Racial Intolerance Document In The 1930's And Today

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Shanna McGrath Mrs. Noe English 9A A 30 December 2015 To Kill a Mockingbird Today Intolerance was abundant in the 1930’s and still is today. Racial intolerance is where people do not accept someone because of their race. It is cruel for anyone to not include or to harm someone because they look different or have a different ethnicity. However people were raised to think they were better than someone else, because their parents believed in a superior race. Racism is a type of intolerance that still occurs today. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee provided a clear view of how racial intolerance affected everyday life in the 1930’s. To Kill a Mockingbird is relevant to the 1960’s and today. To Kill a Mockingbird is still relevant to today, because racial intolerance never fully goes away. For example “A white man opened fire in a historic black church, in Charleston, South Carolina the night of June 17, 2015, killing nine people, including a pastor, during a prayer meeting”(Charleston shooting 1). Going into an African…show more content…
Racial intolerance is cruel it puts other people down to make a person feel better about themselves. Although racial intolerance was abundant in the 1930’s, it is still here today, making To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee relevant to today. It still can be learnt from To Kill a Mockingbird that harming somebody because they look different is wrong and extremely mean. The 1930’s was when people focused more on how people looked rather than how they felt. The 21st century is still focused on how people look and judge them based on how they dress. So when the 1930 's and the 21st century is looked at nothing really changed at all. Nothing has changed because people cannot change without being forced. Although there are no longer Jim Crow laws places still holds racial intolerance like Charleston, South Carolina in Ferguson, Missouri. Therefore To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is relevant to today and can teach the youth many
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