Also, they burned crosses and even lynched blacks in order to try and maintain control. A majority of the black population was not registered to vote due to fear of being lynched. Lynching was quite common during the time of the Civil Rights Movements and was often a public
The racist views of the town are against Atticus defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, and Atticus is often discriminated against for not agreeing with them. His children, Scout and Jem, also feel the hatred of others against them because of what their father's beliefs are. "But Mrs. Dubose held us: "'Not only a Finch waiting tables, but one in the courthouse lawing for niggers' ... 'Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for.'" Although Atticus is criticized for what he decides is right, he bravely ignores the disapprobation. Mrs. Dubose is courageous because she recognizes she has a flaw and that she has to help fix it to make it go away.
In the case of the black community, they were often discriminated against just because of the color of their skin, this showed the racism present during the time. Likewise, with Aunt Alexandra, when she called the Cunninghams trash because of their low place in the social hierarchy in the town. Both of these examples showed just how much prejudice there was during the 1930’s. Furthermore, there were the foolish rumors of Boo Radley circulating around the town, this symbolized the pettiness and the amount the town judged others based on their differences. Along with the fact that Atticus shot the infected Mad dog, Tim Johnson, which symbolized the death of the town’s madness.
She is tired of her people not being willing to stand up for themselves when their white counterparts take them for granted. Ann’s label of coward on her people for not standing up for themselves is justified because of the numerous of crimes being committed towards the African Americans during this time that nobody was doing anything about. Ann’s first real encounter with the savage racist crimes was in high school when she heard about the lynching of Emmitt Till, a fourteen year old boy found in the river. His death was passed off as a lack of respect, "The boy was from Chicago. Negroes up North have no respect for people.
Courage is defined as showing strength in the face of fear. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a black man named Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted of raping a young women. Atticus Finch is selected to defend him and he demonstrates courage and integrity. In the end the racism of the jury preceeds the truth, and Tom eventually dies from trying to escape prison. Atticus and his children show courage by working against the stereotype of the community and ultimately it gains them respect among most, but is hated by few.
Then at the trial things do not go as planned and against all evidence against it, Tom is convicted because,"Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case..” (Lee 244). This really shows Jem how unfair people are and how they will do whatever to make sure they are not looked at wrongly in other’s eyes. This point in the novel is the main transition in Jem’s life where he realizes how cruel some people can be. Jem’s behavior towards others judgements against his father’s case resulted in him having to read to Mrs. Dubose, an angry, elderly neighbor. Jem
The Montgomery Advertiser is also trying to mock how Atticus is toiling away to represent a defendant, Tom Robinson, who has little to no hope in being freed from the accusations of rape made on him. This is not only an extremely rude gesture, but it is also a sign of prejudice, because they are basing their inferences of the future of the case simply on the fact that Tom Robinson is a Negro, and Negroes are always “the bad guys.” Another case where unjustness is shown is when Lula is spiteful towards Calpurnia for bringing Scout and Jem along to the Negro church. Lula says, “‘I wants to know why you bringin’ white chillun to nigger church’” (Lee 119). Prejudice does not occur only when a white person looks down upon a black person; it happens vice versa as well. Black people may not be allowed to attend the same churches as white people, but that does not mean white people prohibited from black people’s churches simply cancels out the act of prejudice.
There was almost unanimous hopelessness in them” (Moody, 135). The community suspected about eight or nine people died in that burning, but the amount of pain it inflicted on that community would never be quantifiable. Again, Anne directly associates with racial discrimination in her community because of experiences like the Taplin burning. Although hearing stories about people outside of her community still inflicts suffering, Anne’s most traumatic experiences happen very close to home, which only intensifies her anger towards the racial tension and discrimination. Although, the actions of whites in the South are not the only thing causing anger to rise within Anne.
Here, In the US some of the whit people hate black people and the other way around. I think this hate came from what happen in the past, when black people were slaves. They used to work with out mercy all day long. Their masters would have torture them and maybe killed them if they disobey. But, all of this was in the past and should stay there.
After Tom was dead, the cops continued to shoot Tom for their own gratification because he was simply a black man. In short, due to Tom Robinson’s race, he was forced to live a life where he was a victim of abuse and discrimination. Another citizen who was