Examples Of Racial Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior (Lee). It portrays how unkind people of Maycomb County could be. It shows a time when being different made life more difficult than it had to be. It was a time when people did not accept differences. It especially shows cruelty against blacks, lawyers, and the poor. Discrimination against blacks is shown a lot all throughout the novel. Maycomb County didn t exactly welcome blacks as well as the whites were welcomed. The white people had more priveleges than the black people had. The blacks wouldn t enter the courtroom until all of the whites had entered (Lee 166). Racial discrimination still goes on today. Because of racism in the criminal justice…show more content…
The black man is punished for a crime that he did not commit because of his race. In the novel, racial words are used often. Words such as nigger and negroe . It wasn t known for white folks and black folks to be together unless it was work associated. If it was seen, people would say, why s he sittin with the colored folks? (Lee 163). To Kill A Mockingbird also shows discrimination against lawyers. Lawyers have always been deeply discriminated against. They are discriminated for what they believe, stand for, and everything that they represent. It shows that Atticus Finch was hated for defending Niggers (Lee 79). Many people hated him for his tricking ways (Lee 180). His children were made fun of and picked at about the person that their father was defending. Scout Finch knew that she was different because of her father. I saw something only a lawyer s child could be expected to see (Lee 213) is one example of how she knew that she was known as different. People would ask if they were ashamed of him (Lee 102). The children of the Finch family didn t like the way that they were treated because of their father. They thought that Atticus should have

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