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In Harper Lees book To Kill A Mockingbird there are many examples of racism During this time in history racism was acceptable Racism is a key theme in her book Not only those who were black but also those who affiliated with blacks were considered inferior Atticus a lawyer who defended blacks in court was mocked An example of this is when Mrs Dubose said Your fathers Atticus no better than the niggers and trash he works for Mr Dolphus Raymond was also criticized for affiliating with blacks especially black females Example is when Jem said He likes em blacks better n he likes us whites I reckon Basically you were black if you liked blacks Blacks because they were considered inferior were expected to do everything for whites Everything had to be perfect without excuse Even when Calpurnia a Finch family friend did not make the perfect cup of coffee she was mocked Book excerpt She Calpurnia poured one tablespoon of coffee into it and filled the cup to the brim with milk I Scout thanked her by sticking out my tongue Even when blacks did do good they were still mocked An example is when Aunt Alexandra said 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 People were so biased it didnt matter how good a job a black person did Since there was such strong racism in Maycomb there were excuses made for whites In the book it was obvious that Bob Ewell was a mean man It was also obvious that he was abusive to his daughter Mayella and he was the one who violated her not Tom Robinson because what the evidence showed But the people of Maycomb over-looked the evidence in favor of Tom Robinson just because he
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