Clint Smith — A Primer On Systemic Racism, Mass Incarceration, Gentrification, & More


I met Clint in the back of a coffeeshop and bookstore to record our conversation (please excuse the chatter you’ll hear in the background!). Clint has impacted me deeply so it was an honor to get a few minutes of his time on a beautiful Sunday morning in D.C. Clint uses poetry, public speaking, social media, books, and many other mediums to address important issues like systemic racism, mass incarceration, gentrification, et al. Unlike many others addressing these same issues, Clint approaches these topics with firm humility. Very refreshing, indeed! I know you’ll enjoy and learn from our conversation. 

Follow Clint on Twitter to keep up with what’s going on in his life. Purchase Counting Descent, his collection of poetry, immediately. This important book was the winner of the 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award. What are you waiting for? Lastly, watch his TED talks here and here. You won’t regret doing so.

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