To Kill A Mockingbird Racial Discrimination Analysis

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In the early twentieth century, racial discrimination was extremely common in the south of the United States. Black people were separated from the white people due to the color of their skin. Schools were segregated as well as many other public facilities. A novel that provides a lens into racial discrimination is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. She goes into detail about how segregation affected the daily lives of people in the early nineteen hundreds. In the book, black people weren 't being treated equally and this is shown during the Tom Robinson trial as well as the segregated churches. Based on the analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird and research of America between nineteen hundred and nineteen fifty nine, two negative effects of race discrimination are that it breeds violence and creates divisiveness between the two races. One negative effect of race discrimination in the novel is that it breeds violence. A mob tries to lynch Tom Robinson. They arrive to …show more content…
When the mob tries to kill Tom Robinson but fails and the fact that Emmett Till got beaten by the two white men are both examples of how racial discrimination can breed violence. In the novel and in the sources found, black people were also required to attend separate facilities such as schools and churches. In one of the sources, an eight-year-old girl named Linda Brown, had to walk a great distance just to attend school while white children went to a school a few blocks away. These are the ways that racial discrimination has created divisiveness. Overall, racial discrimination was not fair towards the black community and favored the white people in almost every scenario. This caused many tensions to rise between the white and black communities such as violence but, racial discrimination is still present to this

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