By reading the principal’s speech, Richard was saying what the white power wanted him to say and to Richard this would be giving in to the very thing he hated so much. Richard was willing to leave school without a diploma instead of this. White people alienated Richard from his environment because he did not accept the way of life that other black people did. Richard’s relatives never understood Richard and because of this he was alienated from his family and his own people. Shorty is the young black boy who gets beat by the white people and jokes about it.
He explained that white men always win and cheat, so the white men are the victors but the white man is always a bad man. This shows that it can be prejudice because Tom`s story was not heard and he was accused of being guilty and so he was killed. In cases of Tom being wrongly accused, harassment by others, on Scout and Atticus defending the jail can have an opinion of people that is destructive. When the group of men came to kill Tom, it shows that if Scout and Jem did not have a father would be the same thing for Walter Cunningham.
Twain puts a young white boy in a grand journey with an enslaved black man, running for his freedom. Such circumstances are enough to set people off by itself, but Twain goes one step further to show the malice of the time, stereotyping a race. The thought of explaining Mark Twain’s book to students is enough to make most teachers shutter because of the ferocity of actions taken against those who cannot properly present the information. However, it is their job to introduce students to a true literary work of art. If we have no faith in our educators, then we lose hope in future generations’ capacity to judge right from
But by the conclusion of the film, his friendship and respect for Coach Boone helps not only the team win, but helps the community to overcome racist attitudes towards Coach Boone. At a pivotal match where the umpires deliberately make bad calls towards the Titans so that Coach Boone would lose the match and his job. Coach Yoast threatens to expose the match rigging and in doing so his dreams of being inducted into the hall of fame are destroyed. However even though this was important to Coach Yoast and he did want his job back. Coach Yoast is a man of integrity and his actions had a big impact in turning the white community around.
Next the mixed children are completely alone and ignored because of their background. The author demonstrates that although justice is "a right to every person" racism overrides this right. Tom Robinson is a prime example of injustice. He is wrongly accused and convicted because he is a black man. Even though he is innocent, because he is black, there is almost no chance he will win.
When the Hater Meets the Hated- Why is Tom Robinson Guilty? One may be punished for something he or she never did depending on the circumstances in their community. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows in Maycomb County, a society being controlled by racism, Tom Robinson is punished for assaulting Mayella Ewell even though he is the victim. If the majority of the inhabitants of a community are racist, the racist social values influence everything that takes place in the courts of the community. Thus the racist social values of Maycomb County are responsible for the failure of Atticus Finch’s defense for Tom Robinson.
Therefore, the black community in Maycomb was crippled with fear. A fear that they will get lynched for a crime they did not commit. Stereotyping is a human instinct. We will always stereotype people's race, class and families. When Aunt Alexandra lived with the Finches, she said this to Scout about the Cunninghams, "Because he is trash, that's why you cant play with him.
Gran Torino was more of a movie that focused on sentimental values and emotional manipulation to do justice to the racial issue. Steve Persall could not have said it better “Clint Eastwood’s character, Korean war veteran Walt Kowalski, is a bigoted widower, one of the last white residents of Detroit neighborhood that becomes more ethnic with each moving van. His sons would prefer Walt to move to assisted living facility, the local priest would rather him in church. Walt snarls at everyone, a grumpy, dirty old Harry ready to pop” (par. 3) Walt hates everyone; he really is not a complete racist, because he just hates everyone.
He is almost completely shunned from the town because he is trying to help a black man accused of rape. Mayella had told Tom, “I said come here, nigger, and bust up this chiffarobe for me, I gotta nickel for you.” (p.241) She had tricked him to coming over to her. Then that’s about the time when she accuses him of rape. He had felt sorry for her, which is why he was falsely accused in the first place. Courthouse segregation was one of the biggest bits of racism I found in this book.
They live near the Maycomb dump, so almost the whole town of Maycomb knows them as white trash. They also are a lower social status than everyone else in town. The town’s people of Maycomb say the Ewells are considered one step above the black people in the community. In this novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows that prejudice is an awful thing through Arthur “Boo” Radley, Atticus Finch, Walter Cunningham and his family, Tom Robinson, and the Ewell family. From the racial prejudice used against Tom Robinson, to the economical prejudice against the Cunningham family, To Kill a Mockingbird has shown how people in Maycomb look at people.