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So where are the geeks? Watch “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley” at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET November 19 on CNN.
Growing up in Dothan, Alabama, Makario Lewis knew there weren’t many people like him.
He was a black nerd and it confused a lot of people around him. It was easy for him to grasp that there was no way he could fit the socially accepted notion of a black male, but it wasn’t easy for others.
Nerds are traditionally the target of bullying taunts in American grade schools, but usually for having thick glasses, being a know-it-all and having an obsession with niche topics. But as a black nerd, the teasing takes a different direction.