To Kill A Mockingbird Racism Quotes

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Racism has been around forever. In To Kill a Mockingbird there are many examples of racism. During this time period racism was acceptable in some areas of the United States, mainly the south. Most of the victims of racism were African Americans, but sometimes they were whites who associated with African Americans. Some characters that were affected by racism the most were Atticus Finch, Dolphus Raymond, and Tom Robinson. Atticus Finch is a brilliant, idealistic lawyer who defended Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. “He despises negroes, won’t have one near him”(Lee 156). This quote was said by Atticus when he was talking about Mr. Braxton Underwood, a racist newspaper editor. This was how many people in the south felt about African Americans.
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