Posts Tagged: Mychal Denzel Smith
Mychal Denzel Smith likes sneakers a lot, and he also likes to let people know:
I kind of throw it in people’s faces a little bit,” he said. “Because I know there’s an association people make with sneakers with a lack of intelligence, a lack of engagement with the world, with black youth, with wayward black youth.”
At Seven Scribes, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib interviews Mychal Denzel Smith about his new book, Invisible Man, Got The Whole World Watching. Among other things, they discuss black intersectionality, sneakers, and the problems with representing oneself as an “ally” in a public space:
When opportunities come my way because I’ve written about queer theory, homophobia, or transphobia, and someone wants to interview ME about that, that’s a function of privilege.