Summary Of Outrage Over 6 Month Sentence For Brock Turner Rape Case

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A moral that is common to both To Kill a Mockingbird and an article titled “ Outrage Over 6 Month Sentence for Brock Turner Rape Case”, is that favoring a certain race or social class causes society to degress rather than progress. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the Ewells had accused a man named Tom Robinson of rape and they already acted like they’ve won the case because “ ‘ when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins.’”(295), they knew that whatever they accused Tom of they could’ve gotten away with it as a result of the color of their skin. More importantly, there wasn’t really a case to begin with as “ Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed.” (323), the result was already decided before the case got to court. …show more content…

The Ewells weren’t in any way respected by the town however they knew that a person of color was practically hopeless in this situation as skin dictated the outcome of the case rather than truth. In the article “ Outrage Over 6 Month Sentence for Brock Turner Rape Case” it discussed how in court Brock Turner also got to experience the advantages of white privileges but unlike Mayella he had it better as social class also played in his favor. Evidently his judge thought that “ ‘he will not be a danger to other.’”, Brock has already committed rape but because he comes from a prodigious school and whatever else in his background that benefits him all of a sudden excuses his crime. Then to make things worse it seems as if Turner’s dad is dismissing his son’s crime by saying it was just “ ‘ 20 minutes of action.’ “ , it’s appalling how his father’s words seem to tolerate Brock’s crime. To think others who later were proven to be innocent served longer sentences than Brock who was found guilty still isn’t enough to scream

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