The House on Mango Street Chapter 12 - Those Who Don't
Esperanza ponders her neighborhood and wonders why other people of different colors are frightened when they enter it. She knows each person and realizes that she is safe and won't get knifed. Those people who don't know where they are, are in her neighborhood because they are lost.
"All brown all around, we are safe. But watch us drive into a neighborhood of another color and our knees go shakity-shake and our car windows get rolled up tight and our eyes look straight. Yeah. That is how it goes and goes." Chapter 12, pg. 28