VR program provides a first-person view of racism

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A virtual reality program is being used to give others the experience of racism through the eyes of a young boy.

In "1,000 Cut Journey," people experience through the life of Michael Sterling, a virtual character who is black,as he grows from a boy to a man.

The journey shows Sterling in school, being pulled over by police because he fits the description of a suspect and waiting for a job interview, but being passed over even though he is qualified.

VIDEO: New virtual reality hub opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard

The VR demonstration is part of a new center that will serve virtual reality and augmented reality research training and entrepreneurship at Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The project is a collaboration between the city and NYU Tandon.

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