Unfair Discrimination In Tom Robinson's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Unfair Discrimination Legal systems are classified as fair and equal to all citizens today, but looking back at past cases such as the dreadful Emmett Till case, and Tom Robinson from “To Kill a Mockingbird” things have really taken a leap from the atrocious treatment against blacks . Legal systems were one of the main bumps in the road when it came to discrimination against blacks. Whether it was a small case, or a huge case things in court always seemed to go in favor of white people. Some say white people just always had that unfair advantage, but it is something people will never know without living in the 30s through the 60s, with major segregation. During this time period court would have a separate place for black people to sit, away from the white people. Normally, …show more content…
Tom finds himself in court with one of the most prestigious lawyers in the county. Atticus Finch is appointed Tom’s lawyer due to in-proper funding, from the family. This gives the blacks in the county a chance to take a stand and hopefully seek justice. Atticus is beaten down and battered for representing a black man, and actually trying to find him non-guilty. Atticus believes that everyone deserves a fair chance in court, and tries to teach his children Scout and Jem his morals as well. “The one place where a man ought to get a a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into the jury box.” (Lee, 220) In the Courtroom there is a separate balcony for colored people to sit, while the white people sit in the bottom. The all white jury comes in and listens to the trial. Atticus gives multiple examples as to how Tom could not have committed the crime, but in the end the white jury finds Tom guilty. The outcome shows the injustice towards the minority, broadcasting a negative reality on how black vs. white cases always seem to

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