To Kill A Mockingbird Race Relations Research Paper

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To Kill A Mockingbird Race relations have not changed over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries. All over the world, racism has been alive between most races forever. It has not changed and it will not change. Racism first began with the Native Americans when Christopher Columbus first came to the Americas. Over time, Caucasians have been racist to almost all races. Native Americans, Africans, and Japanese-Americans are all prime examples. Race relations have existed between other races not including Caucasians. One example is the Holocaust. Race relations over time have not changed because of cases like the Tom Robinson case in To Kill A Mockingbird, the way we have treated Native Americans, Africans, and Japanese-Americans, and world…show more content…
Tom Robinson’s defendant was Atticus Finch and he knew before the trial began that Tom was going to be found guilty. Atticus said to his son Jem,“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” (Lee). Before Tom pleaded his side of the story, Sheriff Heck Tate, Bob Ewell, and Mayella Ewell had all testified before him. Heck Tate told the courtroom that Bob Ewell came and fetched him. Tate was told that Bob’s daughter was being raped. He said that Mayella had been beaten on the right side of her face and there were bruises around her neck but he never retrieved a doctor for Mayella. When Mr. Ewell was questioned he said that when he exited the woods he could hear Mayella screaming. He then ran to the house and saw Tom Robinson raping his daughter through the window. He also did not call a doctor for Mayella. When Mayella went to the stand she first began sobbing because she was frightened by Mr. Finch. Judge Taylor calmed her down so that Atticus could proceed with his questions. She described to the courtroom what happened. Mayella said that she had asked Tom Robinson to do a chore for her and she would pay him one nickel. When she went into

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