Racial Discrimination : The Scottsboro Trials Essays

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Race Relations
Racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race that distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Throughout the history of society, race relations has been an ongoing issue. Racism can be dated back to the earliest times in society’s existence. The movement to end racism has been prominent through the 20th and 21st century. One case of racism, which is displayed in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, is the Scottsboro trials. Another case that displays racial discrimination is the Emmett Till trials. A modern case that pertains to sexual discrimination is Obergefell v. Hodges. And one last modern case that shows racial discrimination as an issue is the death of Michael Brown. All of these cases display a clear problem of discrimination that has lasted through countless years in society. It is unknown whether this problem has a solution. Discrimination has and will continue to play a role in society for much time to come. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel about African-American and Caucasian racism. The novel consists of the trial of Tom Robinson, and the life of his lawyer’s family. As the book progresses it can be seen how society at the time had put the Caucasian race above the African Americans. Tom Robinson has been accused of raping a man named Bob Ewell’s daughter. However that is not the case. When the lawyer, Atticus, agrees to defend Tom Robinson, his family is subjected…

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