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To Kill a Mocking-Bird has many examples of racism and injustice During this time in history racism was acceptable and injustice was a problem in which everyone faced Racism and injustice are key themes in Harper Lees book Not only were those who were black but also those who were affiliated with blacks were considered inferior An example of injustice is Aunt Alexandras racist attitudes to blacks as she says Jems growing up now and you are too We decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence Even though Calpurnia was a female Aunt Alexandra over-looked this because of her race During the 1930s blacks were of the lowest socio economic group This was explored comprehensively during Scouts and Jems trip to Calpurnias church We can see that the Negroes of Maycomb highly respected the whites This is made obvious when Reverend Sykes announces We are particularly glad to have company with us this morning Mr and Miss Finch You would not hear that kind of gracious attitude if a Negro arrived to a white church Another issue was that most Negroes back then could not read or write During the time at the church Jem and Scout noticed that there were no hymn books at the church This is because all but four Negroes were illiterate This shows how uneducated the Negroes were back then and how disadvantaged they were Calpurnia even states there wasnt even a school for them when Zeebo was a boy Unfortunately they werent considered equals back then as they were of the lowest socio economic group Racism was explored significantly in the case trial Tom Robinson had so much evidence to prove that he was innocent yet he was still charged guilty Why Because he was black it was simple as that There was nothing that Atticus could have done to win in a prejudiced town such as Maycomb where racial discrimination
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