Clyde McGrady

Washington, D.C.

General assignment features writer focused on race and identity

Education: University of Georgia, BA in Political Science; New York University, MPA

Clyde McGrady joined The Washington Post in October 2020 as a Style features writer covering race, identity, and the ideas and cultural shifts shaping our world. Before coming to The Post, McGrady wrote for the Heard on the Hill section of Roll Call, where he has covered the personal side of congressional politics, including interviews with Black lawmakers about giving and receiving “The Talk” and stories about Black-owned small businesses seeking federal coronavirus aid. McGrady's stories at Roll Call also included a deep dive into how a 1992 murder rocked Capitol Hill, a look at the bizarre
Latest from Clyde McGrady

Who’s afraid of India Walton?

Buffalo voters will decide between India Walton and four-term incumbent mayor Byron Brown in Tuesday's election.

November 1, 2021

Lil Nas X and rap’s reckoning over Black manhood

What do Lil Nas X's superstardom and DaBaby's controversial comments tell us about homophobia in rap music?

September 27, 2021

Black voters in West Virginia are tired of being invisible

Black voters make up a small minority in the “most southern of northern states,” but they want Sen. Joe Manchin III to know that their politics matter.

August 12, 2021

The phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ is now a common sight in America. Is it a sign?

The ubiquity of Black Lives Matter signs, flags and banners is one tangible legacy of the 2020 racial-justice marches. But not everyone sees them the same way.

June 14, 2021

What the census means for your democracy

What the initial results of the 2020 Census might mean for the political future of the country. And, how “canceled” went from a Black-culture punchline to a watchword of White grievance.

April 27, 2021

In the aftermath of the Chauvin verdict hangs a question: Where do we go from here?

As euphoria gives way to reality, social justice activists steel themselves for the work ahead.

April 25, 2021

‘I can’t believe it’: After a guilty verdict, a whoosh of relief in Minneapolis

For many gathered in the city, the unbearable tension of the trial was replaced with a mix of release, shock, ecstasy, optimism, joy, caution and schadenfreude.

April 21, 2021

The strange journey of ‘cancel,’ from a Black-culture punchline to a White-grievance watchword

It was born after a bad date in New York. Forty years later, it’s haunting hotel ballrooms in Florida.

April 2, 2021

Outside the courthouse, Minneapolis weighs the meaning of the Chauvin trial

The big question: What will happen if Derek Chauvin is not convicted in the killing of George Floyd?

March 31, 2021

What it felt like to lose time — and all the other things coronavirus took away

Stories of what it felt like to live through the shutdown. Dancing alone, canceling weddings, missing touch, missing one another and feeling alone together.

March 8, 2021