Black Man Stereotypes

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Black Men and Public Space “Numerous studies over the past 30 years have found that in ambiguous situations blacks are more likely to be perceived as violent as whites performing the same actions. (q) Infotrac ethnic news watch In black men and public space the character recaps the day when he first witnessed being stereotyped. Realizing that the woman was clutching her purse changed the speed of her walk, because she was afraid of being mugged or worse. After only glancing at him, a young black man, the white lady took precautions. From then on he starts to notice that people was stereotyping every where he went, when walking at night he noticed people crossing on the other side of the street not wanting to come into contact with him. The character now realizes how big of a problem stereotyping can be. A young black man 19 years of age, 6’ 8, backpack, khaki shorts, black shirt; comes out of a corner store only to be surprised by a group of cop cars. The policemen get out of the cars pointing their…show more content…
This is why people think its ok to stereotype black people because it’s been done for years. After realizing that there was nothing that he could do about being stereotyped the character stated “Over the years I managed to smother the rage I felt at so often being taken for a criminal. (q) 212 Staples Trying to change himself and the opinions of others. Imagine being the only black kid in an all white classroom, and your peers ask stereotypical questions like “do you live in the ghetto?” Not even bothered with asking your name first. Besides getting mad there is nothing that can be done, so you try to blend in and do as the Romans do. “I whistle melodies from Beethoven and Vivaldi and the more popular composers”. (q) 212Staples The character then started to do things to make him self seem more friendly. He thought that people wouldn’t be so timid if he was whistling a familiar
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