Click on the link above to read the article “Just Walk on By,” by award winning author John Staples.  After you have done so, please answer and then discuss the following questions within your discussion group.


  1. What was your impression of the article? What key point do you think the author was trying to make?
  2. Do any particular groups in society intimidate you by their appearance?
    If so, which ones? Why do they intimidate you? Are some groups more sterotyped than others, that can lead us to this fear?
  3. Do you think that any other factors, beyond the race of the author, played a part in how he was received/treated? If so, which ones?

Go to the Blackboard Group Discussion area to discuss.