Blerd Power

Blerd History Month: Allow us to reintroduce you to the black nerds you think you know.

(Continued from Page 1)

At the end of the 20th century, blerds were active and all over the place -- fighting the power, trying to get an ambulance and making your summer vacations a blast with the best water guns ever. Having helped fight for a society that made it OK to be black, blerds shifted their focus a bit. Next week we'll look at the modern blerd and the new push to say it loud -- I'm a blerd and I'm proud.

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky. 

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.