Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird Essay

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Imagine being an African American in the 1930’s where everyone was racist and thought you had no meaning to live or even get near them. Having everything separate from whites and where you were accused of anything or anything if you were near.This was how people in Maycomb County used to live in the 1930’s. In “To Kill a Mockingbird” that is how most people lived except the Finch family who thought everyone was created equal no matter the color of their skin. When Cal took Scout and Jem to her church that was on the day Reverend Sykes wanted the church to give money to Tom’s wife and children while he was on trial. Even though the congregation hardly had enough money for themselves. “ Reverend Sykes then said, I want all of you without…show more content…
This does not happen nowadays because people don’t worry about their families coming in contact with African Americans and people treating them differently for helping them out.
Even if it wasn’t their wrongdoing, just being near the problem they were the suspect for the problem. Such as when Mayella kissed and Tom got blamed “ She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man” (Lee 272). Even if the African American did not create the problem and was led on by a white, they were blamed and their side of the story was never the truth. That is exactly what Mayella Ewell did to Tom Robinson but he’s the one who got blamed for the misdeed. This would never happen in today’s world because there is going to be someone who believes the African American’s side of the story.
Racism from the 1930’s and racism from today has changed drastically. It has gone from every African American was like poison and if you touched or talked to them you were basically a dead a man. Most African Americans did not have money back then, but they still agreed to help out Tom Robinson’s family because they knew that the whites wouldn’t, but now all African Americans have to do is ask for the help and we will because we have changed how we treat them. Also the children don’t make fun of the other kids parents when they help an African American out like Cecil Jacobs did to Scout’s daddy. They
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