The New Yorker: Clint Smith ’10 Reflects on Childhood, Race

In a powerful piece for The New Yorker, Clint Smith ’10 responds to the news that police officer Timothy Loehmann would not be indicted for killing 12-year-old Tamir Rice last November. Smith reflects on his own childhood as a Boy Scout, and the ways in which his race impacted his experience of the character- and skills-building activities for which the popular American youth organization is known.

“I was raised by my parents to understand that, even as an eleven-year-old boy, my relationship to guns could never be the same as that of my friends at camp,” he writes.

Read Smith’s piece.


  • January 5, 2016