When being with the black group in their own church, Jem and Scout come to the understanding that they have taken for granted what they have received. In addition, Jem and Scout obtain a knowledge of some of the issues in racism. The knowledge they gained in that short church scene was never given to the film characters. Also, when the characters were presented to the African American church they got an inclusive understanding of the world around them in Maycomb. If Calpurnia didn’t drag them to the church they would have never learned the true understanding of how the African Americans are treated in the book, but in the movie, the complexity of Calpurnia is left out which leaves a huge gap of information that isn 't portrayed.
White are attached to their own identity and violate the civic solidary of others because they expect others conform to these ideas or be oppressed and have to feel unwelcomed. Many people like Sam Huntington “calls for immigrants to assimilate into America 's “Anglo Protestant culture” (Song). If this culture seems to be violated then people can become defensive of it and violent. As Lorde says, “there must always be some group of people who, through systemized oppression, can be made to feel surplus, to occupy the place of the dehumanized inferior” (Lorde). This group was blacks for many years and in the future any other minority could take the mantle as the oppressed because it violates one’s ideals and expectations of others.
It is our church, ain’t it Miss Cal?’” (Lee 158), and this quote is an example of situation irony because in this time period we expect whites to be racist to African-Americans, but in this quote it’s the other way around. The theme is supported in this because when the people of the church tell them that they don’t belong at the church, it’s like a slap to the face. It brings Jem and Scout to the harsh reality that they’re very segregated and that in situations like this they’re going to be treated like adults, regardless of the fact that they’re still both young. Childhood innocence is lost here because Scout and Jem are going to be treated like adults in events like these, and that no matter what they’ve done, they’re going to be treated like white adults that have treated these African-Americans poorly because of segregation during this time period. These are three examples of irony that support the theme in Chapter 12 of To Kill a Mockingbird, which is that Scout and Jem are losing their innocence from childhood, and that soon they both have to start growing
The veil represents the African American’s feelings of inequality and inability to mesh with the white American citizens. However, the black citizens weren’t the only ones having trouble adjusting. The white citizens still looked at African Americans as “different” because of the color of their skin. Laws known as the Black Codes still restricted African Americans. These laws were passed by southern states in 1865 and 1866 to restrict African American’s freedom and forced them to work low income jobs.
They try to enter the church but are confronted by a black woman who disagrees that the white children should be there. Calpurnia says that they are just like anybody else and should be treated fairly. This shows that she is not racist towards the children and is like a mother figure towards them. After the confrontation Zeebo comes up to greet them, he says, “Mister Jem, we’re mighty glad to have you all here. Don’t pay no ‘tention to Lula, she’s contentious because Reverend Sykes threatened to church her,” (Lee 100).
He was later convicted for his stand against the war in Vietnam and for violating the United States Selective Service laws . His refusal to join the army showed that he stood for his religion and what he believed was right despite him being a black. This had an impact in America as it empowered individuals who did not support the Vietnam war and those who did not support the government laws or system (mainly black Americans) . Moreover, every major social equality Association and Pioneer at some point adulated Ali and shielded his choice to oppose the Vietnam War. Ali predecessors on sports were not actively involved in politics.
In the novel not all the Negros were mistreated for example Calpurnia, the Finch family’s black maid, is treated like part of the family. The kids see her as part of the family like a second mother. When Calpurnia took the children to church with her they were treated like two other members of the church and not seen as two white kids. That displays a sign a care and not a sign of racial profiling. In todays world there are many happenings that relate to the novel.
When she spoke to anyone in Jem and Scout’s house, she spoke respectively and gently. On the other hand, she spoke just like the other black people with accents to her church people. Calpurnia had to code-switch. She had to be respecting the white people while she was just comfortable when talking to the other black people at her church. The black people were very limited of their doings and
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes in that whites have their own church and the blacks have their own, and blacks have to sit in the balcony in the courtroom. Also, Bob Ewell and others like him thought blacks were incompetent and stupid, and that they aren’t as intelligent as whites. This connects to the real world by how, in the real world, public areas were segregated, such as schools or bus/train stations, often times with the “colored only” areas in worse condition than the “white only” areas. Also, people and groups like the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) discriminated, killed, or threatened to kill blacks and people who stood for them like civil workers. Overall, the racial bias of whites toward blacks by how they are segregated and how whites abused blacks in To Kill A Mockingbird relates to the American South at the
In To Kill a Mockingbird, the author Harper Lee introduces a discussion of racial prejudice and justice, a controversial issue that was extremely important during the time the book was published (1960s). On one hand, the character Atticus Finch argued that people should not be discriminated because of skin color, while on the other hand, background characters contended that black people were genetically inferior to white people, and therefore should be set to a different standard. Today, racial tensions are still present, but a new wave of people are being discriminated against for their different sexualities and gender identities. When it comes to the topic of LGBT+ rights, most of us will readily agree that they should not be discriminated
In discussions of whether there are double standards in religion when it comes to race, a controversial issue is whether white people use it as a tool to discriminate. While some argue that the Christian World in united between races, others contend that there is a racial divide within the Christian community. Of course, this is not a black and white issue. Both statements are generalizations of a large community of people. It’s impossible to say whether it is one way or the other, however, Baldwin does make an excellent point in saying that, “People, I felt, ought to love The Lord because they loved Him, and not because they were afraid of going to Hell.” (The Fire Next Time pg.