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A videotaped act of violence in Georgia has highlighted the challenges Black men around the country face in their everyday lives. Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed young Black man, was shot by two white men who said they believed he was a burglar. Arbery was jogging when he was attacked and killed. Research shows that Black men of all social classes often feel threatened as they go about their daily routines. Listen to a sociologist describe his research on what Black men do to appear less threatening and how the threat they regularly feel impacts their lives.
Update: Since this story aired, Ahmaud Arbery’s attackers have been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.
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