Examples Of Racism In The 1930's

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While racism and discrimination were very common in the 1930’s, it has changed over the years. It caused fights and wars because people did not enjoy being treated differently. Based on today, everything that happened in the times before us, has changed. Colored people and whites can mix and it is nothing like it was before. Therefore, according to To Kill a MockingBird and the Selma article, everything is different. As I read in the Selma passage, Dr.King said, “I am shocked at the terrible reign of terror that took place in Alabama today”, (paragraph 4, sentence 1). These conditions and actions thrilled me and their community in 1965. In comparison to To Kill a MockingBird; nevertheless, conditions are incredibly similar to the conditions in the…show more content…
In the book, Scout and Skeeter are trying to face the obstacles of a black person’s point of view. They may have a different race but they have the same perspectives. Their color does not change the way they think or the way they act it is just they way the put it in the minds. They think they are different because of their social standings with their jobs and contact with their government and people that will do whatever they want for them. Atticus certainly is thinking for himself throughout the book, as he said, “They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience (chapter 11, page 139). Atticus acquired how different everything will turn out to be if racism and discrimination will be dealt with and over. He wants to take responsibility for himself before someone else takes that for grant.
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