Brendan Whitt

WHEN BRENDAN WHITT THINKS...

Blought #8 'What is A Black Nerd?'

The definition of a Black Nerd isn't easy. There are so many types of Black Nerds, and seeing how this is a trail lest traveled, I will try my best to define what a Black Nerd is. A Black Nerd is the awkward Black kid who doesn't interact well with other kids in a multitude of environments. They tend to be drawn to things that many kids don't find themselves attracted to. Pretty much the typical nerd just with darker skin is what I'm trying to get at. That's where I come in. Society is a very complex machine. It tries to group us all into this huge vague category but then starts to break those down into sub categories. The tree continues to branch off until there are a million different groups. At the same time, the societal machine tries to tell us we are all the same and that we are all equal. Bullshit. If that was true I would have never gotten picked on in elementary school. In America there's this bullshit idea some old guy came up with called "equality". There a bunch of things that can be made equal. Math problems, money, measurements. Not people. Everyone has advantages and disadvantages. Being a black nerd is both.