Racial Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“In 2012, there were an estimated 12.3 million arrests, around 2.8 million stop and searches, as well as around 1 million traffic stops. During these incidents, U.S. police fatally injured an estimated 1,000 people” (Revesz, 2016). This is due to the excessive police force used for mainly no reason at all but on the basis of solely judging the skin color of a person rather than actions. Racial injustice is a very common problem in many societies and was also a point of issue in the twentieth century, which can be showcased through books Just Mercy and To Kill A Mockingbird. These books make clear of racial unfairness presented through their societies at different points in history, but unfortunately with the same harsh outcomes that people of color or more likely to be mistreated at the hands of officers of the law and the legal system. Racial Injustice is something that many individuals face every day and is also illustrated through novels To Kill A Mockingbird and Just Mercy. Over the years more and more people of different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds have been targeted more and more by fellow citizens and officers of the law ending in death or deteriorating health. These incidents with the police have been happening all across the country, including some in the state of Ohio. “On April 7, 2001, in the early morning hours, Timothy Thomas, a 19 year-old African-American, was shot to death by police officer John Roach” (Racial profiling May Be Hazardous To Your

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