Black Men Stereotypes

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White, black and yellow are the different colors of American citizens in this country. None of us should be treated as a bad guy for no reason. In some people’s mind, different skin colors referred to different types of people, such as the white skin color is relating to the nice people. As I visited a lot of websites about news, such as New York Times and Fox News, it is hard to find any good news about African American men. Even if I find any good news about black men, most of them are presented within few sentences. Mainstream media is creating stereotypes about African American men. As Brent Staples says in Black Men and Public Space people fear the black men because black men are stereotyped to violent guys, thieves, murders, etc. Therefore, the author says that black men are treated as bad men. African American males are often stereotyped as bad guys in mass media, however, if you take the time to get to know them, they are not like that in real life.
Victim is a good word to describe the black men in public. The comment never changes
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Black Men and Public Space is telling of the hardship of a black men. As Staples discusses what happened to him in the public, “My first victim was a woman-white, well dressed, probably in her late twenties. I came upon her late on evening on a deserted street in Hyde Park, a relatively affluent neighborhood in an otherwise mean, impoverished section of Chicago” (112). The lady ran away quickly and disappeared into a cross street. Indeed, the black men was confused about why the lady ran away because he never tried to do something to hurt the lady, but the lady was scared about what he would do. The lady may not run, if he were a white young men. In her mind, she would agree that black man was following her, and she was staying in dangerous. Actually, the young man was on his way, and he never thought about the lady in

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