Summary of brent staples
Throughout the whole of Black Men in Public Space, Staples generates an intriguing atmosphere that is not captivating in the sense that it incorporates copious amounts of such unnecessary things as action, but is enticing due to its informality and serenity even whilst discussing sensitive issues. Author: Brandon Johnson. However, when I reread the analysis a few more times it became very clear and more composite than how I interpreted it the first time. In one of his essay written in which was published in Ms. An example of this critical contrast between a serious issue and the casual tone applied by the author is the tone by which Brent Staples recalls past, personal experiences with racism. To further show how some people treat black men because they assume they are all criminals he tells us about another black journalists who did a story in Waukegan, Illinois about a murderer who had grew up in that town. Staples uses a detailed imagery to illustrate the stereotype of individuals based on black people. Staples is faced with being stereotyped for being violent because he was a six foot tall black man. His writing is mostly on political issues, cultural issues and controversies including races. It has been noted that simply because of their skin color, individuals within society begin to seem frightened when in their presence. From literature we, as a society, have built what later became social rules, giving rise to things such as prejudice. The presence of black men is the harbinger of black stereotypes and severe racial discrimination.
Staples grew up in a violent neighborhood and learned that he wanted to stay away from a dangerous lifestyle. Staples uses different examples in order for the reader to comprehend as to why he needed to do this.
The writing is engulfed in a casual atmosphere, which is ironic when considering the tone is directly juxtaposed with information considering racial segregation.
In one of his essay written in which was published in Ms. In addition, the author expresses to us that he notices the space between him and other people, such as women on the street.
The essay begins when Staples was twenty-two years old, walking the streets of Chicago late in the evening, and a woman responds to his presence with fear. He explains that he understands that woman are more likely to be assaulted walking the streets at night alone but the violence against them is not only carried out by young black men.
From literature we, as a society, have built what later became social rules, giving rise to things such as prejudice.
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