To Kill A Mockingbird Racist Quotes

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Racism springs from ignorance - Mario Balotelli. I think that this quote by Mario Balotelli, a soccer player from italy is right, because to be racist you have to be ignorant. Racism is a big issue in To Kill a Mockingbird and in real life. Harper Lee, through her characters of Bob Ewell, Atticus, and Scout illustrates that in her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, racist views are a choice one makes.

In her descriptions of Bob Ewell’s actions and reactions to African Americans, Harper Lee shows that Bob Ewell chooses to be racist because she described him as a mean spirited person. Bob Ewell is an awful person, he drinks all of the time, lives by the dump, and he is extremely racist. Bob accuses Tom Robinson, a nice African American of raping …show more content…

Atticus is the father of Jem and Scout, his wife is not alive anymore, he is not racist at all, and he is a lawyer in maycomb. Atticus was told to defend Tom Robinson in court after Bob accused him of raping his daughter Mayella. “You aren't really a nigger lover, then, are you?” Scouts asks. “I certainly am. I do my best to everybody. . . I’m hard put, sometimes baby, it’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you. So don't let Mrs. Dubose get you down. She has enough troubles of her own.” (108) Replies Atticus. Mrs. Dubose is an elderly woman with a disease which causes her to have pain everywhere, and it makes her angry. Scout was walking by her house and Mrs. Dubose was sitting on her porch, she shouted at scout and call her father, Atticus a nigger lover. Scout didn't like that so she ran to Atticus and told him what happened, and he said he was a nigger lover and that he wanted to treat everybody the …show more content…

Jem is the son of Atticus, and the brother of the narrator, Scout. Jem is a good big brother to scout and he doesn't have a problem with African Americans. “Guilty. . . guilty. . . guilty” “I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each “Guilty” was a separate stab between them.” This quote takes place inside the courthouse when the jury was deciding if Tom was innocent or not. When the jury said that Tom was guilty Jem was shocked because he knew that Tom wasn't guilty and there was enough evidence to say that he wasn’t. Jem is just figuring out how racist the little town is and he figures out there is more to maycomb than just having fun and going to school. “How could they do it, how could they?”. Jem said this after Tom was found guilty after something he didn't do and Jem doesn't understand why a white person would use their skin color to put an African American behind bars for something they didn't do so the white person would be

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