Black Men In Public Spaces Project 11 IRW 115 - Chase Lewis...

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Chase LewisProject 11IRW 11510-20-19Black Men In Public Spaces The article, ‘Black Men in Public Spaces’, gives insight on times when the author is walking in the public spaces late at night and is perceived to be a mugger or rapist just because he is a Black man. He has had instances of being accused of being a burglar, has had a mob of White people pursue him, and been attacked by a dog when he walked in a jewelry store! It is myopinion that Black men are being targeted because of the way they look in addition to the false narrative that was told about them in the past and that false narrative is still being told. Due to this, they are the very people that are not safe in these spaces. The essay is about how Brent Staples shows empathy during his late-night walks through masking who he is. For instance, he changes his demeanor and how he relates to White people in public spaces. The author shows empathy towards others when he is walking late at night he keeps his

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