Comparison Of Brent Staples ' Just Walk On By And Richard Rodriguez ' Complexion '
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Racism is a terrible issue in the real world that should never be experienced by the youth unfortunately as it affects many of youths of not just one race but many others such as the articles of Brent Staples “ Just Walk on By” and Richard Rodriguez. “Complexion” comparing the similarities and differences of Staples and Rodriguez 's article. Racism is a very difficult and harmful problem to encounter at a very young age that can affect one 's mentality and perceptions of oneself from then and later on in their lives. both Staples and Rodriguez had experienced racism for a very long time having firsthand experience of racism at young ages, such young ages in fact that it left a mark on each of them as they begin to realize at vulnerable times of their life what life is like being black or having dark skin. For example, Staples discovered this at the age of twelve as a white women saw fearing for her life. Rodriguez’s first experience of racism was at the age of 7 told by his mother to put a towel over his shoulder to cover some of his dark skin. him at night and ran away from her with it all the stereotypes and the profiling that comes with it in which they would have to manage and live with for the rest of their lives after they finally realize such an ugly truth.
Also, after realizing the devastating effects that racism can cause both staples and Rodriguez changed and act…