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Brent Staples and John Edgar Wideman wrote about their experience in public spaces They figure out that there was more behind their experience According to Wideman and staples African American men are feared in public places African American male is feared in public spaces because of the color of their skin In Paragraph 4 in The Seat Not Taken the author John Edger Wideman says 9 out of 10 people will shun a free seat if it means sitting beside me People do not want to sit next to Wideman because hes black and assumes the worst of him for instance to have excessive body odor or hateful intimidating scowl In addition Staples says in paragraph 3 I grew accustomed to but comfortable with people crossing to the other side of the street rather than pass me People fear him because hes black and also assume the worst of him Therefore African American are fear because the color of their skinSociety has to change this unfair perception of African American male Staples says an excellent tension-reducing measure I whistle melodies from Beethoven and Vivaldi and the most popular classical composer For people to not get scares by staples he has to whistle classical music to assure them that he is educated because stereotypically only educated people know these classical music This has change because automatically because of their skin pigment people usually gave into stereotypes and assume the most horrendous thing of African American man Society has to change the way one perpetrate African American male because of events occurred in the past Also society needs to understand that not all African American males are the same Therefore ones community has to be changing their unfair perspective of all African American malesBrent Staples and John Edger Wideman both wrote about their take in how African American are feared in public spaces based on their personal experience Society has to change their stereotypical perspectives of
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