Google Immerse VR | Racial Identity: Clayton’s Story 360º VR Video

Published on
May 23, 2023

Google Immerse VR videos investigate race, diversity, and identity by exploring how real people interact with the world and how the world interacts with them. Experience the other Google Immerse VR videos at

Join Clayton, a Diversity Business Partner at Google, as he reflects on the messages he’s received about race and unconscious bias within and around him. Clayton shares: “Whiteness to me means seeing that I have real work to do with other white folks for us to as much as we can, strip off the blinders."

Stand shoulder to shoulder in Virtual Reality with Clayton as he discusses his journey to understand his racial identity and travels to his childhood homes of St. Louis, MO, and Ashley, IL, and to his current home of San Francisco, CA.

Made in partnership with Light Sail VR.
Part 3 of 3 in the Google Immerse VR racial identity series.


Clayton Robbins
and John Harry "Cayenne" Bonck, Carl Crossgrove, Jack Davis, Tim Lubic, K Morris, Matthew Simmons, Ricardo Villalobos

Light Sail VR Team:

Director - Matthew Celia
Producer - Robert Watts
Writer - Katherine Celia
Cinematography - Keith Lancaster
Editors - Chris Willett, Matthew Celia
Original Music - Dimitri Smith
Guitar Soloist - Kevin Enstrom
Cello Soloist - Katt Newlon
Production Manager - Jason Huddleston
Production Sound Mixer - Gabe Ruggiero
VFX - Occlusion VFX
Post Production Sound - Empty Sea Audio
Supervising Sound Editor - Mark Camperell, MPSE
Re-Recording Mixer - Michael O’Connor
Sound Editor - Michael O’Connor
Colorist - Arianna Shinning Star Pane at Velem

Google Immerse Team:

Google Immerse Founder - Gina Rudan
Google Immerse Executive Producer & Program Manager - Jeffrey Breau
Google Immerse Executive Producers - Liza Patnoe, Dominique Mungin, Ragland Williamson
Executive Producer - Hunter Johnson
Google Immerse Communications - Sarah Choi

With Special Thanks to:

Courtney Bass, Katie Gilmartin, Jose Guzman Colon, Carrie Ellis, Dianne Hackett, Audrey Harris, Jen Mayer Sandoval, Dan Nicoletta, K. Jennifer Oki, Rosa Villalobos, David Weaver, Mark Wyn, Jovian Zayne; Nilka Thomas, Dr. Myosha McAfee and the Google Diversity & Inclusion Team; Peter Lubbers, Jamie Baughman and Google Developer Studio; Google People Development Team; Google Computer Science Education in Media; Sarah Steele, Joe Szopa and the Jump Team; Oona King, Stephen Golden and the YouTube Diversity & Inclusion Team; Erin Teague and the YouTube VR Team; Xpedition Media; The City of Ashley, IL; The City of St. Louis, MO; The City and County of San Francisco, CA

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