Powerful Video Shows The Harsh Reality Of Growing Up Black In America

by Emily Arata

It's a tense time for race relations in America, and no one feels it more than young black men.

A recently released documentary by The New York Times asked black men of different ages about their experiences growing up in the United States.

They recalled seeing women clutch their bags or cross the street as they walked by and sitting in classrooms full of gawking students when the "n-word" came up in novels.

These are the narratives of men whose voices are often unheard and those who face a society that seems to inherently distrust them.

Listen to their stories.

Citations: A Conversation About Growing Up Black (The New York Times)