In Brent Staples’s “Black Man in Public Space” and Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “The Myt

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In Brent Staples’s “Black Man in Public Space” and Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met A Girl Named Maria,” the writers detail the intersections of their race/ethnicity and their gender. Specifically, Staples details his experience being profiled as dangerous or violent due to being a Black man while Cofer details her experience as a Latina woman being stereotyped as a “hot tamale” or “sexual firebrand.” In a 4-6 page research paper, explain how an individual’s marginalized identity can affect their gendered experience. (Note: A marginalized individual is someone who is at a sociopolitical disadvantage in the society they live in. For example, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and the disabled community.)

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