Quilty In To Kill A Mockingbird

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From the moment you enter the world, judgement is forced onto you and everything you do from that point on. The worst part is not the inability to refrain from learning to live this way, but the fact that this is taught down by generations and not just something you’re born with. To stray from being bias as a women of color in the 21st century, I understand that some people will fight to insist that the use of the n word and their involve in discrimination towards women isn’t a bad thing, but a part of America’s history. The people who carry down these ways of thinking are the same people who want to keep the Confederate Flag as it’s a part of our history, but they rarely want to acknowledge the history they 're defending was raised on racism…show more content…
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, the man of color Tom Robinson is accused of a crime and sentenced to life. Set in the late 1950s, early 1960s, the story shows the Great Depression and the hard hit segregation through the eyes of an eight year old girl named Jean Louise. She’s confused with the way the people are treated, and her older brother Jem believes the happenings of Tom Robinson to be unfair. When in court Tom is called quilty undoubtedly because the color of his skin, and far too many times they ask to remove Jean Louise from the courtroom because of her fragility, she’s too feminine and she doesn’t understand what’s going on. Women are shut down from that young of an age and taught that they’re not fit for the same violence as men, and when they are they get conditioned down to being too oblivious and not knowing what’s going on around them. Some will try to address this as an issue of the past because we 've seen growth from that time but still today this happens as we see most girls drop science and mathematics classes before they 've even decided their majors as they have been taught they 're not good enough, or smart enough for the same education that…show more content…
The obvious movement we have going on today to help people of color is Black Lives Matter. This crusade is here not as a slash at non-colored people, as many of them think it is. Created to make a special place in a society raised on trying to make us feel bad about the color to our skin, many people will try to argue that All Lives Matter but when doing so they’re taking away the skin color they once forced so vigorously down our throats as a negative while we’re trying to turn it into a positive. It boosted in the last few years with the fault of police brutality towards unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, and 18 year old Michael Brown. Barack Obama recently has come to speak up about the movement, “I think everybody understands all lives matter, I think the reason that the organizers used the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ was not because they were suggesting nobody else’s lives matter. Rather, what they were suggesting was there is a specific problem that’s happening in the African-American community that’s not happening in other communities. And that is a legitimate issue that we’ve got to address.”(Superville) It’s important people get behind us, and support this movement as an equality for people of color, and not as a dig at
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