Examples Of Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Race In “To Kill A MockingBird” By Harper Lee, the reader is exposed to many topics throughout the book. Race and racism play a big toll in To Kill A Mockingbird, and Scout’s Point Of View shows us how this is expressed. In The beginning of the book we meet Calpurnia the Finches maid and helper. The first example of racism in this book is when Calpurnia takes Scout and Jem to her church one Sunday morning. As they arrived they were confronted by Lulu a harsh women who made the children feel unwelcomed, Scout stated “I agreed: they did not want us here. I sensed, rather than saw that we were being advanced upon.” (159). This goes to show how Scout interrupted their first encounter but by the end of church she told Calpurnia she wanted to visit at her house more often. Scout realized that not all colored African American people are ignorant like Lulu.…show more content…
One night as Atticus talks to Aunt Alexandra, Scout overhears Atticus saying “Besides, I don't think the children have suffered one bit from her having brought them up...she’s never indulged them the way most colored nurses do. She’s tried to bring them up according to her lights, the children love her.” (183). This quote explains that Aunt Alexandra does not think Calpurnia should stay working with the Finch’s because of the Tom Robinson case. Atticus doesn't agree with Aunt Alexandra because he truly believe Tom is not guilty. Scout now sees how blacks are getting the short end on this
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