Examples Of Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird To Today

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Racism is a curse where abnormal people becomes tormented by the accepted race of the community. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout notices during her exposure to racism that it does not give the oppressed a voice or opportunities of their own rights. A few days after the brutal trial, Aunt Alexandra hosted a gathering with her missionary circle and invited Scout to come and join them for refreshments. Mrs. Grace Merriweather, a faithful Methodist under duress, conversed about the poverty and immorality of the poor black Mrunas living in Africa, and then contrarily switched the topic to the circumstances of her own black community, “‘the cooks and field hands are just dissatisfied…they grumbled all next day after that trial…Just ruins your day to have one of ‘em in the kitchen…if my Sophy’d kept it up another day I’d have let her go. It’s never entered that wool of hers that the only reason I keep her is because this depression’s on and she needs her dollar and quarter every week she can get it’” (Lee 233). Because Mrs.…show more content…
During the novel, Jem’s harsh interaction with racism transforms him when it destroys his sense of security of his own town. In a modern day society, racism often produce one’s concerns and worries for their own sense of security and right choices. From her exposure of racism, Scout soon realizes that racism affects not only one individual, but the whole community of the oppressed have no voice or opportunities. Relating to Tom’s trial in To Kill a Mockingbird, the Scottsboro boys demonstrate how racial discrimination caused them to be guilty because they are black and have no voice to defend themselves. Racism takes place in everyday society, and to dispose of it, everyone must be treated like an equal no matter their race or skin
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