The Scottsboro Boys Trial And The Emmett Till Trial Essay

1499 Words Oct 26th, 2015 6 Pages
This world has experienced a lot of racial incidents during the 20th and 21st centuries. With that in mind, it does not only occur between African-Americans and Caucasians (black and whites) but also with different cultures as well. A representation of how bad racial controversies used to be in the 20th century comes from the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, which unveils the Tom Robinson case from the 1930s. Tom Robinson was an African-American who was accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a caucasian woman. He is accused of being guilty almost immediately because he is a black man and the woman involved is white. All races are feuding, it just so happens that the blacks and whites are getting most of the social media 's attention. Famous trials that relate to this racial discrimination include the Tom Robinson trial, the Scottsboro Boys trial and the Emmett Till trial. Also, a modern day trial between a peruvian and african american man
The first example of dispute between races comes from the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is the stereotypical black man who took “advantage” of a white woman. Mayella Ewell is a caucasian woman with a large family and an insane father. Many people around town are accusing Tom of raping Ms. Ewell but Tom is not present during any of these debates on whether or not he is guilty. This draws even more suspicion on him as he is absent to defend himself. Tom stays invisible through most of the novel. When the lynch mob turns up at the jail…

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