Tom Robinson's Discrimination

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Discrimination of the 1930s Tom Robinson was accused, was killed, and was not given equal rights just because he was a different color. He wasn't given a fair trial, and was made a fool in court due to being a different color of skin. It was all because of being different. In “To Kill A Mockingbird” racism played a major role because colored people were not given equal status, people ignored their equal rights, and were ignored as citizens. In “To Kill A Mockingbird” Colored people were not given equal status because of the Jim Crow Laws. The Jim Crow Laws were a big role in “To Kill A Mockingbird” because in the courtroom the blacks and whites were separated by law. “And so a quiet, respectable, humble, Negro who had the unmitigated …show more content…
“Somehow I could think of nothing but Mr. Bob Ewell saying he’d get Atticus if it took him the rest of his life”(267). In the Ku Klux Klan Colored people were injured, and beaten Mentally and physically due to being different and not having equal rights. “Though Democratic leaders would later attribute Ku Klux Klan violence to poor southern whites”. In “To Kill A Mockingbird” The Ku Klux Klan played a very important role because colored people weren't given equal rights. In the NAACP were important in “To Kill A Mockingbird” because their was always people who supported colored people. “I’m simply defending a Negro-his name is Tom Robinson. He lives in that little settlement beyond the town dump. He’s a member of Calpurnia’s church, and Cal knows his family well. She says they’re clean-living folks”(75). The NAACP is an organization to show how equal colored people are compared to whites. “The NAACP’s principal is objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equally of minority group citizens of united states and eliminate race

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