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Nevada football players recall dealing with racism in 'Black Lives Matter' video

Devonte Lee
Devonte Lee plows in for a touchdown against Ohio in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. (Getty Images)

The Nevada football program released a video Tuesday in which members of its program recalled their brushes with racism. The 3-minute, 14-second video includes clips of Wolf Pack players, coaches and communication staff saying they stand against racism and for Black Lives Matter.

Nevada's players included personal anecdotes of racism they've faced, including being followed through a department store as they were looking for candy; being called racial slurs and having rocks thrown at them; dealing with police brutality themselves; having parents of their girlfriend saying being with a black man is not a good look; being told they'll only work at McDonald's; and being asked why they have their hoodie on or why they are in "this neighborhood."

"In today's society, being a black man is looking out the rear view mirror every time the police pass you in fear that they're going to pull you over just because of the color of your skin," running back Devonte Lee said.

See the full video tweeted by the Nevada football program below.



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