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Minh Chu Prof. Mercia Rindler 2/3/2021 Journal Homework Journal 7 Question 1. The purpose of Staples's essay was to inform the readers that stereotypes could affect African Americans and any other race in their everyday life. He also wanted to show the fact that racism is still alive today. I do not think Staples will be able to cease "to alter public space in ugly ways" in the near future because society has been having stereotypical views of a criminal for many years and to be able to change that would take many more years. He does not suggest any long- term solution, however, he does found a way for him to be not profiled as a "mugger". Question 2. I do not take this to mean that Staples perceives himself as "dangerous" because he is in fact not a criminal and obviously not dangerous. The reason why he said this in the essay is that there is a reason why the woman did that to him. According to the author, "women are particularly

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