Late last night NPR launched its new blog, Code Switch, dedicated to the "overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture." Headed by former Huffington Post editor and PostBourgie.com founder Gene Demby, the team consists of veteran journalist Karen Grisgsby Bates, as well as reporters Kat Chow and Shereen Marisol Meraji.
"We're looking at code-switching a little more broadly. Many of us subtly, reflexively change the way we express ourselves all the time. We're hop-scotching between different cultural and linguistic spaces and different parts of our own identitiesâ€”sometimes within a single interaction," Demby said. "Much of what we'll be exploring are the different spaces we each inhabit and the tensions of trying to navigate between them. In one sense, code-switching is about dialogue that spans cultures. It evokes the conversation we want to have here."
And if "How Code-Switching Explains The World" is any indication of the content to come, we couldn't be more excited.