The court won't hear his side they think he is lying because Tom is black. It reminds me of when Rosa Parks went to jail for refusing to move out of her seat. To Kill a Mockingbird uses lots of stereotypes, which we use a lot in society. Kids pick up things pretty fast from their parents or just a random person which may leads kids to stereotype. I would say that everyone even kids and adults judge people for their religion or what race they are.
A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s dad, the person who should be protecting her at all costs. The most common injustice in the novel appears when the kids find the case between Tom Robinson and the Ewell family to be unfair, highly illogical, and racist. When the verdict of guilty is revealed to the town, Jem becomes upset and says, “You just can’t convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t”
His generosity and willingness to help others was what eventually led him into trouble. When he was wrongfully accused of raping the daughter of Bob Ewell, Mayella, the jury at his trial declared him guilty of the crime even though evidence clearly proved that Tom was not. The jury concluded their decisions mainly based on prejudice and did not believe Tom’s word because he was a man of color. Due to people’s unfair judgments, an innocent mockingbird was
”He tries to explain the few people that still think independently make the rest of the people unhappy. The government brainwashed the society to the point to where “intellectual” is considered a swear word. People like Clarisse is considered to have psychological problems because they are different. He is saying that the world is perfect right now without conflicting theory and thought, and books will just make people unhappy in the end. But what is ironic about this is that people aren't actually happy, Mildred tried to kill herself.
These stereotypes have many different effects on the people judged accordingly. Maintaining stereotypes is insensitive and divisive; it shows how oblivious society is to people of ‘other’ backgrounds and it is hurtful to those who are judge according to them. In the first story, “The Stolen Party” by Liliana Hecker, the antagonist, Senor Ines, is using a form of covert racism.
Heda analyzed that he must have been drugged because she could tell by the tone and attitude of his voice. “He spoke in such an odd, tense, monotonous voice that, at first, I though he had been drugged.” Heda disclosed how the Communist party would do anything they could to get their way, even if it meant drugging innocent people into announcing that they were guilty for doing something wrong. Why would they do such a thing like that? It was not the best idea because it shows that people were saying lies and that they do not deserve
An uncovered story involving the New York Police Department relates to this. This department put their own racist views in action by hiring a Bangladeshi police informant to bait Muslims into talking about terrorism. The author of the article, Shauna Gillen, stated that “The most obvious civil liberty that has been stripped from Muslims is their right to privacy” (Gillen 1). Moreover, these embarrassing tactics used by law enforcement distracts them from using more useful approaches to serve the community equally, instead of harming
Many succumb to pleading guilty and never have the opportunity to speak with a lawyer or public defender. The war on drugs propagated by the prison-industrial complex is a failed draconian system that should be replaced with an emphasis on rehabilitation and removing the focus on low-level offenders that do not significant reduce the drugs on the market. The film The House I Live In by Eugene Jarecki, highlights similar problems that people, especially low-income minorities face when dealing with the justice system. Lack
She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black. A powerful quote said by Atticus to Jem was the following: “[s]o far nothing in your life has interfered with your reasoning process.” (295). I think this shows that anyone was once innocent as a child, but as one becomes older and aware of the evil, they get influenced to do evil as well. However, they are still good people. Scout and her brother start at the beginning of the novel innocent.
In the arlier years pre 2000 it was a subject that wasn’t widely known and due to this law enforcement and goverment officials treated the victim as a criminal due to the actions of prostitution and possession of false ID’s. However, after 2000 we can agree that these victims ought not be liable to such charges because this is happening out of their will. These vicitims are almost a vessel with a means to an end in the eyes of the actual criminal the trafficker. I was surprised to find out some victims had charges pressed on them by the state and that impacted their ability to work and obtain housing. It is good to see that all 50 states now have lasws that criminal human trafficking and as time goes by there are new laws and services to combat this
But even though so many view police as just liars and racist pigs, When asked. “Would you approve of your child participating in the law career?” Many said Yes 59-12%, despite how ironic this is. Many parents think that their child would make a difference in the system. But if you think about this the racist image of the police is strongly influenced by politics. A majority of democrats (53%) believe the police unfairly target minorities.
The general public opposed Barry Bonds record due to the influence of media giving out tampered information. Racial profiling became evident when the talk of Aaron Rodriguez was on pace to break Bonds record. Aaron Rodriguez and Barry Bonds have many things in common such as using performance enhancing drugs (AKA steroids) and having a strong batting arm. But the only thing that seemed to be different was their color. And like the author states “Race permeates
I find it despicable that someone could kill an innocent person just because they want to escape reality with a dangerous drug. Then there is the theory that enemy soldiers are innocent because those people just have different ideals, but that is another paper. This presentation made me think about how different my life would be if I was an opium user. I would never have any money because it would all go to my drug habit. I also would not be in anywhere near as healthy as I am currently.