Clint Smith:
How to raise a black son in America

TED2015 · 5:12 · Filmed Mar 2015
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As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father's furious and fearful response.

Poet, educator
Clint Smith's work blends art and activism. Full bio
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