• Just Walk on by
    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...
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  • Summary of Brent Staples
    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...
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  • Stereotypes in Society
    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...
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  • Racism
    deeply rooted it is often times unnoticed, except to those who are the victims of such actions. In “Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Spaces”, Brent Staples speaks of incidents in his life that led him to feel like an outsider. Incidents that my own father experienced when he moved...
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  • Descrptive Essay
    Brent Staples: “Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space” In Brent Staple’s essay, “Just walk on by: A Black Man Ponders his Ability to Alter Public Space. He describes how he is predisposed to purposeless discrimination because he is black. Staple’s shares a series...
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  • Wrongful Judging
    Wrongful Judging In “Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His power to Alter Public Space,” Brent Staple shares his experience as a black man in public places during the twenties. Staple at the time was twenty-two years old, and based on his appearance he was looked at as a criminal and rapist. Besides...
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  • Racist Society
    prejudice. In the short story “Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space,” written by Brent Staples, the author shares his own experiences of antipathy and hostility toward him caused by his own self. As a young woman, I met James Poindexter, a young man who suffered from these very...
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  • Exemplification of Staple's Essay
    Exemplification of Staple’s Essay The essay by Brent Staples, “Just Walk On By” is popular because most everyone has been exposed to a form of racism in their own lives. In today’s society, we are “judged” every day. Whether is it on appearance, our speech, or our standing in the social crowd, it...
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  • Writing Assignment a
    convinced themselves that due to their age they are not welcomed in the workplace” (James, 2005). Next is that older adults feel they need to try to alter their appearance to look younger but goes on to explain that attempting to look younger could actually be the hindrance “We have to accept aging as...
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  • A Survivor Coming to Terms with His Identity
    terms with his identity “The Cats of Mirikitani” is a film based on the life of a survivor of the Japanese internment camps during World War II. Jimmy Mirikitani was discovered in the streets of New York, during the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Mirikitani expressed his memories...
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  • The End
    American society is notorious for stereotyping people just based on their appearance and things that they have heard about their race and/or religion. In essay’s “Just Walk on by: A Black Man Ponders his power to Alter Public Space” by Brent Staples and “The Ruins of the Future: Reflection on...
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  • Journal
    I found “Just Walk On By: a Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space” by Brent Staples, to be a very thought provoking piece to read. It was very easy for me to relate to what Staples was writing about because, I have been in many of those same situations myself. I also believe that...
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  • Appearance - 1
    Appearance The way we dress, walk, and talk says a lot about us. Physical appearance has to do with how a person grooms himself or herself. This narrows down the clothing and accessories one wears. Although appearance should not be how we judge a person, most of us get that habit from our family....
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  • Stereotypes
    Staples in, "Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders his Power to Alter Public Space", make it clear on why people stereotype and the effect it has on others. Judging others before you get to know them is very unfair and unkind. Especially judging them based on other people's opinions or just off of rumors...
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  • The Power of Appearances
    The Power of Appearances There are many things that lead us to make assumptions about people that we don’t know; it may vary from the way they dress to the color of their skin. In “Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space”, Brent Staples writes how he is judged by strangers...
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  • Proffesor Brian
    Title Your Name Student Number Course Number and Section Instructor Due Date Indent paragraphs 1.3 cm. or 5 spaces. This template will assist students when writing essays following the APA style format. All margins and headings have been formatted according to APA...
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  • Changes Needed
    I’ve always had thoughts and hopes for changes to be done to not just benefit myself but all students who attend Lindsay. Though, recently my opinion has reached an all time high. My thoughts on changes that must be done are not just towards the school but its faculty as well that need to change. My...
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  • Assume Only What You Can Prove
    encounters a man at a bar and a man with a wife on a flight to San Antonio. After describing each meeting, she ends up complaining about her disgust for men. Obviously, it's not right how some of the men treat her, but her generalizations about men are soon disproved. When the last man in her story...
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  • English Notes
    Brent Staples essay "Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Powers to Alter Public Space" is a great essay for readers to indulge in and get a better understanding of not only the misunderstandings of society but in writing style; exemplification. Staples is a victim of stereo-type (by race)...
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  • Culture
    pleading for the camera not to leave them alone. They ride on horseback in winter, wearing negligees, singing about how lonely and bored they are without a man. Sut Jhally, a media critic and Ph.D. in communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has created a film entitled “Dreamworlds: How...
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