you have posted on your “write alley” website my essay “black men and public space” otherwised titled “Walk On By: a black man ponders his power to alter public space.’ The piece is COPYRIGHTED material and should not be posted. Thanks much Brent Staples Here’s my email in response: Dear Mr.
My students write about your essay for a midterm exam and I put it online so students who forget their textbook will have access to it.
Since the beginning of times, people have always been judged and treated based on their race or where they were born.
For many minority groups that have been discriminated over the years, many writers and activists such as James Baldwin and Martin Luther King Jnr emerged from such communities and struggled through racial movements to help their communities receive better treatment and recognition in the society.
Human beings have poured out their feelings onto paper, as long as there have been people interested in them.
Common themes have risen through the ages, such as the contrast between light and dark. In earlier times, we saw darkness as an interpretation of evil; likewise, light represented God and all good.
It can range from lowering safety standards when ones home, to the point of running from someone that, by mistake, its portrayed and related to something harmful.
This can create a unique experience, most of the time being of uneasiness and stress.
best, gwendolyn I’m disappointed that Brent Staples made this request but I understand why.
I know what it’s like to feel like your content is stolen and distributed around the web, often to the benefit of someone else’s bank account.