If this is true, where did the “black” come from? I’m confused.
The New York Times published a feature on Smollett and his family in March 2016. The article described the Smollett children as being raised in the orbit of the Black Panthers. It adds that the family has recently lent their voices to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Smollett told the Times in 2016 that his mother is African-American and is originally from New Orleans. She met his father in the Bay Area, where Joel Smollett Sr. lived. Smollett said, My mom was in the movement with Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, and one of her first mentors was Julian Bond. To this day, Angela Davis is one of her dearest friends. Weve spent Mothers Day with Angela. During the same interview, Smollett referred to the families dietary habits as Blewish.