Just Mercy And To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis

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Segregation and discrimination both happen to African Americans in Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. They are viewed as less, like they show be treated differently. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the town of Maycomb took Bob Ewell's word over Tom Robinson's because he was of a different race. Bryan Stevenson mentions that many young African Americans go to prison because they did something bad, but this then affects these children for the rest of their lives. Many African Americans are still affected today by the justice system and how they are treated by other people. Racial injustice has been a huge part of history and both, Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird talk about racial injustice, that is still happening today.

In To Kill a Mockingbird there are many Caucasian people who are racist towards African Americans. There is an African American man, Tom, who is treated differently on the stand because he is a different race and because a Caucasian man is accusing him of committing a crime. Tom, has a Caucasian lawyer who is also treated differently because he is defending an African American. The Caucasian lawyer, Atticus, is named called by many people but this doesn’t affect Atticus to stop helping Tom. Atticus keeps helping Tom and while doing this he is being praised by the African American community and this helps him to keep going. Atticus knows that Tom did nothing wrong and he wants the Caucasian community to see this too. After the

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