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One World. Many Colors. Brent Staples is an African American man who points out that due to his skin color and presentation people convey him as a thief or rapist. He argues about several situations in which he was stereotypically distinguished a
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12 March 2012
One World. Many Colors.
Brent Staples is an African American man who points out that due to his skin
color and presentation people convey him as a thief or rapist. He argues about
several situations in which he was stereotypically distinguished as a thug. He also
talks about how he had to change his lifestyle in order to be accepted into his
community. In his essay. "Black Men and Public Space", he effectively argues that
African American people are often stereotyped as gang members and dangerous
Staples begins by precisely showing that black people are stereotyped as a
dangerous threat. He explains how people react to his presence within his
community. "At dark, shadowy intersections in Chicago, I could cross in front of a
car at a traffic light and elicit the thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk of the driver-black,
white, male, or female- hammering down the door locks... I often witness that
"hunch posture," from
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