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Theme Of Racial Inequality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Race has always been a part of history, from slavery to MLK, to Barack Obama. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee defines race in the south during the 1930’s. Jean “Scout” Finch, is the narrator of the story. Her brother Jeremy “Jem” and her dad, Atticus, are both main characters. Calpurnia is their house cook and helper, she is also black. Tom Robinson is a black man who is wrongfully convicted of raping a white girl, Mayella Ewell. This novel goes through Scout's life from when she was 6, till she is 9. She lives in the town of Maycomb Alabama, and lives an innocent life until about halfway through the story, where she begins to ask questions. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout shows the readers that racial inequality creates an unjust society through the African American community, through the people surrounding colored folks, and through Tom Robinson’s Case. The first example of the consequences of racial inequality is the African American community in Maycomb. When Jem and Scout go to Calpurnia's church, they are both surprised…show more content…
Racial inequality was a problem in the time period of Scout and Jem. Now a days though, it has cleared up and everybody is treated about the same. There are still some people who do not like different races. To Kill a Mockingbird is important because it shows how grievous things were back then. It shows that the African American community was super poor compared to white people. It shows that even people around the colored people were treated poorly. And it shows that the justice system is corrupt and is unfair to African Americans. It is a solace that racial inequality is becoming less and less of a problem. The United States now has an African American president which never would have been thought of back
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