Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird And The Help

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Some may think that racism and prejudice are things of the past. They believe that since a couple people gave a few speeches, and because it is no longer socially acceptable to refer to an African- American as n*!@$%, that prejudice people no longer remain. However, this is not true. Discrimination happens in different forms everyday. Overtime it has improved, and this is shown in the books To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help. Despite these improvements racism has, and still does, exist. People are treated differently or unfairly, excluded, and are made out to be fools just because of the color of their skin. Racism has thrived since the beginning of time. To continue, an example of prejudice in the book To Kill a Mockingbird is when the man Atticus Finch is…show more content…
An example of this can be shown in an event that occurred a year and a half ago. When the Ferguson shooting took place many were outraged and disgusted by what had happened. It was said that when the young man, Michael Brown, was told to put his hands up, he did, but was shot anyways. It was also said that the white officer fired because he thought Brown was reaching for a gun. However, the officer didn’t just shoot once, he shot twelve times. Not only was firing unnecessary, but twelve times was unbelievable to the public. Racism is not a very common thing to see now, but as it is shown, it does still occur. To conclude, racism has bettered from what is was years ago. This was proved in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected as the first African- American president of the United States. However, despite this fact, racism does still exist, and has for many years. The book To Kill a Mockingbird and the film and book The Help show the past examples of prejudice. Over time racism can get better and will hopefully disappear. But for now, it in an active thing in the world that has not yet chosen to leave for
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