“An indispensable voice on issues of racial identity, politics, and patterns of power in America.”
Donovan X. Ramsey is a journalist, author and outstanding voice on the topics of racial identity, politics and patterns of power in America. His commentary on race during the Obama era has been featured in The New York Times and his reporting and commentary on the criminal justice system have appeared in outlets including The Atlantic, GQ, The New Republic, Gawker, BuzzFeed, Vice and Ebony, among others.
Ramsey is currently the commentary editor at The Marshall Project, a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. Before The Marshall Project, he served as an editor and writer at a number of outlets including Complex, NewsOne, and theGrio.
Ramsey holds a masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse College. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is currently completing a history of the crack cocaine epidemic for One World/Random House.
Recent stories by Donovan.
A Triple Murder, a Broken Family, and the Long Tail of the Crack Era
In 1991, three people were found brutally executed in a Washington, DC, park. Twenty-five years later, two suspects were finally arrested.
White America’s Unshakeable Confidence in the Police
A new poll says whites are as confident in the police as ever. How?
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