All lives matter from white to black because we are God’s children and a created equal in His eyes and he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for everyone it is our choice to accept the gift not our skin color. Yes, some police officers are not going to like black people it does not mean all police officers hate blacks. They shot and arrest people of every ethnicity not just the blacks. This issue has been here for decades and if we do not pay attention it is just going to continue and remain one of the
There is no doubt that things have changed since 1929 to now. Some things have gotten better, somethings have gotten worse and somethings have stayed the same such as how we view people by their race, gender or class. In the book (To Kill a Mockingbird) by Harper Lee, it displays how life was for two white children named Jem and Scout during the Great Depression, and all their experiences with racism and discrimination. In the book, Atticus, the children’s father is ordered to defend a colored man named Tom Robinson who was accused of rape which causes controversy throughout Maycomb. Some people disagree that Atticus should be defending a colored man, but some people such as Miss.Maudie are glad that Atticus is defending Tom Robinson because
If you want too [sic] believe, ok. If not that is ok. You will be sorry someday if you had to stay in jail with eights Negroes.” This quote proves my thesis because this quote is explaining how sorry she feels about the policemen making her tell a lie about the crime that the Scottsboro boys didn’t commit at all. This makes the reader think that justice means doing the right thing, such as fixing problems that people have started.
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most influential books out there. Movies, poems, lectures, and speeches have all referred to it. Racism plays a big role in this book and in the town of Maycomb. I believe that racism affected the African Americans in the book, but it also affected the kids. Racism exists in Maycomb
The novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” was written in 1960 by Harper Lee in the point of view of a young innocent girl named Scout. One of the main messages that Lee has (need a new word than – indicated or set out) is racism, it plays an important role which strongly impacts many character’s lives unfairly and changes the relationship between two. Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” shows that it is wrong to hurt someone who does no harm to you, for example, black people are innocent but no way did they have as many rights as white people did. Black people lived hard lives because society was judgemental, irrational and most importantly, racist. As Scout and Jem grow older they learn to cope, take responsibility and are introduced to new aspects of life, one of which is racism.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, there is a clear but complicated social hierarchy; the Finches are on the top basically because they are learned and they tend to believe they are better than everybody else. Following below the Finches we have the Townsend citizens followed by the county farmers and finally trailing from behind the black community who despite having all it takes to be on the top have been marginalized at the end due to their skin color. This hierarchy enables Bob Ewell to come up with a case against Tom, who despite being innocent gets punished. This social hierarchy and rot builds up to a deadly and poisonous adult life that Scout and other children will be forces to live and live up to. Despite Scout’s tender age she understands that everyone deserves fair treatments no matter where they come from.
Racism is evident in Maycomb, Alabama, as shown in To Kill a Mockingbird. People in Maycomb, Alabama separate colored people from whites. The whites are like a big shiny white pearl in which if you ruin it with a stain, the colored people always have the blame. The people in Maycomb, Alabama have everything separated from churches to sitting in a trail. In church you do worship the same God, but despite that being separated means less stress for the white folks around.
Jem is clearly conflicted over Tom being guilty. Jem unlike the other Maycomb residents realizes the crudeness and unfairness of the case. Everyone knows that Atticus had given all factual evidence but Tom was guilty because he was black. In Today’s society the same goes. From the New York Times Article, “Blacks were also slightly more likely to be sentenced to prison than whites.
Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior (Oxford Dictionary). Many popular novels have tried to recognize prejudice and how is was wrong to discriminate colored people. Racism didn’t just stop after one generation, but continued on for a long time. Both To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Help by Kathryn Stockett show how racism was taught down generations in the South during the 1900s.
Poll taxes targeted the poor especially African Americans in the way of ineligibility to vote. At one point they were declared constitutional to the Supreme Court but brought much attention on the subject. But through hard work of many people thought the United States especially Governor Price of Virginia; men and women alike were able to convince the government of the poll taxed correction. This led to its demise in 1964 after the passing of the twenty-fourth amendment. Thus leading to future laws and rights being passed benefitting the voting system of all
Like today for example, there’s a movement in America called “Black Lives Matter.” Now this movement says it in it’s name, black lives matter because they are tired of blacks getting shot by white cops or just cops in general for no reason. Now back to the question, did the Civil War bring us together? In my personal opinion, yes because it made most of us realize that hey slavery is wrong and we really shouldn’t do this because if we do, we might go back into another Civil
Tolerant is something important since one does not know why people do what they do unless they know what circumstances the person is living in. They also learned that many people do many prejudice acts, especially unjust acts through The Great Depression time. Next they learned that avoiding to combine evil with itself since it could cause worse things. Kind, being kind to one another gets you really far in life. Atticus told Jem one day “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”(103).
Bob Ewell is an example of following the crowd, meaning he knew the truth but preferred to have a innocent man killed because of the color of his skin. Mr.Ewell states “ I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella”(Lee 231)! Almost the whole town believes that he is guilty just because he’s black. Mr.Ewell has now brought more attention to his color and is going with the crowd. Today following the crowd still exist but is under a new name called peer pressure.
Jim Crow decided that allowing segregation to be legal was a good idea; meaning that even more blacks can be hurt more than they already were. These people were praying each day that they wouldn’t be killed by some white people just because the color of their skin. They didn’t care how good of a person they were, they would be killed because of their skin. “Jim Crow laws, in U.S. history, statutes enacted by Southern states and municipalities, beginning in the 1880s, that legalized segregation between blacks and whites,” stated in an article by infoplease.com. The Jim Crows laws didn’t only hurt the black people