How Does Mr Raymond Use Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“It ain’t right, Atticus, “said Jem in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this book there are an awful lot of wrong doings. Most of these wrong doings were racism. This essay talks about some of the racist actions in the book. Racism is an awful thing and is really hurtful towards many people. One of the acts of racism in the book was in chapter 20 pages 267-269. It talks about a man named Dolphus Raymond. Mr. Raymond was a white man who lived with colored women and who had children with them. Since there is so much racism in the world, he gets looked poorly upon. Mr. Raymond would then pretend to be a drunk because otherwise people can’t understand why he would make these choices. If people just accepted everyone no matter what color, Mr. Raymond and others like him could live their lives as they are and have a better reputation. Matthew 22:39 says, “and the second is like it: love your neighbor as yourself (NIV).” This verse is simply telling us to love everyone just as we love ourselves. It basically says to love all people, including colored people. If we obeyed this verse the world could have skipped going through so much.…show more content…
This talks about mixed children. It says how white people don’t want them because they are half colored, and colored people don’t want them because they are half white. Many of these children are cruelly judged, and can feel all alone. Galatians 6:4 says, “Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else (NIV).” This verse is saying basically to be your own person and don’t compare yourselves to others. If whites didn’t compare themselves to mixed people, the mixed people could actually feel like they belong somewhere. For them, life would be so

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