Thursday, January 26, 2017

Journal 3 by Cole

     Throughout the last 20 pages of reading, the chapter Those Who Don't really stuck out as one of my favorites. Even though it is one of the shortest we have read, it gives you an idea of what others think of the neighborhood they live in. I think the most important theme of the chapter is to not judge a book by its cover. "They think we will attack them with shiny knives. They are stupid people that got lost and got here by mistake." (Cisneros 28). Everyone that comes into the neighborhood thinks that they are dangerous, when really they are not. They are quick to judge by the looks, rather than actually getting to know the people that live there.

     One person that had a major influence on me came during my high school years, and that was my football coach. He gave myself, along with the rest of the team, lessons that we will be able to take with us with the rest of our lives. I was taught leadership skills that I could use not only on the field, but in life as well. We were to sit in the front rows of our classes because school always came first. He made sure that we got the most out of our high school education. Everything that he taught me will allow me to be more successful down the road. As I look back on it now, there was much more to it than playing the game.


  1. Totally agree with the whole football coach part. My line coach was a MAJOR influence in my life.

  2. I also choose this chapter. I really think it does a good job of showing how everyones perspective is different but also not so much at the same time. People have there comfort zones, and in this chapter its in their own suburb. When these people ventured off to other peoples suburbs they were just as scared as when people came to their suburb.


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