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It is perceived that a court should be an un-bias means of determining the guilt or innocence of the accused This is not always the case with racial social and personal prejudices influencing decisions It is clear in To Kill a Mockingbird that there is racial prejudices in the town when Atticus is assigned the job of defending a nigga in a rape case he knows that there is no hope for Tom Robertson he still defends him and tries to fight a fair case but unfortunately the townspeoples racial prejudices influence the decision The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom be he any colour of the rainbow but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box As you grow older youll see white men cheat black men every day of your life but let me tell you something and dont you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man no matter who he is how rich he is or how fine a family he comes from that white man is trash Atticus page 243 Atticus is one of the few people in Maycomb that actually fights for justice even though he knows it is a losing battle but he truly respects people for what they are not the colour of their skin Not all people feel that people can be decent if they are black most people in the town would not give a black person a chance at all to prove themselves or help them even if they knew they could do a good job youve got to do something about her - Aunt Alexandra This is said by the aunt when she and Atticus are talking about Calpurnia Aunt Alexandra thinks that the children should not be brought up around black people simply because they are black not because of
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