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They are suffering from a sickness he tells Scout--the inability tosee a black man as a real person All men he believes are just alike the courthouse ringAtticus goes out of his comfort zone to includeeveryone and makes sure that everyone is treated equally Even thoughsome believe Atticus is a racist character who doesnt do all he can doin order to win Toms case Atticus is an admirable character and shouldbe respected because He defends Tom Robinson even though it means beingcriticized by his family and citizens of Maycomb along with that hecares for Calpurnia and Tom despite racial barriers Atticus defends Tom various times throughout the novel not only in thecourt but also to his children and family Scout tired of the verbalabuse she is receiving from her peers about her fathers trial confrontsAtticus and says to him You arent really a nigger-lover then areyou Then Atticus replies I certainly am I do my best to loveeverybodyIm hard put sometimes---baby its never an insult to becalled what somebody thinks is a bad nameBook Atticus genuinelycares about the African American population no matter what insults orobstacles are hurled at him and the rest of the Finchs He defends theblack race to his daughter so it is obviously not a hoax or charade heis putting on for the town He also explains to Uncle Jack on page 86 when a child asks you something answer him for goodnesssakebook Atticus values honesty and integrity he doesnt hideanything fro his kids including his racial views Their peersneighbors and citizens of Maycomb so easily sway Scout and Jem Scoutand Jem grow up in a town that has little tolerance for AfricaAmericans Jem explains to his sister Macombs four different classestheres four kinds of folks in the world Theres the ordinary kindlike us and the neighbors theres the kind like the Cunninghams out inthe woods the kind like the Ewells down at the dump and theNegroesWhile Scout denies these
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