Donovan X. Ramsey is a journalist and emerging voice on the topics of racial identity, politics and patterns of power in America. His commentary on racial politics during the Obama era has been featured in The New York Times and his reporting and commentary on the topic of policing 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. He is also fellow at Demos, the New York City-based public-policy think tank, where he explores race as a factor in the War on Drugs and ongoing national efforts to reform the criminal legal system.
He is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is currently writing a book exploring how black America survived the crack epidemic for One World/Random House.