"Black Men and Public Space," in an essay that Brent Staples wrote about how black males are being stereotyped as a dangerous individual in the society.
Brent Staples describes him self as a Black man in society and all the problems that come with it.
Many people argued that the way white women behaved toward the blacks was reasonable, but the researcher opposes to those views since the kind of isolation one got from being a suspect was unbearable. Staples is seen to have pleasure in having walks during nighttime in the casual clothing and unfortunately to him he occurred to reside in a mean, impecunious part of Chicago.
He comes across a lady who after seeing him takes off immediately.
As Staples likes to walk the streets at night due to his insomnia, every stranger that comes close enough to realize that he’s a tall black man lets their fear take control of them as they avoid him to the point of fleeing.
To the eyes of people (mainly women) at night, he was no different from any other thug or criminal who prowls the street.
Having moved to New York, and growing accustomed to being perceived as a threat, Staples learned to properly give people their space to intimidate them less as he walks the streets.
Despite being a journalist, he has even had security called in on him at a Peo In this case, there was a black man entering a jewelry store; so of course he’s going to be mistaken as a thief.
We assume all black people listen to rap, all southerners talk like redneck hillbillies, and all asians are good in math and get straight A’s in school.
Humans have a natural habit of judging people from the moment they meet based on what they’ve heard about or what they see on a person.