DONOVAN X. RAMSEY ‘13
M.S., Magazine Journalism,
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Commentary Editor, The Marshall Project
“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 fea- tured 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, as well as social and economic policy affecting LGBTQ people of color. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
When a New York City boy with autism disappeared in 2013, Donovan reported on the challenges parents of wandering autistic children face in getting cooperation from police in conducting search- es. When George Zimmerman’s trial was dominating headlines, he worked to shed light on the com- plexity of Stand Your Ground and minimum sentencing laws in Florida. Donovan also covered the 2013 New York City mayor’s race for MSNBC’s theGrio.com and interviewed then candidate Bill de Blasio on the NYPD’s controversial Stop and Frisk program.
Find out more about Donovan, contact him or read his work.”
Source: donovanxramsey.com, demos.org, Twitter and Instagram: @idxr