Summary Of Black Man And Public Space By Brent Staples

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Blog 2 Brent Staples - “Black Man and Public Spaces” Before you read my blog I want you to think about these questions; how do society perceive a black man walking in street as? And what does every black man have to face nowadays in society? This is an article wrote by Brent Staples, a black man who had an incident for frightening a white young woman late night and he tells us his story throughout the essay. The author made significant points during his essay about how the perception of people is affecting black Americans, and how are they getting affected such as isolation, change in behavior in consciousness and segregation. Author’s first point in his essay is the way black males are seeing in the streets during late night. “It also made it clear that I was indistinguishable from the mugger who occasionally seeped into the area from the surrounding ghettos” making this type of judgement of black males in public, does not just affect the person in ways of low self-esteem, but it also changes their behavior towards society; creating distinctiveness in racial issues. For example; a black male might feel less valuable than a white person …show more content…

As a result it could lead to a black male to consciously have a victim mentality in that is to say, that our problems become their problems and they will feel that there is not rights for black man. Another key point will be the lack of confidence in black males for being judge especially when they approach to an individual. This is always a common situation in our society, between a black man and a white man there are more chances of a black man to get pulled over than a white man in the

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