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In the small Southern county of Maycomb Alabama in the 1930s prejudice exists when and where we would least expect it Throughout the course of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee one is able to witness the pure hatred of African Americans from Caucasians As the main character Scout experiences life she is exposed to this hatred racism and prejudice in various locales Scout grows increasingly opposed to the Caucasian Southerners viewpoint when she sees it in action at school at church and even in the courthouse In To Kill a Mockingbird the theme prejudice is bad is developed through setting It was so hard for Scout to keep her temper when her classmates and friends were insulting her because her father was lawyering an African American Tom Robinson An instance of this mocking happened when Cecil Jacobs imitates his parents as he calls Atticus a disgrace to Scouts face Forced by her father Scout held in her fighting feeling and walked away Unlike Scouts school school is supposed to be a positive learning environment where the teachers try to stop bullying whenever they see it Anyway one would never expect to see a five year-old child having an opinion on African Americans Cecil and his peers get their opinions from their parents because it is what they hear at homeHowever prejudice does not always happen at school It can even happen at church Surprisingly in the place of worship of God people can still be racist This is evident when Calpurnia brings Jem and Scout to the colored church we can also witness prejudice In this case the African American woman Lula was racist to Jem and Scout This is often called reverse racism Lula criticizes Cal for bringing Caucasian children to the African American church when in reality she should be happy that their father is helping to prove the innocence of Tom Robinson a fellow member and friend of the church
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