Stories by Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel Smith is a blogger at and a Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute. His work has appeared in various publications, including the Guardian, Ebony, theGrio, the Root, Huffington Post and GOOD. subscribe to Mychal Denzel Smith's feed

Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: Salon

The toxicity of respectability politics.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014, Source: The Nation

Put this on your list of new year's resolutions.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: The Nation

This practice is ruining lives, mostly of black children, before they even get a chance to start.

Posted on: May 29, 2013, Source: The Nation

Black kids grow up in a society that doesn’t value educating black children and is hellbent on doing everything it can to stop them from learning.