To Kill A Mockingbird Racism Quotes

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The novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is centred around the issue of racism. The book takes place in Maycomb County. We learn that in Maycomb County, African Americans are considered the lowest social class.”There’s four kinds of folks in the world. The ordinary kind like us and the neighbours... the Cunninghams... the Ewells... and the Negroes." (Jem Ch. 23) This quote tells us that the Ewells, even though they contribute nothing to society, they were considered higher rank than any Negro. This demonstrates the blatant and deep level of a racist culture in Maycomb County. The people of Maycomb County discriminate blacks as the lowest social class because it is how they were raised. “Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic.
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