Black Men And Public Spaces

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Throughout life many people experience similar situations, although they are two different many different kind of people. The kind of people depends on their personality. Brent Staples is an author and writer for the New York Times. He gives two simple examples of two different people in his excerpts “Black Men and Public Spaces” and “Parallel Time” showing their differences and parallelism. “Black Men in Public Spaces” and “Parallel Time” show how two black men have been stereotyped. Brent Staples on “Black Men in public spaces” recited that “My first victim was a woman- white, well dressed, probably in her early twenties. I came upon her late one evening on a deserted street in Hyde Park, a relatively affluent neighbourhood in an otherwise mean, impoverished section of Chicago. As I swung onto the avenue behind her, there seemed to district, uninflammatory[aa1] between us. Not so. She cast back a worried glance. To her, the youngish black man- aboard six feet two inches with a beard and billowing hair, both hands shoved into the pocket of bulky military jacket- seemed menacingly close. After a few more quick glimpses, she picked up her pace and was soon running in earnest. Within second she disappeared into cross street” (132). The author clarified that the woman misjudged the black man, because he was black, and the way he looked like. The same happened with the main character of “Parallel Time”, while he was walking home. The author mentioned that “At night,

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