Blerd Power

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

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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. 

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