The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. ~Socrates
Blerd: Refers to a Black nerd. The name reflects a subculture within a subculture. Mainstream nerd culture tends focus on whiteness to the omission of other racial and ethnic groups.
Race: One’s socially constructed identity that is reinforced by history, social norms, and public policy. Race is not a biological phenomena but is based largely on physical differences in skin color.
Racial awareness: The ability to see the influence of race in any given setting.
Racism: A system of advantage based on race in which both advantage (for whites) and disadvantage (largely people of color) accumulate.