Rochester Magazine reached out to a number of locals to tell their stories about being Black in Rochester.
Here, in Part II, you'll hear first-hand accounts of being followed through stores, being questioned for walking the halls in the university were you're the president, being screamed at while sitting at a stoplight.
Which is all the more reason why--when you're done watching these short, eye-opening videos--you need to check out Part I, in we asked for a short answer to a complicated question:
"What can we all do in everyday life to help make things better when it comes to the issue of race?"
But first, here are those stories of racism, in clips of a minute or two each.
Volunteer basketball and football coach
President of Rochester Community and Technical College
Vice president of the Rochester chapter of the NAACP and director of strategy management services at Mayo Clinic
Longtime educator who has lived in Rochester since 1963
Advertising Director, Post Bulletin
Black in Rochester? Tell your story.
Thanks for checking out our Black in Rochester videos.
We'd like to hear your stories, too. It's important.
A moment of seemingly subtle racism? A moment in which someone else stood up against racism in your presence? Something others can do to help make things better when it comes to the issue of race?
Simply record your story (1-2 minutes works best) and send it to RochesterInColor@postbulletin.com.