African Americans In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, she expresses the tolerance and acceptance of all types of people. Arthur (Boo) Radley is thought to have autism and stays away from everyone in the community. Mr. Raymond is a man who is in a biracial family and is looked down upon for associating himself with African Americans. Tom Robinson is a respectful African American man that does nothing to hurt anyone yet he receives malign treatment from most people in Maycomb. Using these three very beneficial figures, the author strives to promote the acceptance of all people.
Autistic people are usually avoided because they do not “fit in” or “they are not like the rest,” to Scout, Jem and Dill, they are everything but that. “Trying to connect with people
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Raymond, a white man, married to a black woman, who associated himself with African American people. In Maycomb, racism was a big part of the community and on top of that this man most likely had problems in the home,“there are a variety of unique racially-based issues and struggles that tend to confront multiracial families”("Multiracial Families."). Around town, he was known to be a drunk, he did this so people would accept him for the way he was, but in reality Mr. Raymond was not a drunk and chose to be the way he was. Racism in the community affected Mr. Raymond but this conflict had a greater involvement for Tom Robinson.
Tom Robinson was an African American slave that was frowned upon for his unselfishness. “Mockingbirds do nothing but make music for us to enjoy,” ("Chapter 10." To Kill a Mockingbird.) states Miss Maudie in chapter ten of To Kill a Mockingbird. This man can be compared to a mockingbird, the motif, he only helps people, does not harm them, yet people use and abuse him along with other African American people. Racism is based off of pride and fear, if people could let go of their pride and fight against their fear, this problem would not
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