Essay about Discrimination Against The Colored Discrimination

1126 Words Jan 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Discrimination against the colored Discrimination played a large key part in society during the 1960s. W.E.B. Du Bois said, “To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollar is the very bottom…”. He explained that if you were colored and lived in a place where white that have money are also living, you were at the very bottom of society, whites basically ruled you. In The Help, discrimination is a huge problem. Black maids that worked for white families were very often mistreated. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the whites often mistreated black men and discriminated against them because they were thought poorly of and it was easy to pick on the blacks because the white had the mindset that blacks were of little to no importance. In To Kill a Mockingbird, a white woman accuses a black man of rape, and in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, a white woman 's word is always favored over a black man’s word. In The Help, white families hire black women as maids and a lot of times, the maids are discriminated against because they are in Jackson, Mississippi, and the people in this southern state are very racist. Scout and Skeeter both witness discrimination and their reactions reveal their moral beliefs, Scout doesn’t really understand it completely but she is angry about how they are treating Tom and Skeeter is angry and disturbed by the discrimination. Scout’s moral beliefs show that everyone should be treated equal and when she sees the court discriminate against Tom,…

Related Documents