Atticus's Racism

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Atticus tries to explain to Jem that white men are overpowering black men. Atticus believes that the color of one’s skin gets into a white man’s mind and makes him go crazy. Atticus explains that they want to keep their heads and not judge one another by what is on the outside. Maycomb, Alabama is in the south, where there were a lot more occurrences of racism. A couple of years before 1934, during the 1910’s and 1920’s, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) formed. They were very strong in the south, and this caused the African-Americans to become fearful. They would have to watch everything they did, they were scared to leave the house wondering if something will go wrong, and they had to make sure not to look at anyone in the eye. Those were just a few
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