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Racism the main theme in the excerpt where Calpurnia takes the children to church in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee leads people into the consideration that one race is more superior to the other In reality a skin color does not determine ones personality wealth and hygiene Sadly in the past people believed colored-skin race should be treated and prejudiced badly because of their skin color According to the passage reverse-racism was happening to the children because they were white By anylyzing characterization and conflict these two illustrations from the passage will give more information relating to the themeAn example of a conflict would be when Calpurnia brings the children to church and was displeased by Lula When Calpurnia took the children to First Purchase an African American church she was stopped by Lula a black lady at the church When Lula said I wants to know why you bringing white chillum to nigger church 135 she was unsatisfied that Calpurnia brought another group race rather than black to the church and wanted them to go to their own church Lula felt that the church shouldnt allow white-skin peoples in because they treat black peoples abominably Lulas feeling shows the reverse- racism in which the colored-skin folks prejudice the white folks in the novelThe last illustration of racism in To Kill a Mockingbird was the characterization of the black community in First Purchase and Lula As Scout describes the disrespectful action that Lula took was she rested her left elbow in the curve of her hip pointing at us with upturned palm 136 Not only that Lula point at the children and Calpurnia she also stood in front of their way from passing through and did not welcome them to church as Scout says in the novel You aint got no business bringing white chillum here-they got their church we got ourn It is our church aint it Miss Cal
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