Fobs Vs Twinkies Analysis

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Racism is quite a broad term. It occurs not only in our country, but in many other countries all around the world. Racism has been a huge topic in our media lately, with the most common “white and black” racism, but it can also apply in many different forms. It can also be intraracial in which we saw in the article, “FOBs vs. Twinkies”, where members of the Asian-American community not only have to deal with racism from whites, but also within their own race. Looking at the other side, in the article “Black Men in Public Spaces” black men have to face the struggle in everyday life, of facing racism from whites. Not even just facing blatant forms of racism, but it could be noticing people quickly walk away from them, or the constant, excessive locking of cars as he walks by. These examples make life for them harder than it should be. Racism can be shown in many different ways, but a few of the most common ways are shown in both “FOBs vs. Twinkies” as well as “Black Men in …show more content…
Staples’s article takes on a more serious tone opposed to Hsiang’s more comedic take. “My first victim was a woman—white, well dressed, probably in her late twenties” (Brent Staples Page 346). The author's word choice, using words such as victim in the previous quote, create a much more serious tone compared to Hsiang’s. Another difference is the type of discrimination he faces. Looking back at the quote, “..., I could cross in front of a car stopped at a traffic light and elicit the thunk, thunk, thunk of the driver —black, white, male, or female— hammering down the door locks.” (Brent Staples Page 347) it shows the type pretty clearly. Staples is saying that anyone, white, black, male, or female could have been the one to pound their door locks as he passes by, showing interracial