Racial Inequality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Strengths and flaws can only be seen if a person opens up to the possibility of them being there. The Civil Rights Movement opened people 's eyes to the possibility that colored people are just like everyone else, trying to pay the bills, feed their families, and live their lives in peace. There was this stereotype that the colored people of America were bad people with bad qualities, and that was all they were told. But for the few whites who did open up, they were surprised to see these normal day people. In To Kill A Mockingbird, the residents of Maycomb all know each other, their habits, flaws, and they believed the stereotype of the colored people, except for a select few. These few helped the town start to open up to the possibility of the colored stereotype being false. To Kill A Mockingbird was published by Harper Lee on July 11, 1960, this was right at the height of the civil rights movement. This book gave a new spin on racial inequality and contained relatable stories that could appeal to a large majority of people at the time. That 's most likely why it was so popular, the timing could not have been anymore perfect. Lee hit it right with her exploration of the social inequality regarding race and gender happening throughout her book as well as all around her. The thoughts of social inequality were taught to children usually not directly, but by parents or others showing these ideas.”’She’s supposed to go around in back”’(94). Even Scout knew that at the time,
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