In the South of the United States in the 1930´s, the justice system was very unfair towards colored people. Colored people that were sent to court could not receive a fair trial because of the prejudice and racism from the jury. This happened all the time, especially in Maycomb Alabama. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a colored man named Tom Robinson was convicted of assaulting a white woman just because of the color of his skin. Tom Robinson should have been found not guilty for many reasons.
He hated black people, particularly the men. She, however, identified with the black community in her home area. Because she was a Jew, Ruth was often excluded from the white community in the South thus the reason she could partly sympathize with the privation of her black neighbors. Ruth explains how there was a racial divide in Suffolk, a completely white school and a black school. The Jewish discrimination was equally pervasive, which made her alter her name from Rachel to Ruth because it appeared less Jewish (Waxler 1).
One of the biggest highlighted event in the movie would be when the white people made separate bathrooms for the black people in their houses. People were disgusted about the idea of having to use the same toilet as a black person because of the “diseases” they carry and wanted seperate bathrooms. This was also just another way that white people to keep blacks under them by making them feel inferior. We also have the case of the segregated buses where the white sit in the front and black sit in the back. At this point of the movie a young black man had gotten shot and the driver boarded the bus to kick off all the black people just by saying “colored people off”.
They have not only “…been abused by white men…” (Matus, 119), but also they begin to lose their humanity. Even, the black people aren’t given permission to learn writing and reading. It is clear that “…if blacks could write they should not be treated as animals” (Rice, 103). The female characters in the novel, especially Baby Suggs is brave to mention the inhuman acts of white race in her community. “Those white things have taken all I had or dreamt, “she said, “and broke my heartstrings, too.
Cassie who is just a nine year old girl for the first time encountering a conflict regarding racism and facing such a humiliation by the whites. Another incident that can be observed from this text is during Mary’s conflict with the Wallaces at the school. Mary who is a school teacher got fired from the school because she was teaching according to the syllable set up by the County. Besides, coincidently she teaching history and even more worse the topic is on slavery so although, how ill the white treats the blacks it should not be against on their belief. The County and
Flaws in the American Judiciary Sysytem Flaws in the American judiciary system lead to unfair trials and verdicts. Examples of this issue are shown in both productions of 12 Angry Men and To Kill A Mockingbird, as well as the book To Kill A Mockingbird. In both 12 Angry Men and To Kill A Mockingbird, there are two African Americans put on trial, and both are given an unfair trial because the juries and judges have prejudices against African Americans. Jurors are also heavily influenced by moral cowardice, or avoiding taking a principled stand for fear of the disapproval of others. 12 Angry Men and To Kill a Mockingbird depict trials that expose the flaws of the American judiciary system in the fact that juries are not always consisted of the defendant 's peers, judges and juries both have racist views, and juries are influenced by moral cowardice.
Cassie was also upset at the words that were said in the book about blacks. Cassie confronted the teacher so did little man and she was not having it so they both got whipped. To stand up with her brother because she thought it was wrong to she said, ¨Miz Crocker,¨ I said,¨I don´t want my book neither.¨(Taylor, 27). This quote shows that Cassie is brave and will do anything for her family and she didn 't think it was right what it says in the book and how they got the throw away books the ones that the white kids messed up from new white to poor black.Not only did Cassie stand up to her teacher but she also helped T.J. even though he hurt their family in the past. Close to the end of the story T.J. and his white ¨ friends ¨ robbed the wallaces an took the pearl
As a man who was helping Bobbie’s escape says, “…these country bastards are liable to be anything” (219). The language is saturated with the social and cultural panic of corruption of “pure” white blood in a racially prejudiced society. Hellen Lynn Sugarman contends that the town’s aggressive response to Joe is the result of “the murkiness of their own social positions” (96). In so far as Joe cannot state his racial identity in clear-cut terms, the townspeople cannot tell for sure in what way they know “what anyone’s identity is” (Sugarman
Around the 1930’s and 1940’s there was extreme racial judgment against the African American community. They would immediately be put down and racially profiled by many. By Being different from the White people it held them back from living their lives freely. Socially they were led to live a failed lifestyle because of the racial and economic forces that helped mold and poked at the African Americans like Bigger to live up to the typical stereotype. Wright puts Bigger in a hostile , brutal social environment which helps shape Bigger Thomas, and also puts a harsh eye on the Whites of the community.
Around the time of the Great Depression close to the 1940’s when The Bluest Eye was written, racism was prevalent and wrongfully active. The unjust actions attained by the white people destructively snubbed the African American people. Those who were black were denounced for the only reason being the color of their skin. As the white people attacked and bullied those of darker color, the mental state of many of the African American people became menacing. As many young girls yearned for the freedom that they deserved, they aspired to be blonde, with light skin and blue eyes.
Classrooms for students of the lower minority were not properly fortified, and most of the students that were in these classrooms were not that efficient in reading as described in the article. Students were isolated as lower minority students rather than being conjoined with the white students who were seen as superiors. Being segregated as an African American while in school greatly affected students. The effects included prevention of “…social learning, the exposure of children to cultural practices other than their own, and ultimately greater racial interaction (Wells, 1995)” (Odis p. 200). Based on this quote, students were basically treated unfairly, and they were cut short of opportunities based on their
Reconstruction was socially unsuccessful because of the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow Laws, and Segregation. The Ku Klux Klan would threaten, beat, and murder blacks and republicans. They would burn crosses on their raids, and would throw little wooden caskets in the home of the Republican or African American who was being raided. Jim Crow Laws separated the population because, it make it so white people would always have the better out of black people such as, seats on a train, or there American rights would be discriminated on. Jim Crow Laws also made it so blacks would have to go to different schools, different public transportation areas, different schools, and different restaurants.
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lee uses discrimination and injustice to tell us readers that you shouldn 't judge others by the way they live life or their actions because you can always be wrong. In the story many people are being discriminated because of their race , gender and even age. During the book we have many examples of discrimination especially in the case with Tom Robinson. We have many examples of how many people used to and still discriminate African Americans. In Mayella Ewell’s case we see many examples of discrimination because Bob Ewell made up a whole story that Tom Robinson raped when it clearly wasn’t true.
The children see how harshly Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, treats a black man like Tom Robinson. The children become aware of the cruelty of racism when an innocent black man is found guilty of assaulting a white woman. Broken and in shock, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to forget the incident because they are unhappy with the result of the trial. The children try to let time pass and move on but are unable to forget some of the immoral reasons behind it, which is the racial discrimination against the blacks and the unjustifiable prosecution of a guiltless
What the kkk was doing was main reason why the north got distracted from the reconstruction and how the south had the biggest part in killing the reconstruction. During the efforts of the reconstruction a lot of the south was trying to reject them and it was working. There were mainly two southern groups: the scalawags who supported the reconstruction and the Ku Klux Klan who really hated the idea of the reconstruction and equal rights. (Hook Exercise) The KKK was basically a terrorist group who when around killing congressmen who were for the reconstruction and equal rights. “He was foully murdered by the Ku Klux in the Grand Jury room of the court House.”(Doc A).