Staples was stereotyped by his aferican American apperence as a mugger and rapist . He was often feared by women because he was an aferican American man women often see him as an unsafe creature. In the beginning of the essay where a frightened woman’s reaction is described he uses words such as “terrified, unwidely , quarry, wayfare, tranny, dangerious, harzard, dicey, fear, and weapon”.(354) to illustrate his response to the womans reaction. Neither of these words used suggested anything pleasant. Staples deals with his stereotype in a calm manner taking precautions to make people less nervous around him.
Cofer was stereotyped by her latina apperence as a waitress and housemaid . In her essay she was mistaken as a waitress by “an old woman while she was holding her notebook which an old woman thought was a menu... [continues]
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