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The African American life is detailed in these stories. The story has a purpose of promoting harmony, courage and equality among American people. The stories talks about the mean ways of human and how they think color of skin decides the quality of a human. The writers alerts us that racism is an obstacle which is not easy to overcome and one need lot of determination and willpower to succeed in life in such a situation.
Both the stories tell us that black people are treated in public place with despise and hatred. These narrations make us realize the hard life of black people in America who had to face racism throughout their life. They feel stolen of their identity, rights and freedom. They had to face racist attack at school, restaurants, public transport and work. This kind of alienation put forward a kind of resentment, revenge and frustration among black population. The black sisters in the novel “Having our say” talk how they handled the racism. One of the sisters responds strongly while the other one was submissive. This reality as many do not respond to criticism while some may be expressive. Staple understands that such racist view can hurt one immensely but keeps silence as he think it is a better way to face the situation.
The racism is unfortunate for a country like America where people are educated and civilized. These readings show that education necessarily does not mean being civilized. The reading “Black men in public space” indicate that black people are often taken as criminals. Black men are often mistaken for being a rapist, mugger or burglar. People lock their doors or stay away when they see black men at public places. It is as if the black people represent crime and white people are perceived as moral and decent. The author of this tells that he has been mistaken for being a criminal many times which shows the ignorance and racist attitudes of white race. The author claims that white people have a misconception
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TheThe author states that public space is space where we share with strangers, people who aren’t our relatives, friends or work associates. It is space for politics, religion, commerce, sport; space for peaceful coexistence and impersonal encounter. Its character expresses and also conditions our public life, civic culture, everyday discourse.
Speaking of my own experience with reading the book, it brought me to the problem of homelessness in my own city. I am one who really has a cheerful disposition in life and one with utmost positivity however, it is hard to continue being so when you see homeless people in the most mundane way such as when I am on my way to buy groceries or when I am getting out of a restaurant.
Bannister et al. (2006) argue that recent developments in the policies governing urban space point to a growing willingness to neglect of public space as a means of addressing root causes of urban antipathy and crime in favor of tailoring public space to the needs of consumers.
That failure is especially injurious when backed by governmental force or private economic power, or both. Racism operates most effectively when it seems not to emanate from individual hate. Instead of discrimination resulting from an individual act, it may seem to be accidental.
Once the first impression is made, it is virtually irreversible” (Sterling, 2002). However, this process is not limited to just the business world and is not limited to just those times when you’re trying to make an impression. Every time two people come into
The author claims that Pepsi also has a competitive advantage because of the image it portrays, since it markets itself as the choice of the “New Generation”. The main concern or weakness with this marketing approach lies in the fact that it limits the market perception with the consumer and it limits the product’s market potential.
Reading through the article, Staples was very much fluent in sharing his experiences and expressing his feelings in a way that his readers vicariously experience it too. I, for one, cannot believe that a man of such educational breeding and writing calibre could be suspected of being in a state of malice and bad intentions toward any creature.
Both these women had been facing racism and had a very different way of reacting to it. Bessie would respond to the racist comments while Sadie would ignore them. Even though, they lived together they are very different from each other. Their way of handling