Dr. Suzanne Scott
11 April 2013
My first victim was a woman – white, well dressed, probably in her early twenties. I came upon her late one evening on a deserted street in Hyde Park, a relatively affluent neighborhood in an otherwise mean,
Not everyone has a special power to alter public space, but if you were different from your surrounding, then you would probably have a very good sense about what I am talking about. In "Black Space", Brent Staples claims that he is black man who whenever in public is meet with fear from his surr
Black men and public space
What Mr. Staples and now President elect Barack Obama experience in the past may not be entirely based on racism. This is not to say that racism and discrimination don’t exist. I believe that racism and discrimination are in some instances, exaggerated and misundersto
Black Men and Public Space talked about the misadventures of Brent Staples and other black men living in a racially obsessed society. Brent Staples refers to the many whites women that he encounters on daily basics as victims. Staples began his writings with an example of a woman who is walking dow
Black Men and Public Space
I think the main idea of this essay is author using his own experience to tell us about that personal stereotype and ourselves' inattentive behaviours can alter public space in ugly ways. And the purpose is trying to teach us how to handle that situation with precautionar
Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space
Brent Staples wrote this essay with the main theme dealing with fear of stereotypes particularly with African Americans. For example, when he wrote, “ I could cross in front of a car stopped at a traffic light and elicit thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, of
August 30, 2012
Black Men and Public Space Reading Response
In the short story, “Black Men and Public Space” it talks about one man account on how people treat and view him as a criminal. When the reader reads throughout the story you find o
In Brent Staples “Black Men and Public Space”, a black man reveals his experience with particular individuals in public areas whom fear him based on his race’s stereotype. Staples suggest that people still tend to portray black men as violent and dangerous individuals from racial tendencies wi
Dylan Cruz English12/23/11 Black Men and Public Space
In ³Black Men and Public Space´, Brent Staples writes about how he was treateddifferently at various times due to being African ± American. Staples uses exposition to helpshow the various times where people acted differently when they saw h
Black Men and Public Space
Tyrone a young black man, born and raised in the South Bronx, wanted nothing but the best to
succeed for his future. A straight A student in college. Never once in trouble with the law, was
wrongfully accused of murder. Tyrone was minding his business walking to
Cesar Augusto Gonzalez
October 14, 2010
Throughout history, literature has served as a way of expression. Human beings have poured out their feelings onto paper, as long as there have been people interested in them. Common themes have risen through
Black People Perceived
In life they are some things that most people believe are right however, it does not is right, so a lot of people have problem with other ideas. Brent Staples in his essay gives us an example for this, some people have a problem
Stereotyping is common in today’s society. Stereotypes typically appeal to sex and race, but generally, almost anything can be transitioned into a stereotype. Mr. Brent Staples, author of the essay “Black Men and Public Space”, is targeted by judgment because of his race. This essay sheds ligh
Black Men and Public Space Essay
In Brent Staples’ personal essay “Black Men and Public Space”, he tells the readers what happen to a young black man in an urban setting. He pinpointed that people often stereotype you because of color, race, gender, culture or appearance. In addition, the...
August 30, 2011
Black Men and Public Space
In the story “Black Men and Public Space,” was to give the readers a look on how people judge a book by its cover. In the story people placed, Brent Staples, the author as a violent black man. The reason was for this was...
Reading Review on "Black Men and Public Space"
The Other Side of Racism
In "Black Men and Public Spaces" Brent Staples writes about his experiences with racism and how it changes his life. He also helps people who have not been victims of racism understand the effects of...
How Do I Look?
It’s funny when you look at yourself. We try our best to look presentable to society. We strive to obtain attention, in most cases, from people to gain benefactors whom would help us in our lives. Due to this one must understand how we look affects others. We may appear in...
Dealing with Society
As much as people may want to avoid passing instant judgments on others, it seems to be a part of human nature to be critical. Stereotyping and making assumptions over a person due to the way they are casually dressed or by their race is a kind of safety utility one uses in o
Brent Staples clearly doesn't like being seen as a threat to people. He seems to know why people feel this way about him, but wishes that they wouldn't. I think it depresses him to think about it. He calls these run-ins with people "the language of fear." I think this very accurately describes how t