PBS NewsHour

Simone Biles and the aspirations, struggles of Black America

Clip: 07/28/2021 | 9m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

When U.S. gymnast Simone Biles pulled out from an Olympic competition over concern for her own mental well being, the news sparked larger conversations around mental health, athletics and race. Yamiche Alcindor discusses those issues with Kavitha Davidson, sports writer for The Athletic, and sociologist Harry Edwards, author of the book, "The Revolt of the Black Athlete."

Aired: 07/28/21

Expired: 08/27/21

Rating: NR

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