Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Effects of Racism

Harper Lee uses “To Kill a Mockingbird” to raise awareness about racism and how people can be affected; from emotionally all the way to physically and the struggles they endure because of their race.

Atticus, one of the main characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the few that is affected significantly. The people of Maycomb did not like the idea that Atticus is defending an African American for a trial. He is receiving insults almost every day because of this case. Many people would call Atticus a “nigger-lover”, showing how racism was very predominant in Maycomb. Atticus explains to Scout that “it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name” (Lee, Ch.11) to be a good
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