Atticus Finch Injustice

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“I do my best to love everyone” are the wise words from Atticus Finch, one of literature’s most beloved upstanders. In Harper Lee’s famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, set in the 1930s in a small town in Alabama, there was a lot of racism. Atticus Finch was a white lawyer who stepped up and defended a black in a time when a black man would not get a fair trial based on the color of his skin. In the segregated South, it was commonplace for blacks not to receive justice in the legal system, and this fact was not only accepted but encouraged in society. It was clear that a fair trial was only for those with fair skin. As a result, Tom Robinson faced tremendous injustice, mainly because of Bob Ewell’s false accusations, but also because of…show more content…
He had a wife and children. Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell. This accusation was completely false. The dad, Bob Ewell, was a very racist, poor person, so he just accused Tom Robinson because he knew he could win. In the trial, Mayella was acting as if this actually happened. Atticus Finch was the lawyer representing Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson obviously got charged with rape because of the racist judge and jury. He later proceeded to go to jail, and he tried to escape but sadly got shot and…show more content…
Police brutality is also a big problem in America. Police brutality is the act of a police officer attacking an innocent person. Many times, the officers don't even get in trouble. In Alabama in 2017, 39% of the people killed by police were black. In contrast, blacks only made up 26% of the states population. This 13% discrepancy suggests that racism is still a big problem. The big case of George Zimmerman killing Trayvon Martin. Trayvon was just walking, when George approached him, and Trayvon made a movement, and then George shot him fatality. George got zero days in prison. I think George should have been charged for murder. The government needs to help on locking up officers that shoot innocent
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