Clint Smith is a writer, teacher and Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University who writes and speaks about the sociology of race, mass incarceration and the history of U.S. inequality. His TED Talks, "The Danger of Silence" and "How to Raise a Black Son in America," have been collectively viewed more than 5 million times, and his first full-length collection of poems, Counting Descent, was published in September 2016.

On Friday, he joins Another View to discuss "Standing Together in a Culture of Fear" and share his wisdom about race relations in America. The conversation will begin the "Race: Let's Talk About It" dialogue that will continue at our town hall on Saturday.

Watch Smith's Ted Talk "The Danger of Silence"

Tune in to Another View on Friday at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream it live.

Continue this conversation with us by registering for our "Race: Let's Talk About It" town hall taking place on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at Virginia Wesleyan College.