Persuasive Essay About Shoes
The sneaker symbolizes the ingenious manner in which black cultural nuances of cool, hip, and chic have influenced the broader American cultural landscape.
It was black street culture that influenced sneaker companies' aggressive invasion of the black juvenile market.
All this time -- as basketball took dunks in one direction -- white kids had their own sneakers.
Or was it the exploitation of young black men by footwear companies, both as icons and as consumers? But Jordan is also the iconic fixture of broader segments of American society, who see in him the ideal figure: a black man of extraordinary genius on the court and before the cameras, who by virtue of his magical skills and godlike talents symbolizes the meaning of human possibility, while refusing to root it in the specific forms of culture and race in which it must inevitably make sense or fade to ultimate irrelevance.
Your speech should come as the ultimate resolution to all problems arising during your performance.
It should never reserve the slightest hint on doubts.
The Air Jordan, in this analysis, is a sacrament of sorts, or at least a particularly strong synecdoche.
This sneaker is the body (and the athletic talent, and the self- and net worth) of Jordan. It was a myth partly invented to sell sneakers to young black men -- and, Dyson argues, to exploit a black cultural icon for commercial purposes: The sneaker reflects at once the projection and stylization of black urban realities linked in our contemporary historical moment to rap culture and the underground political economy of crack, and reigns as the universal icon for the culture of consumption.