Just like every culture or ethnicity, black geeks have people who best
represent us in the real world. When President Obama admitted that he read comic
books, especially Spider-Man, he was propelled to the forefront of black
geekiness. Though he still ... morehas his place there, Obama will never usurp the
throne of Dr. Cornel West, who is king of the black geeks.
Not to be outdone by Cornel West, Bill Cosby has contributed greatly to the cause of
black geeks, not only with his hit sitcoms, but also with the animated show "Fat Albert
and the Cosby Kids." And of course, there are OBGs: original black geeks.
People like James Baldwin, Dick Gregory, Malcolm X, Angela Davis and writer, philosopher and activist
W.E.B. DuBois, all of whom, as original black
geeks, paved the way for Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Nelson George and all the other thinkers who make