Racial Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Racial Discrimination Between Races
Racism have created stereotypes that affected different types of races. Racial discrimination have spreaded throughout history affecting many people. In a book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Tom Robinson, a black man, is being falsely accused of raping Mayella, a white woman. Mayella exploits her abilities by manipulating Maycomb’s society into convicting Tom Robinson to death. In an article, The Trials of “The Scottsboro Boys” by Douglas O. Linder, nine black teenagers are falsely accused and sentenced to death by two white women. The two white women begin to cover up their secrets by deceiving people into believing the teenagers of raping and abusing them. In an article, White People Are Fine With Laws That Harm by Jamelle Bouie explains how people fear blacks because of the stereotypes that they are dangerous. She undertakes a social experiment that resulted in blacks getting perceived worst than whites. Some negatives effects of discrimination in fictional and nonfictional are destroying a sense of security and creating violence between each race.
Racial discrimination develops violence among the citizens. The differences between the society will begin threats between each other for defending another race. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus, an unbiased lawyer is defending Tom Robinson from being falsely sentenced to death. He begins to receive threats from the victim's dad, Mr. Ewell, for aiding an innocent black man, in
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