Racial Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Have you ever seen a black man get bullied by a white man? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Tom Robinson, a black man, faces accusations of crimes that he did not commit to a group of white folks. Atticus, Tom’s attorney, goes through a difficult trial to defend him against the Ewells to prove his innocence. The Ewells are characterized as being prejudice towards people’s race predominantly the black people in Maycomb. Prejudice can be defined as having hatred toward a person for their race, culture, or religion for no particular reason. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee portrays prejudice in society through his depictions of racial injustice, social inequality, and gender discrimination. One of the forms of prejudice illustrated is racism. Throughout the novel, white men have been discriminating black men. The topic was introduced during the trial when Atticus and the Ewells have a dispute on whether Tom should be set free or charged with the crime. Atticus said, “There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads—they couldn't be fair if they tried. 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 295). The importance of this quote reflects the fact that white men always win in court cases simply because there is a majority of white men. The majority of them began discriminating black men through the Ewells’
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