All The Noose That's Fit To Print.


  • Between the Jena 6 and that Columbia University professor, nooses have been all over the news lately. NPR wonders if that’s due to a rise in racist incidents involving nooses, or a rise in their coverage.
  • There’s a pretty well-done profile on The Wire‘s David Simon in The New Yorker (spoiler alert for the folks who aren’t caught up). The question of how a white writer navigates the depiction of black characters has followed him and his work for years.
  • Bill Cosby, America’s Favorite Curmudgeon, applauds Dave Chappelle for walking away from his show.
  • Obama goes after Hillary on foreign policy. I’m increasingly interested in the dynamic between the two profoundly ambitious Democratic frontrunners, as Hillary starts to pull away. Does he have to watch his criticism of her in order to be her running mate down the road? Would Obama even deign to be her running mate? What were their relationship be like if one of them became president —- and the other remained in the Senate — after some really acrimonious primaries?


Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.