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Your Call: A young black man's education

Syreeta McFadden


On the August 8th edition of Your Call, Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss his new book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education.

Smith writes about challenging state violence, misogyny, homophobia, and expectations to be “twice as good.” His father’s proudest memory was voting for President Obama. At the same time, many young black men don’t make it to age 25. He asks: “How do you learn to be a black man?” It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Mychal Denzel Smith, author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education, a Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute, and a contributing writer for The Nation magazine

Web Resources:

Mychal Denzel Smith on Facebook

Public Affairs:Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, A Young Black Man’s Education

The Nation: Mychal Denzel Smith

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Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.