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Malcolm X said “A prison is a better place to learn than a university.” A university can be distracting and all your everyday responsibilities can be a difficult. As an athlete trying to juggle practice, conditioning, and school is tiring. I am not from Pueblo or Colorado so I do not have family responsibilities I need to take care of on a daily basis. However, my grandfather recently passed away and that meant I had to drive back and forth to my home to see him and then to attend the funeral. I had many responsibilities during that time and can see how that would add another layer to what I already have to do here at school.
A prison seems like a place where there is solitude and you could get many things done in terms of studying and learning. I am a person that needs people around me or music while I am doing homework. I think young people today are used to so many sources of media that a prison would be too quiet.
“If I weren’t out here every day battling the white man, I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity-because you can hardly mention anything I’m not curios about” (pg14 Malcom x).These words that Malcom said just spoke to me in many ways since I grew up in the Dominican republic and have many family members or friend in which are black. I feel like everyone deserve a chance and shouldn’t be battling anything especially the white man. The one word that stands out to me in this quote is “battling” since no one should be fighting something that they could never control. The battle that Malcom’s people have been through is one that no one will ever forget but it’s something that are people can learn from. These people have been battling there whole life and don’t need anyone’s help since they know they only have themselves which makes me feel for them and couldn’t…...

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