Examples Of Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the early twentieth century blacks did not have the same rights as whites. Harper Lee illustrates this in her novel To Kill A Mockingbird. In Maycomb the black community had very little respect. The segregation between blacks and whites were terrible, they had to live differently than everyone else because whites did not like them. Nothing demonstrates discrimination better than Tom Robinson’s trial. To Kill A Mockingbird reveals the hopeless position faced by blacks in the early twentieth century. The black community of Maycomb are treated badly and are treated with little respect. The church blacks worship in is used by white men during the week to gamble in, that is disrespectful to the blacks and to the church., “ Negroes worship in it on Sundays and white men gambled in it on weekdays”(Lee 157). Gambling in a church is disrespectful and they should not be doing it where people go to worship it is very disrespectful. Atticus is being treated badly and called names only because she is…show more content…
The jury could not be fair even if they tried because Tom was black and he was fighting against a white man he could not have won. “... In our courts,when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins. They’re ugly but those are the facts of life.” (224). Whites always win against blacks because they think they are better than them and since everyone seems to agree, they become more superior than the blacks. The only reason Tom lost was because of his color. They proved that he was not guilty but he ended up losing anyways because whites will always win, they have the upper hand against the blacks. The trial shouldn’t of happened he did not even have the chance of winning and he shouldn’t have tried “... To begin with, this case should have never come to trial. This case is as simple as black and white.” (207). The blacks can not win against whites because of
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