To Kill A Mockingbird Essays: Racism Is Still Relevant Today

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To Kill a Mockingbird Essay After reading To Kill a Mockingbird, I have learned just as much as Scout and Jem do during the novel. Many life situations occur in the book that is still relevant to our modern day lives. One of which stood out to me the most. Racism is a big part of our society these days, people judge based on something that a person does, and thinks the reason they did it was because of their race. Throughout the story you learn about the horrifying society we live in. TKaM is still relevant today because in our world, we go through some of the same situations, including racism. There were many forms of discrimination in the book, but most of them were because of color of the skin. One form of discrimination in the novel…show more content…
Therefore, this novel is still relevant because we are still experiencing racism in different ways. An article about how racism and ethnic bias in the media is a serious problem, Elizabeth Llorente, a journalist was interviewed on how racism in the media is a serious problem and how it affects people all around. She explains that the African American reporters she works with have spoken “…about feelings of being unwelcome, especially when they’re covering white areas” (Llorente). This proves that even now in the modern world and in our everyday lives we experience horrible things like feeling like you don’t fit in because of race. Llorente also talks about how it all depends on you appearance. She says this because she explains how she feels that the only reason people open up to her so much is because they don’t know her races so they tend to open up to her. She explains, “Sometimes I suspect, they open up more because they don’t know that I am Hispanic. Perhaps, they would not have been as candid they’d known. However, it’s not necessarily easier to cover stories in your own ethnic community or communities similar to yours” (Llorente). This proves that if Llorente hadn’t been race that couldn’t be identified people wouldn’t have opened to her as much if they’d know she was Hispanic. For example, if the person was Asian, Hispanic, African American, or…show more content…
Not a good one either. I do believe we should still read To Kill a Mockingbird because it’s such a great and inspirational book. It teaches you so many life lessons including racism. This book is special because you have a child who is nine years old and experiences so many things in such a short period of time and you watch her transform into this young lady. To Kill a Mockingbird is still relevant because we still experience these situations Scout and Jem go through throughout the story in our modern day lives; in fact it’s still
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