Essay on The Adventures Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird In our society, the 21st century, racism continues to exist but is not as prominent as in the 20th century. In the 20th century, caucasians were expected to be racist towards not just African-Americans but everyone who was not white. Looking back at race relations in the 20th century, cohesive relationships between different races was for the most part non-existent. Each race was considered separate; segregation was not only expected but was the law. in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many examples of racism in the 20th century. The Tom Robinson case in itself is a tragedy against the black man. The author further details separation between blacks and whites in the courtroom during the trial and goes even further by discussing separation of churches(Lee). Around the world, during the 19th century whites treated the African-Americans like property and not as people, that was until slavery was abolished in The United States in 1865 (History.com). Going into the 20th century even though slavery was abolished, segregation was still present. Not only did the African-Americans have to go to different schools and churches but they also had different water fountains, restrooms, buses, and even restaurants. Now racism is unacceptable and is even frowned upon to be racist towards anyone. However, racism still exists not only in The United States but all over the world. Looking at racism in the 20th century, some strong examples that it exist are…

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