Racial Inequalities In The 1930's Essay

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There were a number of Inequalities that were faced through the 1930’s-60’s. These inequalities can come in many forms, the three main types inequalities that were, and are still faced today are; Racial Inequalities, Gender Inequalities, and Class Inequalities. Through the 1930’s-60’s it was shown that just because you were woman you couldn 't do things that men did; like go to work, or play sports. Having a different last name was also a problem, that just because you had a specific last name you would either be questionably wealthy, poor, or just barely making it. One of the biggest problems in the 1930’s was racial Inequalities, just because you were african american you would be treated lower than whites, whites would be favored by the judes when in trial, african americans would have to stand in different lines than whites, and they would just all around be treated lower than other people just because of the color of their skin. Through Harper Lee’s, 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch the town lawyer’s daughter Scout’s view of the town is at a lost as she sees the racial, class, and gender inequalities…show more content…
Many of the characters in the novel showed this; Scout’s teacher Miss Caroline, had asked one of her students Walter Cunningham where his lunch had been and Scout had stood from her seat and told Miss Caroline that because he was a Cunningham he wouldn 't have lunch today nor would he have lunch tomorrow. “He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day.” “ he had probably never seen four quarters together at the same time in his life.” This quote shows that the whole Maycomb town had seen the Cunninghams as poor people, I believe that people may not be very wealthy, but they shouldn 't be called out on it as Scout did to Walter by saying that he would never have any lunch, and that because he’s a Cunningham he would probably never see four quarters at
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