How Is Racism Shown In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Lopez 1 Racism is one of the world's major issues. It has been carried out through many years. Racism is usually known in the south. In 1931, the Great Depression was occuring, forcing kids to leave their homes and find jobs. Nine boys set out to look for jobs out of state but only to find themselves in a handful of trouble. The nine boys were later known as the Scottsboro Boys. The Scottsboro trials were the main source for Harper Lee in writing her book. Harper Lees novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, shows courage in a small town in Alabama. Shows the reader racial characteristics of the south in 1935. Today, the word racism is used around all the time, prevalent throughout the world. Racism promotes negative personal relations between people of different cultures.…show more content…
Nine boys set out to look for jobs, which wasn't easy due to the Great Depression. Several people were hoboing on a freight train traveling between Chattanooga and Memphis, Tennessee. White boys jumped off the train and reported to the sheriff they had been attacked by a group of black boys. The sheriff deputized a posse, stopped and searched the train at Paint Rock, Alabama, arrested the black boys, and found two white girls, Victoria Price and Ruby Bates, who accused the boys of rape. They were nine african american teens arrested for crimes they didn't commit. Having to go to court with poor representatives, biased juries, and a little bit of evidence led to the nine boys being sentenced to death. (Other half of paragraph missing) Harper Lee's purpose and perspective in writing To Kill a Mockingbird, was to illustrate to the reader the severity of the racial issues in the south during the 1930's. She wanted to show that white people are just as bad as colored people. Tom Robinson's trial
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