To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee: Racism Analysis

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Racism has always been such a big problem. It is a big problem now, in 2015, and it was a big problem in the 1930’s when Harper Lee wrote the book To Kill a Mockingbird. Racism was shown in the Scottsboro trials, where nine boys were accounted for raping two women (Kindig). Racism was also shown in the Emmett Till trials, where two white men killed a young boy but were not punished (Linder). Racism is a horrible problem, it has caused many deaths and false accusations. Another case that has involves racism is the Miguel Pena-Rodriguez Trials. Racism was also shown in southern California when seven women were asked to leave a restaurant on the false pretense of them violating the sitting rule in the restaurant. In To Kill a Mockingbird Tom …show more content…
Because the jury was all white, and racist against African-Americans, these two men, Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam, were not held guilty for this murder. Six weeks after the murder trials, the jail refused to hold the men any longer so they were let out. After Milim died of cancer, some of Bryant’s confessions were recorded secretly. In the recordings, Bryant talked about how he, and other men, including Milim, beat Emmett Till until he lost consciousness.They then tried to take him to the hospital but decided against it because they realized how horribly they had beaten Emmett Till. His injuries were so bad that even if he did go to the hospital, he would not have survived. At this point, they just decided to dump his body into the Tallahatchie River …show more content…
All the way back to the 1930s when Lee Harper wrote To Kill a Mockingbird and even before then. Like when nine boys were tried and accused of raping two women even when they did not (Kindig). Also when a young boy way murdered just for being African-American (Linder). It is even still a problem in 2015. For example, Miguel Pena Rodriguez, a Hispanic who worked at a racetrack, was arrested for something that he did not do (Totenberg). Also, seven women were discriminated because of their religion in southern California (Levin). All of this information proves that racism is a huge problem and it needs

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