Examples Of Racial Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Racism
“Uncle Atticus lets you run around with stray dogs that’s his business, like Grandma says, so it ain’t your fault if Uncle Atticus is a nigger-lover besides, but I’m here to tell you it certainly does mortify the rest of the family.” (118). This quote shows that even little kids had some kind of racism, even back in the 1930’s and even further back than that. Racism will always be around you, if it is against whites, blacks, Asians, or any other race. People will never change, that’s the sad thing about this world. There will always be discrimination, segregation, and “no” freedom for African Americans, even thirty years from now. People will always discriminate other races or different genders. Let’s just focus on the race discrimination,
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On paper yes they do because America is “the land of the free”. “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn’t be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins. They’re ugly, but these are the facts of life” (252). What kind of race gets blamed for crimes even if they were trying to help? There have been cases where a cops suspect that a colored person has a gun, when it is just happens to be their phones. So is justice truly blind? Yes it is! They will listen to a case about a white man versus another white man and it will take the jury days to sentence the person. When it is a black versus a white, who usually wins, what one gets sent to prison or jail. Just because that man or women is colored and the other isn’t, they take just a little bit of time to decide who gets sentenced. Then a colored man or women would get put in jail when they were most likely innocent. The jury is supposed to be unbiased, maybe half of them aren’t racist. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom Robinson was found guilty just because a white man accused him of raping the man’s daughter. “Mr. Gilmore smiled grimly at the jury. ‘You’re a mighty good fellow, it seems—did all this for not one penny?’ ‘Yes, suh, I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try more’n the rest of ‘em----‘ ‘you felt sorry for her, you felt sorry for her?’ Mr. Gilmer seemed ready to rise to the ceiling.” (263-264)It is clear in the story that Tom was an honest man and he did not do anything to that girl. Did the jury take that in to consideration? No! They looked at what color Tom was and made their decision based on that. They were blind to what really happened, just because of his color. How is it fair to the colored race, that just because of their color they get pinned as a rapist or a robber? Just because of one person, those people are pinned as that for the rest of their

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