Famous New York Times journalist Brent Staples is an African American, in appearance alone. He, under no way, shape or form otherwise can be defined as a person of color as he familiarizes himself with contemporary, Caucasian-favored music.
Staples' work is not far from his outlook of life.
In Staples' works, Black Men and Public Space, he admits that in order to avoid otherwise unwarranted elements of discrimination. The question that is now up for debate; can this guy be considered more than just an "uncle Tom" journalist?