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To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior Lee It portrays how unkind people of Maycomb County could be It shows a time when being different made life more difficult than it had to be It was a time when people did not accept differences It especially shows cruelty against blacks lawyers and the poor Discrimination against blacks is shown a lot all throughout the novel Maycomb County didnt exactly welcome blacks as well as the whites were welcomed The white people had more priveleges than the black people had The blacks wouldnt enter the courtroom until all of the whites had entered Lee 166 Racial discrimination still goes on today Because of racism in the criminal justice system blacks are more likely to be arrested convicted and given stiffer sentences Horne 135 When slavery had ended the so-called freedom lands held nothing but disappointment for most black people McCague 119 To Kill A Mockingbird tells of a black man being accused of raping a white woman and in the courtroom the white mans word is taken over the black mans word Lee 172 The white womans father said that some niggerd raped his girl Lee 169 The black man is punished for a crime that he did not commit because of his race In the novel racial words are used often Words such as nigger and negroe It wasnt known for white folks and black folks to be together unless it was work associated If it was seen people would say whys he sittin with the colored folks Lee 163 To Kill A Mockingbird also shows discrimination against lawyers Lawyers have always been
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