• Stereotypes in Society
    Race and Gender vs. 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Racism
    deeply entrenched in American society” (Warren). Works Cited "Racism." Def. 2. Merriam-Webster. Online ed. 2011. N. pag. Web. 28 Sept. 2011. Staples, Brent. “Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space.” Essay’s from Contemporary Culture. Ed. Katherine A. Ackley. 5th ed...
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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...
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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...
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  • Racist Society
    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 same...
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  • Exemplification of Staple's Essay
    can positively influence the youth, the greater the rewards. Resisting the easy choice of becoming a thug; Staples chose to, “remain a shadow – timid, but a survivor.” (238). Work Cited: Staples, Brent. “Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space.” Patterns For College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide. 11th ed. New York: Bedford, 2010. Print. ...
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  • A Survivor Coming to Terms with His Identity
    reason he is living in these conditions is because the American government may have taken away everything he owns and that he has no family to turn to. This type of profiling compares to that of Staples character in his short story “Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders his Power to Alter Public Space...
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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...
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  • Appearance - 1
    certain way. An individual appearance varies from one individual to another. Therefore, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Works Cited Staples, Brent. Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Powers to Alter Public Space. Patterns for College Writing. A Rhetorical Reader and Guide. Laurie G...
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  • Stereotypes
    Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments" and Brent 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...
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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...
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  • Trials and Tribulations of Being Judged
    live, act, and perceive themselves. There are two versions of Staples essay, “Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space.” The first essay he wrote when he was younger and much more fired up about how he was perceived in public. Staples is less compassionate towards the...
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  • Writing Assignment a
    . In R. F. Linda S. Coleman, Professional and Public Writing, A Rhetoric and Reader for Advanced Composition (pp. 164-166). Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall. Staples, B. (2005). Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power To Alter Public Space. In R. F. Linda S. Coleman, Professional and Public Writing, A Rhetoric for Advance Composition (pp. 168- 171). Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall....
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  • The End
    The Effects of Stereotyping on the American Society 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...
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  • Assume Only What You Can Prove
    . Race is another mental barrier people self-create to limit their freedom. Brent Staples, author of Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space, describes how one night he was walking through a park and then was noticed by a rich, white female. The woman soon began to...
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  • Proffesor Brian
    .—NO YEAR AVAILABLE) Why My Mother Can't Speak English. In Pearson Learning Solutions (Ed.), Effective Reading and Writing For COMM 170 and beyond (pp. 86-90). Toronto: Pearson Education. Staples, B. (1986). (1986—YEAR ARTICLE FIRST PUBLISHED) Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter...
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  • Changes Needed
    morning have everyone embarrassed and in a “hunch posture” says, Brent Staples in the book, Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space. He speaks of being full of school spirit and making sure others show theirs but unfortunately it’s the opposite and it shows at sporting...
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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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