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Although the fight to stop racism has made huge strides since thirty years ago, racism is still alive and well today. Racism has become such a deep-rooted part of society that it often goes unnoticed in our everyday lives. In Brent Staples’ “Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space," and Austin Clarke’s “A Stranger in a Strange Land,” both authors speak of how they deal with the burdens borne by someone who sees himself or herself and is seen by others, as an outsider. Although both Staples and Clarke face this problem, the two respond to the dilemmas they face in different ways.
By engaging in simple tasks such as taking a late night stroll, Staples automatically becomes subject to others’ racism and fear. His everyday life is under continuous scrutiny by a white society that both fears and misunderstands him. Staples introduces the very extent to which society fears black people in the first sentence. On a late night saunter, his "...
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