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The author in the 20th century wrote about racism In Brent Staples essay Just Walk on By the author describes his experiences feelings and reactions towards the discrimination he has faced throughout his life as a black man Staples describes some personal experiences where he was misjudge or thought of as a criminal because of his skin color His essay is driven by emotions and anger Brent changes his tone of writing from being sarcastic to bitter and than polite Brent changes chronology of the essay by going into the past telling about what happen before and to present to tell us if any changes occur The author uses a straightforward language so he doesnt confuse the audience Throughout Brent Staples essay he illustrates how discrimination has affected him personally and uses various literary devices to elaborate on his pointsChange of the tone The Arthur is being sarcastic when he states my first victim was a woman he didnt commit any crime The lady ran away thinking he was a criminal she misjudge Brent just by looks The Arthur changes his tone to bitter or anger where when he went to the newspaper office he was arrested thinking he was a robber and people on the street when crossing in the car keeping pressing the lock button and looking if its a white or male or female The Arthur uses polite tone says he understands what is happening so to make himself comfortable and other people he whistle when he is outsideChronology The author goes to the past telling us his story when the first time he was a woman ran away from him because he was different skin color He tells us a story when he moved to New York he wouldnt walk outside at night thinking he might be arrested or hurt for something he didnt do The author goes to present tells us he
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