Racial Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Racial Injustice Expository Essay
Racial injustice has been a problem since the beginning of America. We can see this through literature, such as in To Kill a Mockingbird, and Just Mercy. To Kill a Mockingbird is about the Finch’s, their life in Maycomb, AL, and their struggles with being open minded in a closed minded place. The novel takes place in the 1930’s when racial injustice was still a very common sight. Just Mercy is about Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer, and his issues with trying to improve the criminal justice system. He sees the amount of racial injustice in our courts, and deals with cases of injustice. It is still a problem today, even with our advancement. Racial injustice has been shown throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Just Mercy, and modern day society.
Racial injustice is a main theme throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. The Tom Robinson case specifically, demonstrates racial injustice. The court, and people of the town wanted Tom in jail only because he was African-American, and did not take any of the evidence into consideration. “I heard her say it’s time somebody taught ’em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves, an’ the next thing they think they can do is marry us.” (Lee, 283). In this quote, Scout tells Jem about how she heard her teacher talking about Tom Robinson, saying he deserved to be in jail. This proves that the people of the town are racist towards African-Americans. This was common for a town in Alabama during this time period.
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