"Just Walk On By A Black Man Ponders His Power To Alter Public Space Brent Staples" Essays and Research Papers

  • Just Walk On By A Black Man Ponders His Power To Alter Public Space Brent Staples

    Smith English 3 20 February 2013 Just Walk on By: Black Man in Public Space Brent Staples, author of “Just Walk on By: Black Man in Public Space.” discusses when the white woman he comes across one day late at night was constantly turning back as if she feared him for the way he looked. Brent highlights racism that has occurred to him during the 1970s. This encounter happened in an impoverished part of Chicago; he describes himself as a “youngish black man--a broad six feet two inches with...

    African American, Black people, Miscegenation 983  Words | 3  Pages

  • Brent Staples

    "Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power To Alter Public Space"� Stereotypes affect different individuals regardless race, religion, sex, and creed. In "Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space,"� Brent Staples demonstrates how a stereotype on race and sex can intervene with one another. Each point, whether a narrative or remark, can have positive and negative outcomes on the audience Staples is trying to enlighten. His thesis, the ability to alter public space through...

    African American, Black people, Human skin color 968  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Ability to Alter Public Space

    ENC1101 07 JUNE 2011 ESSAY # 1 The ability to “alter public space” can often be a negative reaction by society guided by fear and prejudice as depicted by Brent Staples’ in his essay “Just Walk On By”. But can one’s appearance “alter public space” in a positive manner? Because of his appearance as a young, burly, six-foot-two black man with a beard and billowing hair, Staples is perceived by others to be violent or a criminal. Staples could use his appearance as a positive influence. Examples of...

    Black people, Crime, Domestic violence 1172  Words | 3  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    giving rise to things such as prejudice. In Brent Staples essay “Black Men and Public Space” this is clearly shown by the authors own experiences of antipathy and hostility towards him caused by his own self. In “Black Men and Public Space”, Brent Staples begins by coming to the realization of the way he’d be viewed for the rest of his life. He describes feelings of uneasiness towards his newfound self-image. It all came to him one evening in an ally where his tall frame walked behind a young woman...

    175, Black people, Essay 1084  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Just Walk on by" - Brent Staples

    Mayo ENG 101-1035 30 October 2012 Just Walk on By In Brent Staples’ essay, “Just Walk on By” the author describes his experiences, feelings, and reactions towards the discrimination he has faced throughout his life as a black man. Staples describes several different personal experiences of when he felt that he had been judged or discriminated against by other people based on the color of his skin and how that contributed to his overall appearance. Staples has continuously been perceived as a...

    Audience, Discrimination, Essay 1318  Words | 4  Pages

  • Brent Staples essay “Black Men and Public Spaces"

    being. Brent Staples essay “Black Men and Public Spaces” represents this idea yet it shows the highly negative aspect of how someone responds to who we are. In his case though, Staples explains the prejudice side of human nature when they see someone due to our look. He explains of the first time he had an experience with racial segregation he faces as a black person when he is out for a midnight stroll and a white female runs from him due to how he appears. Apparently, being a black man in Staples’s...

    African American, Black people, Human skin color 1021  Words | 3  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    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 his local bodega, when this innocent lady was robbed and stabbed to death right in front of him. The black man who committed the crime fled the scene. Tyrone was there when this all happened. The...

    Black people, Human skin color, Miscegenation 952  Words | 3  Pages

  • Rhetorical uses in "Black Men and Public Space" by Brent Staples

    have judged and mistreated just because they were born in the wrong race. Being under discrimination, there were many writers who struggled for the racial movement and gained many valuable results such as Martin Luther King Jr. (Letter from Birmingham Jail), James Balwin (Stranger in the village) and so forth. Brent Staples was one of them with Growing up in Black and White which won the Anisfield-Wolff Book Award in 1995. Beside that, "Black Men and Public Space" was also his interesting work with numerous...

    Abuse, Black people, Bullying 878  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Black Men and Public Space" by Brent Staples Reflection Essay: The Big Black Truth and The Little White Lies

    A 23 February 2015 Black Lies and the White Little Truth: An Interpretive Thematic Analysis on Brent Staples’sBlack Men and Public Space” In his essay titled “Black Men and Public Space,” journalist and editorial writer for the New York Times, Brent Staples writes about his time residing in Chicago as a college graduate student and the conflicts he faced with the public. His essay reveals how the presence of black men represents the stereotypical misconception that the public has about them even...

    Constable, Police, Police brutality 1365  Words | 4  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    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 with dark skin or any color unlike them self. Specifically the black man because they think he is a bad man and never talk with them. Additionally, some people think black people are murderers and use drugs. Staples write, “It was...

    African American, Black people, Martin Luther King, Jr. 1070  Words | 3  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Spaces Critical Analysis

    In “Black Men and Public Spaces”, Brent Staples is in his early twenties and is faced with the menacing crime of being a black man in the 1970’s. As Staples likes to walk the streets at night due to his insomnia, every stranger that comes close enough to realize that he’s a tall black man lets their fear take control of them as they avoid him to the point of fleeing. To the eyes of people (mainly women) at night, he was no different from any other thug or criminal who prowls the street. Having moved...

    African American, Black people, Human skin color 1005  Words | 3  Pages

  • Stylistic Analysis of Opening Paragraph of Black Men and Public Space by Brent Staples

    glance. To her, the youngish black man – a broad six feet two inches with a bear and billowing hair, both hands shoved into the pockets of a bulky military jacket – seemed menacingly close. After a few more quick glimpses, she picked up her pace and was soon running in earnest. Within seconds, she disappeared into a cross street. Passage from Black Men and Public Space (1986) by Brent Staples. Brent Staples is the writer and narrator of Black Men and Public Space, an essay in which he tells...

    Black people, Phrase, Question 1422  Words | 5  Pages

  • Just Walk on by

    Amanda DeLong Professor Badenhopp ENG091-015 9/17/2012 Summary In “Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space,” Brent Staples explains how a black man’s appearance after dark can change a person’s actions. Staples’ comes to realize due to his race, clothes, and hair some people become frightened by him. Since others perceive him as dangerous he realized this could easily place himself in danger also. Eventually, he became accustomed to the precautions a lot of onlookers...

    Black people, Employment, Race 422  Words | 2  Pages

  • Brent Staples

    Prejudices in Our World Both Brent Staples in “Black Men and Public Places” and Judith Cofer in “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” seem to be illustrating the prejudices some people have. They both explain how the way they look gets them treated by others. Brent Staples, because he is black in perceived as a criminal; Judith Cofer is a Latina and is mistaken for a waitress. Both stories give numerous examples of prejudice. In addition, each writer has a larger purpose...

    Black people, Miscegenation, Prejudice 993  Words | 3  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    Black Men and Public Space Brent Staples Brent Staples (b. 1951), the oldest of nine children, was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. His father was a truck driver who lost his job along with 40,000 other workers in the 1960s because of plant closings in the area. The family was reduced to poverty. Staples had never considered college until a college professor took an interest in him and encouraged him to apply to a program that recruited black students. He enrolled at Widener University (B.A. 1973)...

    Black people, Public library, Public space 1529  Words | 4  Pages

  • English Essay Baldwin Staples

    Essay Being black and gay in the 1950s wasn’t the best thing you could be, being a black male 6 feet tall wasn’t either. James Baldwin and Brent Staples both suffered from discrimination in the 1950s. James Baldwin was an African-American writer who was discriminated in the public for being black, while Brent Staples was discriminated in the public because of how he looked and dressed. Brent Staples moved to Manhattan where was treated wrong. Staples was called different things during his time in New...

    Affirmative action, African American, Black people 599  Words | 3  Pages

  • Summary of Brent Staples

    When Brent Staples published his piece, “Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space”, in Ms. magazine it was very controversial. He was a black man, for starters, writing about racial profiling, and he was writing in a feminists’ magazine in 1986. Staples chose to submit his article for publication in Ms. because, according to him, women are who profiled him the most even though they are against the profiling of their gender. He wanted to show how hypocritical it was of...

    African American, Black people, Miscegenation 617  Words | 2  Pages

  • Brent Staples

    web, I found out some very informative information about the life of Brent Staples. Brent Staples was an intelligent man, not just an ordinary man from Chester, Pennsylvania. He earned various degrees as different universities and colleges like a BA from Widener University in 1973, and a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1977. He was a professor of psychology at various universities in the states. Writing is one of Staples’ specialties and he has been a reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and the...

    African American, Black people, Miscegenation 829  Words | 2  Pages

  • What Difficulties Do Kezia in “the Wedding Gift” and Brent Staples in “Just Walk on by” Face as Disadvantaged Members of Society?

    Topic: What difficulties do Kezia in “The Wedding Gift” and Brent Staples in “Just Walk On By” face as disadvantaged members of society? There are many different people in our society, rich people, poor people, female, male, influence, and so on. Inside the society, people mostly classed in different level by their background and finances. And people who are poor and powerless will classed in disadvantaged members of the society. As disadvantaged members of the society, they need to face many...

    Black people, Doberman Pinscher, Miscegenation 926  Words | 3  Pages

  • Just Walk On By

     Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space 1. Why does staples characterize the woman he encounters in a paragraph 1 as a “victim”? One of the author’s purpose of characterizing the woman he encounters, is to share the reader a personal life experience in order to engage and catch the reader’s attention with this ironic and sarcastic situation. The author uses this type of language to transmit and inform the magnitude of racism at that time and how can affect an individual...

    Affirmative action, African American, Black people 445  Words | 2  Pages

  • Walk on by

    Just Walk on By In the essay Just walk on by, author Brent Staples shares his experiences of living with the prejudged notion that he is someone to be feared because he is different from his peers. Brent Staples grew up in the small town of Chester, Pennsylvania where he was an outsider. He caught on to something that most of his friends probably had never thought about before or even felt that they had the right to think about. Somewhere along the line of his child hood Staples chose to...

    Abuse, Black people, Colored 1348  Words | 3  Pages

  • Discrimination: High School and Brent Staples

    they hurry away in fright? Brent Staples the author of, “Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space” has. When he was a young man people, especially women, would see him walking behind them and become frightened and run away. Staples writes about these struggles, and what it is like being a large black man in a big city. He shares many instances in which this happens to him, and he also shares what he does to make people unafraid of him. When Staples moved to Chicago he had...

    Academic dress, Fear, Graduation 656  Words | 3  Pages

  • Stereotypes in Society

    Stereotypical Society In Brent Staples "Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space," he expresses the difficulties African Americans face in society. His essay is driven by emotion and resentment. He speaks on the role prejudice plays in his life and the world around him. Staples explains how throughout his life, others have discriminated against him because he is a tall, black man who works as a journalist in a predominantly white field. Clearly, anger fuels Staples’ writing, yet...

    Africa, Black people, Race 1033  Words | 3  Pages

  • Just Walk On By Brent Staples

    front of a car stopped at a traffic light and elicit the thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk of the driver - black, white, male, or female - hammering down the door locks(Staples 34).” Throughout the whole essay, Staples gives different examples of how society views him as a menace without even actually knowing him. A lot of the people he encounters are quick to judge him, mainly because of the color of his skin. He touches on the point that it’s a little unfair that he gets judged like this because he’s...

    Automobile, The Doors, Walking 555  Words | 2  Pages

  • Brent Staples Just Walk On By

    cross in front of a car stopped at a traffic light and elicit the thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk of the driver - black, white, male, or female - hammering down the door locks.” Throughout the whole essay, Staples gives different examples of how society views him as a menace without even actually knowing him. A lot of the people he encounters are quick to judge him, mainly because of the color of his skin. He touches on the point that it’s a little unfair that he gets judged like this because he’s not the...

    Automobile, The Doors, Walking 591  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Black Man and Public Space

    story “Black Men and Public SpaceBrent Staples describes the racial discrimination, the treatment of black men in the United States. He includes some personal experience and stories of other black people. In his case, one particular occasion makes him realize that he, like many black men, is treated as a potential troublemaker even though he has always been a quiet and smart person. Staples states that black men came to this world with the inheritance-with the ability to alter public space in ugly...

    Affirmative action, Black people, Latin America 698  Words | 2  Pages

  • Brent Staples

    Brent Staples; Fight Against The Destiny Everyday millions of people; young and old, rich and poor are getting up with the sunshine glittering in their eyes and start in their days with different concerns, in different moods. Each of them is just living out their lives with the destiny that has been set for them. It is interesting how life starts differently for each of us. Some may be born rich, handsome or super intelligent, while the others may be born poor, disabled or as orphans. Some may...

    American films, Debut albums, English-language films 806  Words | 3  Pages

  • Staples and Cofer

    than Americans are use to, they automatically stick some sort of stereotype to them. Stereotypes are strongly displayed in the media; stereotype can be based of someone’s color, culture, religion, or sex. In Black men in public spaces by Brent Staples, and in The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the authors talk about stereotypes based on their gender and ethnicity and the experiences they both encounter because of their ethnicity and gender which have many...

    Abuse, African American, Gender 1308  Words | 3  Pages

  • analytical of brent staples

    The night world In “Black Men and Public Space,” Brent Staples makes the most interesting idea that, people look – always – to black men as a threat, they see every dark skinned youth as an incoming danger, and that is what Staples implies in his essay. He also explains when he was young, people looked at him as a mugger or, a rapist or even worse. So, throughout his essay we can see Staples’ realization of the fact that, people – rarely - change their prospective about black guys. He is trying to...

    Black people, Form of the Good, Irony 1226  Words | 4  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Spaces

    Black Men and Public Spaces” by Brent Staples In the informative essayBlack Men and Public Spaces”, Brent Staples describes his own experience growing up black in a racist society and discusses the interaction that take place with people. “The ability to alter public space in an ugly way”(302), through racial stereotypes affected him and many others. Stereotypes affect individuals regardless of race, sex, or religion. Author Brent Staples states he has been racially profiled on...

    Black people, Doberman Pinscher, Miscegenation 795  Words | 2  Pages

  • Cofer And Staples

    Professor Eng 100 The Myth of the Latin Woman and Just Walk on By Brent Staples essayJust Walk on By: Black Men in Public Spaces” he talks about the way people see him. The reason being he is African American and within his neighborhood people see him as a mugger, rapist, or worse than the two. He is also discriminated and stereotyped because of his race and his skin color. In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s essay “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” she explains how people stereotyped...

    African American, Black people, Human skin color 1124  Words | 4  Pages

  • Zuckerman vs Staples

    Zuckerman versus Staples In this essay, we will give a deep analysis of two very different essays, a poorly written essay "Two by Two, We'll Fill the Planet" by Benjamin Zuckerman and a well written essay "Black Men in Public Place by Brent Staples." The following paragraphs will further provide a clearer explanation of the differences between the two essays. We found Zuckerman's essay to have been poorly written. It lacked style and effectiveness. His introduction was not relevant to what he...

    Essay, Essays, Linguistics 896  Words | 3  Pages

  • Black Men in Public Spaces

    with racism to Staples essay, one could say that they are both similar and different. In general, their situations were similar because both incidents involved some form of racism. Staples story and my dad's story both took place in the 1980's. However, I believe these types of racism are still very much alive. The difference between Staples situation and my dad's was their responses and how they chose to handle their situations. My father's story, I felt displayed courage on his part. He didn't...

    2007 singles, African American, Afro-Latin American 1037  Words | 3  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    Black Men and Public Space Essay In Brent Staples’ personal essayBlack 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 author expresses to us that he notices the space between him and other people, such as women on the street. Some people may disagree that women set a certain amount of space when walking by a black man on the...

    African American, Black people, Miscegenation 852  Words | 2  Pages

  • Alter Public Space

    In the essay “Black men and Public Space” by Brent Staples, he talks about how being a black man alters public space in a negative way. Altering public space is changing how a person, place, or thing makes you feel. It can be negative but it also can be positive. Some positive ways altering public space can be a friendly smile walking into a room, beautiful new constructions, and planting trees to better the environment. Most people go about their business, especially in a classroom. Some students...

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  • Black Men and Public Spaces

    reflective essay “Black Men and Public Spaces” by Brent Staples, argues about the author’s personal struggles for being a black man, in his twenties, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Brent Staples was born and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania but he finished his studies and began working as a journalist in Chicago and New York City. Staples writes about some stories that gradually led him to realize over the fear of being judged by his race. In “Black Men and Public Spaces”, Staples let us become aware...

    African American, Black people, Miscegenation 744  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Spaces

    Luisa Zaragoza English 101 Black Men and Public Spaces Journal & Questions Questions on Meaning: 1. InBlack Men and Public Spaces,” Brent Staples the author, claims how he uncomfortable and bothered of how others view him, due to the fact he is African American. I believe the purpose of this essay is for the readers to realize that stereotypes don’t always have to be real. What I mean by this is that, if you are black you are not always going to be dangerous, wearing baggy clothes...

    African American, Black people, Race 552  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black Men & Public Spaces

    Black Men And Public Space by Brent Staples I chose to write my literature analysis about this story because it truly fascinated me. Brent Staples uses his own life experiences as a black man to draw a conclusion on how black men are treated in this society. The author makes it clear that he is convinced society was against him and used what might have been a nonracial instance to often utilized their mistrust of the white race. If you think about Dark alleyway, we often think of it as a perfect...

    Black people, Human skin color, Pardo 481  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    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 down a street late at night in Chicago and Staples is walking behind her. He noticed she is a white female in her late twenties. She began to pick up her pace and eventually proceeded to a slow running pace...

    African American, Black people, Human skin color 702  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space Analysis

    In Brent StaplesBlack 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 without rationalizing and thus causing stress to the victims (black men) because they’re seen as threats despite their true nature. In the past, black men have had reputations that associate themselves with murderers...

    African American, Black people, Miscegenation 427  Words | 2  Pages

  • Dealing with Society: Brent Staples' "Black Men in Public Places"

    burglary or kidnappings. At first glance Brent Staples is someone a female would put on their radar to look out for. Even though he recognizes that he does seem to have that appearance he knows who he is and feels it to be unjust because passing judgments are made about him on a day to day basis. In his essay “Black Men and Public Spaces”, he writes about society’s perception of a black man. Staples used another example where it strengthened an impacted his writing. While he was working as a journalist...

    Black people, Essay, Miscegenation 576  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black Men In Public Spaces

    August 2013 Black Men In Public SpacesIn the article "Black Men and Public Space" by Brent Staples, the author explains his personal experiences with society stereotyping him solely because of the color of his skin. He starts off by describing his first experience from over a decade ago that he remembers so vividly. He was walking at night through a fairly wealthy neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois when a white women ran away from him in fear simply because he was walking behind her. Staples states that...

    Black people, Miscegenation, Race 503  Words | 1  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    accepting of others. Nevertheless, there are still those who simply cannot. In his essay Black Men and Public Space, Brent Staples describes something that most young black men experience on more than one occasion in their lives. Being perceived as a criminal simply based on his "unwieldy inheritance", the color of their skin. Staples recalls his experience as a 22-year-old graduate student away from home for the first time. His first "victim", as he puts it, was a young white woman who practically runs...

    African American, Black people, Public space 623  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Spaces

    BLACK MEN AND PUBLIC SPACES In “Black Men and Public Spaces Brent Staples reveals his experiences with different individuos in all kind of public areas. Staples talk about how people stereotype black men as a violent and dangerous individuals because of their appearance and the color of their skin. In the past when black men was associated with the word murderer or thieves or rapist or all kind of bad things people were afraid on being next to them. When Staples started the story saying...

    Black people, Miscegenation, Race 803  Words | 2  Pages

  • Effects of stereotypes

    there is a stereotype that black men are expected to be criminals and dangerous. Since some people tend to stereotype black men as dangerous they tend to stay away from them. Therefore they end up isolating them fearing they may be dangerous. Brent Staples for example was perceived to be dangerous because of his appearance and was treated as a criminal who deserved to be avoided and stayed away from. Staples was isolated and mistreated because of negative stereotypes about black men.” People were afraid...

    Abuse, African American, Black people 1269  Words | 5  Pages

  • What Is Identity

    “face the rear” experiment in 1962. In this experiment, a man walks in an elevator and realizes all the people in the elevator are facing the opposite direction of the door. It is the norm for people to face the side of the doors. This man realizes that these people are still facing the opposite direction of him as the elevator slowly ascends. (Complex compound) Instead of being an individual and continuing facing the elevator doors, this man joins these random people in unison by facing the opposite...

    Adolescence, Black people, Human skin color 906  Words | 3  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    Black Men And Public Space In the essay “Black Men And Public Space,” by Brent Staples, he argues that he has been racially stereotyped, and has been falsely assumed to be a threat to the safety of those around him. In this essay I will start by showing examples of how he is stereotyped, why he is stereotyped, what he goes through as being stereotyped, and how your image can affect you being stereotyped. Staples provides many examples of how people are stereotyped in everyday...

    African American, Black people, Human skin color 317  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Man and his Space Opera

    Just A Man With A Space Opera A couple hundred million people are born every year, each of those people have the option to do something amazing with their lives. Statistically, only about eight-thousand of those people make their mark on this world. One of those eight thousand people is the writer, director and executive producer of the Star Wars series, and creator of Lucasfilm and ILM. George Lucas is a man who changed the way movies were filmed and who started a trend that would continue to...

    American Graffiti, Film, George Lucas 1090  Words | 3  Pages

  • Stereotyping (Black Men in Public Space)

    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 light on the mistreatment towards an ordinary African American male. Ultimately, Staples is the victim of stereotype. Appearance and physique play a role in stereotyping. The way an individual looks and presents them selves determines the judgment of them by others. Staples, an African-American male who stands approximately...

    Abuse, African American, Bullying 700  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    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 him all due to his race.From confrontations on the street to being confused for a robber as he was rushing to hand in anarticle for a magazine, it is clear that he is treated unfairly. Staples uses cause and effect...

    Black people, Causality, Clearing 576  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black Men

    Suspicions of the color black Throughout the years, men of color have been labeled and placed at a lower level of civilization because of the color of their skin. With lists of unpleasant events, the narrator, the places in which the story takes place, and the reoccurring patterns of unwieldy racial discrimination all inter- relate with each other. In Black Men and Public Space, the narrator depicts what it is to be a colored man who is constantly being labeled as a crook and a criminal...

    African American, Black people, Crime 835  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black men and public places

    09/28/20 Black Men and Public Places by Brent Staples In the short story Black Men and Public Spaces by Brent Staples, the writer goes through a struggle of being viewed as other “Black men” in society such as perpetrators of violence. Although he felt enraged as he stated on pg.316, “Over the years, I learned to smother the rage I felt at so often being taken for a criminal”. He begins to understand why people, mainly woman fear him so much. This is because as he states “I understand...

    Black people, Race, Society 642  Words | 2  Pages

  • Young Black Male

    Summary of Black Men and Public Space Staples Brent in “Black Men and Public Space” described the difficulties that a young black male may encounter during his ordinary life. It is explained that, even if you are a well-educated citizen, but you are a black man—more than six feet height with a not shaved face—you could face unfair prejudice and judgment all the time in street. At the very beginning of the article Brent start with “My first victim was a woman—white, well-dressed, probably in her...

    African American, Black people, Miscegenation 864  Words | 2  Pages

  • Black Men and Public Space

    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 misunderstood. People are at times not being racist. For example, a white person may disrespectfully speak or react towards a black person or any other minority group with no intent of racism. That very white person...

    African American, Barack Obama, Black people 523  Words | 2  Pages

  • Stereotyping Identity

    story of a man determined to get his life in order after having his identity stolen and being on the brink of losing everything merely days after discovering his wife is expecting again. This comedy portrays a man trying to restore his identity and ultimately his life. Identity in the movie is mainly used to refer to the man’s identification in a financial aspect; however, many people define, as well as, determine identity in different ways. As for Brent Staples, in his essay “Just Walk on By”, he...

    Black people, Female, Miscegenation 1146  Words | 3  Pages

  • Summary Black Men and Public Space

    presence of black men is the harbinger of black stereotypes and severe racial discrimination. This issue has caused trouble throughout history, regardless of what period it once again arose to a hotly debated public issue before being pushed aside provisionally. However, one must not blame such an unfortunate population for the troubles that have occurred. ! Brent Staples, the author of Black Men in Public Space, utilizes a variety of strategies in his work to best develop his ideas. In...

    African American, Black people, Human skin color 651  Words | 2  Pages

  • Reading And Summary Response Essay On B

    Community College by Student’s name A Summary on Brent Staples’s “Black Men in Public Space Brent Staples’s essay, “Black Men in Public Space”, was written to show how stereotypes about black men have affected him personally. He tells several short stories about how he was mistaken for some type of criminal. Using these personal experiences, he gives his audience insight into the cause and effect of these misconceptions. “To her, the youngish black man – a broad six feet two inches with a beard and...

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  • Trials and Tribulations of Being Judged

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