Donovan X. Ramsey is a journalist and emerging voice on the topics of racial identity, politics and patterns of power in America. Donovan possesses a unique and valuable perspective on some of the most salient issues of the day. His commentary on racial politics during the Obama era has been featured in The New York Times. His reporting and analysis on the topic of policing have appeared in outlets including The Atlantic, GQ, The New Republic, Gawker, BuzzFeed, Vice and Ebony, among other outlets.
Donovan is currently the Commentary Editor at The Marshall Project and a fellow at Demos, the New York City-based public-policy think tank, where he explores and writes about 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.