How Does Calpurnia Use Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Have you ever been in a situation were you or someone you knew have been discriminated due to the color of their skin? It seems that everywhere we go there are at least subliminal showings of some sort of racism. Many countries in the world are very nationalistic and show disapproval and hate for some foreigners. “Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don't pretend to understand.” (Atticus) In To Kill a Mocking Bird, there are a few incidents full of racism. On of them would be when the African American character Calpurnia takes Jem and Scout, two white children, to her church. When Jem and Scout were at the church they were told to go home and stay with their own kind. This shows racism isn’t…show more content…
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." (Atticus) Atticus Finch took the defense of Tom Robinson knowing that in the end he would lose the case. I believe he was appointed to the case because he was the only one in Maycomb County who could defend Tom Robinson without seeing him solely as a black man. If any other lawyer took the defense of Tom Robinson then there wouldn’t have been much effort and Tom most likely would have died much earlier than he did. The death of a black man in Maycomb county is just ‘one less problem’ but it also was a small step towards diminishing racism in Maycomb county. Maybe fighting more hopeless cases will shed light on the fact that it doesn’t matter what color your skin is. In the end we’re all just the same. “There's just one kind of folks. Folks.“
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