To Kill A Mockingbird Racial Equality

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During the twentieth century and throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, there are several instances that support the idea of differing views when it came to the black and white churches’ participation in gaining equality for those of the black race. This is seen most prevalent with the segregation of churches in the South and the blatant disregard the white congregations displayed for the progression of the black rights movement. Both the black and white churches of the South shared the same religion, however the white congregation was hesitant to seek unity with their black brethren; ultimately leading to an assumed difference in values and religious morals. In To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many obvious differences that arise when comparing the black church to the white church, however the most telling difference is a need for segregation from the members of the white church. While there is a need for segregation shown by the white church goers, a majority of the blacks are very accepting of a church with mixed races. This is first supported when Calpurnia decides to invite Scout and Jem to her church and is furthermore supported when the majority of the black church stands up to a black woman named Lula, who does not want Jem or Scout to attend the church service. The level of acceptance the black congregation has for the …show more content…

God says that we should love everyone we encounter, but in no way did segregation spread love. Even though segregation obviously went against the morals of the black churches, it did not seem to be something the white churches spoke out against. With both church groups being Christians, it is shocking that the congregations followed such starkly different paths when it came to the issue of segregation in the South, which in turn resulted in a severe question of

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