A nerdy history lesson on Harry Potter, Shovel Knight, Carcassonne, WALL-E, Mick Foley, Superman & Black Panther.
The LTN Writers catalog some of our favorite Black creators of nerdy media.
Growing up black and nerdy was intimidating. As black people, historically, we’ve fought so hard to preserve, maintain and express our blackness, which has been suppressed for centuries. For a long time, being nerdy was mistakenly synonymous with acting white. I was constantly called white or told, “you’re not really black.”