Brent Staples In Just Walk On Analysis

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In just walk on by Brent Staples describes the victim as a white sophisticated dressed woman in her early twenties. Brent Staples characterize this woman as a victim because she felt threatened by Staples appearance. Brent tells us that as he walked behind her, she glanced at him with a worried face and paced quickly out of his sight and disappeared into the street. The woman thought Staples was a criminal. Throughout the story Staples tells us that he walks the street at night to observe peoples reaction towards him. Staples gives us examples of people locking their vehicles when he walks passed them. Other pedestrians would cross the street before to avoid walking pass Staples. Staples demonstrate the people’s behaviors about his race.
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