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Racism In John Ball's In The Heat Of The Night

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Never judge a book by its cover. It is a metaphorical statement meaning you should not presume the worth or value of something, by external looks only. Throughout In the Heat of the Night, John Ball demonstrates that you should never judge a person by the colour of their skin. Such racism is evidenced by prejudice, arrogance, and ignorance. Each of these ideas contribute to the big picture of how racism affected black people in the 1960s. Prejudice is about making biases, or having one-sided opinions that are not based on experience or reason of any kind. When you talk to another adult, Virgil Tibbs in this instance, and call him a boy, it means you have less respect for that person. Also, you think of that person as lower than yourself, as
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