Discrimination in 'to Kill a Mockingbird

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Discrimination Discrimination, surely everyone has heard of it, but in To Kill a Mockingbird, everyone somehow experiences it. The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's during the Great Depression. This, of course, is a fictional place, but the discrimination we see here is a reflection of what happened in the South during the 1930's. There are various forms of discrimination in this book some examples of these are racial, religious, age and gender discrimination. Racial discrimination was very prevalent during the 1930's especially in the South. There are many examples of racial discrimination in this book. One example of this is when Jem is talking to Scout and Dill about Mr. Raymond's children. “They don't belong anywhere. Colored folks won't have 'em because they're half white; White folks won't have 'em cause they're colored so they're just just in-betweens, don't belong anywhere” (161). This is racial discrimination because, no one wants these kids because they are both Caucasian and African American and neither community wants them because of that. Another example of racial discrimination is when Ms. Lula gets angry at Calpurnia for bringing the Finch kids to First Purchase Church. “You ain't got no business bringin' white chillun here they got there church, we got our'n” (119). This is racial discrimination because Ms. Lula is basically saying that they are not welcome at that church because they are white, not African American. Another example of this is Tom Robinson's trial. The jury convicted him in the rape of Mayella Ewell not because of evidence, but because of the color of his skin. I hate racism, it makes me sick. It is just pointless hatred because, they are people just like everybody else and everyone should be treated as such no matter the color of their skin. Another form of discrimination found in this book is age
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