Us About Black Voters

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What The Uproar Over Kanye West Might Reveal About Black Voters

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