Racial Profiling In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Have you ever seen or heard racial/ethnic profiling before? Well the world we live in today where we have technology at the tip of our fingers, it 's hard not to know about news in the world. Since this is a very sensitive topic to almost everyone, I will give you the exact definition of what it means. Racial profiling is the inclusion of racial/ethnic characteristics in determining whether an individual is to commit a type of crime or illegal act. An example would be to assume a Latin American is a drug dealer or a Muslim is a terrorist when in reality these people are innocent. Well thanks to the society that we live in, it gives us a bunch of stereotypes that aren’t true. This country has witnessed several cases of innocent people being accused with such foolish reasons. Many people seem to think that racial profiling started in the 1980’s but those people are incorrect because there are cases of discriminatory conduct that leads back to the 1700’s. Ethnic…show more content…
This topic seems to fit almost perfectly to the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Both have to deal with prejudice and racism but “To Kill A Mockingbird” is also about growing up. A theme both also have would be that fear and hatred of another person are caused by not trusting and lack of tolerance. Some examples would be that Tom Robinson wasn 't given a fair trial just because he was a person of color. People just seemed to assume that he actually raped Mayella without any evidence. Most cases today, maybe not to an extreme point like that, are people believing a certain stereotype to a person. Another thing in the novel was Mr. Dolphus Raymond and his idea about keeping himself “drunk” with coca-cola so that people could not talk about him being with the colored people. Some people in today 's society are too scared to even mention being racially profiled because those people do not want to get a bigger consequence of the person who is
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