PBS NewsHour

The stark, chaotic power of ‘This Is America’

Clip: 05/09/2018 | 8m 24s Video has closed captioning.

Infectious in beat, jarring in violence and imagery, Donald Glover's new music video "This Is America" touches on painful racial history and our contemporary culture of mass entertainment and murder. Jeffrey Brown talks with Rolling Stone contributor Tre Johnson about the video and the ways African-American artists are reflecting the nuanced tensions in how we depict black lives in America.

Aired: 05/09/18

Rating: NR

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