1930s Discrimination

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People were being discriminated everyday. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a historical fiction novel that takes place in Alabama during the Great Depression. During this depression there was a great deal of unfairness toward people of different genders, colors, and classes. Harper Lee spoke out during this time and wrote about what was taking place. This novel conveys the amount of racism, gender, social classes, and prejudice during the 1930s.
“ In the courts when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins” (295). During the time Harper Lee wrote this novel, courts were run this way. This is an example of racism towards the black men of this time. When the courts took on a case with a white man and a black
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“We know all men are not created equal and some are smarter than others” (274). Not everyone was classified as being smart. Only certain people were educated during this time. A majority of people were not educated or had little to no schooling. “For one thing, Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a women” (296). This is another example of the way ladies were treated, especially in the court system. Woman could not partake in certain activities like being a jury, just because she was a lady. This shows how people were prejudice towards women. “Jem how could you hate Hitler so bad and then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home” (331). Jem, along with others during this time were prejudice. This is a form of being prejudice because, it’s knowing that someone shouldn’t be treating something as in a group of people a certain way but still treating them like that. They still acted this way and did these things because of the fact that they were prejudice toward them and their ways of life.
The life style and extent that of discrimination has changed now since Harper wrote her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. White man 's word was taken over the black man’s’ in a court case no matter what the circumstances were. This novel helps show those of use living in today’s society how thankful we should be. We still have discrimination but definitely not to the point that those in the 1930s had to face. On account that we are benefiting from the changes that Harper Lee and many others were trying to make
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