“You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here- they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it, Miss Cal?” said Lula, a lady from the Negro church (Lee 119). This is an example of reverse prejudice because a Negro woman is being prejudice to white children. She thinks just because people of the same race as the children were prejudice towards her and her race that she can be prejudice towards anyone of the white
One of the main topics lit up in To Kill A Mockingbird was racism. This topic plays the biggest role in the law suit that Scott’s father work on but it also appears in the town’s daily life. In part of the book Scott’s maid takes her and her bother to her church and even though they were in a Christian society some people had a problem with Scout and her bother visiting their church because they of their white skin. Racism also pops up in Scotts own home when her aunt comes to live with her. Her aunt wants to get rid of her, probably because she had black skin, but thankfully Atticus does not allow her.
Time after time, one person judges another. A majority of judgement is based on first sight. Dolphus Raymond, the thought to be town drunk, just has a different lifestyle than others and is trying to avoid stronger judgement by living a lie. Mr. Dubose, although an old, racist woman, is brave and courageous for the choices she made to live her life by her rules. Finally, Boo Radley, the one judged most of all, put aside the judgement of the town and sacrificed his life for the people in it.
Kevin claims that Dana is his wife; Rufus squeals and says, “Niggers can’t marry white people”, “It’s against the law” (Butler 60-61). The Deep South had banned interracial marriages until 1967. Although interracial marriage was unheard of, miscegenation was common but it “often led to complications in the South. Sometimes white men loved their black concubines more than they did their white wives” (Blassingame 84). Many of the white wives would file for divorce if this happened and they would also take out their anger on the black woman involved.
Though he is criticized by some and his family is taxed by the situation, his decision to defend Tom was the wise thing to do. Yes, his family was mentally and physically changed by the incident, but he also changed Maycomb’s outlook on racism and destroyed the reputation of disgusting people. Sometimes casualties must be sustained to change something. Racism was a larger problem and drawbacks on his family were too little.“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash” (Lee Cp. 23).
Mayella Ewell is a girl who is facing discrimination from society while also receiving abuse from her father. She looks after her geraniums, tends to her younger brothers and sisters, and does all of the chores of the house without any help. Instead of praising her, her father Bob Ewell, regularly pummeled her. The whites want nothing to do with her due to her social position whereas the African Americans keep her distance from her because she is white. Given this, being kind and compassionate is not her strong suit.
Harper Lee and Tate Taylor contend that those who do not fit into society are misunderstood and often have different realities. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in 1935 in Maycomb, a Southern American town where everyone attends church and socialises with people within their social hierarchy. However, the Radleys isolate themselves from Maycomb by not going to church and worshipping at home. Furthermore, the Radley’s house doors and shutters are always closed, which is “another thing alien to Maycomb’s ways.” As a result, the Radley’s do not fit into Maycomb societal standards. Boo Radley who “was not seen again for fifteen years”, is the most misunderstood person in Maycomb.
Throughout Go Set A Watchman, Scout exhibits an ambitious and driven personality in comparison to her lack of social graces and naive character in To Kill A Mockingbird. Scout in Go Set A Watchman does what she deems is the right thing to do, even if society doesn’t view it as so. Scout displays this when she visits Calpurnia, her former nanny. During Scout’s visit home from New York, she gets word that Calpurnia’s son, Zeebo, has been accused of striking and murdering a white man while driving. This is very unnerving to Scout since Zeebo is a man of color and she is familiar with how people will view him in a court of law.
Even though during the time of this novel, white people were known to be racist and to segregate all people of color, people of color would discriminate against white people because they were jealous/mad at them. When Atticus’ children go to church a black person stops them and lets them know that they have their own church and that they shouldn’t go there because they are the ones who separated them from each other in the first place. Atticus is discriminated against when that the group of people came to the jail to beat up him and Tom Robinson. They were there to put Atticus in his place that he needs to stay away from black people because they feel that he shouldn’t be even associating with him because this was around the time of segregation. In to Kill a Mockingbird Scout asks “Are we poor, Atticus?” Atticus nodded.
Certain laws are unfair that's why people should protest, Rosa Parks is one of many women who believed she and every other African American should be treated equal. Rosa was tired of being told what to do just because she was a different color so she stood up for herself and refused to move from her seat for a white man, because of her actions she was arrested on December 1, 1955. “Even before Parks's
In chapter 12 when Calpurnia was stopped for bringing white children into the church, suggesting that there is equal ignorance and racism from blacks to white as there is whites to blacks. Rather they are only stopped by one women making me assume the other blacks in town are more civilized and non-racist towards the whites and choose to conform to their norm. Since Lula is the only one to stand against the white children entering their church this suggest that she is ignorant and rude toward the Finches, since it was her way of getting revenge for all the racism that she had received by other
Richard removed one of the member in his church group because that person married another man and he doesn’t like having homosexual in his group Altruism means wanting to help others and not expecting anything in return. Elina joined st marys food bank to volunteer on helping with the distribution of the foods she could have use her extra hours to work as part time somewhere but she said she wants to help others and use her
Ruby Bridges was born as an outsider because of her race, and she didn’t have the privileges that most girls her age had. Bridges grew up in a time where blacks were considered entirely different from everyone around them. White people believed that blacks don’t deserve the certain rights that they had and that they were a lower class than them just because of color (Britannica). Bridges father was hesitant of sending Bridges to an all-white school when she got the acceptance letter because he knew that countless people would be outside the school protesting offensive and repulsive words directly at her (Biography). But her mother believed that this was the right thing to do and let her go.
Calpernia, the maid, responds “Well, in the first place I’m black.” Later on the passage, Calpernia goes on to explain that she talks differently because that 's the way her people talk. Scout is innocent, to the fact that most white people despise black people, just purely for being black. When she hears Calpernia, talk differently, Scout is getting an inside look at the differences in the two cultures. In addition, Salinger has Holden interact with people he