Comparison Of Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Racism, the belief that one race possesses inherent traits that make that particular race superior to other races. In 1900s black people were treated cruelly, and even got killed because of racism. They were considered inferior to the white race. People used to judge each other based on their skin color, and race. The society used to turn a blind eye to the racial problems. Inspired by Jim Crow Laws, Scottsboro Trial, and African American Church Burning American novelist Harper Lee wrote her book To Kill a Mockingbird to portray the injustices and discrimination black people faced back in the 1900s.
Jim Crow Laws were laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States, these laws meant that black people were required to attend
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In the article Scottsboro Boys and To Kill a Mockingbird: Two Trials for the Classroom it stated that, “The lessons of the infamous 1930s Scottsboro Boys case in which two young white women wrongfully accused nine African American youths of rape illustrate through fact what Harper Lee tried to instruct through her fiction”. Black people were always accused from white people and the judge will always believe the white race, they were considered criminals, barbarians and savage. Also in the article “To Kill a Mockingbird”: Two Trials for the Classroom it stated that, “Both historical and fictional trials express the courage required to stand up for the Constitutional principle providing for equal justice to all under the law.” This quote shows that in the fictional story displayed the injustice that black people …show more content…
It showed us how black people always have to be down and lower than all other people. In the article Right panel reports on church burnings it states that, “They had gone around and knocked on doors trying to get whites in the community to come help them" but got little response, Berry said.” Also in the same article it stated that, "In some communities, white and black ministers and church members were working to rebuild the churches and to address racial tensions," she said. " This quote shows that, even when white people persecuted African Americans churches black people always need to fix the damage on their

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