Discrimination In The United States During The 1930's

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author demonstrates multiple forms of discrimination in United States during the 1930’s. Racial discrimination is one of the biggest forms of discrimination throughout the history of the United States. During the 1930’s, there was no justice for the African Americans. They always pleaded guilty even if they are innocent. In the beginning of Tom Robinson’s trial Judge Taylor stated, “State will not prejudice the witness against the counsel for defense” (Lee 242). The statement that Judge Taylor said is ironic because everyone knew a black person could never win a case against white person. There is no justice for them. Tom’s fate decided before he ever entered in to the courtroom. Jem, without knowing that Tom Robinson will lose the trial even if he is innocent, told Reverend Skyes how Tom Robinson might win this case. In reply, Reverend Skyes said,” I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a (black) man over a white man” (Lee 279). Reverend Skyes wants to tell Jem that there is no such thing as justice and fairness for a black father, black son, black mother and black daughter. Another kind of discrimination is social favoritism. Social discrimination also played an important role throughout the American history, especially in Southern part of the United States. The…show more content…
The division of the caste system was based on “[person’s] skin color and their occupation” (Jericho 1). During the 1930’s the social class especially in the south was based on race. If the person is black then the person is at the bottom of the caste system getting no respect for the whites. Even the whites divided themselves into the caste system. “Atticus…high social class… high respected person… Next social class is the poor, yet respectable white people” (Jericho 1). To determine one’s social status wealth had, has and will be the important
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