Gene Demby http://wshu.org en Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race http://wshu.org/post/revisiting-pulitzer-nominees-touch-issues-race This week, Columbia University handed out the Pulitzer Prizes, which are widely considered among the highest honors in journalism. The occasion gives us a good excuse to shout-out some of the finalists and winning entries that touch on issues of race and culture. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Gene Demby 15904 at http://wshu.org Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race Another Murder Case In Florida Sparks National Outrage http://wshu.org/post/another-murder-case-florida-sparks-national-outrage The Michael Dunn case is of a type that we see with harrowing regularity. An unarmed black man is shot and killed by a police officer or a white person. The shooter says he felt threatened.<p>The way we talk about those cases follows a pattern, too. The conversation quickly becomes about politics, about race, and the messy intersection of the two. Stand Your Ground. Stop and Frisk. The War on Drugs. All these things snowball into each other, and while the trials of their shooters are about the particulars of their cases, they are also about all the other gruesome cases that came before them. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:58:00 +0000 Gene Demby 13003 at http://wshu.org Another Murder Case In Florida Sparks National Outrage Is A 'Pathway To Citizenship' The Right Concern? http://wshu.org/post/pathway-citizenship-right-concern Much of the debate over whether and how to overhaul the country's immigration policy has hinged on whether and how to create a pathway to citizenship. But a majority of Latinos now say that's less important for unauthorized immigrants than giving them relief from the threat of deportation.<p>That finding comes from a Pew report based on <a href="http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/12/19/on-immigration-policy-deportation-relief-seen-as-more-important-than-citizenship/">new surveys of Latinos and Asian-Americans</a>, who together make up about two-thirds of all the legal immigrants in the U.S. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:50:00 +0000 Gene Demby 10139 at http://wshu.org Is A 'Pathway To Citizenship' The Right Concern? When Hollywood Movies Get 'Race-Themed' Into The Same Box http://wshu.org/post/when-hollywood-movies-get-race-themed-same-box <em>The Best Man Holiday</em>, the much-anticipated follow-up to the 1999 romantic comedy <em><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUwBXEjIVKM">The Best Man</a>,</em> made $30 million and<a href="http://variety.com/2013/film/news/box-office-thor-the-dark-world-still-reigns-supreme-with-38-5-mil-despite-hearty-holiday-1200845858/"> nearly nabbed the No. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:19:34 +0000 Gene Demby 8654 at http://wshu.org When Hollywood Movies Get 'Race-Themed' Into The Same Box Code Switch Roundup: Status Symbols, Sriracha And Soul Food http://wshu.org/post/code-switch-roundup-status-symbols-sriracha-and-soul-food <em>Here are some things we've been musing on over the last few days. Share yours on Twitter or shout us out in the comments below.</em><p><strong>"We shine because they hate us/floss 'cuz they degrade us.</strong>" After two young, black customers accused the high-end retailer Barneys of racially profiling them after they made expensive purchases there, those customers themselves came in for criticism. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:09:00 +0000 Gene Demby 7611 at http://wshu.org Code Switch Roundup: Status Symbols, Sriracha And Soul Food