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"Little Things Are Big" (L1), by Jesús Colón

Author: Jesús Colón

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“I was thinking; sometimes one thing happens and changes your life, how you look at things and how you look at yourself.

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 2:54PM) : See these Annotations Instructions: https://www.youthvoices.live/annotationsinstructions/
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Mariely Padilla (Jan 14 2019 9:23AM) : sometimes one thing happens and changes your life more

one specific or occasions can have a different or much stronger affect on us in life and with the experience it changes the way you see life

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Mariely Padilla (Jan 17 2019 9:15AM) : The main point is how experiences change a person's perspectives in life.
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hatou batchilly (May 15 2019 8:48AM) : this has a very strong meaning to me more

this quote means that you can say things about something and have a meaning while others have a different perspective of what you say

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oscar herrera (Jun 17 2019 8:21AM) : This Quote is very good and it means a lot. more

I will remember this quote for when things happen and i will remember too look at my self first

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I remember one particular time. It was when? 1955 or 1956...a long time ago. It was a very late night. I had to work late that night. It was after midnight and I had to ride the train home to Brooklyn.

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:33AM) : Particular = special, specific [Edited]
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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:35AM) : Midnight = 12:00 at night

This lady got on to the subway at 34th and Penn Station. She looked a nice, was white and in her early twenties.

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:36AM) : Subway = underground train, MTA in NYC
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Mariely Padilla (Jan 17 2019 9:16AM) : Why does he need a description on the lady? [Edited] more

What if she wasn’t white? Describing the lady and her race because it is an important detail on the outcome of the story.

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Mariely Padilla (Jan 17 2019 9:22AM) : If she were from another race the description wouldn't be needed or included.

I am still trying to remember how she entered the subway. She had a baby on her right arm, a small suitcase in her left hand, and two children a boy and a girl, 3 and 5 years old following her.

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oscar herrera (Jun 17 2019 8:24AM) : This lady must be very independent more

By what I’m reading this lady must be independent and very strong and carrying mother and would do anything for her kids

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:36AM) : Suitcase = item that holds your close when you travel

At Nevins Street, Brooklyn, I saw her preparing to get off at the next station, Atlantic Avenue. She and I needed to get off at that same station. She had a lot to carry; two small children, a baby, and a suitcase in her hand. Should I try to help her? Should I take the boy and girl’s hand and walk them to the stairs?

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:40AM) : Preparing = organize, get ready Station = place where train stops and people get on and off
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hatou batchilly (May 15 2019 8:50AM) : but what if the lady thinks your trying to kidnap her kids?
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Mariely Padilla (Jan 17 2019 9:24AM) : I think this means Jesus was hesitant on offering his help due to how racism work and what the consequences would be if he did offer.
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Terren Veira (May 30 2019 9:44AM) : i think that if he gonna walk the kids too the stairs atleast ask their mother for permission too do such

Courtesy is a characteristic of the Puerto Rican people. And here I was, a Puerto Rican, watching a white lady with a baby in her arm, a small suitcase in her hand, and two white children, in need of help.

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:42AM) : Courtesy = polite and helpful actions and behavior Characteristic = important parts of a description, quality, trait
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Mariely Padilla (Jan 17 2019 9:27AM) : I think if he wasn't Black, he wouldn't be so hesitant. more

They were walking in the same direction and the lady was still struggling and Jesus wanted to help, but still didn’t offer his help due to fear about what may happen.

But how could I, a Negro and a Puerto Rican approach this white lady? What would she say? What would be the white lady’s first reaction? Would she say: Yes, of course, you may help me. Or would she think that I was trying to be too familiar with her? Or would she have worse thoughts? What would I do if she screamed if I tried to help her?

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:43AM) : Reaction = response, answer, what you say or do after someone has talked to you or done something to you
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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:43AM) : Familiar = close, personal, know well
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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:44AM) : Worse = more bad
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I hesitated for a long time. I was unsure about what I should do. I just walked passed the lady. It was like I did not see her. It was as if I was insensitive to her need. I was like a rude animal walking on two legs, I just continued walking and then running, passing by the long subway platform. I climbed the long steps and reached the street above. The cold air hit my warm face.

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hatou batchilly (May 15 2019 8:52AM) : why is this person so scared to approach a lady to help her out? did she/he try this before and did things go wrong?
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oscar herrera (Jun 17 2019 8:26AM) : Why is he so scared to talk to her and help ? more

He thinks cause he’s black she’ll take it the wrong way and think he doing something wrong to her

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:45AM) : Hesitated = wait, pause, stop
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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:45AM) : Insensitive = not sensitive, not caring, hurtful
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Terren Veira (May 30 2019 9:48AM) : he feels bad for not helping the lady out even though she was struggling and he feels like he should've been more caring
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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:46AM) : Rude = not nice, not kind, mean, insensitive
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Maybe the lady was not prejudiced. If you were not that prejudiced, I failed you, dear lady. I failed you too children. I failed myself. you, lady, I failed you, children, and I failed myself.

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oscar herrera (Jun 17 2019 8:28AM) : What does prejudiced mean ?
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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:47AM) : Prejudiced = judging a person, bias
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hatou batchilly (May 15 2019 8:55AM) : what does the word prejudice mean? [Edited] more

i looked up what this word prejudice mean and it means when a person makes a judgment about an individual due to their social class

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:47AM) : Failed = lose, not succeed
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Mariely Padilla (Jan 14 2019 9:31AM) : i failed myself more

meaning he failed his courtesy and as a person on not helping and perhaps not thinking outside the box

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Terren Veira (May 30 2019 9:09AM) : i understand how he feels wanting to help the lady but doesn't know how shes going to act so he goes past her and then later regrets not asking her

I buried my courtesy early on Memorial Day morning. But here is a promise I make to myself here and now; if I every face an occasion like that again, I am going to offer my help regardless of how the other person receives my offer. Then, I will have my courtesy with me again.”

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oscar herrera (Jun 17 2019 8:30AM) : What does he mean but he buried his courtesy ??
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oscar herrera (Jun 17 2019 8:30AM) : And I could also agree to help those who need help no matter what
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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:48AM) : Buried = put under the ground after death
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Mariely Padilla (Jan 14 2019 9:30AM) : buried my courtesy more

hid or repressed his behavior/quality

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Grace Raffaele (Oct 06 2018 11:49AM) : Promise = say you will definitely do something, guarantee | Occasion = situation, experience, happening | Regardless = anyway, even if, despite the fact | Offer = something you give, gift [Edited]
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Mariely Padilla (Jan 17 2019 9:28AM) : I think he will be willing to take a risk next time. more

I would do that too.

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hatou batchilly (May 15 2019 8:55AM) : i'm pretty sure he regrets not helping and feels very awful more

If it was me i would’ve offered the help so i wont feel guilty since i already seen the lady struggling

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DMU Timestamp: September 17, 2018 17:21

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