Brendan Cregan Mr. Li English 9 Honors 31 March 2017 The People of Maycomb and Their Prejudices After reading To Kill a Mockingbird, one might ask if the people of maycomb are truly “bad” people. While a jury composed of purely Maycombians decided that Tom Robinson was guilty of a crime that he unmistakably did not commit, I do not believe that the general public of Maycomb is a foul or hateful group. The reason that I would argue this is that while their actions have lead to a social injustice, they are unable to retrospect and recognise their own faults and prejudice.
Racial Issues and How it Affects the Everyday Life Racial issues are brought up constantly in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. One area that race issues affect is education, and those who are black have harder times in school due to a lot of different factors. In the article How the Stress of Racism Affects Learning, it talks about the life of a 15 year old Zion Agostoni. In his school and his neighborhood, there are cops everywhere and they follow him to school some days to “protect the city” and the cops acts affect his school work.
of respect for African American holy worship; a sacrosanct place they treat with deference is used for sinful gambling by whites. The African Americans were immediately taken aback when they saw Jem and Jean Louise enter the church, as they are unaccustomed to seeing whites at their all-black church. One African American woman even goes to say that “ [Calpurnia] ain’t got no business bringin white chillun here- they got their church, we got our’n.” This viewpoint is clearly a product of race segregation and demonstrates how irrevokably shocking it was, during that time period, for two white children to enter an African-American church.
City of Maycomb is a cruel and harsh place to live, due to the environment that people are racist and thinks that the white people have more power than the black people. Not getting a full equal right is not fair. During the Tom Robinson’s trial, people only said that he was guilty because he was a black man; while Ewell was white. Many black people has thought that it was unfair to not get equal rights, the white people made something called “separate but equal”. Which is impossible to be.
What if the world was still the same as it was back during the great depression. What if this was the truth. In To Kill a Mockingbird readers can see how prejudice affected people of color back then, and how it’s not so different from today. In the novel readers will find unfairness in court, hate crimes, and segregation. Today readers can still find these same issues, but in different forms.
In the book I think the element of racial discrimination against blacks is controversial today. Harper Lee describes a common theme in the book, being that whites are superior to blacks no matter what. In our world today, the African American race is still held to this degree but some feel otherwise. Some people in the world feel that whites and blacks are treated equally and the issue of racism does not exist anymore; others feel it is very much alive today in our word and we are still taking steps to overcome it. I found this element of the book very insightful because it allowed me to see a different view of racism and how it could still be going on today.
Option 1 America will never achieve true racial and social equality. Throughout American history there has never been a situation where there is true social and racial equality. Whether examples of racial prejudice against African-Americans or even the prejudice against Mexicans and illegal immigrants. These ways are not placed upon oppressing individuals at birth, they are placed among them by members of society and the social norms that are already in place in society.
Is a racism a mad dog or not? I think is racism is a mad dog because throughout the movie racism is being expressed. In the movie To Kill A Mockingbird there was a court case Mayella & Tom Robinson. Mayella was trying to say Tom raped her.
As the nineteenth century drew to a close, the African Americans ' position in American society was declining and explored the most dramatic events in civil rights history which occurred in Alabama. Civil rights movement struggled by African-Americans to achieve civil rights ' equal with whites, including equal opportunity in employment, housing and education "It shall be unlawful for a negro and white people to play together or in company with each other in any game of cards or dice, dominoes or checkers. " (Meier xxiv). Furthermore, Lee examines in her novel the idea of racial of segregation. As time went on the skin color of a person becomes significant, blacks and whites went to separate school, separate church and hospital;
Racism is the belief that a particular race is higher or lower than the other people. Racism means to isolate and separate the different races from each other and away from other races. Racism has been found throughout history, and can be determined by the hatred of a person by another or the act on the basis that someone is less than the rest of the people because of hisher color of skin, language, nationality, religion or any other factors though these factors are genetically determined, which means that they are not optional and no one can control them.