Racism, Prejudice, By Harper Lee Essay
Oftentimes, children’s ideas stem from their parents. The parents are ignoring the fact that their racist comments turn their beloved children into being racist, also. Cecil Jacobs yells at Scout about how people who support black people need to die. Cecil says to Scout, “My folks said your daddy was a disgrace an’ that nigger oughta hang from the water tank” (Lee ). Lee shows how racism can be pervasive in that parents and townspeople pass on their prejudice to their children. Scout, an innocent young girl, is racist without even knowing. Scout comes home from school after having a conversation with Cecil and asks Atticus,
“Do you defend niggers, Atticus?" I asked him that evening.
"Of course I do. Don 't…